Sunscreen Organic or Chemical?

Organic mineral sunscreen is the right choice to protect your skin from the sun. In addition, it is better for your skin, the sea and the coral. Very nice of course! But why is that so good?


What does sunscreen do?

You can use sunscreen to protect your skin against the UV light. By applying a good amount of sunscreen you can prevent you from burning. You can use two different types of sunscreen for this. There are traditional sun creams with chemical filters. And there is natural sun protection that reflects the UV rays like a mirror. The disadvantage of sunscreen creams that chemically filter UV rays is that they are the most harmful to the skin and the environment. The filters absorb the UV rays in the skin and break down there. That does not benefit you and the environment.

Why Organic Sun Protection?

Reflecting the UV-A and UV-B radiation is the best way to protect your skin. After all, it is not stored in your skin, but reflected away. Good organic sunscreen is made from the minerals Titanium oxide and Zinc oxide. These offer a broad protection against all UV radiation. The disadvantage of most is that they are often difficult to spread after application and leave a white haze. Fortunately this is no longer necessary!

Is Organic Sunscreen good for the Environment?

Not all natural sunscreen is good for the environment. Many still work with nanoparticles or parabens that not only draw in your skin, but also remain in the ocean. You should therefore also go for organic sunscreen based on natural ingredients. Preferably based on algae. This not only forms a natural protection for the skin, but also provides it. In addition, it is a natural product and therefore degrades well and is safe for the sea and coral.

Children also benefit from this because they have much more sensitive skin and their immune system is still fragile. By only applying them with natural products you protect them against the harmful effects of chemical filters.


How do you choose the protection factor of your sunscreen?

A sun protection factor (SPF) is assigned to a sunscreen. This protection factor indicates to what extent the sunscreen protects your skin from the sun. At a factor of 15 you can spend 15 times as long in the sun as without. Suppose that you normally burn after 10 minutes of sunbathing, then after smearing with a factor of 15, you only get red burn spots after 10×15 minutes.

Which factor you need depends on your skin type. People who turn brown quickly need a lower factor than people who are naturally reddish and white. It is sensible to anoint children with a factor of 30+ or factor ​​50 in any case. If you have skin type 1 (very light skin), you can also use that factor. For skin type 2 it is advisable to apply a factor of 20 – 30+. If you have skin type 3 or 4, you only need a sunscreen with a maximum of 15. Furthermore, it is good to pay attention to the fat content in sunscreen creams. People with dry skin are better off opting for oily creams than people with oily skin or an aptitude for acne.

 Applying sunscreen: how should I use it?

A sunscreen only works well if you have applied it correctly. And here it often goes wrong. Many people apply the cream too thinly to the skin or spots such as the ears and knees are skipped. You can use the special sunscreen stick for this. But there are also more useful tips for applying sunscreen:

  • Apply sufficient sunscreen on your skin. In general, optimum protection is achieved if 2 milligrams of cream are applied per square centimeter of skin.
  • With traditional sunscreen with chemical filters you have to apply thirty minutes before you go into the sun, so that the cream can absorb well. With good biological sun protection, the sunscreen works immediately after application.
  • Repeat the lubrication regularly. Re-lubricate at least every two hours and immediately re-apply when you come out of the water. After all, the sunscreen loses some of its effect, even though it is water-resistant.
  • Make sure that all parts of your skin that come into contact with the sun are rubbed. So also your ears, feet, knees and hands. Also don’t forget to rub your lips!
  • Also apply if you are in shade. Sun rays can also come through the parasol and the leaves.

Which Organic Sunscreen should I take now?

We offer Algamaris, from Laboratoires de Biarritz. This is the first mineral organic sunscreen made from natural ingredients. Thanks to the active ingredient Alga-gorria®, your skin is not only protected, but also cared for. Mineral sunburn reflects the UV-A and UV-B rays of your body.

The biological sunscreen from Laboratoires de Biarritz also contains no paraffin, parabens, synthetic substances or perfumes. This makes the sunscreen cream also hypoallergenic and excellent for young children. It also spreads easily and leaves no white haze behind!

The sunscreen from Laboratoires de Biarritz is biologically certified, completely vegan, and free of nano particles. As a result, Laboratoires de Biarritz is not harmful to the sea and coral. In short, spread yourself well with peace of mind.

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