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Welcome to Prequel's Skin Notes skincare blog. We’re passionate about skin health education. Skin Notes is a collection of articles that focus on skincare concerns, ingredients, technologies and more.
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Everything To Know About The Sun Barrier Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++

Sun Barrier Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen contains antioxidants including tetrahydrocucuminoids, standardized molecules from turmeric root, that scavenge free radicals, reduce irritation and increase skin brightness. Pongamia is an extract that helps reduce skin stress following UV exposure and environmental aggressors. We also added bisabolol, calendula, and centella asiatica to reduce the appearance of redness and provide skin relief. 

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What is Broad Spectrum Sunscreen?

A sunscreen labeled with a broad spectrum claim indicates that it shields the skin from both UVA and UVB radiation, the two primary types of ultraviolet radiation that contribute to skin damage, premature aging, and skin cancer. Sunscreens that do not indicate broad spectrum only protect against UVB radiation and only have an SPF value on the packaging. Broad-spectrum sunscreens have the additional claim “broad spectrum” listed before the SPF value.

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Everything to Know about Redness Reform Soothing Serum

“Facial skin redness is one of the most common concerns I see and something I struggle with myself. There are different causes of redness and different ways to target it. This serum provides a comprehensive solution to reduce the appearance of redness and irritation, and it’s become a staple in my skincare routine.” - Dr. Sam Ellis, Founder

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How to Layer Your Skincare Products

While your individual routine may vary due to skin type, skin concern, time of the year, and hormonal fluctuations, the basics of layering stay the same. You layer or apply products by format first then by water solubility and thickness. The below is a guideline on how to layer products, referencing Prequel products, but is not necessarily a proposed routine. Prequel products were created as stand alone products that can be seamlessly introduced to your skincare routine. Not every step or every Prequel product may be appropriate for your skin. A routine composed of various product combinations is very personal and at Prequel we hope to offer you the tools to customize your skincare needs. 

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Everything To Know About the Skin Utility Balm Multi-Purpose Skin Protectant

“At Prequel, my goal is to create skin protectants that not only work effectively but feel amazing on the skin. Our Skin Utility Balm is formulated with dimethicone that aids in the recovery of the skin barrier. It’s a water based balm that is rich enough to moisturize and restore but light enough to not feel heavy or greasy on the skin. I reach for this every night and hope you’ll love it as much as I do.” - Founder Dr. Sam Ellis

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Vitamin B Complex in Skincare

Our Vitamin B Complex is composed of D-panthenol, panthenyl triacetate, and niacinamide. Dexpanthenol (D-panthenol) is the biologically active form of panthenol that hydrates, reduces skin irritation, and increases skin barrier recovery.

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DISCLAIMER: All skin care articles are intended to help educate on specific ingredients and skin care topics. Our articles are written to be informative and informational. They are not indicative of individual performance. Results may vary per applicant. Any reference to a specific patient experience is not a medical suggestion for treatment. Please note that any Prequel products with referenced ingredients are formulated for Cosmetic Use Only and NOT intended as replacements for physician advice and/or pharmaceutical product recommendations.


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