Sunscreen is an important part of a complete sun protection strategy but most come in plastic bottles or squeezy tubes. Not only that but a lot of suncreams contain chemicals that are harmful to our reefs and marine wildlife. so I am pleased to stock Sintra Naturals plastic free and ocean friendly suncream solution where 10p of each sale will be donated to the marine conversation society.
The main ingredient in this sunscreen is zinc clear xp (non nano): ZinClear® is an Ecocert-approved, reef-safe zinc oxide product offering broad spectrum UV protection which is ideal for a wide range of applications. It enables formulation of very safe mineral-based sunscreens providing high SPF, high transparency and low whiteness on the skin.
Zinc oxide (non nano) is one of only 2 ingredients listed by the FDA as safe and effective for sunscreen, the other one being titanium dioxide. Zinc oxide sunscreens have a slight edge over titanium dioxide as titanium dioxide is effective at blocking UV-B and short-wave UV-A rays, but it is less effective than zinc dioxide at blocking long UV-A rays. Zinc oxide’s ability to block various types of rays makes it one of the most effective sun protection products on the market at preventing sun damage. This ingredient is also safe to coral and marine wildlife. The sunscreen also has added DNA protection active ingredient Antileukine 6 which is clinically proven to reduce the effects of sun exposure.
Clinically tested and concluded to be SPF 30 with broad spectrum coverage. In addition, this suncream has been tested as non-comedogenic, which means it will not clog pores.
How to use:
Choose a sunscreen that has an SPF of 30 or higher, and provides broad-spectrum coverage, which means it protects you from UVA and UVB rays. (Our VEGAN MINERAL SUNCREAM IS PERFECT)
Apply sunscreen before going outdoors. It takes approximately 15 minutes for your skin to absorb the sunscreen and protect you. If you wait until you are in the sun to apply sunscreen, your skin is unprotected and can burn.
Use enough sunscreen. Most adults need about 1 ounce — to fully cover their body. Rub the sunscreen thoroughly into your skin.
Apply sunscreen to all bare skin.
To remain protected when outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours, or immediately after swimming or sweating.
After care: In our quest to make the sunscreen the best protection, mineral sunscreens can be drying to skin. Wash thoroughly after a day in the sun and apply a moisturiser, facial balm or body butter to keep your skin supple.
Ingredients: Mangifera indica Seed Butter, Hydrogenated Jojoba oil, Zinc oxide (Non nano),Vitis Vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Rubus Idaeus Seed oil,Hemisqualane,Maranta Arundinacea- Arrowroot powder,Cetyl Alchohol,Caprylic/capric Triglyceride- Laminaria Ochroleuca extract.
Packaging: This sunscreen comes in a tin that is packaged in recycled cardboard with biodegradable inks and glue.
All our delivery packaging is also plastic-free so please reuse, recycle or compost where possible.