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What you need to know about sun care

We all understand the importance of implementing a daily skin health ritual. But for the health of our skin, the most crucial part in any skin routine is actually the final step, sunscreen

Sunscreen absorbs and blocks the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching your skin. There are two types of UV radiation, UVB, which causes sunburn and skin cancer, and UVA which penetrates deeper into the skin and can cause premature wrinkling, dark spots and heighten the risk of some skin cancers. Ensure your sunscreen is labelled broad-spectrum, as this means it blocks against both

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin and refers to roughly how long it will take for a person’s skin to turn red

With its power to protect you from skin cancer, painful sunburn, and premature ageing, it’s vital we all find a sunscreen we are happy to wear daily, no matter the forecast

It’s important to note some generic sun blocks can include harmful synthetic ingredients. An ingredient like Oxybenzone is one to look out for, great at absorbing the sun’s rays, but unhealthy for our skin and the environment. Studies have found that when leaked into the water via sunscreen, Oxybenzone decreases corals’ defences against bleaching, damaging DNA and hurting development

That’s why Hunter Lab looked to develop a natural sunscreen, which is appropriate for sensitive skin, free from Oxybenzone and lightweight enough to wear daily

SPF50+ Facial Sunscreen is a broad spectrum natural sunscreen, protecting you from both UVA and UVB rays with the help of mother nature’s most safe and powerful sun protector – Zinc Oxide

Zinc Oxide has been used more recently in sun protection as an incredibly effective broad-spectrum reflective sun filter; it protects against UVA and UVB. Unlike chemical sun blocking ingredients, Zinc Oxide won’t release harmful free-radicals when it absorbs UV rays. Instead it absorbs UV and releases comparably harmless infrared, which dissipates as heat. People have been known to shy away from Zinc Oxide, worried it will be difficult to apply given its naturally thick consistency and white colour. However, SPF50+ Facial Sunscreen’s unique formulation is crafted with naturally derived ingredients, is lightweight, glides on with ease, is unseen, and is very comfortable to wear daily – especially under makeup

In addition to Zinc Oxide, SPF50+ Facial Sunscreen is carefully crafted with the perfect blend of natural ingredients to maximise your skin care. Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Beeswax and Coconut Oil will feed and nourish the skin, while the Zinc Oxide will block out the damaging UV rays, making it the crucial, final skincare step to protect and preserve your skin all year round

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