Sun Care for Face & Body April 24 2015

What is the difference between Sunblock and Sunscreen?

Skin Care Starter Set by EminenceSome people believe that sunblock and sunscreen are both the same. While they do possess similar properties, and are both important in protecting the skin, they are different.

Sunblock is opaque and is stronger than sunscreen since it is able to block majority of the UVA/UVB rays and radiation from the sun, thus not needing to be reapplied several times a day. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are two of the important ingredients in sunblock.

Sunscreen is more transparent once applied to the skin and also has the ability to protect against UVA/UVB rays as well, although the sunscreen's ingredients have the ability to break down at a faster rate once exposed to sunlight, and some of the radiation is able to penetrate to the skin. In order for sunscreen to be more effective it is necessary to consistently reapply and use a higher spf.

Rosewater Boutique recommends... Eminence Sun Care Starter Set featuring the most popular sun protection products including Coconut Milk Cleanser, Hibiscus Calendula Recovery Masque, Tomato Sun Cream SPF 16, Tropical Vanilla Sun Cream SPF 32, and our Aloe Mint Hydrating Cream Gel.

See Rosewater Boutique's line of sun care products today!