Why Don't Epionce Renewals Contain Sunscreen?

May 16, 2011 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

Because so many cosmetics on the market combine a moisturizer and sunscreen product in one, many people have often wondered why Epionce doesn’t include sunscreen in the Renewal Facial products.  The precise reason is one of the qualities that make Epionce unique to other cosmetic brands.  Although the Renewal formula thoroughly covers the skin barrier to provide excellent surface hydration, it also penetrates into the epidermis, delivering ingredients therapeutically to targeted cells.  Sunscreen products need to stay on those outer layers of skin, in order to provide the best barrier protection.  It is best illustrated in the image below.


Using a special stain process and infrared imaging, we applied a common drugstore moisturizer to the skin on left, and Epionce Renewal formula to the skin on the right.  These images were taken two hours after application.  You can see in the image on the left that the drugstore moisturizer is doing what it is supposed to do: provide moisture (and likely, a nice fragrance) to the outer layers of the skin.  But it is not penetrating past the upper layers of the stratum corneum.  In the Epionce image on the right, you can see that not only is Epionce completely across the stratum corneum, but it has also penetrated deeper into the epidermal layers to deliver active ingredients therapeutically, to help stimulate the natural healing process and build skin barrier strength. 

Sunscreen ingredients must stay on the outer layers only, just as in the image on the left.  And this is why, at Epionce, our Renewal Facial products and our sunscreen products will always be separate steps.

Remember that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!  Be sure to use sunscreen every day with broad spectrum protection, including Zinc Oxide, which is contained in Active Shield Lotion SPF 30 and Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50, along with non-sensitizing UVB protection Homosalate and Octisalate, and an excellent mix of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients that provide extra biological protection from sun exposure.