Product FAQ

Product FAQ

What's novel about our product? * Moondust Natural Facial Base (Available in Canada)
  • Moondust Natural Facial Base with sunscreen is designed to help protect people with sensitive skin from sunburn due to routine exposure to UV.  It can be used safely every day, all year round even under make-up because it contains no harsh or harmful chemicals. Our special fragrance-free formula may be suitable for people with certain allergies and skin conditions like acne.
  • SPF [Sun Protection Factor] is mainly based on the criterion of preventing tanning during sun exposure. However, another criterion representative of long-term UV cancer-causing damage such as scientific sunburn or apoptosis is necessary for assessing real sun protection. Moondust Natural Facial Base fulfills this important requirement and includes Apoptosis Protection Factor {APF}.
  • Moondust Natural Facial Base also helps protect against other UV-related skin damage that can be caused by minimal daily sun exposure.
  • Most sun products use microfine zinc oxide powder which can be absorbed into the skin and decrease its protective activity. However, in Moondust Natural Facial Base, pure zinc oxide in a non-greasy creme provides a base that sits on the surface of the skin to form a physical barrier against harmful solar radiation and other environmental damage.
What's novel about our product? * Natural Skin Protector (US & other countries)
  • Moondust Natural Skin Protector is designed to help protect people with sensitive skin from routine exposure to solar radiation and other environmental damage. It can be used safely every day, all year round even under make-up because it contains no harsh or harmful chemicals. Our special fragrance-free formula may be suitable for people with certain allergies and skin conditions like acne.
  • SPF [Sun Protection Factor] is mainly based on the criterion of preventing tanning during sun exposure. However, another criterion representative of long-term UV cancer-causing damage such as scientific sunburn or apoptosis is necessary for assessing real sun protection. Moondust Natural Skin Protector fulfills this important requirement.
  • Moondust Natural Skin Protector also helps protect against other UV-related skin damage that can be caused by minimal daily sun exposure.
  • Most sun products use microfine zinc oxide powder which can be absorbed into the skin and decrease its protective activity. However, in Moondust Natural Skin Protector, pure zinc oxide in a non-greasy creme provides a base that sits on the surface of the skin to form a physical barrier against harmful solar radiation and other environmental damage.
What’s novel about our product? *Moondust Natural Sunscreen `{`in development`}`
  • Moondust Natural Sunscreen is designed to help protect people with sensitive skin from sunburn by providing broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB It can be used regularly because it contains no harsh or harmful chemicals. It may also be suitable for people with certain allergies.
  • SPF [Sun Protection Factor] is based on the criteria of preventing redness and tanning during sun exposure. However, another criterion representative of long-term UV cancer-causing damage such as scientific sunburn or apoptosis (cell death) is necessary for assessing real sun protection. We have included this parameter and called it  Apoptosis Protection Factor {APF}.
  • Moondust Natural Sunscreen also helps protect against UV-related signs of skin ageing and other skin damage caused by sun exposure.
  • Most sunscreens use microfine zinc oxide powder which may be absorbed into the skin and decrease its protective activity. However, in Moondust Natural Sunscreen, pure zinc oxide in a non-greasy crème base provides a sunscreen that sits on the surface of the skin to form a physical barrier against harmful solar radiation.
What’s novel about our product? *Moondust Natural Sunscreen Plus `{`in development`}`
  • Moondust Natural Sunscreen Plus is designed to help protect people with sensitive skin from sunburn by providing broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB It can be used regularly because it contains no harsh or harmful chemicals. It may also be suitable for people with certain allergies.
  • SPF [Sun Protection Factor] is based on the criteria of preventing redness and tanning during sun exposure. However, another criterion representative of long-term UV cancer-causing damage such as scientific sunburn or apoptosis (cell death) is necessary for assessing real sun protection. We have included this parameter and called it  Apoptosis Protection Factor {APF}.
  • Moondust Natural Sunscreen Plus also helps protect against UV-related signs of skin ageing and other skin damage caused by sun exposure.
  • Most sunscreens use microfine zinc oxide powder which may be absorbed into the skin and decrease its protective activity. However, in Moondust Natural Sunscreen Plus, pure zinc oxide in a non-greasy crème base provides a sunscreen that sits on the surface of the skin to form a physical barrier against harmful solar radiation.

Some Commonly Asked Questions

What's special about this sunscreen?
  • SPF basically stops tanning, but Moondust sunscreen has another added parameter – APF – that helps to prevent scientific sunburn (or peeling) which has been linked to skin cancer.
What's the difference between a suntan and sunburn?
  • Colour without peeling is a suntan; colour with peeling is sunburn.
Can Moondust suncare products repair past skin damage caused by the sun?
  • Bad sunscreens can sometimes cause permanent damage to the skin; Moondust suncare products cannot repair this previous damage, but will protect the skin from further future damage.
Why a two-step sunscreen system?
  • High concentrations of zinc oxide can sometimes have a drying effect on your skin. These two steps will help keep your skin hydrated…
  1. Moisturizing Moondust Natural Facial Base/Moondust Natural Skin Protector
  2. Moondust Natural Sunscreen
  • These two steps will keep your skin hydrated and soft even after a day in the sun.
How can Moondust help against ageing?
  • Our scientific UVA/UVB protection system is so effective that Moondust suncare products will keep you looking as young as you feel.

There are four published scientific papers about our research on sunscreen:

  • The first published case-study shows that certain commonly used active ingredients in sunscreens may not always work to prevent scientific sunburn. It also explains the sunburn cycle step by step in humans {Siddoo-Atwal C. 2011. Indian Journal of Ecology 38(2): 300-301}
  • The second published case-study shows that our unique combination of ingredients works together to prevent sunburn. It also gives the scientific basis of how the two main active ingredients work to block ultraviolet radiation from penetrating the skin {Siddoo-Atwal C. 2012. Indian Journal of Ecology 39(1): 131-134}
  • The third published review article gives a current comprehensive overview of skin cancer and its causation and explains why our product works {Siddoo-Atwal C. 2009. Indian Journal of Ecology 36(2): 103-110}
  • The final published article focuses on the potential role of honeybee products in the detoxification of carcinogens and cancer prevention providing a basis for their inclusion as one of our key ingredients {Siddoo-Atwal C. & Atwal AS. 2012. Acta Horticulturae [ISHS] 963: 237-245}