Let this light, quick-absorbing cream defend skin against everyday exposure to UV rays. Designed to be worn daily as your moisturizer or under makeup, this soothing, lightweight cream goes with you wherever your day takes you. The contained vegetable oils (almond, pistachio, olive), olive squalene and vanilla extract strengthen the skin’s natural protection, ensure water resistance, so you can have it with you wherever the day takes you.
- Blocking UVA / UVB.
- Contains probiotically active substances.
- Vegan and cruelty free.
- Also suitable for children (0+).
- Water resistant.
Why choose mineral sunscreen?
High levels of UV radiation all year round, especially in summer, are a strain on our skin and our bodies, and bring with them a number of risks – sunburns, prematurely ageing skin or skin cancer. That’s why it’s important to protect your skin every time you’re in the sun.
It’s just as important to know that the lotion you put on your own or your children’s skin doesn’t just disappear into thin air. It’s either absorbed into your body or washed off by swimming in water. That’s why it’s important to make sure that the lotion you use is completely safe for you (because it can be harmful to your health if absorbed through your skin) and for the environment (because it can affect aquatic life and the environment if washed off your skin and in the water).
For example, a chemical ingredient called oxybenzone is often found in most common sunscreens. Once absorbed through the skin into the body, this compound is able to cross the placenta and enter the mother’s breast milk. It can also interfere with the normal functioning of both men’s and women’s hormonal systems. In addition, this chemical is also irritating to people with sensitive skin or skin problems. And it also damages coral reefs, which is why it’s important that the lotion you choose to apply is safe.
What is a mineral protection filter in a cream?
Chemical sunscreens contain a number of ingredients that can cause health problems (e.g. oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, ja octinoxate). They are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream within hours of application. They are also able to stay in the bloodstream for up to seven days and can exceed safe levels for the body by up to 40 times.
Mineral sunscreens usually contain one of two natural minerals – zinc oxide or titanium dioxide – which are active ingredients that stay on the surface of the skin and protect it from UV rays by reflecting them away.
Zinc oxide is the better of the two minerals because it has a broader spectrum of protection – against both UVA and UVB rays. Titanium dioxide is not as effective at blocking UVA radiation.
Zinc oxide is a mineral that blocks the sun’s rays and protects your skin from their damaging effects. Zinc oxide is not absorbed through the skin, but stays on the surface of the skin and does all the work there. It also does not contain nanoparticles that could penetrate the skin and be absorbed into the bloodstream, like the ingredients in chemical sunscreens.