Sunscreens are products that help to prevent the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV), blue light (HEV) and Infrared (IR) radiation from damaging the skin.
There are 2 types of ultraviolet radiation, namely, UVA and UVB. The difference is in the wavelengths:
UVA (long wave ultraviolet A) penetrates deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer.
UVB (short wave ultraviolet B) causes harm to the superficial layers of the skin.
UVA causes skin damage including hyperpigmentation, premature aging, photo-aging (skin wrinkling), suppression of the immune system and risk of skin cancer.
UVB is the culprit for sunburn.
Blue Light also known as High Energy Visible Light (HEV) is a short wavelength that produces high amounts of energy ranging from 380-500 nanometers.
It is scientifically proven that Blue Light causes skin damage including hyperpigmentation, inflammation, photo-aging (skin wrinkling & sagging) and it induces oxidative stress and the weakening of skin surface.
Blue Light is able to penetrate deeper into the skin compared with UVA & UVB. Some studies suggest that Blue Light is also more active in inducing skin pigmentation than UVA.
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) specifically indicates protection against UVB rays that cause sunburn.
E.g.: If your skin normally burns after 10 minutes under hot sun without protection, a SPF50 sunscreen would provide 50 times the protection versus bare skin. This means 500 minutes longer before you start to burn.
TPPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) is an in vivo method for measuring UVA protection. This is regarded as a highly effective method for assessing UVA protection.
PA (Protection grade of UVA) is another measurement of UVA protection. PA++++ grade offering protection of 15 and above is currently the highest rating for UVA protection.
Non-Comedogenic & Non-Acnegenic denote that the product does not clog pores, does not cause acne and does not worsen existing acne conditions.
Environmental Pollutants are scientifically proven to cause skin damage by inducing free radicals and oxidative stress resulting in premature aging, hyperpigmentation and skin inflammation.
Free radicals are created when UV rays come into contact with your skin. Free radicals cause skin inflammation and damage, leading to premature aging, wrinkling and even serious skin health issues.
Anti-Oxidants are clinically proven to effectively fight free radicals damage. They safely interact with and neutralize free radicals, helping to protect your complexion to keep it looking fresh and radiant.
Sunscreens offer varying degrees of protection against UVA/UVB. However, sun damage is not caused by UVA/UVB alone. Recent scientific evidence has revealed that HEV (Blue Light) is also a major and significant cause of hyperpigmentation and premature aging of skin. Environmental Pollution, too, has been shown to be also very harmful to skin.
A good sunscreen, then, must be able to offer adequate and effectiveprotection against all these – UVA/UVB, HEV, and Environmental Pollution. This is where protection score ratings of SPF, PPD, and HEV, provide the first clue to whether you are choosing the right sunscreen.
Next, ensure score ratings stated on the products are clinically proven. The sunscreen should also have anti-pollution and anti-oxidant properties and be non-comedogenic. Needless to say, the texture of the sunscreen is also an important factor to consider.
There is a bewildering range of sunscreens ranging from $1 to $200 from all over the world. So how is Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection special?
Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection has taken 5 long years to develop. Numerous research studies, costly trials and formula testing were conducted in various countries during this time. The final product guarantees more than adequate protection against Blue Light (HEV) 54.1%, UVA (PPD 17.2), UVB (SPF79.7).
All protection score ratings of Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection are clinically derived and proven. In addition to the broad-spectrum protection against harmful sun radiation, Beyond Sun Protection is also Anti-Pollution, Anti-Oxidant, Infrared, Hydration, Whitening and Non-Comedogenic. Each of these claims is fully supported by stringent lab test/clinical trial reports from renowned institutions.
The uniqueness of this product, however, is that despite the complete and very high protection level against sun damage to the skin, the cream is extremely wearable – Light, Non-Greasy and with a Dry Touch. In fact, this is the most immediate difference that you will encounter and is a result of the years of testing.
Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection has been tested for: SPF (in vitro & in vivo) with score rating SPF 79.7, Blue Light (HEV) in vitro & in vivo with score rating 54.1%, PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening) in vivo with score rating 17.2 (PA++++), Anti-Pollution, Infrared, Anti-Oxidants, Non-Comedogenic, Non-Acnegenic, Hypoallergenic, Hydration – (result of moisture increases by 32% after 27 days) and Whitening. Above claims are fully supported by scientific evidence.
Besides complete protection against harmful effects of sun radiation, Crystal Tomato®️ Beyond Sun Protection is also clinically proven to protect skin against Environmental Pollution, with Anti-Oxidants to fight free radicals, and shown to assist skin Hydration and Whitening.
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Always apply sunscreen as the final step of skincare regime but before foundation and makeup.
In general, the amount of 1cm x 1 cm (or 0.25g) of sunscreen should cover the face and neck sufficiently. We strongly recommend to apply sufficient sunscreen to fully cover the face and neck for effective protection.
Always re-apply after swimming, perspiration and after wiping face. It is recommended to re-apply sunscreen every 2 or 3 hours.
Sunscreen should be applied after skincare products as the last step. However, sunscreen should be applied before foundation and makeup. Do not mix sunscreen together with other skincare products or makeup.
Do not use sunscreen products on babies under 6 months old. It is usually considered safe to apply sunscreen on babies over 6 months and older children.
People with severe eczema and skin diseases should consult a doctor before applying Crystal Tomato® Beyond Sun Protection. People who are sensitive to ingredients in the sunscreen should not use it.
Wash with abundant water.
Remove sunscreen with makeup remover followed by washing with foaming cleanser.
It may cause minor staining but this can be easily removed by washing with detergent. However, as with any sunscreen, wash stains immediately and do not leave the stain to penetrate overnight.
The validity of Crystal Tomato®️ Beyond Sun Protection is 3 years from date of manufacturing. The expiry date can be found on the box and the crimped edge of the product.