Shade Natural Sun Cream

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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 blocking rays that can burn and cause sun damage.

We Need the Sun!

There is no doubt that you need to protect your skin from the sun, but by the same token, you need somesun 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 we spend some sensible time in the sun, making use of hats and light clothing BUT if we can’t avoid prolonged exposure, we ensure we take our Shade™ with us!

Shade™ Facts

Testing:

Sun Test - ISO24443 (2012) v1.0 In vitro

A Cosmetic Study to Determine the In-Vivo Sun Protection Factor of a Sunscreen Formulation – ISO 24444 (2010)

Ingredients Original Shade™ contains only 4 ingredients:

Ingredient

INCI

Purpose

Unrefined Shea Butter*

Butyrospermum Parkii butter

 

skin conditioning, viscosity controlling

Coconoil™Virgin Coconut Oil*

Cocos Nucifera oil

 

perfuming, skin conditioning

Zinc Oxide 99.9% Pharmaceutical Grade Highest Purity Available

ZINC OXIDE

 

skin protecting, UV absorber

100% Pure Unrefined Natural Beeswax

Cera Alba

emollient, emulsifying, perfuming

*Certified Soil Association Organic Ingredients

Suitability Suitable for all skin types of all ages.

Shade™ is an entirely natural product and so you may find some tiny little specs in your Shade™ which have come naturally with the unrefined beeswax or shea butter. The coconut oil is very well filtered but we do sometimes find naturally-occuring biproducts of the manufacturing process of the oil in our supplies (i.e. tiny weeny bits of the nut!) Although we endeavour to remove as much as we can, this is a time-consuming task done by hand, and we cannot guarantee all 'impurities' will be removed.

Zinc Clumping Effect You may also see your cream turn from a smooth surface to a rather mottled looking surface if you don't use it up quickly. This again is a natural occurrence and is when zinc oxide crystals attract one-another because of their polarity, and hang out together in a 'clumping' effect. If this occurs, simply rub the cream into your skin really well when you apply it.

Application Apply generously. Works immediately. Reapply regularly at least every 2 - 3 hours or after exposure to water or after sweating. Please read our blog post, "A Word of Warning about Natural Sunscreens" to understand more about how SPF works and what 'adequate coverage' means.  

Shelf Life Once opened, use Shade™ within 12 months, otherwise it has a shelf life of three years.

 

      

Understanding Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 

SPF25 means that it will take up to 25 times longer to burn when you use it than you would if you were to not use anything in the same environmental conditions.

Many people think that by simply reapplying frequently their sun cream (whichever brand) will allow them to stay in the sun for longer and longer. This is not the case, and is a common misconception.

Also, SPF25 means that the protection is 96% - that also means that 4% of rays are still reaching the skin. Unlike many chemical sunscreens, Shade™ does not contain burn inhibitors which switch off the burning sensation. If you feel you are beginning burn, it's your body's warning to you that you have been exposed for too long, and the sensible approach is to cover up by wearing clothing or move out of the sun altogether. Applying more sunscreen only ensures you are still covered for the original 25x timeframe - it does not extend the amount of time you can stay in the sun - those 4% of rays are still doing their damage. It's important that you listen to your body and its signals - the danger of sunscreens that contain burn inhibitors is that the damage is still being done, but you just can't feel it - a bit like taking painkillers that mask the pain - ignoring the body's messages that there is a problem does not resolve the problem. 

 

For more information on Shade™ visit our dedicated website www.shadecream.com