Selecting the correct sunblock is dependent on understanding the difference between chemical and physical sunblock active ingredients.
Chemical sunblock products use chemicals to absorb UVA & UVB rays before they damage the skin. The mechanism of action is proven: UVA & UVB rays are absorbed, converted to heat & dispersed through skin. Chemical ingredients often include: Octylcrylen, Avobenzone and Octinoxate.
Chemical sunblock products have a shortened shelf-life but are often more cost-effective. Chemical sunblock products have the advantage of offering water resistant properties.
Physical sunblock products use natural agents to reflect & scatter harmful UVA & UVB rays before they penetrate the skin by creating a physical barrier on the skin. Ingredients in physical sunblock often include: zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Physical sunblock products are more stable, last longer and offer fewer potential negative side-effects but have a reputation of being visible on the skin and for blocking pores.
Reapplication is necessary when using physical sunblock products as sweat and/or water will wash residue away leaving the skin exposed.
Physical sunblock ingredients are less likely to cause skin irritation and are often recommended as first choice for facial sun protection and those concerned with healthy skin function. The risk of occlusion does make physical sunblock less favorable for post-procedure sun protection as this could halt restoration of cellular function & minimize absorption of post-procedure actives.
Cosmeceutical grade physical sunblock products use nanotechnology to micronize zinc & titanium actives to avoid a visible layer on the skin and to minimize skin occlusion.
Sun Ceutic 50+ offers invisible physical sun protection against UVA & UVB rays without risk of clogging pores.
Chemical actives are more suited to active lifestyles and for post-procedure sun protection as they absorb quickly, do not wash away as easily with water or sweat and are unlikely to block pores. Modern chemical formulations are less likely to cause skin irritation, but formulation and additional active ingredients make selection an important consideration – especially for the face.
At Dermaceutic Laboratoire we use an optimal combination of chemical sunblock and physical sunblock actives within K Ceutic* to assist with skin protection during high risk recovery times. All patients should include Sun Ceutic 50+ to their post aesthetic treatment homecare protocols.
*K Ceutic is sold in the US without SPF
Mela Peel Forte is a professional grade chemical peel designed by Dermaceutic Laboratoire to target pigmentation spots, post-inflammatory pigmentation and melasma. Qualified nurse Katrina Read from KRevive Clinic sent us these images to highlight how Mela Peel Forte has:
Cleansing, the first step of Dermaceutic’s 7 Essential Actions skin health regimen. The benefit of daily or twice-daily cleansing is well-documented.
Dermatological cleansing goes beyond the simple act of removing debris from the skin’s surface. Without proper care in cleanser selection one can cause more harm than good. The right cleanser, however, will optimize not only your skin but how active ingredients are absorbed.
Also, optimal cleansing techniques and products will improve hydration, absorption of active ingredients and promote healthy cellular turnover.
Active Ingredients set cosmeceutical grade cleansers apart from traditional cleansers.
The dermatological cleanser is suitable for all skin types – there is no need to decide between oily or dry skin cleansers; precise formulation of carefully selected actives will promote skin barrier function and remove make-up & toxins daily.
Did you know: Dermaceutic’s Advanced Cleanser contains four active ingredients making it the industry leading Expert Cleansing Foam:
Post cleansing, your skin should feel soft, supple and hydrated - this is a clear indicator of correct cleanser selection. Dry & tight skin indicate incorrect pH or aggressive actives damaging the stratum corneum; this reduces absorption of actives & can lead to skin breakouts.
Dermaceutic Advanced Cleanser delivers actives via a proprietary foam formulation. This delivery method balances hydrating actives with cleansing agents selected for their optimal skin tolerance properties. This makes Advanced Cleanser suitable for all skin types including sensitive & dehydrated skin. For more detailed information visit the Advanced Cleanser page here.
Dermaceutic Recommendation: Lather Advanced Cleanser on wet skin before rinsing with water for optimized results. Pat dry & continue with your daily regimen.
Dermatological grade cleansers are suitable for all skin types, will unblock pores, remove excess sebum & make-up effectively and maintain skin barrier function for optimized skin hydration. Any questions, please message us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Dermaceutic Laboratoire is the partner of choice for over 30,000 aesthetic dermatologists & doctors around the world. This list of partners continues to increase due to impeccable scientific standards that grow our range of both professional & homecare products. We are proud to partner with some of the leading aesthetic doctors worldwide. We work closely with our global team of specialists and now it’s time to share the world of Dermaceutic Laboratoire with everyone.
Sun protection is a significant ally in mitigating signs of premature skin aging. Daily application of a broad-spectrum sunblock (sun screen/sun cream) is essential to minimize skin-damaging sun exposure. It is recommended that everyone apply & reapply sunblock throughout the day regardless of the season or perceived level of sun exposure.
The modern sunblock should offer more than simply UVA & UVB broad-spectrum protection.
Are you benefiting from Dermaceutic Laboratoire’s active range of homecare products that target the seven essential components of healthy skin? Our 7 Essentials Actions homecare range was created to satisfy individual skin needs at each stage of skin vulnerability. Each product was designed in partnership with global industry leaders in dermatology and aesthetics.