and SKIN CANCER
How SPF Creams Can Cause Pre-mature Aging
And Skin Cancer Yet Help OR Deteriorate Acne Treatment and Acne Scars
Up to the early 1980's, sunscreens and sunblocks
were religiously believed to be only for beach applications. The Australians have been the largest
and most faithful users of sunscreens and sunblocks, and yet they have the world's highest skin
damage the skin
The epidermis, the outer-most layer of our skin,
is no thicker than the normal writing paper. About 90% of the skin mass is collagen - a large
protein that contributes to the skin form, function and strength. Collagen is the principal
recipient of UV-induced skin damage. The UV-rays suppress collagen production by turning off the
collagen-producing genes. Simultaneously, UV-rays activate collagen digestion by stimulating
production of the destructive enzymes. Each occurrence will damage the skin with a micro rupture.
Over the years, the micro-rupture will become macro, leading to premature wrinkled skin and
hyper-pigmentation. For acne sufferers or those with acne scars, Dr. Pierre's Anti-UV Day Creams
are excellent beneficial products to incorporate into your Acne Treatment Regimen as testified by
many ex-acne sufferers.
under the shade and staying indoor safe?
In his early years, Dr. Pierre witnessed countless
cases of premature-aging (UV-induced photo-aging) and hyper-pigmentation among his large customer
base of helpless men and women. No Skin Care products in the market could address the problem of
the day then. Day creams were made only to moisturize the skin.
From his years of painstaking observation, Dr.
Pierre discovered that the cumulative effect of the daily micro skin damage caused by indirect
exposure to UV rays is as harmful. A few minutes walk under the shade outside, or staying indoors
(with lots of natural lighting) is still unsafe.
In our tropical climate, the UV-rays are intense.
So long your eyes can see an object there are visible rays present, so as UV-rays, since UV-rays
are directly beside the visible-rays in the light spectrum. So, there's no need to lie under the
hot sun at the beach to get UV-induced skin damage. A small daily dose is enough to do harm over
the years. For people undergoing treatment of acne or having acne scars, care must be taken to
avoid over-exposure to UV rays.
The Revolutionary Dr. Pierre Herbal Cosmeceuticals
3-in-1 Sunscreen Day Cream
In 1983 Dr. Pierre researched and developed 4
versions of the first revolutionary sunscreen day creams with an SPF 8 (that is, ability to protect
the skin 8 times longer than an unprotected skin). He incorporated 3 application functions in the
cream - as Sunscreen, Makeup Foundation and as Moisturizing Day Cream! Used in the treatment of
acne they lighten acne scars too!
Why only SPF
8 and not more like what our rivals have?
Well, that's because higher SPF creams will render higher risk of pre-mature aging and skin
Higher SPF Creams also pose high
risks for acne treatment programs and acne scars.
DR. PIERRE Herbal Cosmeceuticals products vs the
Making Skin Care product is no big deal, because most Skin Care manufacturers made them with Free
Conventional Standard Formulations obtained from their Chemical/Raw Materials suppliers. However,
every DR. PIERRE product is uniquely researched and developed by Dr. Pierre himself in rendering
fast positive results and a much silkier, radiant, youthful and baby-soft complexion within
This explains how we differ from all others. While acne sufferers would have their acne scars and
acne treatment procedure aggravated by other Sun Protection creams, Dr. Pierre's SPF 8 Anti-UV
Creams enhanced healing when used on Acne Scars and in Acne
Is Higher SPF better?
Over the years, several rivals followed Dr. Pierre's footsteps, with several companies
trying to outdo one another by offering SPF indices of up to as high as 120 in the U.S.A., in the
expense and risk of the end-users! These companies irresponsibly (or ignorantly) educate end-users
into believing that the higher the SPF the better. Dr. Pierre warned the general consumer public
(in the U.S. in particular) against using sunscreens with SPF that's higher than 15.
1. To yield higher SPF, higher concentrations of UV-absorbers need to be used. These are chemical
block ingredients and will cause serious skin sensitizing, and will harm also skin with acneic
2. UV-absorbers, while blocking UV-ray penetration into skin, absorb UV-rays and allow them to
accumulate on the skin surface. Over time, via radiation delayed pigmentation and photo-aging
results. Those undergoing treatment for acne will be harmed too. Acne scars will be inflammed and
3. The extremely high SPF gives end-users a false sense of safety, and will prompt them to expose
more and longer to direct sun. This will lead to amplified accumulation of much larger doses of
UV-rays, thus larger doses of UV radiation through the skin, and a much higher chance of
contracting skin cancer. What more on Acne Scars!
4. An unprotected skin of an average Caucasian will take about 15 to 20 minutes to show the first
sign of Erythema under the direct hot sun. So, an SPF 100 sunscreen is supposed to protect the skin
25 to 33 hours longer (100 X 15 / 60; 100 X 20 / 60 ). However, the Sun never appears that long!
And for the Chinese, with an average time of 25 to 30 minutes of exposure before the first sign of
Erythema appears, SPF 100 translates into 42 to 50 hours of protection! What a joke to offer such
silly high SPF products, or is it just outright scams?!
5. For lower SPF product, it requires only a little of or no UV-absorbers. Dr. Pierre uses physical
block ingredients, which work by reflecting and deflecting the UV-rays, thus rendering the UV-rays
little chance to accumulate on the skin surface. Hence, it's extremely safe for acne scars and
those undergoing treatment for acne.
Today, several papers have been published by researchers on the risk of high SPF products. The FDA
has issued a cap to limit labels of SPF to 30 max., but there're companies who either adamantly
chose to ignore this or are still totally ignorant.
by Dr Pierre