After doing a deep dive into researching for a sunscreen brand to carry, I have to say – I knew very little.
Chemical Sunscreens often contain ingredients that are not only harmful to humans, but also, unsurprisingly, to aquatic life and coral reels as well. Many countries around the world have banned sunscreens containing a list of common chemical sun filters in order to prevent further damage.
This is what you need to look for when purchasing a protective and safe Sunscreen. Look for these words on the box:
Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection: UVA rays gives you wrinkles, UVB rays gives you a sunburn.
Mineral/Natural or Physical: This means it’s made from natural products and does not harm you or the environment. Example; Zinc Oxide or Titanium dioxide as the active ingredients that reflect the sun.
Water Resistant: This means it will not come off in water for a certain length of time or mix with your sweat to sting our eyes.
Expiry Date: With natural ingredients there MUST be an expiry date.
SPF #: This is the percentage of UVB rays that get blocked:
SPF 15 blocks 94%
SPF 30 blocks 97%
SPF 50 blocks 98%
You still have to reapply all the levels after 2 hours or after swimming or sweating. You must use 2 tablespoons of sunscreen product on each application to be protected.
No sunscreen protects you from 100% of the sun’s rays, so it’s important to plan your clothing, hats and other barriers carefully..
You don’t always need Sunscreen for the body and you can purchase for Face & Neck only.
Also look for sunscreen in your makeup. This has a dual purpose that is very handy. If you are using our Jane Iredale BB Cream, it has SPF 25, our Amazing Base & PurePressed Base has SPF 20 and our Dry Sunscreen has SPF 30.
We’ve got you covered!
Pro Tip: Protect the backs of your hands by putting BB Cream, Amazing Base or PurePressed Base on the back of your hand when you are getting ready in the morning.