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Skin MD Natural Sunscreen SPF15

Skin MD Natural™ + SPF15

Your everyday skin care routine should provide complete protection and hydration to the skin. To achieve this goal, harsh environmental irritants need to be kept away from the skin and excessive sun radiation must be eliminated, not just for health reasons but so skin remains youthful, glowing and healthy.

Skin MD Natural™ + SPF15 is a unique product that does just that by combining the most beneficial features of sunscreens and shielding lotions.

This product helps prevent loss of natural oils and moisture, it doesn't allow irritating substances to penetrate the skin and it absorbs the part of the UV spectrum that contributes to premature skin ageing and development of skin cancer.

Skin MD Natural™ + SPF15 combines the benefits of a shielding lotion and a sunscreen lotion.

See what users of Skin MD Natural™ + SPF15 have to say. Important Sun Facts!.

SHIELDING LOTION CONTAINS SPF15 PROTECTION AGAINST HARMFUL UVA RAYS

In the UK there are 65,000 cases of skin cancer each year, with 2,000 proving fatal, and numbers are said to be rising faster than any other form of cancer. (Source: BUPA Investigating News).

The revolutionary concept in skin care requiring the new classification 'Shielding Lotion' is today rapidly gaining popularity amongst experts and consumers - men and women alike. Skin MD Natural™ - the leading brand - is now available with the addition of a sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 15.

UVA & UVB can cause aging of the skin by damaging collagen fibres. Of the two UVA was thought to be less harmful, but it can cause skin cancer by indirect DNA damage. Skin sensitivity to sun exposure is affected by these rays in different ways.

  • UVA is more penetrating and can result in accelerating the aging process
  • UVB harms the skin's surface and is the main cause of sunburn.

SKIN MD Natural™ SPF 15 has a proven UVA protection factor of 5+ (over 5 times greater than the skin's own protection) while the UVB protection is 15+. SPF15 filters 92% of the UVB and delays the onset of sunburn by up to 150 minutes.

SKIN MD Natural™ SPF 15 is far more effective for dry skin and arresting sunburn than mere moisturising lotions or protective creams. It is promptly absorbed without the slightest hint of any greasy residue or oily feeling, transforming the outer layer of skin into a hydrating invisible shield.

A variety of factors can cause dry skin and the ensuing damage, whether a harsh or pleasant climate, exposure to harmful chemicals which we come into contact with in every day products, or environmental toxins that we are obliviously surrounded by. Skin damage then leads to many problems - itching, cracks, premature aging, wrinkles and flaky skin.

Embarking on a daily routine of good skin care by applying SKIN MD Natural™ SPF 15 to your skin up to 3 times a day will assist in creating a more beautiful you with healthy, glowing skin on your hands, face and body, come rain or shine!

SP15 Ingredients
Active Ingredients: -

Octinoxate 7%:
(Octyl Methoxycinnamate)

Octyl methoxycinnamate (INCI), or octinoxate (USAN), is an organic compound that is an ingredient in some sunscreens and lip balms. It is an ester formed from methoxycinnamic acid and 2-ethylhexanol. It is a clear liquid that is insoluble in water. In studies, this ingredient was shown to have a low acute toxicity, is non-irritating and non-sensitizing.

Its primary use is in suncreens and other cosmetics to absorb UVB rays from the sun, protecting the skin from damage.

Octinoxate is highly efficient ultraviolet shield that the FDA has qualified as Category I sunscreen. Investigators have found that octinoxate, also known as octyl methoxycinnamate, protects the skin against not only sunburn but also UV light-induced DNA alterations (DNA-protective effect). Octinoxate may help protect against UV-light induced DNA changes and boost the SPF of sunscreen products.

Octisalate 5%:
(2-Ethylhexyl Salicylate)

OctisalateS is an organic compound used as an ingredient in sunscreens and cosmetics. It is an ester formed by the condensation of a salicylic acid with 2-ethylhexanol. It is a colorless oily liquid with a slight floral odor. Octyl salicylate is used to augment the UVB protection in a sunscreen. Octyl salicylate appears to have a good safety profile.

Octisalate absorbs the full range of UVB light (wavelengths from 290nm to 320nm), responsible for sunburn.

The salicylate portion of the molecule absorbs ultraviolet light, protecting skin from the harmful effects of exposure to sunlight. The ethylhexanol portion is a fatty alcohol, adding emollient and water resistant properties.

Homosalate 3%:
(3,3,5-Trimethylcyclohexyl Salicylate

Homosalate is an organic compound used in some sunscreens. It is an ester formed from salicylic acid and 3,3,5-trimethylcyclohexanol, a derivative of cyclohexanol.

The salicylic acid portion of the molecule absorbs ultraviolet rays with a wavelength from 295nm to 315nm, protecting the skin from sun damage. The hydrophobic cyclohexanol portion provides greasiness that prevents it from dissolving in water.

Other Ingredients: (full descriptions of Other Ingredients can be found on Skin MD Natural™ Ingredients page).

Deionized water (Aqua)
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Aloe Vera)
Cyclopentasiloxane
Dimethicone
Methyl Gluceth-20
Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
Arnica Montana Flower Extract (Arnica)
Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey)
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract (Chamomile)
Achillea Millefolium Extract (Yarrow)
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
1,2 Hexanediol
Caprylyl Glycol
Butylene Glycol
Aminomethyl Propanol
Phenoxyethanol

SUN FACTS:

What is UV radiation?

Visible light is only a part of Sun's light spectrum. Ultra Violet light has shorter wavelength than light of visible spectrum and can not be seen by human eye. UV radiation affects cells producing the skin's pigment (melanosythes). The skin tans when exposed to UV radiation, but in case if it gets too much radiation, but if it gets too much radiation skin may get burnt, developing erythema (reddening) and sunburn. In long-term perspective excessive exposure to the sun may lead to premature skin ageing, development of irregular skin pigmentation, wrinkles and even become a cause for skin cancer.

UV radiation can be categorized into three sections by wavelengths and by the effect they have on human health:

  • UVC light – wavelength from 100nm to 290nm;
    UVC wavelength is the shortest of all in UV spectrum and is the most harmful for human health. Fortunately, ozone layer keeps the UVC light off, not allowing it to reach the Earth surface.
  • UVB light – wavelength from 290nm to 320nm;
    UVB light is the light that has significant effect on human health as it has the shortest wavelength of all reaching the surface of Earth; UVB light is responsible for sunburns and development of skin cancer.
  • UVA light – wavelength from 320nm to 400nm.
    UVA light has the longest wavelength and is the less harmful for human health; although it is under suspicion as a potential cancer-causing agent, it takes hundreds of thousands of times more UVA light than UVB light to achieve the equivalent skin damage.

UV radiation and Tanning

Tanning is the way for the skin to protect itself from sunburn. Darker pigment is supposed to provide greater protection to the skin, but by the time when tan develops, certain skin damage has already occurred.

Depending on the skin type, people will have different reaction to sun radiation and different tanning patterns, as each skin type has its own self-protection time (period of time when a person can experience direct exposure to the sun with no damage to the skin). If a person needs to stay exposed to the sun for more than term, appropriate skin protection is necessary.

  • I Type – the skin always burns, never tans.
    Can remain under the direct sunlight without any protection for 5-10 minutes.
  • II Type – the skin normally burns, sometimes tans.
    Can remain under the direct sunlight without any protection for 10-20 minutes.
  • III Type - sometimes burns, normally tans.
    Can remain under the direct sunlight without any protection for 20-30 minutes.
  • IV Type - rarely burns, always tans.
    Can remain under the direct sunlight without any protection for 40 minutes.

Darker skin responds to tanning better, fair-skinned people have more sensitive skin and tolerate sun exposure poorly, getting rather burned than tanned. Tanning got in solaria doesn’t provide adequate protection to the skin, as it doesn’t cause skin thickening (while the natural sun tan does).

Note: When sunbathing, people should keep in mind that the amount of UV radiation they get can be increased if it gets reflected from nearby surfaces. Especially good reflectors are white sand (reflects 20% of UV rays) and snow (over 80%). Even when the weather is cloudy, people still get 90% of UV radiation transmitted through a thin cloud layer and may get tanned and even burned. People, who prefer sunbathing keeping a horizontal position, receive 4 times more radiation than those who prefer sunbathing while standing or walking.

Skin Protection

Excessive or prolonged UV radiation contributes to premature skin ageing - skin becomes dry, coarse and irregular pigmentation gets developed. Besides that, it is suggested that frequent excessive sun exposure and sunburns, especially in childhood, increase the risk of melanoma (type of skin cancer which is very dangerous, as it metastasizes to other parts of body).

It is important to remember that sun protection should be a part of all summer and winter activities. Sunscreens lotions provide this protection, preventing the skin from being burned. Sunscreens provide a barrier between the skin and the sun (physical, chemical or both), which can either absorb or reflect specific wavelengths of the sun's spectrum.

Note: The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) indicates the time person can stay in the sun after the sunscreen is applied. This time depends on the self-protection time of your skin, i.e. if you have the 1st type of the skin (see the list of skin types above), self-protection time for your skin is 10 minutes and the SPF of your sunscreen is 6, you can stay in the sun for a maximum of 60 minutes.

However, it is important to remember that sunscreen must be regularly reapplied, because clothes friction, perspiration and so on strip it off throughout the day.

Vitamin D

In order to remain healthy, human organism needs to get adequate amounts of vitamin D, which regulates the calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood by promoting their absorption from food in the intestines, and by promoting re-absorption of calcium in the kidneys, which enables normal mineralization of bone and is also needed for bone growth and remodeling. Research studies also suggest that getting enough vitamin D in childhood may help prevent multiple sclerosis in adulthood.

Note: Most people know that vitamin D gets produced in the skin when it is exposed to UVB rays in sunlight, and there are many people who proclaim that sunscreens don’t allow the skin to get enough of Vitamin D, causing its deficiency. But not all of them know that adequate amounts of vitamin D3 can be made in the skin after only ten to fifteen minutes of sun exposure to the face, arms, hands, or back without sunscreen at least twice a week. With longer exposure to UVB rays, equilibrium is achieved in the skin, and the vitamin simply degrades as fast as it is generated.

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