SPF-SAFE SUNSCREEN and SKIN
How SPF Creams Can Cause Pre-mature Aging And Skin
Cancer Yet Help OR Deteriorate Acne Treatment and Acne
Up to the early
1980's, sunscreens and sunblocks were religiously believed to be only
for beach applications. The Australians have been the largest and most
faithful users of sunscreens and sunblocks, and yet they have the
world's highest skin cancer patients.
damage the skin
The epidermis, the
outer-most layer of our skin, is no thicker than the normal writing
paper. About 90% of the skin mass is collagen - a large protein that
contributes to the skin form, function and strength. Collagen is the
principal recipient of UV-induced skin damage. The UV-rays suppress
collagen production by turning off the collagen-producing genes.
Simultaneously, UV-rays activate collagen digestion by stimulating
production of the destructive enzymes. Each occurrence will damage the
skin with a micro rupture. Over the years, the micro-rupture will
become macro, leading to premature wrinkled skin and
hyper-pigmentation. For acne sufferers or those with acne scars, Dr.
Pierre's Anti-UV Day Creams are excellent beneficial products to
incorporate into your Acne Treatment Regimen as testified by many
under the shade and staying indoor safe?
In his early years,
Dr. Pierre witnessed countless cases of premature-aging (UV-induced
photo-aging) and hyper-pigmentation among his large customer base of
helpless men and women. No Skin Care products in the market could
address the problem of the day then. Day creams were made only to
moisturize the skin.
From his years of
painstaking observation, Dr. Pierre discovered that the cumulative
effect of the daily micro skin damage caused by indirect exposure to UV
rays is as harmful. A few minutes walk under the shade outside, or
staying indoors (with lots of natural lighting) is still
In our tropical
climate, the UV-rays are intense. So long your eyes can see an object
there are visible rays present, so as UV-rays, since UV-rays are
directly beside the visible-rays in the light spectrum. So, there's no
need to lie under the hot sun at the beach to get UV-induced skin
damage. A small daily dose is enough to do harm over the years. For
people undergoing treatment of acne or having acne scars, care must be
taken to avoid over-exposure to UV rays.
The Revolutionary Dr.
Pierre Herbal Cosmeceuticals 3-in-1 Sunscreen Day Cream
In 1983 Dr. Pierre
researched and developed 4 versions of the first revolutionary
sunscreen day creams with an SPF 8 (that is, ability to protect the
skin 8 times longer than an unprotected skin). He incorporated 3
application functions in the cream - as Sunscreen, Makeup Foundation
and as Moisturizing Day Cream! Used in the treatment of acne they
lighten acne scars too!
Why only SPF 8
and not more like what our rivals have?
Well, that's because higher SPF creams will render higher risk of
pre-mature aging and skin
Higher SPF Creams also pose high risks for acne
treatment programs and acne scars.
DR. PIERRE Herbal Cosmeceuticals
products vs the Competition
Making Skin Care product is no big deal, because most Skin Care
manufacturers made them with Free Conventional Standard Formulations
obtained from their Chemical/Raw Materials suppliers. However, every
DR. PIERRE product is uniquely researched and developed by Dr. Pierre
himself in rendering fast positive results and a much silkier, radiant,
youthful and baby-soft complexion within days!
This explains how we differ from all others. While acne sufferers would
have their acne scars and acne treatment procedure aggravated by other
Sun Protection creams, Dr. Pierre's SPF 8 Anti-UV Creams enhanced
healing when used on Acne Scars and in Acne Treatment programs.
Is Higher SPF better?
Over the years, several rivals followed Dr. Pierre's
footsteps, with several companies trying to outdo one another by
offering SPF indices of up to as high as 120 in the U.S.A., in the
expense and risk of the end-users! These companies irresponsibly (or
ignorantly) educate end-users into believing that the higher the SPF
the better. Dr. Pierre warned the general consumer public (in the U.S.
in particular) against using sunscreens with SPF that's higher than
1. To yield higher SPF, higher concentrations of UV-absorbers need to
be used. These are chemical block ingredients and will cause serious
skin sensitizing, and will harm also skin with acneic scars.
2. UV-absorbers, while blocking UV-ray penetration into skin, absorb
UV-rays and allow them to accumulate on the skin surface. Over time,
via radiation delayed pigmentation and photo-aging results. Those
undergoing treatment for acne will be harmed too. Acne scars will be
inflammed and darkened!
3. The extremely high SPF gives end-users a false sense of safety, and
will prompt them to expose more and longer to direct sun. This will
lead to amplified accumulation of much larger doses of UV-rays, thus
larger doses of UV radiation through the skin, and a much higher chance
of contracting skin cancer. What more on Acne Scars!
4. An unprotected skin of an average Caucasian will take about 15 to 20
minutes to show the first sign of Erythema under the direct hot sun.
So, an SPF 100 sunscreen is supposed to protect the skin 25 to 33 hours
longer (100 X 15 / 60; 100 X 20 / 60 ). However, the Sun never appears
that long! And for the Chinese, with an average time of 25 to 30
minutes of exposure before the first sign of Erythema appears, SPF 100
translates into 42 to 50 hours of protection! What a joke to offer such
silly high SPF products, or is it just outright scams?!
5. For lower SPF product, it requires only a little of or no
UV-absorbers. Dr. Pierre uses physical block ingredients, which work by
reflecting and deflecting the UV-rays, thus rendering the UV-rays
little chance to accumulate on the skin surface. Hence, it's extremely
safe for acne scars and those undergoing treatment for acne.
Today, several papers have been published by researchers on the risk of
high SPF products. The FDA has issued a cap to limit labels of SPF to
30 max., but there're companies who either adamantly chose to ignore
this or are still totally ignorant.
by Dr Pierre