Everything you need to know about sun care
Sunscreen is an important skincare product to be worn daily, especially when in warmer climates. It defends the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays by forming a protective barrier.
However, it isn’t just for those sunny days outside. UVA rays can penetrate your windows, plus blue light from your screens may cause skin damage—so make sure to wear SPF on cloudy days, rainy days, and the days when you’re staying indoors.
SPF stands for “sun protection factor,” and it’s how we measure the protection from the sun’s UVB rays. For example, SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 blocks 97%, and SPF 50 blocks 98%. Experts recommend staying between 30 and 50 SPF—it’s sufficient protection without feeling a false sense of complete sun protection with an option over 50.
Sun exposure damages the skin and can worsen signs of ageing, with regular use of sunscreen can help keep your skin looking younger for longer!
What ingredients can I use to meet this trend?
Texique HE10 is a 62% natural high performance thickener, with multi-functional properties for personal care applications including SPFs. Providing thickening, stabilising, emulsifying and texturising properties, this is the perfect product for your formulations.
Here you can follow our SPF cream formulation sheet, to create your very own sun protection designed to protect and moisturise skin using our Personal Care products.
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