Top Sunscreen Tips
SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure/guide of how well a product will protect skin from the sun’s UV rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn. The ultraviolet light (UVL) from the sun is grouped into two wavelengths: ultraviolet B (UVB), which are shorter, and ultraviolet A (UVA), which are longer.It's important to note that SPF predominantly protects you only against UVB rays. For UVA, you need a product labelled "broad spectrum". UVAs are responsible for collagen degeneration, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, sunspots and are also a key contributor when it comes to skin cancer. UVA rays can also penetrate glass and clouds which is why it’s important to wear SPF all year.
How Much Protection Do I Get Based on SPF?
SPF 6: Hydrates skin, while offering protection from 83% of harmful UV rays. Perfect for early morning, late afternoon or when you already have a tanning base.
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SPF 15:. Hydrates skin, while offering protection from 93% of harmful UV rays.
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SPF 30: Hydrates skin, while offering protection from 97% of harmful UV rays.
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SPF 50: Hydrates skin, while offering protection from 98% of harmful UV rays.
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After Sun: Helps in the relief & repair of dry skin, sunburn or over-exposure to the sun.
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The Most Important Step in Sun Care
The most important step is to reapply your SPF product frequently especially after swimming or heavy perspiration. It’s important to wear SPF protection all year, even on cloudy days as the sun’s rays can still penetrate clouds.
Types of Sunscreens
Physical vs Chemical . There are two main types of sunscreen, Physical (or inorganic) vs Chemical (or organic). The key difference is based on the active ingredients within the sunscreen. There’s also only a 5 to 10 percent difference in the way these ingredients work, as both types absorb UV rays.
Physical: There are only two inorganic sunscreen ingredients approved by the FDA: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Chemical: All the other active ingredients that aren’t zinc or titanium are considered chemical sunscreens ingredients. Chemical sunscreens absorb into your skin like lotion instead of forming a barrier on top of the skin. These active ingredients “cause a chemical reaction that converts the UV light into heat so that it can’t harm the skin.
COCOOIL Sunscreen: Our sunscreen is chemical based and includes organic cold-pressed coconut oil.
Should You Wear Sunscreen Indoors?
The answer? Absolutely. Even if you’re not spending the afternoon at the pool, you’re still guaranteed to come into contact with UV rays through the window or by peeking outside. Studies show that daily use of sunscreen can significantly lower your risk for skin cancer and aging skin (defined by wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots).
First Organic Coconut Oil + Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB Filters Covering All Skin Types
During a trip to Fafa Island in the Kingdom of Tonga in 2011, our founders had a vision of a luxury skincare and suncare range formulated with certified Fair Trade cold-pressed organic coconut oil.
We only use coconut oil produced sustainably in the Pacific Islands, supporting local communities and ensuring our ingredients are sourced ethically.
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