The TRUTH Behind High SPF Sunscreens

The TRUTH  Behind High SPF Sunscreens

The truth about higher SPF sunscreens. So
if you or anyone in your family has had skin cancer or a skin cancer scare, the
likelihood of you using sunscreen on a daily basis is pretty high, and using an
SPF that’s even higher sunscreen is even more likely. So in theory, a higher SPF
sunscreen would give you more, or longer Sun protection from getting a sunburn.
And in this video, when I say higher SPF, I am talking about a sunscreen that is
actually HIGHER than 50. So if your sunscreen is 30, 32, 35, 50, tho-, those aren’t the ones I’m talking about. I’m talking about the
ones that are 70, 65, 100. So, you would think that it would
give you longer sun protection without getting a sunburn.
So in our video before this, they, it showed that there was a study that was done
that people who used a higher SPF sunscreen tended to stay in the Sun
longer. And in many of these studies it also showed that not only did people
stay in the Sun longer, they actually used less sunscreen than advised,
so they were using the sunscreen improperly. And according to these
studies, in the real world the way that most people use sunscreen would actually —
even though they were using a higher SPF sunscreen — the sun protection was
actually LESS than protection from a t-shirt, which was generally an SPF of
5. And as a result, these people who were using the higher SPF sunscreen
would get an unexpected sunburn. So Philippe Autier, a former scientist for
the World Health Organization for international research on cancer, said
that when people wore a higher SPF sunscreen, the, or this-, they could, he
called them “sunbathers”, it PROFOUNDLY changed their behavior in the Sun. So
number two is, high SPF sunscreens may not provide a
high amount of Sun protection necessarily. So Procter & Gamble actually
took a competitor’s sunscreen of SPF 100 and tested them in three different labs.
And according to the three different labs, produce results anywhere from an
SPF of 37 all the way to SPF of 75. And what they concluded was, because of the
differences on the thickness of application, and the different lights
that they use, and the results varied so much that they also concluded that in
the REAL world, the results would vary even MORE with the higher SPF. So
basically, the higher the SPF that they tested, the highered of the varied results.
So number three is, a high SPF provides a just a tad bit more sun protection then
you would think. So for example, under tested conditions, an SPF of 50 blocks out
98% of the UVB rays. An SPF of 100 only blocks out 99% of the rays. So for
the amount of chemicals needed for the SPF 100 and just a tad bit more
protection, you may want to think about this, especially if you have sensitive
skin and the amount of chemicals that are in the sunscreen to provide that
amount of protection. And for those of you who have sensitive skin, or you have
reaction-prone skin, a physical sunscreen is much better. And a physical sunscreen
is basically, if you look at the active ingredients, that is going to be mineral.
So it’s going to be Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Number four is, the high
SPF is not protecting you from ALL the UV rays. So for example, most of the
sunscreens out there block out most of the UVB rays — which is the burning rays
and related to non-Melanoma type skin cancers. The UVA rays — which are the aging
rays — they actually penetrate deeper into the skin. However, most of the
sunscreens that are approved by the FDA they don’t contain the chemicals needed
to block out most of the UVA rays. And the UVA rays are actually more related
to the Melanoma form of skin cancer. And finally, according to the studies that
they have done, the higher the SPF, the more unstable, or more out of balance
they have that they can offer protection with UVA and at the same time UVB
rays. So at this time, in the United States, most of the higher SPF’s are
better at offering protection from the UVB rays than the UVA rays, since the FDA
has not approved most of the chemicals needed for the UVA rays. And even with
the to block out the UVA rays, they do degrade very quickly in the Sun. So
there’s still more testing that needs to be done. And most of the studies that
were done that had the higher SPF were actually done on sunscreens that were
advertised as being the “sport” or “beach” sunscreens. So if you’re not familiar
with what is happening with the FDA and how they’re slowly changing the
guidelines in sunscreens, please check out our videos, “Sunscreens: What
the Beauty Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know”. And if you haven’t followed us
along, please go ahead to hit SUBSCRIBE and hit that notification bell, and we’ll
see you in the next video.


  • Kelly Wolfe says:

    Great video πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’›πŸ’™

  • Kathleen Goriup says:

    I have started using Japanese sunscreens, because of the chemicals that provide great UVA (as well as UVB) rays and are more stable. What are your thoughts on these sunscreens, in general? I realize you were speaking of physical sunscreens, but I don't have sensitive skin and the chemical ones are so much lighter and don't have that white cast.

  • sunny shine89 says:

    Woah! I was just looking at the stores and online to find best spf moisturizers πŸ’›πŸ˜‰thanks!!!

  • Go See Christy says:

    How many of you use a very high spf (ABOVE 50SPF) on a DAILY basis?

  • ana torres says:

    I use daily an spf if 30 when I’m going to be outside more I use spf 50 and I reapply every 2 hours, is spf 30 good for daily protection with reapplication?

  • Goldy Gold says:


  • Goldy Gold says:


  • Bikini ActiveWear History says:

    What's the name of the video about cooking with a steamer? I don't want to post on a different topic on this video lol

  • Honest Opinions says:

    I would want to get SPF 300 before, I've seen one then I doubted. πŸ€”

  • NABZ C says:

    What SPF creams would you reccomend ? πŸ™‚

  • Irma Chacon says:

    Thank you for this video awesome info❀

  • Lex Ferrante says:

    My mom always emphasized reapplying every 60-90 min no matter what the SPF is. So i never felt it was worth investing more money in higher spf. I love how informative your videos are!

  • Rise of Truth says:

    This is a really informative video. I don't use it but my children do. Thanks for this Christy, I'll share it with them 🌷

  • Frozen music says:

    I wear an spf 50+ every single day. Here in Europe, manufacturers aren't allowed to label products over spf 50, so anything higher is labelled "spf 50+", which means at least 59.9. I prefer a higher protection even if I use the product correctly and use additional measures, like a hat and long sleeves/trousers. I also look for products with high PPD ratings (over 30), and if I will be in the sun for longer, I will only use a water resistant product with a PPD of at least 35-40.
    Since I am in Europe, I prefer chemical sunscreens, because the filters here are very stable and have great protection. Zinc oxide breaks me out, so I avoid mineral sunscreens.

  • Althea Rose says:

    Hi Christy, I’m your fan, loves all your videos:) I would like to ask how to use sunblock with moisturizer, serum, toner, acne cream? Which one to apply first? Thanks

  • Eli Magids Realtor Charlotte NC says:

    I should use sunscreen daily– I don't— I have no hair :-)… Such great info for using sunscreen– I usually use a water shirt !and hat !zinc! This was an eye opening video–thanks . So what to use ? Subbed !

  • Sawera Afridi says:

    Hey young lady…i want to ask that aftr cleansing i use glycerine mixed with rosewater and then go with a vitamin c serum so is that good skincare? For a hydrated plump skin??

  • Common Sense Mamita says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this video.

  • A Real Kitchn says:

    This was great to see given that I am on vacation now and it is very sunny here! I always thought that higher SPF sunscreens gave you better protection – but I also know that they have to be reapplied after the same amount as lower SPF ones (I think that is such a common mistake). I also had NO idea about the chemicals ….you are always so informative!!

  • Jennifer MacFadyen says:

    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  • Ψ­ΩŽΩ€ Ω€Ω€Ψ§Ψ‘ says:


  • Samitava Das says:

    Hi Christy. Are you aware of the buzz around human growth factors in treating sun damage and age signs?can you recommend any good serum?
    What do you think about skin medicas TNS line?


  • itsaqislife says:

    Hey there can you tell me a diy recipe for acne skin with squalane oil and prickly pear oil and vegetable glycerin for selling

  • plonis almony says:

    For someone who uses Retin A what would you say is the minimum SPF required?

  • Sawera Afridi says:

    Aftr cleansing Applying glycerine mixed with rosewater and applying rosehip oil is this skincare good??? Kindly ans

  • Katzumi Hanzo says:

    My skins not safe ?πŸ˜³πŸ˜΅πŸ˜΅πŸ˜΅πŸ˜–

  • Meredith Ryncarz Photography says:

    This is such a good video. I had always been told that the higher the number the better the protection. Very well done and great research.

  • God is Watching says:

    Hey Christi. Thanks for the informative and educational videos. Keep it going 😊

  • Unapologetically Amy says:

    Can anyone direct me to the video where Christy references a sunscreen that does not interfere with serums or allow serums to interfere with the sunscreen? I need a good face sunscreen and I'm worried that various products I use may impact the amount of solar protection I get.

  • Rima Basu says:

    Love watching your videos. Very informative. BTW, you are cute too.. πŸ™‚

  • Sable 711 says:

    very informational. I thought I heard before that anything above 50 does not really give you that much added benefit at all. To me it's really just a nuisance because it is so thick. I use between 30 and 45 SPF. I find that the zinc oxide produces less of a cast than the titanium dioxide but would rather use combination sunscreen for now anyway. Trip coming up soon, lots of time in the Sun.

  • Sawera Afridi says:

    So shortly we should use spf 50 sunscreens not more than that yeah? But how to know that a suncreen is also protecting u from uvb and uva rays…??

  • Sawera Afridi says:

    So how to protect skin from uva rays to stop aging..

  • elizabeth castrejon says:

    Can you do drugstore reviews plz

  • Shova Lama says:

    Hi Christy, I live in Australia and the sun is very harsh here. I have dry to comb skin. Which sunscreen would be better for me? Thanks

  • M.Syafiq says:

    Was about to buy spf 120 when i saw this video i decided to buy spf 50 instead

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *