28 March 2012

Hyaluronic Acid






Hyaluronic acid provides weightless, oil-free moisture, and is known for its ability to bind up to 1000x its weight in water! 50% of the hyaluronic acid in your body is found in the skin layers of the dermis and epidermis, regardless of your skin type.


Your natural hyaluronic acid production decreases with age, leaving skin dry and wrinkled. Topically applied, hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture, increases skin's ability to retain that moisture and leaves skin soft & smooth. 





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26 March 2012

LashFood





What is LASHFOOD®?
LASHFOOD® is a 24-hour day & night, eyelash conditioning system to provide you with longer, darker, and thicker lashes naturally. The brand's eyelash conditioners are a drug-free, natural cosmetic alternative for those with not enough eyelashes. LASHFOOD® is safe and effective and no prescription is required.


How do the ingredients in LASHFOOD® make my lashes grow?
Uniquely formulated by cosmetic scientists, the breakthrough natural formula is clinically proven to provide longer, thicker lashes and to transform frail and brittle lashes to become healthy and strong. The 24-Hour LASHFOOD® Eyelash Conditioning System delivers at the cellular level to feed lashes with nature's most powerful ingredients.


How do I apply LASHFOOD®?
Brush LASHFOOD® onto the root of clean lashes in the same manner of applying eyeliner while avoiding the eye area. Apply once or twice a day, every morning and evening. Make-up can be applied as usual afterwards.


How long will it take before I start seeing results with LASHFOOD®?
Results will vary with each individual. However, noticeable results will be apparent within 4-8 weeks. Lashes will start to appear darker and thicker with increased length. Full results can be expected within 2-3 months.


Are LASHFOOD® Eyelash Conditioners irritating?
LASHFOOD® Eyelash Conditioners were developed without any irritants. There has not been reports of irritation, redness or swelling even for those with extremely sensitive skin and contact lens wearers.


Can LASHFOOD® be used with eyelash extensions?
LASHFOOD® eyelash conditioners are natural and water based products that was designed for use with natural lashes as well as those with eyelash extensions. Use of LASHFOOD® conditioners will help strengthen lashes and in result prolong life of bond between natural lashes and extensions.


How long does one tube of LASHFOOD® last?
If used twice a day, each bottle will last approximately 3-5 months.


What about chemo patients?
LASHFOOD® is safe for Chemo patients, although results may differ.


Can LASHFOOD® be used on pregnant or nursing women?
As a precaution, we do not recommend use for pregnant or nursing women.


Are there any allergic reactions?
As with any cosmetics, some individuals may be allergic to one or more components of the product. If you know that you are allergic to any of the ingredients or you suspect that you may be allergic to any of the ingredients, do not use the product and consult a doctor.


Are LASHFOOD® Eyelash Conditioners FDA approved?
LASHFOOD® eyelash conditioners are registered products of the FDA. LASHFOOD® eyelash conditioners only use natural ingredients that provide users with incredible results: thicker, darker, longer, more beautiful lashes!


What is the guarantee?
We are so confident in our product that we offer a 60 day money back guarantee, minus the cost of shipping & handling.


For fast results. Nourish lashes with this revolutionary, natural eyelash conditioner featuring Nano-Peptide Technology. Created by a team of cosmetic scientists, this breakthrough, powerful formula is clinically demonstrated to provide the appearance of longer, thicker, lashes and to transform frail and brittle lashes to become healthy and strong. Enjoy visibly different, stunning lashes in 3-6 weeks!


Infused with Nano-Peptide Technology, the LashFood Eyelash Conditioning System delivers at the cellular level to feed lashes with nature's most powerful ingredients.


Intro Price: $65.00
Regular Price: $80.00

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22 March 2012

Prom is coming!

Attention High School Jr.'s and Sr.'s!!! Prom is near, so gather up your girls and book your prom party with my team of Beauty Specialists! We can accommodate you and your friends at the same time! Taking reservations now!


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18 March 2012

Spring Showers: Beauty Tips for Rainy Weather



Even on rainy days, it's easy to look your best! Here are some great beauty tips for rainy weather:


Watch Your Base


Quite frequently the main cause of makeup smudging is excessive foundation. Put on a thin coat of something that's water resistant, and remember to make use of powder during the day.


Say No to Lip Gloss


Using lip gloss in rainy weather is just begging for smudges and smears. Grab a tube of high quality lipstick instead, and you'll have a wonderfully long-lasting effect without having to worry about weather-related messiness.


Make Use of Color 


What better way to stand out in dreary, gray weather than to slap on some bright tones? Whether it's a part of your wardrobe or makeup, you'll be making a gorgeous contrast to your surroundings and stand out in the crowd.


Embrace Waviness 


When it's rainy it's humid, and humidity is going to curl your hair. Rainy weather is a great time to embrace the look! Make use of some curl enhancer and give up the fight for straight hair in the rain. You'll be glad you did.


Use Skin Care Masks 


Wet and cold weather has an extreme effect on skin. A couple of times a week during the rainy season, put on a moisturizing mask on at night. You'll see quick results, and any makeup you put on will look noticeably better!










08 March 2012

Is Vaseline, your Beauty SECRET?

You've seen those ageless Beauties—smooth, glowing skin and not a wrinkle in sight! Want to know the most common thread that runs through their skin care regimen? It’s Vaseline—otherwise known as petroleum jelly or petrolatum. The popular multipurpose balm is considered by many as their number one skin saver (Marilyn Monroe used to coat it on her skin in layers!), but what exactly is the stuff and what does it do to our skin?

The History of Vaseline



The story starts at an 1859 Pennsylvania oil rig. Workers discovered that even though they were operating heavy equipment, the dirty, paraffin-like material that built up on rigs healed their cuts and bruises and kept skin soft. At the time, a young chemist named Robert Chesebrough went out venturing to discover new raw materials. He came across the black wax and took it back to his lab. By refining the wax, he created the clear formulation we now know as petroleum jelly, and called it Vaseline! Since then, it’s been a household staple.

How Vaseline Works



The word petroleum might seem scary for some, but it’s truly one of the most multitasking items you can own. From face to feet, the jelly has many uses, especially in a chilly climate. "It's a great product for chapped lips, dry elbows, hands, heels, and other tougher body parts," notes New York City-based dermatologist Jessica Krant, M.D. Some women swear by the substance on their face. But does the heavy wax clog your skin? "It's too heavy and high in viscosity to penetrate and clog pores," says cosmetic chemist Nick Morante. "Petroleum has a high molecular weight which creates an impenetrable film on the skin—keeping environmental junk out and moisture in," he adds. While it doesn’t moisturize the skin, it keeps it hydrated. "The jelly traps the moisture in the upper layers of the skin surface and prevents it from evaporating," explains Dr. Krant. "It also makes dry wrinkles plump up and appear smoother." Because of Vaseline’s ability to retain moisture, it's widely used in skin care across the market. It's important to note that the jelly isn't synonymous with mineral oil, which is a transparent liquid byproduct of the petroleum as it's converted into gasoline.

Is Vaseline Safe?



Because the fossil fuel byproduct isn’t vegan-friendly (it’s formed from dead dinosaur bones!), the jelly comes with controversy. While no studies have proven that it’s bad for you, some people argue about the sustainability of the lubricant. Fortunately, there are vegetable-based alternatives that use plant waxes and oils (such as Alba’s Un-Petroleum Jelly) to form a barrier on the skin like Vaseline does. So whether you agree with the politics of petroleum, no one can argue that it’s one of the most effective moisture barriers known. Beauties, do you believe in the power of Vaseline? Tell us if you use this staple or whether you’d rather use other alternatives.

06 March 2012

$25 Microdermabrasion Special! Sunday 3/11/12 Only! Book online Now! Limited Appts.

As most of you know, I am a Medical Aesthetician and have been working in a Med Spa for awhile now. I am a true believer of the exfoliation that a Microdermabrasion gives. Promise you, you face will love you afterwards.


There's no down time, all I ask is that your do not wear any face makeup for a few hours and try to stay out of the sun that day. The following day, you are able to go back to your normal routine.


I wanted to show my clients, that this treatment is not scary and can benefit you in so many ways. With that said, I wanted to offer a introduction price, Microdermabrasion will be $75 per treatment, mind you the same treatment at the Med Spa I work at is $110! That advantage of this ONE DAY Offer! I will be making specials frequently to keep everyone coming back. Its the ultimate way to get the best results, you should be coming in every 4-6 weeks. Your skin cells turn over every 30-45 days, this what makes it important to be continuous on your treatments.


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05 March 2012

Questions about Chemical Exfoliants? AHA, BHA or PHA?


Since so many people have questions about BHA's and AHA's, I thought I would post this for everyone to read and learn about them.  It's long but very informative, hope it helps! Read and learn:




Understanding Exfoliants




AHA vs. BHA


There are two primary topical ways to exfoliate skin, either with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or with beta hydroxy acid (BHA). There is only one BHA (beta hydroxy acid) and that is salicylic acid, but there are a variety of AHAs. The five major types of AHAs that show up in skin-care products are glycolic, lactic, malic, citric, and tartaric acids. Of these, the most commonly used and most effective AHAs are glycolic and lactic acids. Both of these have the ability to penetrate the skin, plus they have the most accumulated research on their functionality and benefit for skin.


What glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acids both do is "unglue" the outer layer of dead skin cells, allowing healthier cells to come to the surface. Removing this dead layer can improve skin texture and color, unclog pores, and allow moisturizers to be better absorbed by the skin. Both AHAs and BHA affect the top layers of skin, and they help to improve the appearance of sun-damaged, dry, and/or thickened skin. Sun damage in particular causes the top layer of skin to become thicker, creating a dull, rough appearance on the surface of skin (Sources: Archives of Dermatologic Research, June 1997, pages 404-409; Dermatologic Surgery, May 1998, pages 573-577). There is even research showing AHAs can generate collagen production (Sources: Experimental Dermatology, April 2003, (Supplemental), pages 57-63 and Dermatologic Surgery, May 2001, page 429.)


Because AHAs and BHA work through chemical processes, they can penetrate the skin and produce better results than cosmetic scrubs, which work only on the exposed surface of the skin. And, there is no risk that AHAs and BHA will cause you to lose too much skin. Technically, there is a drop-off rate, meaning the AHA and BHA will exfoliate just the dead or damaged surface skin and leave the healthy skin alone. This is the main reason why you will see a drop-off in performance when using an AHA or BHA product. The dramatic results in the beginning of usage (when the thickened, discolored layers of skin are being removed) seem much more impressive than the results from continued use. This is to be expected, and it is important to note that continued use of an AHA or BHA product is required in order to maintain skin's smooth, even-toned, healthy appearance.


The primary difference between AHAs and BHA is that AHAs are water-soluble, while BHA is lipid-(oil) soluble. This unique property of BHA allows it to penetrate the oil in the pores and exfoliate accumulated skin cells inside the oil gland that can clog pores. BHA is best used where blackheads and blemishes are the issue, and AHAs are best for sun-damaged, thickened, dry skin where breakouts are not a problem (Source: Global Cosmetic Industry, November 2000, pages 56-57).




pH Sensitive AHA and BHA


AHAs work best at concentrations of 5% to 10% with a pH of 3 to 4, and their effectiveness diminishes as you go above a pH of 4.5. BHA works best at concentrations of between 1% and 2%, and at an optimal pH of 3, diminishing in effectiveness as you go past a pH of 4. Both AHAs and BHA lose their effectiveness as a product's pH goes up or the concentration of the ingredient goes down. (Source: Cosmetic Dermatology, October 2001, pages 15รข€“18).


If the cosmetics industry isn't forthcoming about the necessary percentages and pH for a BHA or AHA product (and most companies aren't), how can you tell if it provides decent or effective exfoliation? Consumers can't, not unless they are shopping with pH measuring paper in hand, which is exactly how I rate exfoliants when I review products for my book, newsletter, or Beauty Bulletin. As a general rule, it is best if the AHA ingredient is either second or third on the ingredient list, making it likely that the product contains a 5% or higher concentration of AHAs. For salicylic acid, because only a 2% to 0.5% concentration is required, it is fine if this ingredient is located toward the middle or end of the ingredient list.


It is interesting to not that at any pH, AHAs provide the added benefit of helping to keep water in the skin at the same time that exfoliation is taking place. This is due to the way they affect skin cells adding increased protection. AHAs can also increase the production of ceramides in the skin, which help keep it moist and healthy (Source: Dry Skin and Moisturizers Chemistry and Function, edited by Marie Loden and Howard Maibach, 2000, page 237).


While BHA penetrates deeper into the pore than AHAs, it can be less irritating than AHAs. This is due to BHA's relation to aspirin. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) has anti-inflammatory properties and BHA, salicylic acid, is derived from aspirin and on the skin, retains some of its same anti-inflammatory benefits.


AHA and BHA products can definitely smooth the skin, fade signs of sun damage, correct uneven skin tone, improve texture, unclog pores, and give the appearance of plumper, firmer skin (because more healthy skin cells are now on the surface). Unfortunately, they have no residual effect when you stop using them the skin will go back to the condition it was in before you started.




AHA Confusion


There are AHA sound-alikes, including sugarcane extract, mixed fruit acids, fruit extracts, milk extract, and citrus extract. You may think you've purchased a more natural AHA product when you see these less technical names, but that isn't the case. Although glycolic acid is derived from sugarcane, and lactic acid from milk, that doesn't mean sugarcane extract or milk extract are the same as glycolic or lactic acid, yet they do share these acids water-binding properties, in much the same way as salicylic acid shares the anti-inflammatory properties of its relation, aspirin.


Unless you see glycolic, lactic, malic, tartaric, or citric acid on the ingredient list, it's all too vague and meaningless, making it impossible to determine what you are really buying. My advice is to be very suspicious of any product that claims an association with AHAs but contains a variety of sound-alike ingredients.




BHA Confusion


Products boasting that they contain a natural source of salicylic acid (BHA) usually add willow bark. Willow bark contains salicin, a substance that when taken orally is converted by the digestion process to salicylic acid. That means the process of converting willow bark to salicylic acid requires the presence of enzymes to turn the salicin into salicylic acid. The likelihood that willow bark in the tiny amount used in cosmetics can mimic the effectiveness of salicylic acid on skin is in all likelihood impossible. However, willow bark may indeed have some anti-inflammatory benefits for skin because, in this form, it appears to retain more of its aspirin-like composition.




What About Higher Concentrations of AHAs?


Removing the outer layer of skin can be taken too far, and many cosmetic dermatologists and researchers worry that the increased irritation and exfoliation caused by higher concentrations (above 10%) of AHAs may be too much for skin. Without more evidence showing a benefit from higher concentrations, I feel that you can achieve great results without any unwanted side effects. Further, the positive results women and men perceive with higher concentrations of AHAs may come from the swelling and edema they cause. That may diminish the appearance of wrinkles and make the skin feel smoother, but it is most likely not best for the long-term health of the skin due to the increased amount of constant irritation.




Polyhydroxy Acids


The search for an effective form of AHA or an extra ingredient that can enhance performance and reduce irritation has been a popular topic of discussion among cosmetics formulators. Gluconolactone is a type of polyhydroxy acid that NeoStrata believes serves both ends: It is supposed to be just as effective as AHAs but also less irritating.


Gluconolactone (PHA) is similar to AHAs. The significant difference between the two is that gluconolactone has a larger molecular structure, which limits its penetration into the skin, resulting in a reduction of irritating side effects in some skin types. So is gluconolactone better for your skin than AHAs? Research indicates that AHA and PHA perform identically with AHA having a slight edge for improving the appearance of skin and PHA having less risk of irritation (Source: Cutis, February 2003, (2 Supplemental), pages14-17).




Retinoids (Retin-A, Differin, and Tazorac)


Let me make it perfectly clear that retinoids are not exfoliants, though many people think that's what they do. Retinoids are a general term referring to a vast range of ingredients derived from vitamin A. Prescription-only, topically applied retinoids are significant for skin because they can positively affect the way cells are formed deep in the dermis.


If you have sun-damaged, dry, wrinkled, or acne-prone skin, you should become familiar with the names Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Avita, and Tazorac, which all contain different forms of retinoids. The active ingredient in Retin-A, Avita, and Renova is tretinoin, Differin uses adapalene, and Tazorac uses tazorotene. In fact, both Renova and Tazorac have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of wrinkles (Sources: Dermatologic Surgery, June 2004, pages 864-866; Archives of Dermatology, November 2002, pages 1486-1493; Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, October 2001, pages 613-618; and www.fda.gov).


Exfoliants such as AHAs and BHA primarily affect the surface of the skin (epidermis) or the lining of the pore by actually ungluing or dissolving layers of skin cells. In contrast, retinoids affects the lower layers of skin (dermis), where new skin cells are produced. Retinoids actually communicate with a skin cell as it is being formed, telling it to develop normally instead of developing as a sun-damaged or genetically malformed skin cell.


Why the confusion about the effect retinoids can have on the skin? Primarily it's due to the fact that products containing retinoids can cause irritation and inflammation, resulting in the skin becoming flaky and dry. This flaking and dryness is not exfoliation, nor is it a desirable or advantageous result. If retinoids cause your skin to be consistently dry and flaky, it is a problem and you should probably avoid products that contain it or reduce how often you use them.


Despite the valuable effect retinoids can have for skin, don't expect retinoids to erase wrinkles because they are not a wrinkle cure. However, if skin cells can be produced with a healthier form and shape, the skin's surface will have a smoother appearance, skin cells will do their job of turning over in a more normal fashion, the protective outer layer of skin will remain intact, enhancing the skin's healing response, and on and on. In essence, the skin will behave and look the way it did (to some extent) before it was damaged by the sun.


Regardless of these positive effects, retinoids will be useless, and the skin will be prone to more damage, if you do not wear a sunscreen as well. Not a wrinkle cream in the world, even one approved by the FDA, can have positive results if you don't use an effective sunscreen; without that, you are just adding to damage you already have accumulated.


What retinoids, AHA, and BHA products have in common is that once you stop using them, your skin will revert to the way it was before. These products will not produce permanent change. The smooth exterior lasts only as long as you use them. But used together long-term, they are a formidable weapon in the battle against wrinkles and blemishes.


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03 March 2012

Skin Care Tips: Most of you know, but I am an Medical Esthetician.

Skin Care Tips


These tips are not meant to replace a trip to a medical professional. If you have any questions or concerns you must call a doctor. I am a state licensed Medical Aesthetician with medical esthetics training.


Acne Stop Tips

Benzoyl Peroxide is the #1 killer of the bacteria that causes acne. Typical recommendation is a 10% formula applied once a day. Some people experience dryness and irritation from benzoyl peroxide in the beginning. If this is the case for you try to apply the cream or gel for one hour and then rinse off. Do this for one week and then increase the leave on time to three hours for one week. Increase slowly until you can leave the product on all night without irritation. This can be a time consuming endeavor but can also be well worth the efforts.
Rub an ice cube over your acne for five minutes. It provides an anti-inflammatory action to your acne and is particularly effective for cystic acne.

The left over red spots or darker hyperpigmentation spots of acne will disappear over time. Typically six moths to a year. Or you can often speed up the process with a hydroquinone gel or Vitamin C serum.

For inflamed severe acne it is proven that taking 100 mg of zinc a day can help to fight acne by acting as an anti-inflammatory. (It is advised to increase your copper intake to 3mg a day when you take this supplement.)

Iodides, found in sea salt and kelp and some multi vitamins, has been proven in many western medicine studies to irritate acne. Check your multi-vitamin and do not use it if it has iodides added. Some say to cut back on salty foods can be helpful as well.

Certain comedogenic (clogging) ingredients found in skin care products are aggravate acne prone skin. 

We spend up to 8 hours a day on our pillow cases. Acne is a bacteria. Change your pillow cases often if you have acne.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids are very good for blackheads and help combat acne bumbs as well.

If you are using a Benzoyl Peroxide product or a Hydroxy Acid product and a strong cleanser and your skin is irritated try using a very gentile cleanser.

If you have oily skin you most often do not need a moisturizer. It is probably the biggest misconception about skin care out there. Try a vitamin serum or hydrating serum instead.

The products clinically tested and proven to help fight acne are Benzoyl Peroxide, Vitamin A topicals (or Retina A), Beta Hydroxy Acids, Alpha Hydroxy Acids and sulfer. If you buy products with these ingredients you are probably on the right track to controlling your acne.

ALWAYS wash your face at the end of the day to remove poor clogging makeup, sebum and pollution. In the mornings you can use just water and a wet cloth if you chose.

Exfoliaters with sharp buffers like nut shells irritate acne and can make it worse. If you like the feel of a buffing cleanser make sure to use one with spherical exfoliating ingredients.

Rubbing the skin roughly is irritating to acne. Gently rub your facial skin with a clean wash cloth.
Facial masks made with food can be effective and therapeutic but if you have acne these products are not recommended. Food can cause bacterial growth in the skin and for people with acne this can lead to an increase in acne.
The skin on your back and shoulders is much thicker than the skin on your face so you can use stronger products for acne on these parts. The neck can have thinner skin and be sensitive. Proceed slower in treating the neck for acne.

Healthful Beauty Tips
Some people experience brown circles under or around their eye. Often times part of this condition is a result of the suns rays causing this skin to darken. Try an SPF 30 full spectrum sun block that includes titanium dioxide and zinc oxide on the area every day for one month and see if you lighten up. Many do!

Many of you wisely wear sunscreen but did you know it typically takes from 30-60 minutes after you apply until those sunscreens actually begin to work. That may be a reason why you and your children may still be getting burned when outdoors. Dr. James Fulton PhD recommends to apply your sunscreen the night before and reapply 1 hour before sun exposure for strong protection. Your sunscreen should include ingredients to protect you from UVA and UVB rays. UVB causes burns and cancer and the somewhat less dangerous UVA rays cause wrinkles, sun spots and aid UVB in causing skin cancer. If you want to ensure immediate sun block protection (begins to work as soon as you apply it), look for a full spectrum sunblock that contains titanium dioxide and or zinc oxide.

Rosacea is a skin condition that effects 14 million Americans. The number one trigger for rosacea according to the National Rosacea Society is the suns rays. To help block these rays use your full spectrum sun block every morning preferably at least 45 minutes before you are exposed to the sun. If you have rosacea you may feel stinging from sunscreens. If this is the case try an ultra gentle cream with non irritating sun block ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. You should check with your dermatologist if you have any questions or concerns. Check the National Rosacea Society web page at www.rosacea.org.

Big Myth: “If your skin is oily you still need a moisturizer”.
This is false. Those of use who have experienced oily skin know the uncomfortable look and feel of oil on the top layer of our skin. People with oily skin have plenty of oil already and do not need any more. Oily skin people may need a hydrating serum which can be applied within a totally oil free product. Typically the most therapeutic thing for oily skin is to use a Hydroxy Acid product or a Benzoyl Peroxide product.

Vaseline is a wonderfully cheap intense moisturizer according to internationally renowned Dermatologist Dr. Arthur Balin PhD. For the facial skin it is not recommended at all as it is clogging but for the lips and for very dry body skin it is a perfect strong occlusive moisturizer. If you have elderly parents take a look at their skin, particularly the extremities of the hand, feet, arms and shins. This area of the body can become extremely dry because there are less sebaceous glands in the skin of these areas.

Hair loss can occur due to certain medical problems and is sometimes treatable by a dermatologist. It can occur after a major illness, due to hormonal problems, due to some medications or due to a fungal infection of the scalp. If you are experiencing hair loss you may want to make an apt with your dermatologist who can run some tests to decipher your cause. And if it is permanent hair loss why not consider a weave, hairpiece or even a wig. These hair accessories are considered much more ‘socially acceptable’ than they used to be.

When a person reaches the age of approximately 35 to 40 sometimes the skin around the eye begins to sag or droop. At this time you may want to cut down on the shimmery eye shadows. It should be applied at the very top under the eyebrow or on the very top of the eye lid but as soon as it hits any creases or folds it will emphasize that crease, droop or wrinkle. On the days I choose to apply foundation I avoid applying it on the folds or creases of my eye as it seems to make these creases show more as well.

The suns rays have now been associated with cataracts of the eye. The American Cancer Society has good advice for buying your sunglasses that help protect you from this serious condition; The ideal sunglasses do not have to be expensive but they should block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB radiation. Check the label to be sure they do. Some labels may say, ‘UV absorption up to 400nm.’ This is the same as 100% UV absorption. Also labels that say ‘Special Purpose’ or ‘Meets ANSI Requirements’ mean the glasses block at least 99% of UV rays.