(Hint: Look for Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl triazine):
If you have been searching for the best sunscreen in Pakistan or Canada or US or India or UAE or wherever you are located, let me share a secret with you: It is not always a number game. SPF 50 is not better than SPF 40. Let me spill the beans on why and also share why searching for best sunscreen in Pakistan won’t get you the actual best sunscreen in Pakistan(which is spoiler alert: Sabbskin Ohh Sunny Sunscreen!)
There are many sunscreens in the market but nothing matches Ohh Sunny
Why are we better? because we don’t play the numbers game with our audience.
While you might think that a higher SPF rating means better protection, the reality is that the difference between SPF 42 and SPF 50 is relatively small. An SPF 50 sunscreen provides about 98% UVB protection, while an SPF 42 sunscreen provides about 95% UVB protection. The difference in percentage of UVB protection between SPF 50 and SPF 42 is only about 3%, which is not significant enough to make a noticeable difference in sun protection.
In fact, the FDA has stated that sunscreens with SPF values greater than 50 are generally not any more effective than SPF 50 products, and have suggested that they may provide a false sense of security to consumers. Additionally, higher SPF sunscreens often contain more chemical filters that can potentially irritate sensitive skin or cause allergic reactions.
That’s too bad because whenever we search for the best sunscreen we look for the highest number of SPF possible!
Therefore, it is important to choose a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and reapply it every two hours or more frequently if you are swimming or sweating. Look for broad-spectrum sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB rays, and select one that is suitable for your skin type and any specific concerns you may have. Remember to also wear protective clothing and seek shade during peak sun hours to further reduce your risk of sun damage.
As a skincare expert, I can tell you that SPF (Sun Protection Factor) measures the protection a sunscreen offers against UVB (Ultraviolet B) rays, which are the main cause of sunburn and skin cancer. The SPF number indicates how long it would take for UVB rays to cause sunburn on protected skin compared to unprotected skin. For example, if your skin burns after 10 minutes in the sun without sunscreen, an SPF 30 sunscreen would theoretically provide protection for 30 times that duration, or 300 minutes. However, best sunscreen should also protect you from UVA rays which are equally harmful and cause wrinkles and are not measured by SPF but by PPD ratings which are shown as a PA++ sign on your sunscreen bottle.
What else makes a sunscreen better? Its ingredients and its recipe! In addition to Mineral UV filters Zinc oxide and Titanium dioxide which are excellent for protecting all skin types especially with hyperpigmentation, it has Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl triazine!
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (BEMT) is a highly effective sunscreen active ingredient that provides a number of benefits for the skin, especially for those with oily skin.
One of the key advantages of BEMT is that it is alcohol-free, making it an excellent choice for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Alcohol-based sunscreens can sometimes cause dryness and irritation, which can lead to an overproduction of oil and exacerbate acne. BEMT, on the other hand, is gentle and non-irritating, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
In addition, BEMT has a unique ability to absorb and reflect harmful UV rays, providing broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB radiation. This makes it a highly effective ingredient for sun protection, and it has been shown to be more photostable and less likely to degrade than other sunscreen actives. This means that it remains effective for longer periods of time, even when exposed to sunlight, which is important for maintaining consistent sun protection throughout the day.
Another benefit of BEMT is that it doesn't leave a white cast on the skin, which can be a common issue with some other sunscreen actives. This makes it an excellent choice for people with darker skin tones who may be more prone to a white or grayish cast after applying sunscreen.
Finally, BEMT is non-comedogenic, which means that it does not clog pores. This is a particularly important benefit for people with oily or acne-prone skin, as clogged pores can lead to breakouts and other skin issues.
Overall, BEMT is an excellent ingredient for sun protection, especially for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Its stability, non-irritating formula, and non-comedogenic properties make it a top choice for sun protection, and its ability to absorb and reflect harmful UV rays provides reliable protection against skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer.
And the best thing about BEMT? It is only in Sabbskin Canada Ohh Sunny Sunscreen making it the best sunscreen in Pakitan and all over the world!