Simple As That Frequently Asked Questions

Date Posted:12 May 2019 


What is the % of zinc oxide in your sunscreens?

Both sunscreens, adult and baby sunscreen contain 210mg/g or 21% of zinc oxide as the active ingredient.

 

What is the difference between 2 sunscreen formulations?

Simple As That original natural sunscreen (adult sunscreen) contains red raspberry seed oil for its natural UVA and UVB protection. The children’s sunscreen has been formulated with chamomile oil instead, for its soothing and calming properties, making it perfect for children’s delicate skin.

 

At what age should you use the two sunscreens?

Both sunscreen formulations contain 100% natural ingredients making them suitable for all ages. For sensitive and/or delicate skin Simple As That recommend using the children’s sunscreen.

 

What's the difference between SPF30 and SPF50 and what does broad spectrum mean?

Most people are surprised to learn that SPF50 only offers marginally better protection than SPF30. SPF50 filters out 98% of UVB radiation, while SPF30 blocks out 96.7% of UVB. Simple As That sunscreen offers broad spectrum protection meaning that if filters both UVA and UVB rays. UVB is the principle cause of sunburn, but both UVA and UVB contribute to increased skin cancer risk.

 

Is your sunscreen reef safe?

Simple As That sunscreens do not contain any of the harmful ingredients killing coral reefs. Please avoid sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octinoxate and triclosan and help protect our oceans and marine life.

 

What is the fragrance in your sunscreens?

The fragrance used in Simple As Thta sunscreens is a vegetable based fragrance known as naticide. It has a vanilla and almond aroma and is approved for use in organic skincare by the ACO. It is a legal requirement that we list this ingredient as ‘fragrance’ which can be confusing (but we guarantee Simple As That fragrance is all natural).

 

Do you use nanoparticles in your Sunscreen?

Yes, Simple As That use nano zinc in their sunscreens to achieve a non greasy formulation that rubs in easily. We know there’s been a lot of bad press surrounding nanoparticles in sunscreens but we’re not sure why? Follow this link for the latest study on nanoparticle in sunscreens.

 

What is the difference between the two vapour rubs and what age can they be used from?

Simple As That two vapour rubs contain exactly the same ingredients. The only difference is the percentage of essential oils in the baby rub is half that of the adult rub. They recommend using the baby vapour rub from six months old to 6 years and the adult vapour rub from 6 years onwards. As with all new skincare products, we recommend doing a patch test first.

 

How to look after your moisturisers and vapour rubs?

Simple As That moisturiser and both vapour rubs contain a base of shea butter and coconut oil, without thickeners and stabilisers, so please be aware that coconut oil melts at temperatures above 24°C to become a clear liquid, and solidifies at temperatures below 24°C. Simple As That suggest that you keep the moisturisers and vapour rubs in a cool area but should you find any of the products slightly melted, just place them in the fridge or cool cupboard to re-solidify the product. Unlike other vegetable oils, coconut oil is very stable when heated, so should your product melt or liquefy, the purity and quality of your product will never be compromised. As Simple As That only use unrefined shea butter in their collection, some products may feel grainy but will melt into the skin upon application.

 

 



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