15ml - 100ml Tin
Please note- When you use a natural Mineral filter sun cream it is necessary to create layer on top of the skin to protect it, contrary to chemical UV filter which creates chemical UV barrier within the skin, this sun cream will leave a white tinge to your skin when applied, but this is necessary and washes off and wears off.
Suitable for all skin types including people with sensitive skin, Shade All Natural sunscreen also nourishes as well as protects. Shade natural sunscreen protects your skin from the broadest spectrum of UVB and UVA rays.
The shea butter is 100% natural, soil Association certified organic and unrefined, great for nourishing the skin.
The coconut oil is Coconoil™ unrefined virgin organic and soil Association certified, one of the most ethical suppliers the manufacturers could source, has a natural low SPF and is also great for keeping the skin healthy.
The Beeswax used is premium, pure and unrefined. Beeswax has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and germicidal antioxidant properties. It’s also great for locking in moisture and has water-repellant properties.
The zinc oxide used in Shade™ is a premium quality, uncoated non-nano zinc oxide. It offers the safest, broadest spectrum sun protection possible. It has slight astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial and active protective properties which make Shade™ a great after sun as well.
Does ShadeTM protect against UVA as well as UVB?
Shade™ offers broad spectrum protection, the SPF25 covers the UVB and the UVA emblem on the bottom label refers to the UVA protection.
The UVA Star rating system can no longer be used by sunscreen manufacturers such as ourselves other than the higher priced ones Boots itself sells and Boots own brands, as it is trademarked by Boots the Chemists, so we have been unable to use this test specifically to give it stars based on this testing system.
However the UVAPF Mean in the SO24443:2012 test conducted on Shade All-Natural Sunscreen (Unscented) came in at 24.77, giving it a PA++++ UVA grading, and if we were to be able to use the star system it would come out at 4/5 stars.
Stability testing, microbiology testing, broad spectrum sunscreen testing of effectiveness against UVA & UVB rays, and SPF validation tests. All tests conducted to EU standards by Alba Science of Edinburgh.
ISO24443 In vitro determination of UVA protection
ISO 24444 In vivo determination of the Sun Protection Factor (SPF)
Cosmetic Product Safety Data Analysis, conducted by Luciano Molinaro BSc Forensic Science & Investigative Analysis (Hons) (Kingston University), Forensic Chemistry and Trace Analysis, Analytical Methods in Forensic Science (Kingston University).
Accelerated Stability Test
ShadeTM is listed on the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP), as per EU requirements.
Currently plastic label.
How To Use
We always advise to be careful in the sun, especially at the hottest part of the day where the sun is also the strongest.
Please make sure to apply this sunscreen 15 minutes before going out into the sun.
Apply generously at least 15 minutes before exposure, then reapply often at especially after exposure to water and sweating.
Reapply every 20-25 minutes.
If you feel like your skin is burning or if it feels sore and looks red from sun burn, make sure to cover yourself up to protect your skin from further exposure to the sun.
Once opened use within 12 months, if not opened it has a shelf life of 3 years.
36% Shea butter 36% Coconut oil 10% beeswax 18% zinc oxide
Cosmetic Grade Aluminium Tin