1. What is the difference between SunShield and SunShield Aqua?
Both are multi-tasking sunscreens that offer UVA and UVB SPF50 protection. SunShield uses a unique color adaptive technology so it pumps out white but as you blend it in to your skin, it will adapt to your skin tone to conceal blemishes and provide sheer coverage for an evened out, slightly perfected complexion. It also contains anti-blue light properties to protect your skin against blue light emitted from your digital devices i.e mobile phones and laptops. SunShield is great for normal or dry skin. SunShield Aqua is a tinted sunscreen that provides sheer coverage and may suit fairer skin tones better. It is water-based, lightweight and non-comedogenic, hence more suitable if you have oily, congested skin. It also contains plant extracts to soothe the skin while providing antioxidant benefits.
2. I work indoors most of the time, why do I need to apply sunscreen?
If you work indoors most of the time, chances are that you are working near a window (UVA penetrates glass) or you are working in front of your digital devices. Your skin is constantly exposed to harmful effects of blue light emitting from digital devices and indoor lighting that can worsen photo-ageing, hyperpigmentation and skin inflammation. Slather on our SunShield which shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as the harmful effects of blue light emitting from digital devices and indoor lighting. It also doubles up as a tinted moisturiser and blends perfectly to your skin tone to conceal blemishes and provide sheer coverage for my skin, but better look!
3. I have acne-prone skin and I don’t wear sunscreen because of its sticky feeling.
SunShield Aqua is non-comedogenic, water-based and lightweight. It doesn’t clog your pores and your skin will feel soft and smooth upon application, thanks to its moisturising ingredients. It also contains plant extracts to soothe the skin while providing antioxidant benefits.
4. Do I need to remove sunscreen at the end of the day?
Most sunscreen actives are oil-soluble (only dissolves in oil, not water), which gives sunscreens their water-resistant and sweat-resistant properties. Therefore, in order to completely remove sunscreen, you have to use a proper makeup remover to prevent clogging of pores and this also helps to ensure that your follow-up skincare gets properly absorbed by the skin.
5. Are SunShields safe for use during pregnancy?
Our SunShields are formulated to be safe for use during pregnancy.
6. What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
UVB rays play the greatest role in causing skin cancers, including the deadly black mole form of skin cancer (malignant melanoma). UVA rays also play a role in skin cancer formation and in addition, the UVA rays penetrate more deeply into the skin and play a greater role in premature skin ageing changes including wrinkle formation (photoageing). UVA rays are present throughout the year at the same intensity (even when it's cloudy) and the damage they cause is not immediately visible.