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Updated: Oct 23, 2019

Unknown to many is that any SPF in your makeup is not sufficient to protect you from the UV rays you are exposed to on a daily basis, and should never be used as your primary source of sun protection.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THE FACTS⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All products with sun protection are measured for SPF in the same way - by applying 2 mg/cm2 of sunscreen onto bare skin and seeing how much protection from UV rays this gives. Therefore, all SPF products must be applied in a similar way to how it is initially tested to actually get the level of protection which is stated on the bottle in SPF value. For the face, this equates to about ¼ teaspoon or a large almond size amount. Therefore makeup should never be a primary source of sun protection because it is very unlikely you will be applying enough foundation or concealer to get the SPF levels that is stated on the product. That means you might be unknowingly unprotected from the sun.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BEST PRACTICE⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The best way to get optimal levels of sun protection is to use a proper sunscreen on clean skin before you apply your make-up. Make sure to use enough of this (large almond size!) to stay protected. You can then apply your make-up directly over the top once it has dried. The SPF in the make-up will give you some secondary, back-up protection in case you have missed any areas in your initial sunscreen application. You can reapply you make-up throughout the day to top-up your protection levels. Of course, if you're in direct, strong sun, we recommend to reapply your primary sunscreen every couple of hours throughout the day.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make sure you’re protected year round.


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