Walking down any isle in any pharmacy or supermarket that contains millions of different brightly coloured bottles which all carry a fairly hefty price tag can be somewhat of a daunting prospect. They all claim that they are the best and will stop the harmful suns rays from burning your skin or worse, your precious children’s skin and at the end of the day – which claims can you trust? They all serve the purpose of sun protection but what do you need to look for when choosing which sun cream will be right for you and/or your families needs?
The question you need to ask yourself is simple…. do you want a product which works for an hour or so and needs to be reapplied. So in other words, there is no falling asleep on the beach or extensive periods of swimming while enjoying your summer holiday and constantly needs to be interrupted by reapply sunscreen or do you want a product that you apply once and carry on doing your thing without having to excessively worry whether or not that you are getting burnt to a crisp? I know which one I prefer.
Last year, I was introduced to Solrx, a product that to me stood out miles beyond the rest. Every single sunscreen in the range proudly doesn’t contain any of the following products:
What’s NOT in Solrx Sunscreen products
Don’t You Want the Best for yourself?
All of our sunscreens are Titanium Free which, in some instances, have been known to be absorbed into the body through the skin.
Free of Nano-Particles which have been known to enter the body through your skin. (Nano-Particles are 1 billionth of something)
No Petrolatums or Mineral Oils. These have been known to dry out your skin.
100% PABA & PARABEN FREE & have NO PABA DERIVATIVES.
Oil Free, Water or Aloe Based, Non-Greasy Light Lotions that go on Clear.
Unscented and Non-Irritating to the skin. (Tested by AMA Laboratories, NY)
NO Animal Testing
Make-up can go over our products and Does Not sweat into eyes.
This is a huge bonus, but to me the complete selling point on the Solrx range is that once applied to the skin it is guaranteed to continue protecting the skin for 8 hours after before the need to reapply. Even if 8 hours is spent in the water or excessive sweating has occurred. Water proof and Sweat Proof…. Sounds good right? Well, this is due to the specialised Solrx formulas that results in virtually NO-WASH OFF of the product and that the product maintains 97 – 100% strength for the 8 hour duration.
The product I have been using (and loving) is the Extended Water Block SPF 44, 120ml sells for R225.00 or 60ml for R149.50. This sounds pricy, but you apply it once a day and wham bam you’re done – so its worth the investment as the product lasts for ages. Don’t settle. Also, other sunscreens are expensive too and you’ll use up to triple the amount in getting the full days protection.
My favourite’s packaging has had a face lift and will be available online only in 1 litre and 500ml.
The best news is that these products are all cruelty free and will really work in protecting your skin this summer or any season really. To view their full range, check it out here. Bonus, if you order online now and before 26 September 2014 you will get 10% off your order. Otherwise have a look at their range at your nearest Cape Union Mart to be converted to the Solrx way of sun protection!