Lovea Organic Sunscreens
As we’ve previously explained in The Green Beauty Bible, we’re not that keen on nanoparticles.
More research needs to be done, but there’s some suggestion that these tiny-teeny particles – often found in modern mineral-based suncare products – may, just may, build up in the liver. So we’d rather err on the side of caution.
But that gives us a dilemma – at least since Dr.Hauschka withdrew their fantastic sunscreen range. (Sob.) Personally, we don’t want to use chemical sunscreens, because they irritate our skins. (Jo, in particular, comes out in hives when her décolletage is slathered with common chemical sunscreens.) But with many mineral blocks containing nano-particles… Now do you understand the dilemma?
Bienvenue, then, to Lovea, France’s top-selling range of organic sunscreens, which do not feature nano-particles, even though they’re mineral-based and smooth beautifully into skin. We’re very taken with the textures, actually, which feature Tahitian monoi oil to leave skin silky. So in our beach-bags for summer 2012 you’ll find Lovea Anti-Ageing SPF50 Organic Face Cream and the SPF30 Natural Sunscreen Spray. (Though unlike many beauty editors, we do recommend a few minutes of sun before applying body sunscreen, in order to top up vitamin D levels.)
There’s also an SPF15 Spray, as well as sprays for kids featuring Disney characters (although we do slightly wish mothers didn’t have to enlist the help of Mickey and Donald to get their kids to stand still long enough to apply sunscreen). The whole lot’s Ecocert-certified organic, too.
We say: say ‘yes’ to no-nano.
(Or maybe ‘oui’, in this case.)