Thursday, 4 August 2011

Sun Protection - A Natural Alternative

With the lovely natural Dr Hauschka sun care range permanently off our shelves due to new EU standards, it’s hard to come across a good natural sun cream these days. I have however finally found a replacement that is just as good, if not better.

Green People SPF 25 Organic Sun Lotion Water resistant offers UVA/UVB protection. It is a medium level natural sun care for fair complexions and offers 96% protection, a great cream for day to day use over the summer months.

With Titanium dioxide, natural Cinnamic acid and Edelweiss extract for UVB and UVA protection, Green People lotions also contain antioxidants and anti inflammatory ingredients along side skin vitamins A, C and E (Green Tea, Olive, Avocado and Rosemary extract) to help support the skin's immune system and protect against cell damage while retaining moisture for a long lasting tan.

Free from parabens, lanolin, phthalates, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals and colourants, that can cause clogged pores, prickly heat and skin reactions the lotion suits all skin types, even those with allergies.

I went natural a few years ago as my skin would sometimes react to high street sun-creams with a hot red rash on my chest and unpleasant spot break outs. When I first used Green People I found it a bit thick in texture and was worried it would leave a white film on my skin, however if you take your time and rub it in well it will melt into the skin without leaving a trace. While using the SPF 25 I have never burnt, but still achieve a nice light golden tan and as it feels so nourishing I have sometimes even used it in replacement to my normal daily moisturizer. It has a soft delicate fragrance, but make sure you keep it out of heat and direct sunlight, as it can go off quite quickly, you can usually tell this by the smell becoming slightly musty.

Directions: Pour 30ml sunscreen into your cupped palm then apply to body 30 minutes before exposure to sun then every 2 hours or after swimming.

Did you know:
‘SPF30 sunscreens do not offer twice the protection of SPF15... Applied properly, SPF15 filters out 93% of UVB rays, while SPF30 filters out 97%. Even the highest SPF100 only offers 99% protection against UVB rays. “It is far more important to apply sun lotions regularly and liberally.” Green People

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1 comment:

  1. As somebody with really sensitive skin I've always reacted badly to moisturisers and especially suncreams.. this is the first I have come across without petrochemicals. Thanks beauty preen!!!!xx