EARTHS KITCHEN MORINGA & HARAKEKE SPF50+ SUNSCREEN
This beautiful sunscreen is crafted here in NZ, perfect for the whole family it's also been crafted to be kind on sensitive skin and is perfect for little ones too! This sunscreen is a hydrating and luxurious skinfood (no streaky or oily application here) that your skin will love.
Earth's Kitchen are proud to have created a world first in our sunscreen – BioGro's NATRUE certification means that 100% of Earth’s Kitchen sunscreen ingredients are certified natural and full of potent healing and protecting ingredients found in nature. So you can feel confident that this protection is far more than skin deep.
What’s the difference between natural and chemical sunscreen? And why should you choose natural sunscreen?
There are two forms of sunscreen available out there:
- Chemical sunscreen – the type most readily available, works by being absorbed by our skin and in turn, it absorbs and breaks down the UV rays that hit our skin.
- Mineral aka. natural sunscreen – is made of naturally occurring ingredients like zinc and titanium dioxides, blitzed into tiny particles, which sit on top of the skin and act like a shield, deflecting damage instead.
The ingredients in chemical sunscreens can cause sensitivity for some skins, but more alarmingly, its active ingredients such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate can be absorbed by the body and can be found in places sunscreen chemicals have no business being. In particular, oxybenzone is a known hormone disruptor and kills our coral reefs.
Mineral sunscreens are proven to be less likely to cause skin sensitivity or be absorbed into the body where they can do damage.
Are all mineral sunscreens good for you?
Not all natural sunscreens are created equally. While the active ingredients might still be zinc or titanium dioxide, it always pays to read the label and check that they aren’t mixed with other chemical nasties such as petrochemicals, sodium lauryl sulphates (SLS) or genetically modified ingredients. Your skin is your largest organ and what you put on it can be absorbed into the body. Just as you watch what you eat, it’s important to think about what goes into your body via your skin.
How often should I apply sunscreen?
Natural or mineral sunscreens are effective from the moment they’re applied to the skin, unlike chemical sunscreens, which require at least 20 minutes to become effective. This doesn’t mean you should set and forget though. We recommend reapplying our sunscreen every 2 hours during sun exposure and immediately after swimming, sweating excessively or rubbing against surfaces that may disrupt your sunscreen barrier (like wiping yourself with a towel). As always, try to minimise extended sun exposure, especially between 10am and 2pm, when the sun is at its strongest.