our guide to safe spf

Our Guide to Safe Sun

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a guide to safe spf

chemical sunscreens: absorb and break down the sun's rays. Are hormone disruptors and can cause skin allergies. physical sunscreens: act like article of clothing and deflect the suns rays. these have little to no health concerns and can slow the appearance of aging.

Two chemical sunscreens, oxybenzone and octinoxate, have been banned by Hawaii because they leach the coral of their nutrients and bleach them white, contributing to their premature death. At Aillea, we only carry reef-safe, physical block sunscreens that use non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

best for sport: natural moisturizing sunscreen spf 30 from suntegrity. a top pick by the ewg, suntegrity's sunscreen is made with 20% non-nano zinc oxide and has green tea, aloe vera, and cucumber to soothe and hydrate while providing spf 30.

best under makeup: pot of shade heliotropic spf 30 from kypris. this creamy face moisturizer with spf 30 leaves skin hydrated and smooth, making it a perfect base to use under makeup.

best for kids: natural moisturizing sunscreen spf 30 unscented from suntegrity. this unscented version of suntegrity's original sunscreen omits essentials oils making it perfect for babies, kids, and those sensitive to scent.

best makeup with spf: tinted moisturizer spf 20 from ilia. a sheer moisturizing base with light tint makes ilia's tinted moisturizer a perfect pick for everyday with an added bonus of spf 20.

best face active: natural moisturizing face sunscreen and primer spf 30 from suntegrity. whether you're hiking, climbing, or skiing this sunscreen stays put to help keep your skin protected through any activity all year long.

best face everyday: nutrient day cream spf 30 from josh rosebrook. a regenerating moisturizer and sunscreen all in one, this day cream heals, plumps, nourishes, and soothes skin all the while providing an spf of 30 with non-nano zinc oxide.

best lip with spf: tinted lip conditioner spf 15 from ilia. rich pigment, a creamy moisturizing formula, and spf 15 combine to create an everyday essential available in four beautiful shades.

best self tanner: natural self tanner from suntegrity. staying out of the sun? this self tanner uses dha from sugar-beets to provide a natural, bronzed glow while organic sweet almond oil, shea butter, coconut oil, and mango seed butter nourish and hydrate.

best after sun for face: rebound antioxidant renewal and boosting serum from suntegrity. combat uv damage and restore skin's natural radiance with this powerful cocktail of over 20 organic oils and botanicals.

best after sun for body: rescue and relief spray from cv skinlabs. a must-have! instantly soothe sunburns and promote fast healing to damaged skin with this aloe vera, ginger, turmeric, cucumber, water lily, and comfrey blend.



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I loved this post. I recently were talking about sun protection on my blog and everyone were sad they don’t have stores like AILLEA where they live (since you carry every brand I recommended). You guys have the best of the best on your shelves.

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