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Face Cream with added sun protection
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This cream is not 100 % organic, due to the added zinc oxide for sun protection - all the other ingredients are organic.

The face cream moisturizes, protects and soothes the skin and has an estimated SPF of 10 - 15.


Ingredients (all organic, except zinc oxide): 

  • Shea butter

  • Sunflower oil

  • Coconut oil

  • Zinc oxide - non organic

  • Carrot seed oil

  • Hemp seed oil

  • Beeswax

  • Vitamin E

  • Lavender essential oil

  • Pomegranate seed oil

€12 for  50 ml

Who can use this?  It is suitable for all skin types.  Be aware that this SPF factor is not enough if you are sunbathing or spending lots of time in the sun.

(As always, do a patch test before applying it in case you have any allergies to any of the ingredients.)

What do the ingredients do?

Shea butter: Contains linoleic, palmitic, stearic, and oleic fatty acids - ingredients that balance oils on your skin. It also has vitamins A, E, and F, which promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth. Its high concentration of vitamins and fatty acids make it a great product for smoothing, soothing, and conditioning your skin and locking in moisture. Safe for all skin types, it is moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, and may help prevent acne, stretch marks, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles as well as help soothe conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Using shea butter on your skin gives you added sun protection – it contains an estimated SPF of 3 to 4.

Sunflower oil (H.annuus): Sunflower oil is hugely soothing and helps skin irritation — not just dry skin, but chronic acne and eczema as well. This oil has a comedogenic rating of 0, which means it doesn’t clog pores and it is said to have an SPF factor over 20. It exhibits antioxidant and photoprotective activities that are associated with the presence of tocopherols, flavonoids, and phenolic acids.  It is characterized by its high content in amino acids, tocopherols (namely α-tocopherol), flavonoids, phenolic acids and fatty acids. Several medicinal applications, such as antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory activities, and wound-healing properties are attributed to this oil. Naturally occurring α-tocopherol, or vitamin E, is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin that confers protection against free radical damage.  

Coconut oil: This is a moisturizing power. About 65% of coconut oil’s composition is medium-chain fatty acids like lauric acid and linoleic acid, which is why coconut oil is so beneficial to your skin. It soothes dry skin, helps treat mild wounds, hydrates skin and it can kill harmful microorganisms (effectively kill bacteria and fungi). It also has anti-inflammatory properties - which help reduce inflammation for many different types of skin disorders, including psoriasis, contact dermatitis, eczema and acne. Coconut oil also helps protect your skin from the sun - it has an estimated SFP factor of 7.

Zinc oxide (non-nano): Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the only two sunscreen ingredients categorized as safe and effective by the FDA in the States and the safest ingredients for our skin and the environment you can get when it comes to sun protection. In addition to offering protection against broad spectrum ultraviolet rays (UVA/UVB), zinc oxide helps lower skin inflammation associated with rashes, allergies or irritation; it provides protection from skin cancer/neoplasia (basal cell carcinoma), improves wound healing and prevents bacterial infections. It also aids the recovery of burns and damaged tissue, helps treat acne, lowers inflammatory dermatoses (including rosacea), keeps moisture locked in and prevents aging of the skin.

Zinc oxide can be nano (super small particles) or non-nano (bigger particles). When it comes to sun protection, the bigger the particle size the better. Why? Because of the way nanoparticles act on your skin. When you apply sunscreen with nano zinc oxide, the super-small particles can penetrate your skin cells and end up in your bloodstream (and even in your lungs). In addition, the coral reefs can also ingest these tiny particles when the sunscreen washes off in the ocean. This is why I use non-nano zinc oxide.

Carrot seed oil: This cold-pressed oil is extracted from the dried roots of the carrot (daucus carota sativa). It has a high content of beta-carotene (vitamin A), vitamins C and E and is rich in antioxidants (beta-carotene). It helps kill fungi and bacteria, acts as a natural anti-aging serum and rejuvenates and protects the skin. It’s especially beneficial on mature, dry, and rough/scaly skin. It contains some antioxidants that can help protect your skin against free radicals caused by sun exposure.

Hemp seed oil: Hemp seed oil is perfect for most skin types as it moisturizes without clogging your pores. It soothes the skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevents signs of aging from developing. It has unsaturated fats such as linoleic acid, γ-linolenic acid, and α-linolenic acid which help repair UV skin damage. Hemp seed oil contains several compounds with oil-reducing, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties that may help improve acne vulgaris and inflammatory skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.

This cold-pressed hemp seed oil is different from cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is an extract of the cannabis plant and utilizes hemp flowers and leaves for its production. Hemp seed oil is made from the hemp seed itself and usually doesn’t contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component.

Beeswax: Beeswax has been used topically on the skin since ancient Egyptian times. Thanks to its antibacterial agents, beeswax has a long history of being used for certain skin issues, such as: psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, boils, wounds, etc. It benefits by softening and lubricating skin, preventing water loss and providing a protective barrier to the skin. Furthermore, it has antiseptic properties, which may help protect the skin from pathogenic microorganisms and thanks to its vitamin A, it helps skin regenerate sooner after damage.


Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia): Triggers the production of three of your body’s most powerful antioxidants: glutathione (known as your body’s master antioxidant), catalase and superoxide dismutase. When cells are under stress, it’s glutathione that comes to the rescue. Lavender oil is also helpful for wound healing because it triggers protein synthesis, including collagen. It helps balance out moisture levels in your skin. It’s an anti-inflammatory that can reduce redness and a natural hydrator that can repair dry skin without making it too greasy. It also promotes better sleep and reduces anxiety. It has an SPF of about 5.

Vitamin E: It moisturizes the skin as well as being anti-inflammatory and a powerful antioxidant that may be effective at reducing UV damage in skin and help nourish and protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals.


Pomegranate seed oil (Punica Granatum): Pomegranate seed oil is rich in fatty acids including linoleic acid (29%) and oleic acid (10%), polyphenols, potassium as well as vitamins and minerals. It has a wide variety of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It helps improve skin elasticity, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and soothes sensitive and irritated skin.

The high concentration of natural antioxidants protects the skin from the danger posed by free radicals. Furthermore, it regulates sebum production and prevents the appearance of acne, as well as treats eczema, psoriasis and sunburn. It has moisturizing properties that help revitalize and rejuvenate the skin.



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