Frequently Asked Questions

What is a cosmetic?

A cosmetic is defined as any substance or mixture of substances, of natural or chemical origin, intended to be applied to the epidermis, hair system, nails, or lips, with the aim of protecting them, improving their appearance, or cleansing them. A good cosmetic must meet a very strict set of characteristics.

Are all cosmetics the same?

No, there are countless products on the market that vary in quality, price, efficacy, and purpose. Price is not always an indicator of higher quality, and excessively cheap products are often made with low-cost substances.

So, which cosmetic should you choose?

Choosing a cosmetic depends on each person's individual needs. However, we can offer some recommendations to help you choose with the best criteria possible:

- Facial and body cosmetic cream:

  - For daily use: It is essential that it contains sunscreen and solar filters. An SPF (sun protection factor) of 15 or 20 is sufficient for daily use. It is preferable that it contains physical filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, rather than chemical filters.

  - For intense sun exposure: You should look for a high SPF, preferably 50 or higher. The only way to have 100% protection is not to be exposed to the sun, but a cream with SPF 50+ can be sufficient.

How to correctly apply sunscreen?

A sunscreen should be applied 15 minutes before sun exposure. Even if it is water-resistant, it is important to reapply it after each swim, especially in children.

What makes a good cosmetic?

A good cosmetic should include natural oils and extracts, as well as chemical products. The combination of chemistry and nature can produce wonderful results. It is important to remember that a good diet and high hydration are fundamental for skin health.