Four months ago, I was glad to attend my first La Roche-Posay event to preview their latest sunscreen that has a double anti-shine action with ultra-dry finish.
My bad for taking so long to blog about it! <grinning>
It was a cozy and very informative event and I have learned a lot about sun damages and protection from Dr Jean Ho. Dr Jean Ho is the Consultant Dermatologist at Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre and Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre. She’s also the Visiting Specialist to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. This private event was held at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.
Do you know what’s the differences between UVA and UVB? Well, UVA rays can age our skin and UVB can burn our skin. Our skin is exposed roughly 20 times more to UVA rays (95%) than UVB rays (5%)! And UVB penetrates into epidermis layer however UVA penetrates deeply into dermis layer hence damaging our collagen, elastin fibres and even DNA, causing premature aging like sun spots, wrinkles, photo-aging, dull-looking skin, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and even skin cancer.
Do you know UVA rays are present all year long even on a cloudy day? In addition, UVA rays cannot be filtered by clouds or windows.
La Roche-Posay, famous for their Anthelios sunscreens, has recently introduced a new addition to the Anthelios sunscreen line – DRY TOUCH GEL-CREAM SPF50+.
Containing the highest protection at SPF 50+, DRY TOUCH GEL-CREAM SPF50+ is formulated to instantly absorb by skin, leaving no shine or white residue with an ultra-dry finish. It is empowered by the “toque seco” [dry touch] innovation, emblematic of Brazilian suncare products.
It gives a comfortable soft velvety texture which is non-oily, non-sticky and ultra-matte that is imperceptible on skin.
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