Most sunscreen launches these days leaves skincare aficionados (and newbies alike!) with questions, suspicions and hesitations. But we wanted the launch of SPF Juice to be different. At FAE Beauty we believe that #theresnofineprinthere so obviously we came prepared with receipts to back up the claims we’re making with SPF Juice and answer any and all questions you may have.
To get the basics out of the way, here’s a breakdown of some sunscreen jargon:
UVA & UVB - Two different kinds of rays that emanate from the sun. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin which can cause long-term skin damage, while UVB rays can burn the surface of your skin, causing immediate damage like sunburns and can cause skin cancer in the long run.
SPF - Simply put, SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is a measure of how well a sunscreen can protect your skin against UVB rays that radiate from the sun. As the SPF value increases, the higher protection offered by the sunscreen. There are four levels of protection: low (factor 6 to 10), medium (15 to 25), high (30 to 50) and very high (50+).
PA ++++ - PA (Protection Grade of UVA) is a measure of how well a sunscreen can protect your skin against UVA rays that radiate from the sun.
This is what each PA rating means:
- PA+ = Some UVA protection.
- PA++ = Moderate UVA protection.
- PA+++ = High UVA protection.
- PA++++ = Extremely High UVA protection.
Broad Spectrum - A term used to indicate that a sunscreen offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays. If your sunscreen states that is, say for example, SPF 30+ PA+++ this means that it is a broad spectrum sunscreen with high level of protection against UVB and high protection against UVA.
Chemical/Physical/Hybrid formula - There is a lot of talk recently about Physical (mineral) vs Chemical formulas of sunscreens, the key difference between both being the way they block the rays.
Mineral or Physical sunscreen consists of active ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, they form a physical barrier that reflects the light rays away from the skin. This layer sits on top of the skin.
- Good for sensitive or acne-prone skin
- Works immediately upon application
- Most mineral sunscreens leave a white cast on the skin
Chemical sunscreens use active ingredients (like oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene etc.) to absorb the sun rays , turn them into heat, and then release the heat through the skin.
- It tends to be lighter, more sheer, and hence more favoured by consumers
- Ideal for everyday use
- Can be irritating for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin
Hybrid sunscreens are sunscreens that incorporate both features. Most of the time these formulas are developed to minimise the drawbacks while maximising each of their benefits.
Now let’s put it all together:
SPF Juice is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 50+ and is also PA++++.
So it’s got max protection with the added features we want in our sunscreens in 2022. It’s lightweight, non-greasy, doesn’t leave a white cast and will most definitely be the sunscreen you will actually want to use every single day come hail or shine.
Shop SPF juice here: https://www.faebeauty.in/collections/fae-sk-n/products/spf-juice
Until next time,
Stay curious. Stay #freequal