SPF25 natural sunscreen made from just four ingredients to moisturise and protect skin from the broadest spectrum of damaging UVA and UVB rays. Tested to European ISO standards.
Shade sunscreen has been developed to keep skin healthy while reflecting 96% of the rays that can damage it - and threaten your health. While keeping in the shade, wearing a hat and covering up are the best ways to protect your skin, shade sunscreen adds extra protection if you're going to be out in the sun for a while.
Suitable for all skin types and all ages, Shade sunscreen doesn't irritate sensitive skin and can be used by people with skin allergies. Its four ingredients - organic virgin coconut oil, organic unrefined shea butter, unrefined beeswax and non-nano cosmetic grade zinc oxide - make the cream soothing, nourishing and moisturising.
Non-nano zinc oxide is the ingredient that sits as a physical barrier to the sun, relecting it from the skin's surface. Zinc oxide is the most effective broad spectrum sun protection you can get, and it is also the safest.
Shade sunscreen comes in a 100ml or a 15ml mini tin.
Rub the cream between warm fingertips to soften (the surface may appear bobbly when cold - that's alright). Apply generously at least 15 minutes before going outside. You'll need a teaspoon for an adult face and about a shot glass full for an adult body. If it's really sunny, lay it on even thicker! Reapply every 2-3 hours, after swimming or sweating.
If your sunscreen leaves your skin with a white tinge, this is the non-nano zinc oxide sitting on your skin and reflecting the sun's rays.
You might want to apply Shade every day, even through winter, to protect against sun and wind damage. If you're going to do this, it can be worth applying your moisturiser before applying Shade to counteract the drying effect of zinc oxide. If you have oily skin, the zinc oxide can be beneficial for you in drying out excess oils.