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Q&A: What is the SPF of your products?


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I was wondering if you know what the SPF level of your Mineral Makeup Foundation and other products? I have been using some of your products for a while (I love them!) but mainly in the evening/night or when I am indoors because of that. Thank you!



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Thanks for your question! Health Canada guidelines prevent us from exclusively claiming the SPF of our products without proper testing.

However, what I can tell you is that most of my products contain titanium dioxide which is a natural sun-blocking ingredient, as is zinc which is in a few my products. The other thing I can tell you is that titanium dioxide provides protection for UVB and UVA2. Zinc provides UVB, UVA2, plus UVA1.

Approximately 1% of either of these ingredients in a product roughly works out to 1.5 SPF.

For me personally, I feel comfortable with the protection that wearing Calendula & Oat Facial Moisturizer gives me on days where my UV exposure will be lower (like when I’m working inside all day and not sitting by a window in the direct sunlight). For medium exposure days, I got with Summer Shade Day Cream. However, when I’ll be outside (in the sun OR in the shade) or I’ll be sitting in the direct sunlight (exposure through driver or passenger side windows in vehicles count), I wear mineral sunscreen.

How to protect, and how much protection to use, in each situation is such a personal decision. I hope this at least helps you a little bit when making the decisions that are best for you. If you have any additional questions just let me know!

With Love & Radiance,

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