Shade™ All-Natural Sunscreen 15ml
Our Shade™ All-Natural Sunscreen is an effective, natural sun cream which literally does what it says on the tin.
Shade™ was conceived to take us back to a time when life was simple, the sum total of our personal care products boiled down to toothpaste, shaving cream, shampoo and a bit of mascara for mum and our exposure to dangerous chemicals through these products was limited.
Nowadays, there are too many dangerous chemicals that have found their way into mainstream sunscreens, and they in turn have found their way through our skin – into us! If we’re trying to avoid skin cancer, why would we use chemicals which are proven to cause it? That simply doesn’t make sense.
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 our skin naturally healthy whilst blocking rays that can burn and cause sun damage.
We Need the Sun!
There is no doubt that we need to protect our skin from the sun, but by the same token, we need some sun 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!
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0314/0525/files/wd-60s-retro-shape_small.gif?948Storage It’s a fact – Shade™ is made from ingredients that melt…which could be considered a design flaw, but in fact it’s not! Shade™ is meant to be cool. Keep at room temperature when not in use, keep it in a cool bag/box when out and about on hot days or at least out of direct sunlight. If you do allow it to melt (when exposed to temperatures above 64°c!) it can still be used, and will still be effective, but should ideally be put somewhere to cool and allowed to return to its solid state.
Ingredients Original Shade™ contains only 4 ingredients:
Unrefined Shea Butter
Butyrospermum Parkii butter
skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CoconoilTM Virgin Coconut Oil
Cocos Nucifera oil
perfuming, skin conditioning
Gold Seal Zinc Oxide
ZINC OXIDE 18%
skin protecting, UV absorber
Premium Pure Beeswax
emollient, emulsifying, perfuming
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 which is 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 at least 15min before exposure to the sun, and then reapply regularly at least every 2 – 3 hours or after exposure to water or after sweating.
Shelf Life Once opened, use Shade™ within 12 months, otherwise it has a shelf life of three years. We make small batches of Shade™ regularly each week to maximise life of the product from manufacture to customer.