Serums have become more popular in recent years for many reasons. Skincare dates back to roughly 6,000 years ago in Ancient Egypt. Many skincare products have different benefits, but serums offer a wide variety in a simpler form, making them easy to add to your skincare routine. Serums are designed to protect, hydrate, and nourish your skin. “Serums are thin-viscosity topical products that contain concentrated amounts of active ingredients,” states Dr. Tsippora Shainhouse. Many people ask why you can’t just use a moisturizer or liquid spray, and the simple answer is that since serum is more concentrated, it penetrates the skin faster, and you see results faster. Some basic skincare products to keep in your cabinet (or your counter) are...
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Sun Protection Factor is not a measure of the time that someone spends in the sun, instead it is a measurement of solar energy (according to the FDA). Protection against this sun energy is the primary purpose of most sunscreens. Using the FDA’s website and other sites, including Wikipedia, the goal of this article is to better explain what SPF is. SPF ranges from 2 to 60 (according to this site: How to Understand SPF Numbers | HealthGuidance.org), however we at Peeq have seen and used SPF 100. The key to the numbers is that they represent a logarithmic scale, not a linear one. That means that an SPF 2 prevents the absorption of...