Great skin is something that we all seek, but many of us don’t know where to begin. When it comes to promoting a healthy skin care regime, not only is Cal-Pharma committed to creating innovative skin care products. They believe that skin care essentials should include both an SPF and a Vitamin C serum to protect and restore your skin. Read all all about how the brand got its start and its commitment to healthy skin, as they introduce us to their SPFRx DualC+E+F Antioxidant Power Serum and Ultra-Clear Skin HydratorSPF50.

When did the brand get its start?
SPF RX started back in 2013 when we noticed a gap between skincare and sun care. It was developed to provide high quality, professional grade sun protection with the aesthetics of luxury skin care. Beautiful skin starts with protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

What was the inspiration behind the brand’s name?
SPF Rx was inspired by the work of experienced Pharmacists and Dermatologists who have solved sun care problems over the years together. We believe it was time to bring a sun care line to the market that connects consumers with skin experts without a prescription or an appointment. At SPF RX, we are committed to using naturally derived ingredients to formulate safe products with successful results.

What is the brand’s commitment to healthy skin?
The single most important healthy skin habit is to protect your skin with an SPF 30 or higher daily. That is not an opinion, but a clinically proven fact. Using an SPF is also the single most important habit in reducing the risk of skin cancer. SPF Rx is committed to supporting this fact, by providing a range of lip, face and body products that provide Broad Spectrum SPF protection as well as supporting products with rich nutrients and powerful antioxidants that help with sun damage.

What inspired the SPFRx Dual C+E+F Antioxidant Power Serum?
Clinical studies have also shown that the two most important daytime skin care essentials should be sunscreen and a vitamin C serum. We took this information one notch higher and combined Vitamin C with Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, and an all-star cast of skin loving vitamins and natural bio-nutrients each proven to prevent free radicals, keep collagen from deleting as well as improving skin texture and brightening the skin. SPFRx Dual C+E+F Antioxidant Power Serum is one of our most exciting products and we are thrilled to introduce this to COCOTIQUE’s subscribers.

How important is it to incorporate vitamin c serum into your skincare regime?
Vitamin C is a powerhouse ingredient with multifunctional benefits for every skin type and every age. Besides sunscreen, vitamin c serum is essential in any skin care routine for healthy skin.

What are the key ingredients in this serum?
The key ingredients are Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid along with complimenting bio-nutrients extracts.

What are the benefits of these key ingredients?
Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate and Ascorbyl Glucoside are two potent forms of Vitamin C which helps restore collagen, reduce inflammation, treat UV exposure damage and even out skin tone for an overall youthful glow. Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid together give a greater brightening, smoothing and calming effect to the skin than the sum of each one separately. Hyaluronic Acid provides natural cellular support for empowering these potent antioxidants to the areas where they are most effectively used.

How long can we expect to see results?
This is about healthy skin, rather than a cover or mask and you will start to notice its effect on our skin within days with lasting benefits of improved skin tone, reduced fine-line wrinkles and smoother texture.

What would you suggest as a follow up product to the serum?
We recommend our Ultra-Clear Daily Hydrator with SPF 50 for all day sun protection and digital protection from skin damaging blue light that comes from our digital devices.

How important is it to use sunscreen in our moisturizer?
It is very important! UV rays are damaging to the skin all year round. Wearing an SPF in your moisturizer is the most proven anti-aging habit someone can do.

What are the key ingredients in the your Daily Skin Hydrator?
They key ingredients are Zinc Oxide, Lipo-Shield®, Hyaluronic Acid, Ceramide 3, and Vitamin E

What are the benefits of these key ingredients?
Lipo-Shield® – technology designed to block the damaging radiation from high energy lighting that we are increasingly exposed to through smart phones, tablets and computer screens as well as indoor LED lighting
Hyaluronic Acid – An ingredient produced by healthy skin naturally, to keep it moist and lubricated.
Ceramide-3 – Found within healthy skin, and Ultra-Clear contains pure ceramides as well, to help your skin achieve a healthy moisture balance Vitamin E – Key skin nutrient to help correct minor scaring, improve skin texture, and prevent stretch-marks and minor scaring.
Zinc oxide - a physical UVA/UVB blocker, considered by many dermatologists to be the "gold standard" in sun protection because of its ability to block a wide spectrum of the UVA and UVB rays that are associated with premature aging and skin cancer over long periods of daily exposure.

Can this moisturizer be used all year?
Yes, with SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection, we recommend it be used all year.

Will this sunscreen clog your pores?
We do consider this product to be non-comedogenic and is currently used in a growing list of dermatology and acne centers.

Can you explain what the levels of SPF are?
Ultra-Clear Daily Skin Hydrator has an SPF level of 50 with broad-spectrum protection. Dermatologist recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 30, which blocks 97% of the sun's UV rays. Higher-number SPFs block slightly more of the sun's UVB rays but no sunscreen can block 100% of the sun's UVB rays. Sunscreen greater than SPF 50 gives a sense of false protection.

What are the top-three skin care concerns that you hear?
People are most concerned with hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone (at just about every age, as our skin tone becomes uneven for a variety of reasons including excessive sun, diet and hormonal changes such as those brought about by pregnancy). Next is fine-line wrinkles that we start notice as we mature and third is sagging skin also known as skin laxity, we start to notice a little bit of skin drooping. This is also age related, but it can be aggravated by sleep habits, diet and depriving our skin of protection against photo-damage effects.

What products from you line can you suggest addressing these concerns?
The SPF RX Radiant Skin Set includes an herbal-rich set of formulations that address hyperpigmentation, fine lines/ wrinkles as well as sagging skin which includes: Ultra Clear Daily Reparative Cleanser (first thing morning and night), Dual C +E +F Power Antioxidant Serum (every morning, and night after cleansing) and Ultra Clear Daily Skin Hydrator with SPF50 (Final item each morning before you start your day)

What’s next for Cal-Pharma?
We will keep the position of the highest quality broad-spectrum sun protection at the core of our SPF Rx brand, and we will also continue to develop professional grade skin-tone and texture improving products that provide visible results at an accessible price. Consumers should not feel like they need to spend thousands of dollars to preserve and protect the youthful look of their skin, and Cal-Pharma is committed to ensuring you don’t have to. Keep your eyes out for some exciting new products in our Radiant Skin collection that include injection-free lip plumpers in a few colors!

For anyone who purchases our Fall Limited Edition Box will receive a full size SPFRx Dual C+E+F Antioxidant Power Serum in their box and our October Box includes a deluxe sample size of the Daily Skin Hydrator. What is the one thing that you’d like to leave them with?
Use it daily for optimal results. If you are not 100% happy with the product, don’t be afraid to contact us. We love all feedback.

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