How To Pick The Right Sun Protection This Summer

Put your best face forward with our ultra-sheer SPF50+ Superstar Facial Sunscreen

Sunscreen should be one of the Superstars in everyone's regimen.  This everyday essential is one of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent against sun damage, premature skin ageing and help protect against skin cancer. No-one knows this better than plastic surgeon Dr Chris Moss who has treated many thousands of patients for sun damage and skin cancer removal. Dr Moss is a passionate advocate for the use of sunscreen which is why he insists on an SPF 50+… and just remember that’s superior protection against premature skin ageing!

 “I recommend sunscreen use daily if you are exposed to the sun because it helps prevent against skin cancer, sun damage and ageing. Having removed thousands of skin cancers and managed countless patients for sun damage to their skin, I have seen the damage from inadequate sun protection and sunscreen use.” – Dr Chris Moss 

 

  1. SPF 50 for the Ultimate Protection

SPF 50 is the highest SPF for sunscreen available in Australia. According to the Australian Cancer Council, SPF 50 sunscreens can filter 98% of UV (ultraviolet) radiation. It is simply the best protection a sunscreen can offer. Dr Moss wanted to create an ultra-sheer sunscreen for the face that would be a pleasure to wear EVERY day. It also had to provide the perfect base for makeup application and NOT ball. Superstar® Facial Sunscreen not only offers SPF 50+ broad spectrum sun protection against UVA and UVB but also has the added benefit of protecting against blue light. Blue light is the high-energy visible light (HEV light) emitted by the sun, fluorescent lighting and digital screens like your computer. “We’ve all heard by now that the blue light emitted from your computer screen can cause premature skin ageing, pigmentation and redness but research has shown that blue light can actually penetrate deeper into the skin than UVA & UVB. For that reason I always have three bottles of Superstar Facial Sunscreen – one in the bathroom, one is next to my PC and the last one is kept in my car because the kids always forget to put it on.” Andrea Moss, CEO Liberty Belle Rx.

  1. Make it Physical

Sunscreens can contain either chemical UV filters or physical filters. We recommend to only use sunscreens containing physical filters such as Micronised Zinc Oxide that sit on the surface of the skin instead of chemical filters which are absorbed. Superstar SPF50+ Facial Sunscreen does not use any chemical filters and all the ingredients are either natural or naturally derived. There has been some controversary surrounding some chemical filters such as Oxybenzone and Homosalate recently. The US Food and Drug Administration released a study in 2021 which showed that some chemical filters can be absorbed into the bloodstream and more information is needed about the short or long-term toxicity of these chemicals in the blood.

Superstar® SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen only contains Micronized Zinc technology, a highly effective physical filter that is processed into very small particles, so small that the preparation appears clear once applied and blended into the skin.

  1. Look for Multitaskers

Two hero ingredients in Superstar® SPF 50+ Facial Sunscreen are Vitamin E and Kakadu Plum (the world’s highest naturally derived source of Vitamin C) to help protect against damaging free radicals. The advanced formula is also vegan and reef friendly, 4 hours water resistant and suitable for sensitive skin and children. Superstar SPF 50+ is so ultra-sheer and lovely to wear, that it’s never been so easy to protect your face against sun damage and premature skin ageing. 

  1. Form Matters

We consider creams the ideal form for sunscreens over options such as aerosols, sprays and facial mists. The Australian Cancer Council together with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency recommends avoiding the use of aerosol sunscreens based on research that shows it is difficult to get high levels of UV protection using these products. The amount of propellent in aerosolised sunscreens can dilute the amount of sunscreen dispensed which means many consumers are unsure how much of this product they need to achieve effective sun protection. Furthermore, there are concerns with the inhalation risks associated with spraying sunscreen. More research is needed as to the effects of breathing in sunscreen and longer-term results on the lungs and body.

Our new Superstar® SPF 50+  Facial Sunscreen features a luxurious yet ultra-sheer cream formula that easily glides over the skin and sits effortlessly under makeup. It’s easy to use and wear without compromising the sun protection factor or your safety.

We are always here to help so if you have any questions or need help creating a Liberty Belle Rx regimen for you or someone special, visit our website to take our Skin Quiz or book a consult with one of our expert dermal clinicians.

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"In keeping with my commitment to excellence in results and patient care, Liberty Belle Rx brings together the most effective balance of innovative and proven actives in one luxurious range.”

- DR CHRIS MOSS MB BS, DIP. ANAT., FRACS   PLASTIC SURGEON