Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between drugstore and medical sunscreen?
- Medical sunscreen has more active ingredients and tends to be more clear and weightless with higher quality ingredients.
- Drugstore sunscreen has a lower percentage of zinc/titanium and tends to be thicker and pastier.
What is the difference between physical and chemical sunscreen?
- Physical sunscreen is instantaneous. It deflects and blocks the sun rays. It contains zinc and titanium and is intended for daily use.
- Chemical sunscreen absorbs or scatters the sun rays. It is non-instantaneous so you must wait before it becomes effective. It has more coverage and in intended for activities.
What are the advantages of using Vitmain C?
- It acts as a skin lightener
- Helps boost collagen production
- Strengthens and firms skin
- Slows down the threat of free radicals which can cause fine line and wrinkles and skin dryness
Retinol VS. RetinA?
- RetinA requires a prescription. It is a stronger form of Vitamin A which can cause dryness, peeking/cracking of the skin, redness and irritation. Patient may experience more irritation compared to a retinol.
- Retinol is an over the counter product. It is the time released version of Vitamin A which is compounded with other ingredients to help ease irritation and side effects. The delivery system makes the product more tolerable compared to RetinA.
- Both RetinA and Retinol cause cellular turnover and help stimulate collagen/elastin production.