All natural sunscreen from Shade, completely natural and gentle on the environment and skin.
Handy size sunscreens are great for on the go or applying to the face as a top up.
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.
There is no doubt that we need to protect our skin from the sun, but by the same token, we need some sun to generate an essential nutrient which helps to prevent cancer – Vitamin D. Getting sun is the only way our bodies will make it for ourselves, so our advice is to spend some sensible time in the sun, make use of hats and light clothing BUT if you can’t avoid prolonged exposure, ensure you take your Shade with you!
- Any sunscreen should be applied adequately to ensure the full SPF is achieved. The general recommendation for absorbent, chemical sunscreen lotions is approximately one shot glass full per average adult body, half a teaspoon’s worth for a face. If you halve this amount and use less than required, you are actually square-rooting the SPF rendering an SPF25 for example into an SPF5; an SPF50 into SPF7!
- Shade™ is thicker than the average sunscreen lotion, and so it applies quite thickly, but don’t shy away from the ‘white cast’ as this is the zinc oxide active ingredient layer. If you apply it so thinly that this layer can’t be seen, then it means you are minimising the efficacy of the product. Many people are not aware of this, and unfortunately are more concerned about how they look than how they are using their sunscreen, but this is crucial if you are going to rely heavily on your sunscreen to protect you.
- Be aware there are other factors which can make skin more vulnerable to the sun’s rays, such as certain medications, and other factors such as reflective surfaces, for example water, snow (intensifies rays by and extra 80%!), even grass, and pavements have reflective properties, and altitude intensifies exposure also.