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WHAT'S WRONG WITH CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN?

Chemical sunscreens are extremely important, but they can be harmful to your health and the health of ecosystems. If you're reading this article, chances are you care about both...

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Natural Mineral Reef Safe Sunscreen | SPF25
Natural Mineral Reef Safe Sunscreen | SPF25
Natural Mineral Reef Safe Sunscreen | SPF25

Natural Mineral Reef Safe Sunscreen | SPF25

This is the perfect travel/pocket size 15ml tin for an on the go suncream. At an ideal SPF25, with only 4 ingredients to moisturise and protect skin from the broadest spectrum of damaging UVA and UVB rays, Shade has been developed to keep your skin naturally healthy whilst reflecting 96% of rays that can damage it – and threaten your health.

With only four, natural ingredients ... Shade have sourced and perfectly blended a combination of the most natural moisturising and sun-resistant ingredients they could find to make this highly effective sunscreen. 72% organic, unrefined and non-Nano, it's perfect for sensitive skin.

Not only is this suncream good for you, but it is also good for our planet, with non-nano zinc oxide being the only sun protection that is truly reef safe. If you'd like to learn more about why this suncream is our favourite check out our latest blog on What's wrong with chemical sunscreens?

Shade natural mineral suncream has won a gold award five years in a row!

  • 15ml Travel Tin
  • Non Toxic
  • Non Nano
  • SPF25
  • Plastic Free
  • Safe for the whole family
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • 100% natural
  • Full spectrum protection
  • Tested to EU standards
  • Not tested on animals

UVA Star Rating:

You may have seen the UVA star rating on a bottle of sunscreen bought in the UK. This is a percentage of how effective the sunscreen is against UVA related to its SPF rating, which only refers to the UVB protection. This star system is owned by Boots pharmacy, and that is why it isn't found on Shade. It does, however, bare the UVA in a circle logo which is the EU standard of at least 33%.

After conducting the SO24443:2012 test, Shade came in at 24.77, giving it a PA++++ meaning if it were able to show the star rating it would have 4 out of 5 stars or 80%, well above the EU recommendation.

Directions:

If it’s cold and quite firm, rub it vigorously with warm fingertips to make it softer, or scoop some out of the tin and warm it between your hands, then apply generously at least 15min before exposure to the sun, and then reapply regularly, particularly after exposure to water or after sweating.

36% Shea Butter: 100% natural, Soil Association certified organic unrefined Shea Butter. Known to be exceptionally good for your skin.

36% Coconut Oil: It has a natural, although low, SPF, as well as being an amazingly versatile oil. Coconoil Unrefined Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (also Soil Association certified) was chosen for the Shade formula.

18% Zinc Oxide: Widely acknowledged as offering the safest, broadest-spectrum sun protection possible, Shade use premium quality uncoated, non-Nano Zinc Oxide as their active ingredient. It also has a cooling, slightly astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial and protective action on the skin, making Shade a perfect aftersun also.

10% Beeswax: Completely non-toxic, beeswax locks in moisture, has excellent water-repellant properties and is a naturally nourishing moisturiser as well as being an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant. Only premium pure, unrefined beeswax is used in Shade.

State: Water

A quick google of the active ingredients found in chemical sunscreens will reveal that many of them are known to be carcinogenic, hormone disruptors or just plain toxic. Unsurprisingly, the same chemicals that are harmful to us are detrimental to our marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are known coral killers, causing bleaching, DNA alterations and hormone disruptions.

Check out our What's wrong with chemical sunscreens? to learn more!

 

Description

This is the perfect travel/pocket size 15ml tin for an on the go suncream. At an ideal SPF25, with only 4 ingredients to moisturise and protect skin from the broadest spectrum of damaging UVA and UVB rays, Shade has been developed to keep your skin naturally healthy whilst reflecting 96% of rays that can damage it – and threaten your health.

With only four, natural ingredients ... Shade have sourced and perfectly blended a combination of the most natural moisturising and sun-resistant ingredients they could find to make this highly effective sunscreen. 72% organic, unrefined and non-Nano, it's perfect for sensitive skin.

Not only is this suncream good for you, but it is also good for our planet, with non-nano zinc oxide being the only sun protection that is truly reef safe. If you'd like to learn more about why this suncream is our favourite check out our latest blog on What's wrong with chemical sunscreens?

Shade natural mineral suncream has won a gold award five years in a row!

Features

  • 15ml Travel Tin
  • Non Toxic
  • Non Nano
  • SPF25
  • Plastic Free
  • Safe for the whole family
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • 100% natural
  • Full spectrum protection
  • Tested to EU standards
  • Not tested on animals

UVA Star Rating:

You may have seen the UVA star rating on a bottle of sunscreen bought in the UK. This is a percentage of how effective the sunscreen is against UVA related to its SPF rating, which only refers to the UVB protection. This star system is owned by Boots pharmacy, and that is why it isn't found on Shade. It does, however, bare the UVA in a circle logo which is the EU standard of at least 33%.

After conducting the SO24443:2012 test, Shade came in at 24.77, giving it a PA++++ meaning if it were able to show the star rating it would have 4 out of 5 stars or 80%, well above the EU recommendation.

Directions:

If it’s cold and quite firm, rub it vigorously with warm fingertips to make it softer, or scoop some out of the tin and warm it between your hands, then apply generously at least 15min before exposure to the sun, and then reapply regularly, particularly after exposure to water or after sweating.

Ingredients

36% Shea Butter: 100% natural, Soil Association certified organic unrefined Shea Butter. Known to be exceptionally good for your skin.

36% Coconut Oil: It has a natural, although low, SPF, as well as being an amazingly versatile oil. Coconoil Unrefined Virgin Organic Coconut Oil (also Soil Association certified) was chosen for the Shade formula.

18% Zinc Oxide: Widely acknowledged as offering the safest, broadest-spectrum sun protection possible, Shade use premium quality uncoated, non-Nano Zinc Oxide as their active ingredient. It also has a cooling, slightly astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial and protective action on the skin, making Shade a perfect aftersun also.

10% Beeswax: Completely non-toxic, beeswax locks in moisture, has excellent water-repellant properties and is a naturally nourishing moisturiser as well as being an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal antioxidant. Only premium pure, unrefined beeswax is used in Shade.

Purchase Impact

State: Water

A quick google of the active ingredients found in chemical sunscreens will reveal that many of them are known to be carcinogenic, hormone disruptors or just plain toxic. Unsurprisingly, the same chemicals that are harmful to us are detrimental to our marine ecosystems, especially coral reefs. Oxybenzone and octinoxate are known coral killers, causing bleaching, DNA alterations and hormone disruptions.

Check out our What's wrong with chemical sunscreens? to learn more!

 

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