Protect + Clarify Daily Face Lotion
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Protect + Clarify Daily Face Lotion is a powerful anti-ageing moisturiser that calms, hydrates and protects to an SPF 15 level. Clémence Organics’ first sun-protective moisturiser is rich in zinc oxide that glides on invisibly to create a barrier against harsh UV rays. The added protective effects of carotenoid-rich Karanga Seed Oil and microalgal elements create multi-level sun protection that repairs and nourishes summer skin. Protect + Clarify Daily Face Lotion is ideal for those who spend most of their day in the office/indoors but are constantly being told they need some level of sun protection, even if they only spend 15-30 minutes in the sun.
- SPF15 non-visible (& non-nano) zinc oxide, Karanga seed oil and microalgal extracts provide natural protection from the sun
- Australian native Snowflower fights pigmentation and naturally brightens skin
- Biofermented hyaluronic acid supports collagen synthesis and reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Cold pressed rosehip, jojoba, and buriti oils increase skin elasticity and stimulate skin repair and renewal
- Premium essential oils, including rose otto, provide antiseptic and astringent properties, benefiting those that struggle with acne, inflammation and redness
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Why do you need sunshine?
Sunshine is vital for health and can boost mood. It also helps our bodies to produce vitamin D, a hormone essential for immune health and the function of many other systems in the body. In fact, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to a wide range of health disorders including cancer, autoimmune disease, depression and high blood pressure. Vitamin D is difficult to obtain through the diet and so vitamin D supplements are increasingly prescribed. However, vitamin D supplementation has been shown to be ineffective in a number of studies. The only other alternative for obtaining vitamin D is via the sun. But how can do I this without getting burnt or increasing my risk of skin cancer?
How does your skin deal with the sun?
For the most part, our skin is not designed to withstand long periods of time in the sun. When we do, our body creates melanin, a pigment which gives the skin its color and helps protect the skin from some forms of sun damage (think tanning and pigmentation). In a nutshell, the darker your natural skin tone, the more melanin your skin contains, the less likely you are to burn. When you do get sunburnt, DNA damage occurs in the skin cells. Under normal circumstances, a healthy body repairs this DNA damage and you’re none the wiser. However, under certain circumstances this DNA damage can lead to some types of skin cancer, particularly basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).
What level of protection do you need?
This all depends on how much time you’re planning on spending in the sun. SPF numbers can be misleading as there is not a massive difference between SPF 15 and SPF 50 when it comes to UVB rays:
- SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
- SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
- SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays
In my opinion, if you’re only spending a limited amount of time in the sun on any given day, SPF 15 is all you need. However, if you’re heading to the beach or off on a bushwalk, which means you’ll be spending hours in the sun, grab the SPF 30 or 50.
How do you get Vitamin D safely?
The Cancer Council states that “the best source of vitamin D is UVB radiation from the sun”. Their recommendation for maintaining adequate vitamin D levels is to spend a few minutes outdoors on most days of the week when the UV Index is 3 or above (such as during summer). Sun protection is recommended when spending extended periods of time outdoors, especially when the UV index is at its highest.
aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) juice* , zinc oxide, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, glyceryl isostearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, undecane, tridecane, oleyl oleate, cetearyl alcohol, rosa canina seed (rosehip) oil* , organic ethanol*, melaluca alternifolia (snowflower) extract, pongamia glabra seed oil (and) dunaliella salina extract (and) haematococcus pluvialis extract silica, xylitylglucoside, anhydroxylitol, xylitol, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate , glyceryl caprylate, xanthan gum, lecithin, sclerotium gum, pullulan, allantoin, hyaluronic acid, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil, citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil*, citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil*, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil*, canaga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil*, rosa damascena.miller (rose otto) oil* *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT
Apply a small amount to face, neck and décolletage after cleansing and toning skin. Can be applied on top of Repair Face Serum and under makeup.
Patch testing recommended before first use. Store sub 30°C