MINERAL SUN PROTECTION
Enjoy the sun, naturally protected
The Lavera sun production offers 100% mineral-based light protection, that is why it is especially geared towards small children, persons with allergies and all those who want to do without chemical UV filters.
100% natural, mineral, sun protection, 100% free of synthetic UV filters, 100% NATRUE-certified
The lavera guarantee for mineral-based sun protection
The mineral-based sun protection from Lavera meets the guidelines for certified, controlled natural cosmetics. The products thus contain the following:
- 100% certified natural cosmetics with natural plant-based active substances and organic plant extracts or organic oils
- 100% developed and produced sustainably and eco-friendly from one source in Germany
- 100% free of synthetic preservatives, parabens and chemical UV filters
- 100% free of silicones, waxes and mineral oil
Already at a sun protection factor of 20, up to 95% of the UVB rays are shielded, without restricting vital skin functions such as the immune system or the formation of essential vitamin D. This applies not only to adult skin, but also to baby and children's skin.
NATURAL, MINERAL-BASED SUN PROTECTION FROM LAVERA
Already in 1990, lavera Naturkosmetik launched natural, mineral-based sun protection as one of the first mineral-based sunscreen products on the market. Since then, the brand has stood for longstanding expertise in mineral-based sun protection, for products with effective, skin-care formulas. The natural mineral-based sun protection from lavera is certified according to the strict criteria of NATRUE – for safe protection of your skin. The range is especially geared towards small children, persons with allergies and all those who want to do without chemical sunscreens.
HOW DOES MINERAL-BASED LIGHT PROTECTION WORK?
Mineral and chemical sunscreen filters work according to various modes of action Chemical sunscreen filters bond with skin lipids and convert the sunlight into heat, which is dissipated over the skin.
Natural minerals (such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) form a layer on the skin, reflecting incident UV rays the way a mirror reflects light. The natural sunscreen filters have an effect immediately upon applying them, and are not hormone-active. With the sunscreen from Lavera, the skin receives effective protection and care. With the skin-care formulas, even people with sensitive skin can have carefree enjoyment in the sun.
The 100% mineral-based light protection filter developed by Lavera is referred to by the experts as physical light protection. Our eye perceives the natural minerals, i.e. the pigments in the emulsion, through the light reflection on the skin as a white shimmer, i.e. the skin appears whiter and duller.
SUN PROTECTION FACTOR
The sun protection factor (SPF) indicates how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays. Each product lists the SPF as a numeric value, along with the corresponding protection class. According to recommendations by the EU Commission, with SPF 15, 93% of the UVB radiation is absorbed, a product with a sun protection factor 30 absorbs 97% of the UVB rays. Even sunscreen with a very high sun protection factor does not offer complete protection from UV rays.
Sun is good in moderation. Yet amid all its positive effects, exposure to the sun also has its flip side: Most of the damage sustained by the skin and also a significant share of skin ageing is attributable to the effects of sun exposure – so-called UVA and UVB rays. That why adequate protection against this radiation is essential.
Long-wave UVA rays (320 to 400 nanometres) penetrate much deeper into the skin and can trigger mutations in the skin layers. The consequence is premature skin ageing. In addition, UVA rays magnify the detrimental effects UVB rays and thus increase the risk of sunburn, right down to skin cancer.
Medium-wave UVB waves (290 to 320 nanometres) penetrate the top layer of skin, the epidermis, and damage the cells. They tan our skin and are also responsible for sunburn.
*Article from Lavera