SPF: The Low Down and Products You Need This Summer


by Clean Beauty Co August 01, 2017

It’s safe to say we’ve had an incredibly good summer in the UK so far this year, with temperatures in June being the hottest on record for over 30 years and the heat wave looking to continue long into July and August, it’s been a novelty being able to spend so much time outside. But with great weather comes great SPF responsibility and unfortunately sun protection is not one of those things worth forgetting about. Time and time again, UVA and UVB rays have been directly linked to the ageing of your skin, so whilst your sunburn may lead to a tan eventually, it’ll also likely lead to permanent skin damage. Sucks right? The good news is that good SPF is now easy to do the natural way and there are plenty of great products that are both good for your skin and will help properly protect you.



When it comes to sunscreen, we always advise to opt for mineral sunscreens over chemical. Why you ask? Well, they actually work by using a combination of chemicals that, when mixed and activated, create a reaction that stops the skin from burning under UV rays. This process is often harsher on your skin (stripping you of your natural oils and general glow), AND they aren’t biodegradable meaning they aren’t too kind to our world either. Mineral sunscreens however work by physically blocking the UV rays from attacking your skin but don’t worry, they’re not like the thick white paste your mum used to slather on you which left you feeling sticky and looking like a ghost! We’ve rounded up the cream of the crop when it comes to high performance SPF - our favourite protective products that are light on your skin and perfect for everyday use (YES that means even on the cloudy days too):

BIOSOLIS SUBLIMATING SUN OIL SPRAY SPF 20

This sun oil steers clear from any synthetic chemical filters as it contains purely vegetable oils and minerals. With aloe vera gel and karanja oil this works to soothe and protect the skin whilst giving you a healthy, dewy finish. As an added bonus, you can spray it on your locks too!

Green People Suncream SPF15 & Accelerator 100ml
Perfect for the sun worshippers out there, this lotion contains Titanium Dioxide as your mineral and a super-ingredient Inositol, which is derived from the fruits of the Carob tree and apparently acts as a stimulant for the formation of melanin - meaning better tans allround.

JANE IREDALE DREAM TINT SPF15
This dream tint from Jane Iredale is literally the dream product - it reduces the look of pores and fine lines and improves your skin’s elasticity, all helping to reduce the signs of ageing. It can be used as a tinted moisturizer or primer AND is SPF 15  - what more could a girl want?

KYPRIS BODY ELIXIR - INFLORESCENCE
Whilst not being a standalone sunscreen, this body elixir is the perfect companion to your SPF products as it contains antioxidants which boosts the benefits of SPF. It promotes the production of collagen to help your skin look rejuvenated and the Sunflower, Moringa, Prickly Pear, & Tamanu seed oils nourishes your skin leaving it soothed and moisturised.

ANTIPODES IMMORTAL FACE AND BODY MOISTURISER SPF15
This is a great all-round moisturiser and perfect to use as a day cream, even on non-sunny days. It’s light, easily absorbed and includes raspberry oil and reishi mushroom – to soothe, nourish and hydrate - with added zinc to provide a mineral spf.




Clean Beauty Co
Clean Beauty Co

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Clean Beauty Co is a modern beauty brand, empowering people to take control of what they put on their skin. Founded by Elsie and Dominika in 2015, they believe in honest, transparent beauty that doesn’t compromise on quality. The pair are DIY beauty queens and regularly share beauty recipes, as well as holding beauty workshops in central London and selling a small range of their very best products. They released a DIY beauty book in January 2017. www.cleanbeautyco.com



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