The mother of all skincare solutions
Hello sunshine, it's officially Spring! This means it’s the perfect time to chat about the importance of protecting your skin! First things first, we need to understand why skin protection is so important.
Protecting our skin from the sun
Why is it important?
Ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates the skin and damages its layers and underlying connective tissue, leading to the development of wrinkles and lines. This is especially true for the epidermis (aka top layer) of the skin, which is the thinnest of the three. In addition to regulating transepidermal water loss, the role of the epidermis is to help shield the body from heat and cold, pollution and UV light.
Sun exposure can also increase the risk of skin cancer, which is all too common in Australia.
What can we do?
Enter sunscreen, which works by preventing UV rays from penetrating the skin, thereby reducing the risk of sunburn and skin cancer. It also reduces the incidence of sun damage (e.g. pigmentation), discolouration and signs of premature aging.
How does sunscreen protect you?
Did you know that 90% of skin cancers can be attributed to sun damage? Meaning sun protection is not only essential to maintain a youthful appearance, but also for your long-term health and wellbeing. Broad-spectrum protection against UVB and UVA rays will reduce the risk of skin cancer. So whether you're slathering yourself up to pop down to the beach, or applying a layer under your makeup, your skin will thank you.
When it comes to choosing sunscreen, we are pretty picky about what we put on our skin. Why? Because our skin absorbs at least 60-80% of every single thing we apply onto it. So when we chat about sunscreen this month, you will hear us mention MOTHER SPF a lot, and here’s why:
- 100% naturally derived
- Certified Organic
- Sustainably Sourced
- No added water
- Reef safe formula
- No animal testing & vegan
- Made in Australia with 100% solar power
- Packaging is made from recycled materials
- 100% recyclable
The idea for MOTHER SPF was born out of necessity when Co-Founder Tandia Walsh's mother was diagnosed with cancer. An effort to help her mother reduce the number of toxic chemicals in her skincare whilst undergoing treatment lead her to discover the hidden nasties lurking in a lot of the mainstream SPF products.
After not being able to find an SPF suitable and a strong love for all things skin health and mother nature, she decided to look into making her own.
Mother SPF, a brand that aligns with who we are and shares our values gets a big high-five from us! They are also more than happy to stand with us in our mission to make an impact on the health of the planet.
How to remove SPF easily with Santé?
Just as it's important to remove your makeup at the end of the day, removing sunscreen is essential for healthy skin. Our Face and Body Cleansers are perfect for removing your daily SPF, unclogging pores and removing excess oil. They also work to wipe away bacteria that builds up throughout the day, especially when we sweat as the weather warms up.