What does the SPF mean? Which UV rays are harmful? What is the difference between chemical and mineral filters?
Which Organic Series products do we recommend for sun protection skin care and how do they differ?
Sun protection is one of the most important steps of our skin care routine. Why? Because during sun exposure we can gain: unwanted skin redness, burns of various degrees, sun discoloration, and even a life-threatening melanoma – skin cancer. Without proper sun protection we expose our skin health. It is very important to use products with UV filters.
UVA = PERMANENT EXPOSURE
UVB = REDDENED SKIN
AS AN ORGANIC BRAND FOR OUR ORGANIC SERIES PRODUCTS, WE HAVE CHOSEN NATURAL MINERAL FILTERS FOR A NUMBER OF BENEFITS
Mineral (physical) filters. Their particles are so large that they do not penetrate deep into the epidermis, unlike chemical filters. Using a product with a physical filter on the surface of the skin creates an impermeable protective film. This is a layer, invisible to the eye, which prevents UV radiation from penetrating into the skin. The product applied to the skin acts as a shield. It reflects and/or disperses radiation. Their protective effect is not associated with chemical reactions but with the physical process of light reflection.
The group of mineral filters includes two compounds:
Titanium dioxide (INCI: Titanium Dioxide), zinc oxide (INCI: Zinc Oxide).
BOTH ARE CONSIDERED TO BE WIDE-SPECTRUM FILTERS, I.E. PROTECTING AGAINST BOTH UVA AND UVB RADIATION.
Protective creams based on physical filters have a number of advantages. Unlike chemical filters, they are very often recommended in case of skin hypersensitivity or tendencies to skin allergies. Therefore, products containing mineral filters are recommended even for the most sensitive skins, for allergy prone people and for children.
Mineral filters are stable, i.e. they do not lose their properties over time. In practice, when the product has not been rubbed off or washed away from the skin surface, there is no need to reapply the product. Of course, remember that it is best to apply mineral filter cream every 2 hours. Especially when we are most exposed to sunlight, when our skin is sweating. Or when we are just on the beach and feel like swimming in the sea.
It turns out that some chemical filters lead to the extinction of coral reefs. They impede the breeding capacity of the insects and also have a negative impact on fish and plankton. A small concentration of a given chemical filter in water is enough to cause damage. Some filters are also guilty of water oxidation, which interferes with the proper development of mussels. Therefore, chemical filters can be considered potentially dangerous and of course have many advantages. However, in this case mineral filters are much safer for our environment.
In addition to adequate sun protection, Organic Series products have a high content of active ingredients. Your skin will be moisturized, soothed, regenerated, protected from external factors and excessive dryness. Sun protection is the best anti-wrinkle prevention you can give your skin.
See our “ABC of daily skincare routine”. You will learn key information about the various stages and a diagram of daily care. How to take care of your skin in the morning? How to use the products in the evening? In what order to use them for best effects?
Organic Series Skincare Gift Sets
If you don’t know where to start, choose one of our Skincare Gift Sets. In each set you will find 3 basic products for a perfect and efficient start. When you feel that your skin is ready for more – try to introduce more of our products, such as exfoliators, masks and serums.
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