We Need the Sun!
There is no doubt that you need to protect your skin from intense sun which may cause skin cancers, but you need some sun to generate Vitamin D to help prevent other forms of cancer through insufficient Vitamin D. Exposing ourselves to the sun is the only way our bodies will make it for ourselves. Spending some sensible time in the sun, making use of hats, and light clothing is ideal, however, we can ensure to use Shade™ sun protection for the times we can’t avoid prolonged exposure.
Ingredients Original Shade™ contains only 4 ingredients:
- Unrefined Shea Butter Butyrospermum Parkii butter for skin conditioning, viscosity controlling.
- Coconoil™Virgin Coconut Oil*: perfuming, skin conditioning.
- Zinc Oxide 99.9% pharmaceutical grade highest purity available: skin protecting, UV absorber.
- 100% Pure Unrefined Natural Beeswax: emollient, emulsifying, perfuming.
Suitability Suitable for all skin types of all ages.
As Shade™ is an entirely natural product, you may find some tiny little specs within the product which are natural with unrefined beeswax or shea butter. The coconut oil is very well filtered but sometimes you may find naturally-occurring biproducts from the manufacturing process of the oil (tiny bits of the nut!)
Zinc’s clumping effect – you may see the cream turn from a smooth surface to a rather mottled looking if you don’t use it up quickly. Again, this is a natural occurrence as zinc oxide crystals attract one-another due to their polarity. If this occurs, simply rub the cream into your skin thoroughly as you apply it.
Application Apply generously. Works immediately. Reapply every 2 – 3 hours or after exposure to water or after sweating.
Shelf Life Once opened, use within 12 months, otherwise, shelf life of three years.
Testing: Sun Test – ISO24443 (2012) v1.0 In vitro. A Cosmetic Study to Determine the In-Vivo Sun Protection Factor of a Sunscreen Formulation – ISO 24444 (2010)