Since time immemorial, when man and beast have sought respite from the sun, they have sought shade.
We Need the Sun!
There is no doubt that you need to protect your skin from the sun, but by the same token, you need some sun to generate an essential nutrient which helps to prevent cancer - Vitamin D. Getting sun is the only way our bodies will make it for ourselves, so we spend some sensible time in the sun, making use of hats and light clothing BUT if we can’t avoid prolonged exposure, we ensure we take our Shade™ with us!
Sun Test - ISO24443 (2012) v1.0 In vitro
A Cosmetic Study to Determine the In-Vivo Sun Protection Factor of a Sunscreen Formulation – ISO 24444 (2010)
Ingredients Original Shade™ contains only 4 ingredients:
Unrefined Organic Shea Butter*, Coconoil™ Virgin Unrefined Organic Coconut Oil*, Non-Nano Zinc Oxide (18%), 100% Pure Unrefined Natural Beeswax
*Certified Soil Association Organic Ingredients
Suitable for all skin types of all ages.
Shade™ is an entirely natural product and so you may find some tiny little specs in your Shade™ which have come naturally with the unrefined beeswax, coconut oil or shea butter.
Is your Shade™ 'grainy'? Not a problem! Your sunscreen may turn from a smooth consistency to a rather grainy one if you don't use it up quickly. This is a natural occurrence. If this happens to you simply place the entire tin on a plate over a boiling pan of water (a bain marie) and stir it with a bamboo kebab stick or similar implement when it softens until it is the smooth consistency you started with. Leave it to cool. This will not affect the efficacy of the sunscreen.
Application Apply generously. Works immediately. Reapply regularly at least every 2 - 3 hours or after exposure to water or after sweating. Please read our blog post, "A Word of Warning about Natural Sunscreens" to understand more about how SPF works and what 'adequate coverage' means.
Shelf Life Once opened, use Shade™ within 12 months, otherwise it has a shelf life of three years.
For more information on Shade™ visit our dedicated website www.shadecream.com