Summer can be a difficult time for those with sensitive skin. Too much sunshine can be harmful, but applying sunscreen with synthetic chemicals can result in skin reactions. It’s a catch-22 situation! Fortunately, bio-clinical skincare brand, Esse, has formulated a mineral-based sunscreen which is ideally suited to sensitive skin types.
Why do you suffer from skin sensitivity?
The rise of industrial beauty over the last century has actually harmed rather than helped our skin. Chemical-laden products strip skin of its healthy microbiome, leaving us exposed to pathogens. This has resulted in a rise of skin conditions including enhanced skin sensitivity – something that doesn’t exist in rural and hunter gatherer communities.
Why is Esse’s natural sun protection beneficial?
Address skin sensitivity by rewilding with organic, natural products that put the microbiome first. Here’s why Esse is proving to be the best choice in sun protection for sensitive skin.
1. It’s free of harmful triggers
Esse Sunscreen is free from all synthetic chemical ingredients and fragrances. It’s entirely mineral-based, requiring only mild preservatives, with all-natural, certified-organic ingredients.
2. It’s been extensively tested
The product spent a long time in a laboratory and underwent sensitivity trials on 50 volunteers to prove it to be perfect for sensitive skins. The test results showed that not one volunteer had any adverse reaction to Esse Sunscreen, even after the skin had been tape-stripped 10 times.
3. It’s effective protection
Esse Sunscreen’s effective ingredient is wax-coated zinc oxide, which contains zero nano particles, is near-transparent on application, and offers SPF30 protection, blocking out UVA and UVB rays. It also supports your skin with antioxidants supplied by Myrothamnus, Rooibos and Olive Leaf Extract, which mop up any free radicals generated by sun exposure.
4. It’s microbiome-friendly
Your microbiome consists of microbes that work with your skin cells to create a delicate balance that keeps your skin protected and healthy. This microbiome is susceptible to skincare products, but Esse Sunscreen actually works to support your natural microbiome.
5. It’s environmentally-friendly
One of the most common ingredients in sunscreen is oxybenzone, a substance that is devastating to coral reefs and ocean wildlife. In fact, just one drop of oxybenzone is capable of causing toxicity in a water volume equating to 6.5 Olympic-sized swimming pools. An estimated 14 000 tons of sunscreen is deposited in oceans annually. Esse Sunscreen uses no oxybenzone, and is certified organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and plastic- and carbon neutral. Better for you, better for the environment.
6. It suits active people
Esse Sunscreen absorbs easily, is long-lasting and doesn’t hurt the eyes, making it the perfect sunscreen for those who like to keep fit and active outdoors.
Find out more about Esse Sunscreen and the rest of Esse’s organic and microbiome-oriented skincare range.