Does Your Moisturiser Contain This Essential Ingredient?

Let’s cut right to the point. Your day moisturiser needs to contain SPF, no ifs or buts. SPF is an essential ingredient – it’s the number one protector against skin damage and ageing.

But we know the mention of SPF in skincare and makeup can scare some of you off, because you don’t want that heavy, greasy feeling on your skin all day.

Well, we’ve got good news for you. Your SPF moisturiser doesn’t have to be heavy or greasy, and if you choose the right one for you, you won’t even know you have SPF on (but your skin will thank you for it!)

How Do I Choose A Sunscreen?

Choosing the right sunscreen for your skin is important, and a lot of you may have experienced a bit of trial and error in the past. It’s crucial to define what you want in a sunscreen. Do you want a lightweight formula? Or maybe a zinc-based or natural formula? Once you’ve made that decision, you will be able to define whether a physical or chemical sunscreen is right for you.

What’s The Difference Between Physical & Chemical Sunscreens?

If you’re looking for a natural, broad spectrum, or zinc-based sunscreen, opt for a physical formula. Or if lightweight, non-greasy and non-white cast sounds more appealing, a chemical sunscreen would be the best option. You can determine the difference between the two by their ingredients:

Chemical Ingredients:

avobenzone, oxybenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, octinoxate.

Physical Ingredients:

zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide

Physical

– Naturally broad spectrum

– Offers immediate protection

– Less likely to irritate sensitive skin

– Longer shelf life

– Can be very thick or greasy

– Not water or sweat-resistant

Chemical

– Lighter formula

– Easier to apply

– Only a small amount is needed

– More likely to be sweat/water resistant

– Less likely to cause a white cast

– Can irritate sensitive skin


 

Our Favourite Sunscreens:

 

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Chemical | Buy here

Skinstitut Age Defence SPF50+

Physical & Chemical | Buy here

Eco Tan Natural Sunscreen

Physical | Buy here

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