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Sun Damage Is Serious!

This is sun damage called "Melasma"

     Did you know that most businesses you visit or work in are lit with technology that distributes Ultra Violet light?  Your computer, smart phone and iPad do, too.   The longer you spend in most offices, stores and classrooms, the more "sun damage" you are exposed to without knowing you need spf products on your skin!

Has anyone told you that spf 50 is only a couple degrees stronger than spf 28 and is full of artificial ingredients that affect your hormones, immune system and weight?  And still its recommended you reapply it every 2 hours or more - just like spf 15, 20 and 28 which are usually formulated with botanical extracts and minerals NOT chemicals like petrochemicals!

As you delve into my website, I want to start you off with this thought: today I watched a slide show of dozens of the biggests "stars, personalities, politicians..." in comparing their faces in youth and now.  No matter the plastic surgery, Botox, yoga, or dietary lifestyle they may profess to endulge in, the common feature: extreme wrinkling and aging around the eyes.  Some of  hese celebraties are under 30.  Take heed: use eye cream, wear sunscreen and UVA/UVB protective eyewear everyday.  You can practice "healthy living" strategies all you want, these famous folks say they do, but a couple simple steps will save you from Photograph-Phobia when you are older!                                                                      
   Joy-Marie at 61 years busy!  Sunscreen devotee since 1983.

Day 2 after a combo of Vitamin A and 5 Berry Peel at 62 years busy!


As the Baby Boomers hit their 60's, their generation are paying for a life time of tanning and of not using sunprotection.   Skin cancers are at the highest numbers since statistics have been kept, pigment disorders, like Melasma (above) are prevalent, teenagers are even being diagnosed with deadly melanoma and the multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry is raking in the profits for "Anti Aging Skin Care and Make Up"!  These products can contain very controversial ingredients without much The health industry in the United States has virtually ignored educating the public so on this page, as well as our skin care center in Portland Oregon, we strive to promote good health, new information  and protection strategies everyone can use.

Avoid lip gloss in sunlight - attracts cancer causing sun rays!

Learn early detection strategies

Read more about Sun and Skin Problems

See your dermatologist  for a skin cancer check up

Pick up plenty of sunscreen products for your family 

Which SPF # to Choose?

Read labels when buying cosmetics: especially sun protection.  Don't fall for super high spf numbers - the Environmental Working Group, who have been gathering and publishing data on all known chemicals in the world and their effects on human and environmental health, offer a breakdown of the sun screen products on the American market .  Go to, and offer at least a simple $5 donation (for all their work on your behalf) and download their newest ranking of the best/worst sun screens on the market.

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Another review from a local client: "As a man, finding expert skin care to help deal with the effects of overexposure to the sun was problematic. The majority of skin care products and salons are targeted towards women who make up the largest segment of consumers seeking this type of care. After extensive research I located Joy Marie and her client-specific treatment. In addition to a comprehensive analysis that included physical assessment of my face neck and arms she photographed these areas for a baseline comparison. Several weeks later both I and my family could see the improvement. Most importantly however Joy-Marie started me on a path of self-care and prevention which has continued to serve me well without feeling like I have been emasciulated by the process, products or fragrances. Joy Marie is commited to health of the person and of the planet. Her products are based upon natural organic and non-toxic substances. I like that feature of her professional practice as well. I have continued to utilize her services and have referred numerous men and women to her." PF Donaldson, Portland, OR

Some little-known facts about sun protection and reactive products and situations posted by the Environmental Working Group,

Skiing, Boarding, Fishing, Camping? Did you know the sun exposure is so extreme at higher elevations?  And with snow and ice, you get double exposure from the reflections!  Or in warm climates, same principle applies - sun light reflects off water.  And wearing shiney chapstick or lip gloss compounds the damage to the lips by attracting sun's UV rays!

Studies suggest that in some cases chemicals that filter harmful ultraviolet rays can interact with insect repelling chemicals in ways that decrease sunburn protection. Also, if you apply these products every two hours (as you should for proper sun protection!), you may be overexposed to the repellent chemicals.

Tanning oils are just a bad idea. They barely – if at all – protect you from the sun.

 Oxybenzone can mimic estrogen.

That’s right, estrogen. A number of sunscreens contain the chemical oxybenzone, which penetrates skin, gets into the bloodstream and may act like estrogen in the body! It can also trigger allergic reactions.

Super-high SPFs (SPF 50 or higher) are not your friend.

SPF – sun protection factor – refers only to protection against UVB radiation and has little to do with protecting you from UVA rays – the ones that accelerate skin aging and have been linked to skin cancer.  Any "screen" over spf 30 is a chemical solution with several health risks, depending on the ingredients.  Never let your sun products (or any other cosmetics, drinks, foods...) sit in a hot car or in the sun in general.  The heat changes the chemical reactions, speeds up the shelf life and creates new health concerns for you and your family.

No spray sunscreens!

Super-convenient, sure, but they may pose serious risks if inhaled and they make it too easy to apply too little or miss spots of skin.  Especially for children.
Contact your water bureau and ask how they treat the 
drinking water for "chemicals of concern".  They don't?  Gee...ask: "why not?!"


Sun Protection Formulations 

These products have been researched and developed with the strictest guidelines for Ultra Violet light defense, broad spectrum protection.  Created without harmful parabens, hormone disruptors, dyes, artificial fragrances, chemical fillers and stablilizers.  Remember, to get those high SPF numbers, manufacturers rely on synthetic chemicals.  Keep in mind, no matter what the spf or the ingredients, all sun screen products must be reapplied every 2 hours of sun exposure (1 hour or less when in or near water, on or near snow, ice or concrete surfaces).  This means you apply 20-30 minutes before going out doors in the daytime and then if back in the sun for driving, walking or gardening, for example, you check the time and put more on the exposed skin from head to toe. 

 Remember: its called Skin Cancer, not Face Cancer.

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 Lip Drink - a clear, natural balm to give your dry lips some TLC without artificial ingredients.  This colorless lip balm really is a drink for the lips. It contains no petroleum-derived products which dry out the lips. People who are regular users of petroleum-based lip balms are on a continual drying cycle – the more they use, the drier their lips become.  This formula is a healing treatment for chapped, sore or cracked lips.
In a base of macadamia nut oil to which is added the active sunscreen ingredient of edible zinc oxide for UVB protection. Edible zinc oxide provides an SPF 15 and broad spectrum sunscreen.  Lip Drink also contains the anti-oxidants: green tea extract, Vitamin E and C. The flavor is a mixture of lemon and orange oils. It feels more moist on the lips than a traditional lip balm.

Wear alone or under lip colors.

.25 OZ $12.00

Recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation: Save $4!

 Dream Tint - moisturizing liquid tint in "Peach Brightener" shade for very water resistant sun protection.  UVA/UVB spf 15.

Ingredients: titanium dioxide 4.5%, water, algae extract, elderflower extract, dimethicone, jojoba esters, glyceryl stearate, cetyl stearate, sunflower seed oil, glycerin, radish root extract, boron nitride, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, cetearyl candelillate, white tea extract, grapefruit seed extract, lavender oil, pomegranate extract, glyceryl polymethacrylate.

2 OZ $35.00

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 Dream Tint - "Medium Light" shade.  A Moisture Tint with UVA/UVB spf 15, medium protection.  Very water resistant!  .

Ingredients: titanium dioxide 4.5%, water, algae extract, dimethicone, jojoba esters, glyceryl stearate, cetyl stearate, sunflower seed oil, glycerin, radish root extract, boron nitride, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, cetearyl candelillate, white tea extract, grapefruit seed extract, lavender oil, pomegranate extract, glyceryl polymethacrylate.

2 OZ $35.00

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 Dream Tint - "Medium" shade.  A Moisture Tint with UVA/UVB spf 15, medium protection.  Very water resistant!  .

Ingredients: titanium dioxide 4.5%, water, algae extract, dimethicone, jojoba esters, glyceryl stearate, cetyl stearate, sunflower seed oil, glycerin, radish root extract, boron nitride, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, cetearyl candelillate, white tea extract, grapefruit seed extract, lavender oil, pomegranate extract, glyceryl polymethacrylate.

2 OZ $35.00

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 Dream Tint - "Medium Dark" shade.  A Moisture Tint with UVA/UVB spf 15, medium protection.  Very water resistant!  .

Ingredients: titanium dioxide 4.5%, water, algae extract, dimethicone, jojoba esters, glyceryl stearate, cetyl stearate, sunflower seed oil, glycerin, radish root extract, boron nitride, shea butter, jojoba seed oil, cetearyl candelillate, white tea extract, grapefruit seed extract, lavender oil, pomegranate extract, glyceryl polymethacrylate.

2 OZ $35.00

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 Powder Me SPF ™ - an innovative sunscreen with UVA/UVB protection spf 30.  Dust on this lightweight mineral powder liberally and evenly for hours of sun protection.  Safe for children.  Shade: Medium Light

Contains:Titanium Dioxide 15%, Mica, Montmorillonite, Boron Nitride, Isopropyl Jojobate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract.

2 OZ $33.00

Pro Lip Primer - this primer is the secret weapon of every  professional make up artist. Now we have it available to our customers!  With SPF 15, the primer formula enhances lipstick wear and makes lips appear fuller and more sensuous, thanks to our exclusive peptide plumping complex. Super anti-oxidants and SPF 15 combine to shield lips from sun damage, dehydration and environmental stress .07 OZ $12.00


Daily Sun Protection from GlyMed Skin Science

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Oil-Free Protective Moisturizer-spf 15  

 Sun protection and anti-aging moisturizer in one! Daily application protects  skin from damaging free radicals, while providing essential hydration to prevent premature aging. Contains Vitamin E to protect cells from membrane oxidation. Fortified with age-fighting peptides to help regenerate lipid barrier and protect skin from moisture loss, this exclusive formula leaves no oily after-feel!  Originally created for Glymed's Men's Line of Skin Care but women have been buying it, too, for the oil free texture!

Sunscreens: octyl methoxycinnamate and octyl salicylate are chemical sunscreens while benzophenone is a physical screen.

Also contains: water, caprylic capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl glucoside, caprylic acid, glycine, tocopherol, lecithin, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate.

3.38  FL OZ $35.00

Photo Age Protective Cream, spf 15   A broad spectrum sun protection for all skin types.   This year they've added new sunscreen technology for even more efficient UV blocking!  Fragrance-free, water-resistant and moisturizing.  In a travel jar that fits in your ski-jacket pocket!  

Contains: Active Sunscreen Ingredients Benzophenone-3 (4.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%), water, glycerin, Stearic acid, Isodecyl neopentanaote , DEA Cetyl Phosphate, glyceryl stearate, Isostearyl Steroyl stearate, cetyl alcohol, Retinyl palmitate, squalene, Farnesol acetate, Farnesol Panthenyl Triacetate, Tocopheryl acetate, sodium hyaluronate, carbomer, dimethicone, Triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone, Trisodium EDTA, BHT



Infusions of Chamomile Flower, Cascara Bark Extract, and Green Tea Extract... What does your sunscreen have in it?

Photo-Age Environmental
Protection Gel spf 15
Our most popular sunscreen for years now, lightweight, effective and smoothes on like a dream! For most basic outdoor sun exposure, driving, walking short distances, gardening on overcast or partly cloudy days.  A micronized liposome complex and sun protection  in ultra-light, skin friendly water based moisturizing formula that absorbs fast.  Excellent for combination and oily skin types, who can wear alone or under make up.  For others, apply it over your day time skin care program 30 minutes before going outdoors.   Carry it with you on sunny days, to reapply every 2 hours of exposure (face, ear lobes, neck, chest, arms and legs).  

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 2% ( a topical sunscreen that absorbs both types of Ultra Violet rays), Titanium Dioxide 1.0% - natural mineral sunscreen.

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Extract, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Lecithin (Liposome), Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Rhamnus Purshiana (Cascara Bark) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tropical Fragrance, Cyanocobalamin, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Annatto.

Read about hyper pigmentation disorders and safety


Photo Age Environmental Protection Gel spf 30 for face and body 
 Fight environmental damage using a proven and effective full spectrum SPF protection formula that blends perfectly with any makeup, skin care or after shave products. Bio-blended, non irritating and extremely safe for ALL colors of skin, the ultra-light formulation of Photo Age Protection Gel 30+ contains the strong antioxidant power of Green Tea and Echinacea extracts balanced with a physical sun blocker for added immune protection. Empowered with liposomal delivery, moisture drenched Environmental Protection 30+ smells so wonderful you will want to eat it! One of GlyMed Plus biggest selling products, make this fantastic skin care a central part of your anti aging program.  Recommended for men, women and children. Use daily and reapply as necessary when in the sun, snow and extreme environmental conditions, every 1-2 hours depending on circumstances.  Remember to wash skin before bedtime as sunscreens are occlusive and we don't recommend sleeping it them, no matter what the brand or ingredients.

Active UV protection ingredients: Octinate 7.50%, Octisalate 5%,  Octocrylene 5.0%, Oxybenezone 1%, Titanium Dioxide 2.0%

Also contains: Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Aqua (Water), C13-14 Isoparaffin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Cyanocobalamin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dea-Cetyl Phosphate, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Fragrance, Glycerin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Laureth-7, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine

4 OZ


Photo-Age Environmental
Protection Face Cream spf 30 -

This excellent daily protection cream provides a moisture barrier throughout the day while SPF 30+ protects against damaging UV rays.  A waterproof, micronized liposome complex and sun protection is in a water based moisturizing formula that absorbs immediately and does not feel like a typical spf 30! A superb product for aging skins that need more protection from the elements and Melasma. Excellent for combination and oily skin types, but depending on the weather, dry complexions can layer it over their favorite face cream for snow and water sports, golf or boating, high elevations or extreme sun exposure.  

Powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants inhibit inflammation and strengthen the skin's natural defenses. Ideal for sensitive skin. Daily use will help prevent photo aging as it enhances your skin's ability to heal itself.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Alumina, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Aluminum Stearate, Water (Aqua), Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carrageenan, Ceramides 2, 
Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, DEA-Cetyl Phosphate, Dimethicone, Disodium 
EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, 
PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, 
Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, VP/Eicosene Copolymer

Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, DEA Cetyl Phosphate, Squalane, Cetyl Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta Carotene, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Allantoin, Ceramide 3, PVP/Elcosene Copolymer, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Seed Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Arctium Majus (Burdock) Root Extract, Algae Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Cetyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Disodium

1.6 OZ

Foundation Products with SPF 15 - add natural sunprotection to your summer make up!



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Jane Iredale Beauty Balm, Glow Time with spf 30 - natural, mineral based combination of skin cream, foundation, sun protection and anti-aging in 1 step!  Follow the link above for more information, shades and ordering!



ReTexturizing Face Primer - Our top-selling primer now launches in a larger size with the extra benefit of SPF 20. This virtually weightless serum contains opalescent light reflectors that diminish lines and leaves a translucent effect on the skin. Antioxidant Vitamins A and E seal in moisture, creating the smoothest possible base for foundation. Ideal for all skin types. A delicate, silky serum formulated to perfect your skin's appearance, reducing the look of facial lines, large pores, dryness!  Smooth on clean skin before make up or sunscreen or wear alone for evening to give skin a fresh look when going out. 
1 OZ

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