Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25 – 40ml (£26.00)
I would certainly describe this product as more of a sun cream SPF than a regular moisturiser. The consistency of the cream is very thick and if applied in too greater amount, can result in a chalky residue on the skin. Having said that, other than the cosmetic appearance of the product, I found it to work very well at protecting my face from the sun.
It contains both UVA and UVB protection without using the commonly used chemical ingredients. The cream boasts 99% natural ingredients within the tube. The squeezy tube contains 40mls of product, which is dispensed from a small tube beneath the cap.
I tried this out whilst on holiday earlier this year and once I became used to applying the product, I soon became a fan, especially after being out in the sun all day and seeing my face had been well protected.
My tip is to apply a small amount onto clean fingers then rub onto the skin until fully absorbed. If you’re concerned about particularly sensitive or vulnerable areas, for example sun spots or broken capillaries, then apply a second layer for added sun protection.
As with all SPF products, you must select the correct level of SPF depending on your skin type. If in doubt, go up! The higher the SPF factor, the greater the protection. Always read the label and ensure your product protects you against both UVA and UVB rays. You’ll be surprised at how many popular supermarket brands contain little or none UVB protection.
Ingredients: Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco Caprylate, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2-dipolyhydroxystearate, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Cellulose, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract***, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Maltodextrin, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Leaf Extract, Bisabolol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Leaf Oil*, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil*, Boswellia Carterii (Frankincense) Gum Oil*, Agonis Fragrans (Fragonia) Leaf Oil*, Limonene**, Linalool**, Geranial**, Citral**
*natural pure essential oil **naturally occurring in essential oils ***certified organic ingredient