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SPF and the environment

SPF and the environment

Sunscreen is a daily essential for UV protection, however, whilst looking after our skin we must also protect our planet too. 


Climate change, including rising ocean temperatures, and marine pollutants are having detrimental impacts on coral reefs. In recent years, compounds such as oxybenzone and octinoxate are found in 3,500 sunscreen products, which have been linked to coral bleaching. According to a 2015 study by a non-profit based out of St. John, they surveyed a popular beach in Hawaii and showed that 6,000 pounds of sunscreen is deposited into the reef annually. Hawaii has since banned the sale of these chemical sunscreens with an effort to reduce coral harm.

While no sunscreen has been proven to be completely ‘reef-friendly’, sunscreens that use active mineral ingredients such as Titanium Dioxide, found in our Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25 are not harmful to coral or sea life.

Sitting on the surface of the skin, the natural mineral filter Titanium Dioxide reflects the sun’s harmful rays away from the skin, protecting against both UVA and UVB rays, so that the UVA radiation cannot penetrate the epidermis.

UVA radiation penetrates deep into the skin which over time can cause wrinkles and the skin to age, whereas UVB radiation reaches only the most superficial layers of the skin leading to sunburns. Unlike chemical sunscreens, this mineral sunscreen is kinder to the skin by reducing irritation caused by the heat, making it perfect for sensitive skin.

Our customers have praised our SPFs for its non-pore blocking properties making it is an excellent sunscreen for acne-prone skin. Which is why we highly recommend our natural SPFs as your oil-free everyday solution to UV protection. The Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25 is also blended with additional natural ingredients including low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid which hydrates, smooths and plumps the skin from within and is easily absorbed while the Kukui Seed Oil offers excellent moisturising properties. If you’re looking for SPF with a sheer coverage, try our BB Natural Perfection SPF25.

All our products are planet friendly, including our SPF, so you can spend the day in the sea knowing that you are leaving nothing damaging behind.

Small actions can make a big difference to global climate change and marine pollution. Being conscious of ingredients and switching to natural, environmentally friendly ones is a good place to start.


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SPF and the environment

Our Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF 25 provides a non-greasy and every day solution to protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Two different types of hyaluronic acid ensure that skin is hydrated and plumed from within, giving a natural dewy finish. Kukui Seed Oil is rich in essential fatty acids, whilst Lavender and Aloe Vera extract calm sensitive and reactive skins.

SPF and the environment
BB Natural Perfection SPF25 40ml

40ml £19.50 £26.00

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BB Natural Perfection SPF 25 offers sheer, hydrating coverage as well as natural protection from the suns UVA and UVB rays. Packed with two different types of Hyaluronic Acid, this BB cream plumps the skin from within and gives an instant shot of moisture. Blackberry Leaf Extract is a powerful antioxidant, which protects from pollution and free radicals, whilst Titanium Dioxide naturally reflects the sun’s harmful rays.


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