All the latest natural skin care, anti-aging and healthy lifestyle tips from Marie Veronique Organics.
Test Your Sunscreen Safety Knowledge
Take the WebMD Sunscreen Quiz
How much do you really know about sunscreen and protecting your skin? Web MD has published a sunscreen quiz to get to the bottom of what you think you know, with great educational information about the reality of safe sun protection and what you need to know to protect your family.
Without spoiling the quiz for you, here are three tips we think are most important:
Broad spectrum protection is essential, to protect against skin cancer and aging. We recommend non-nano zinc oxide as the safest, most effective broad spectrum protection and gentle enough to use on children as young as 6 months.
Sunscreen should be worn every day. One of the most asked questions about sunscreen is when to wear it. We say, without a doubt, sunscreen should be worn all day long, rain or shine.
Higher SPF does not necessarily mean better, longer protection. The only way to ensure the best protection is to be aware of the exponential factor--applying a sufficient amount gives you better protection than relying on a higher SPF.
If you find sunscreen difficult to apply, moisturizers are okay to apply first. Our EWG top rated Everyday Sheer Coverage and Moisturizing Face Screen apply easily with or without additional moisturizer (we’ve built moisturizing ingredients right in). For a sheer application, we recommend applying our Anti-Aging Oil+ first.
Marie Veronique Nadeau founded Marie Veronique Organics over 10 years ago and is a nationally recognized formulator and beauty expert. She collaborates with her daughter, Jay Nadeau, physicist and bio-medical engineer, to carefully choose each ingredient in her products to address the causes of aging at the source. Marie holds a BS in Math and Chemistry as well as an esthetics license from Paris Beauty College. She is a mother of 2 and a grandmother of one. When she is not developing cutting edge anti-aging products, she can be found reading at her local library or foraging for mushrooms with her granddaughter.
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