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Everything you need to know about SPF

Everyone loves a little fun in the sun - but no one likes a sunburn! Protect your skin and your little one’s with a few of our sun care tips. Here’s everything you need to know about SPF and how to apply your sunblock:

What to apply

If are you standing in front of a shelf full of brightly colored sun creams, then you will certainly look at the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) number. But what does that actually mean? No sunscreen offers 100% protection against the sun. A high factor offers better protection, but there is little difference between SPF 30 and 50. For example, SPF 30 protects 96.6% percent against UVA and UVB radiation and SPF 50 does so with 98% protection. When shopping for sunscreen, make sure you get at least SPF 30 and opt for mineral filters when possible because compared to sunscreens with chemical filters, these are faster absorbed, better for your skin, and more environmentally friendly.

How to apply

People who get sunburned usually don’t use enough sunscreen, don’t reapply it after being in the sun, or used an expired product. The average adult should use about 30 ml of sunscreen per application. For children, expect to use about half of this amount. Be sure to apply the sunscreen to all exposed areas of skin – particularly areas prone to scorching like the back, shoulders, face and ears – and reapply at least once every two hours.

When to apply

Singapore is very close to the equator. Rain or shine, morning or late afternoon, our skin is susceptible to the sun’s strong rays. To avoid sun damage, sunscreen should be applied daily, even if you’re not planning to go for a beach outing. On the days that you are planning to spend a little more time in the sun, be sure to apply sunscreen before you go outside! Always apply sunscreen to cool skin, not when you are in the sun and your pores are open and sweating as that may result in skin irritation or “heat rash”. Rather, apply your sunscreen in a cool shady place at least 15 minutes before sun exposure because it takes 15 minutes for sunscreen to be absorbed fully into the skin.

Our suncare products

SPF30 Protecting Sun Spray (New!)

Our newly launched sun spray designed in a convenient spray-on version for fidgety kids on the go! This sun spray protects nearly immediately after application. Made with mineral filters based on Titanium Dioxide, it is gentle on sensitive skin and environmentally friendly. Just spray and play!

SPF50 Protecting Sunscreen 

Our very first sun product and an award-winning fan favorite! This effective, non-greasy formula is made especially for the delicate and sensitive skin of babies and kids with natural protective ingredients such as shea butter and zinc oxide. Its mineral based, ultra hydrating formula with natural UV filters physically deflects the sun’s rays for optimal broad-spectrum protection. Winner of the prestigious Hague Innovator Award and The Green Parent Beauty Award.

Cooling After Sun

Sunburns happen. And when they do – we’ve got you covered. Key active ingredients like aloe vera and glycerin cool and calm skin that has been exposed to too much sun.

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