Monday, 25 March 2013

Green Beaver Daily Face Cream SPF 15

Natural Sunscreen for everyday wear.

I have a confession to make: I've just started wearing sunscreen daily.  That Baz Luhrmann song's  'scientific advice' went right over my spot-free complexion back in '99, and living on the east coast, I assumed it just didn't apply.  I was of the mind that it was okay to wear sunscreen only on days when I was going out into the direct hot sun, like on a Cuban vacation, or on a 37°C day at Trinity Bellwoods.  Now that I am 30, my skin is changing (ageing) before my eyes, and a few new freckles have made the sunscreen mantra mine.  I've jumped on the bandwagon and urge you to wear sunscreen - every day - inside or outside.  While you're at it, find a natural one like Green Beaver's Daily Face Cream SPF 15.  A favourite of editors and natural sunscreen lovers, it's wearable under makeup, because it's non greasy, and it's also Canadian-made.  It's my new daily go-to, and rain or shine, I'm protecting the clear skin I have now, because like Baz reminds us, we won't understand the power and beauty of our youth until they have faded.

Available at Good Roots ($19.99).

Active Ingredients: zinc oxide 11% 
Other Ingredients: aqua (water), caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl isostearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) water*, dicaprylyl carbonate, coco-glucoside, coconut alcohol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, glycerin, hydrolyzed corn starch, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, cetearyl alcohol, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil*, gluconolactone, sodium stearoyl glutamate, d-alpha tocopheryl acetate, xanthan gum, sclerotium gum, sodium benzoate.  *ingredients from organic farming

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