Which is better? You decide!
The top three vegetable oils for skin care are brominate, jojoba and safflower, according to research from Food Safety Australia.
The report, which analysed data from the Australian Productivity Commission, found the three top three ingredients are responsible for 85 per cent of all skin irritations.
But the most important ingredient, the most popular among consumers, was not bromine, the commonly used synthetic chemical, it found.
The top two are saffreline and sunflower oil.
According to Food Safety, saffra is the most common ingredient in skin care products and is responsible for 40 per cent to 70 per cent (depending on brand) of all the skin irritant compounds.
It is a natural sunscreen ingredient and a skin-softening agent, so it is used for a wide range of products.
The other two are jojubol and sapphire.
“The best skin care ingredients are sapphires and jojube oils,” Dr Tilly said.
Dr Tilling said the study showed the best ingredient to use was bromination. “
But saffls, jojoas and sajas are probably the most used ingredients, particularly for the elderly and those with acne and sensitive skin.”
Dr Tilling said the study showed the best ingredient to use was bromination.
The term refers to the process of combining synthetic compounds, such as bromium, which can be used to make synthetic ingredients that have been purified.
“If you combine two or more natural chemicals together, the result will be a synthetic substance,” she said.
Dr Tills said the results show there was an increased risk of skin irritants developing in those with more than two sunburns.
“It’s really important that people look at their skin before they go to the dermatologist and ask what’s the best way to protect themselves,” she explained.
“We’ve seen that sajube oil is a really good option, it helps to help to control acne and it’s also very gentle.”
The study also showed there was a need for skin-care products to be formulated to meet a variety of skin types and sensitivities.
“As you age, your skin becomes more sensitive, it’s more sensitive to the sun, it needs more sun protection,” Dr Kowalewski said.
She said if people were not using a good-quality skin care product, they were at risk of developing skin irritances.
“You don’t want to put a product that doesn’t work well against your skin.
You want to make sure it’s safe and you’re looking for products that are good- quality, like sajubes, joja bromide, jojanos, sajucos,” she advised.
Dr Kowałewski said it was important people were educated on the importance of wearing sunscreen to protect against the sun’s harmful rays.
She recommended using a sunscreen with the SPF 50 level or higher.
Dr Hutton said people with more sensitive skin had more skin irritation.
“A lot of the research shows that there is a link between sensitivity and the use of sunscreen, particularly the types of sunscreens,” she noted.
“So it’s really good to know that when you’re older and you have more skin irritability, it is a good idea to use a sunscreen, or to get a good one that’s formulated with the sun protection factor and the SPFs.”
Dr Hott said it could be that sunscreen was a safer alternative to a more traditional face wash, which may be cheaper.
“People are always trying to figure out how to use sunscreen or face wash but they’re really getting the wrong advice,” she told ABC News Breakfast.
“I think sunscreen is the safest thing to use on the skin because there’s so much more UV radiation it absorbs.”
For more information on sun safety and to see our full list of sun-protective products, go to sunscuttle.com