La Roche-Posay UVMune 400: Science and Review

La Roche-Posay UVMune 400

The La Roche-Posay UVMune 400 range has been super hyped up because it contains a brand new sunscreen ingredient: Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (MCE), or Mexoryl 400. It’s currently exclusive to L’Oreal, and was developed in conjunction with BASF. I’ve mentioned in passing that I don’t think it’s as much of a game changing “must have” for everyone that some people have …

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Haruharu Black Rice Airyfit and Mineral Sunscreen Reviews

Haruharu sunscreens

Haruharu is a Korean brand who have recently released a couple of sunscreens with a lot of hype around them: Moisture Airyfit and Pure Mineral Relief. I recently reviewed these in a sponsored video. Note: Neither of these are approved as sunscreens in Australia. Haruharu Wonder Black Rice Moisture Airyfit Sunscreen SPF 50+, PA++++ Filters: TDSA (Mexoryl SX), octyl triazone, …

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Blue Lizard and “Australian” Gold mineral sunscreen reviews

Australian Gold Blue Lizard

I recently tried Blue Lizard and Australian Gold, two US sunscreens with mineral (inorganic) active ingredients. Both of these have been popular on skincare forums and Reddit for years, but aren’t actually available in Australia (despite being marketed as “Australian sunscreen”). I’ve been really curious to try them out, so I picked them up as souvenirs when I was in …

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Supergoop Glow Screen Sunscreen Review

Supergoop Glow Screen

I recently reviewed Supergoop Unseen Screen, along with a cheaper dupe from Trader Joe’s. I also got a tube of Glow Screen in the shade Sunrise as part of the same Supergoop SPF Bestsellers Start Kit from Sephora. Here’s my review – I also reviewed it in a video, with footage of the application and texture. Supergoop Glow Screen SPF …

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Top Korean Sunscreens

Top Korean SPF

Korean sunscreens have gotten really popular because they’re so lightweight and comfortable to wear. Here’s my favourite in each category: chemical, physical, hybrid, lightweight, and stick. The video is here, keep scrolling for the text version… Korean sunscreens are known for being very lightweight “commuter” sunscreens for everyday wear. They have really nice textures and sit nicely under makeup. They’re generally …

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How Much of a Sunscreen Stick Should You Apply?

sunscreen spf stick experiment

Sunscreen sticks are really convenient, but it’s difficult to measure out how much you need to apply, or whether you’ve applied enough. So I decided to put them to the test!  I recently did a few investigations of sunscreen sticks. I tried to work out: How much protection you’re getting with reasonable amounts of sunscreen sticks How much you would …

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Sunscreen absorption and receptor binding: Debunking TikTok Misinformation

tiktok misinfo hormone

There’s tons of misinformation on the dangers of sunscreen on social media, and it seems like all of the myths make the rounds each time a new platform emerges. Currently the trending platform is TikTok. Even though sunscreen safety is a topic I’ve covered many times, it repeatedly comes up in many different flavours. I’ll break down the misinformation in …

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