Wear Sunscreen. Even At Night, Though?
This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. To submit a question, e-mail celia_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should I buy a non-SPF moisturizer for nighttime hydration? I’ve heard this is recommended, but why?
“Definitely. Daytime products have two challenges: They must work well under makeup and they must be concerned with how their antiaging ingredients react with their SPF ingredients. SPF products are considered over-the-counter drugs by the FDA and have a different set of rules. So, while some daytime products are focused around a SPF claim, they cannot easily incorporate a higher level of antiaging ingredients. Night creams, however, can focus on antiaging and provide higher levels of key ingredients, since the concern of makeup and SPF actives, like titanium and zinc oxide, has been eliminated.”
With over 20 years of experience developing products for some of the most recognized brands in the skincare industry, David Pollock has become a strong voice in the “safe beauty” movement. Speaking out and educating consumers about the potentially harmful ingredients in personal care products via his own website, frequent radio appearances, and the informative book Just Stop the Lies, Pollock launched his first product line, PUR Attitude, this month.