Our sunscreen – Naturally into the sun.
Soon it will be that time again. The first rays of sunshine are making their way through the cloud front: time to get the deck chair, which has spent the last few months hidden behind the bike and garden furniture, out of the shed and fill up on a good portion of vitamin D.
If you have a fairer skin type, you may be familiar with the fact that prolonged exposure to the sun can cause isolated areas of your body to turn red – the first sunburn.
So to counteract this, it is helpful to protect yourself from the UV rays by regularly applying a suitable sunscreen. Although the rays also provide a tanned complexion, they can also cause damage to health and, in the worst case, cause skin cancer.
In this blog post, we want to introduce you to our sunscreen or better Suntan Cream.
What ingredients it is composed of, how it is applied and why we rely on coral-friendly filters, all this you shall learn in the coming lines.
Our new mineral Suntan Cream has an advanced formulation that combines pleasure, safety and nature, offering your skin a high level of protection through its SPF 30. But what does this SPF actually mean to you?
Have you ever noticed that you can only stay in the sun for a certain amount of time before your skin starts to redden? This is then your so-called “self-protection time”.
And what exactly does factor 30 have to do with it? Quite simple: If you take this “self-protection time” of your skin and multiply it by the factor 30, you come to the duration in which you can stay in the sun without burning your skin.
Although UV rays also give you a tanned skin and vitamin D production is promoted by UVB radiation, they also pose a risk of skin cancer in high doses. UVB rays are generally more responsible for sunburn. UVA rays can also cause sunburn, although less frequently, and can also cause premature aging of the skin and allergies. Therefore, our sunscreen contains filters (physical, not chemical) that form a barrier on the skin to protect it from UVA and UVB rays. The filters are also of good water resistance.
Mineral filters are characterized by their high tolerance on the skin, but can promote whitening. Therefore, the real strength of our sunscreen lies in its great spreadability, which allows you to experience the sun safely, but also very pleasantly and practically, with a pleasant scent – without whitening.
Sunscreens could pose a threat to corals. Especially the ingredient “Oxybenzone,” is controversial, which is why we do not use it at all.
The composition of our Suntan Cream therefore contains a novel filter package with coral-friendly filters, for the preservation of coral reefs.
The formula of our sun cream is enhanced by organic aloe vera. With its numerous properties, it helps to produce healthy-looking skin even after the stress of sun exposure. We also avoid the use of nanoparticles in our sunscreen and use the mild ingredient zinc oxides (mineral), which is characterized by its nourishing character on the skin.
For reliable protection against sunburn, you should apply the cream generously to dry skin before sun exposure and let it absorb. Protective performance is minimized by applying too little. Repeat application regularly, especially after bathing, sports activities and in case of increased perspiration.
BFS – Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (www.bfs.de) – “What is UV radiation?”, “Why protection against UV radiation?”, “Protective reaction of the skin”, “UV protection by sunscreen”.
Netdoctor (www.netdoktor.at) – “UV radiation: what does UVA and UVB mean?”
Cancer Information Service (www.krebsinformationsdienst.de) – “UV radiation: basics explained”
Utopia (www.utopia.de) – “Oxybenzone: This is why the substance in sunscreens is dangerous”
Want to learn more about UV radiation? On the website of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BFS) you will find further information.