Is it possible to help your skin remain young looking? We think the best way to keep your skin looking its best is to moisturise daily using creams that are high in antioxidants, maintain a healthy lifestyle without smoking, and to minimize sun exposure.
Hydrate and protect your skin with our non-greasy face cream formula. We use clear Zinc and Red Raspberry Seed Oil for natural sun protection and it won’t leave you looking white as a ghost after application. Using Zinc means the cream is a bit thicker than you may be used to, however, we find it spreads really easily too and sit well under makeup. Zinc acts as a physical barrier to UV rays rather than absorbing them like UV filters do. We urge you to do a little bit of a Google to learn more about UV filter chemicals so you can make a more informed choice about the sunscreen you choose to you, and why.
SPF 15 protects your skin from 94% of UV radiation and will provide protection for 4 hours for someone who would normally burn in 15 minutes. This hydrating moisturiser is perfect for every-day use. Apply cream to clean skin before sun exposure.
"The most important thing you can do for your skin is to avoid sun damage." - Virtually Everyone.
Tip: This is not water-resistant so make sure to reapply immediately after activity and swimming.
Do your sunscreen products contain nano particles?
Our sunscreens do contain nano-particles. Any clear Zinc on the market is now classed as ‘nano-particles’ BUT of different sizes. These have previously had a bad rap, however, the description of a nano-particle has since changed so they will not cause any harm. We use a standard Zinc Oxide with a median particle size of approximately .31 microns (this is 310 nanometres), with all particles between 0.25 microns and 0.35 microns. As a result, Zinc Oxide is nearly invisible when applied to the skin yet still offers both broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection. This means none is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Are your products reef friendly?
Absolutely! Our SPF products are proudly reef-friendly as we don’t use any of the synthetic ingredients that are known to damage and harm coral reefs.
How do antioxidants work?
Happy you asked! One part of ageing is caused by “free radical damage”. Free radicals are molecules that have become short of an electron. To become stable, free radicals seek out other molecules and can take an electron from them. This can cause cell damage leading to skin ageing, among other things. Supplying antioxidants to the skin helps mop up these pesky free radicals so they leave your cells alone. The difficult part is to ensure that the antioxidants get deep enough into the skin to function. That’s why we choose the ones we use as they are known to be able to penetrate into the skin and get to work.
What ingredients do you avoid when making a moisturiser?
There's lots of things you won't find in this cream (or any of our other products) because they were all formulated for family members and close friends. This includes Paraffin and Mineral Oil which derive from petroleum, but are commonly found in commercial moisturisers like Sorbolene. We don’t think putting the stuff that goes into our cars on our skin is the healthiest thing we can do.
We also don’t use any synthetic preservatives such as Parabens and Phenoxyethanol, although they're pretty common too, including with a few brands that claim to be natural (you know who you are!). We avoid a lot of other things too, way too many to list here. We also don't use any useless, trendy ingredients like stem cells from Swiss apples or super power jellyfish DNA, just natural, effective ingredients for healthy skin.
Aqua (H₂0’s Fancy Name), Zinc Oxide, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane (Olive), Coco-Caprylate (Coconute Based Conditioner), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Based Emulsifiers), Tocopheryl (Natural Vitamin E), Niacinamide, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt), Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba Gum (Guar Gum), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), P-Anisic Acid (Anise Derived Preservative), Caffeine, Potassium Sorbate, Hyaluronic Acid (Retains Moisture), Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-20 (Emulsifier), Ceteareth-12 (Emulsifier), Cetyl Palmitate (Emulsifier), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
We show all the ingredients on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you can see why we chose them and get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up-to-date list of ingredients.