3 things you didn't know about sunscreen

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We're answering your most asked questions about sunscreen. Like many others, we swear to applying sunscreen daily - even on rainy days ☔

So why not just put it in our Face Cream? And how do you choose the best sunscreen for sensitive skin? Read on and get all your answers.

Can I use my sunscreen with my Nøie cream?

Yes! You can easily use your preferred sunscreen on top of your Nøie cream. As a rule of thumb, we recommend applying your Nøie cream and let it fully absorb, before applying sunscreen. It usually takes about 3-5 minutes for your skin to absorb your Nøie cream, but it varies with your cream’s consistency and your skin’s ability to absorb it. So do what feels right for your skin.

Why is there no SPF in your Face Cream?

We actually don’t believe that face cream and SPF should ever be mixed in the same formulation. 

Most people are not aware of the fact that your sunscreen is designed to create a protecting layer on your skin in order to block harmful UV rays. Hence, a sunscreen does not penetrate the layers of the skin, but stays on the outer layer. The opposite is true for a good face cream. The intention with a face cream is that it can supply moisture and active ingredients to all the layers of the skin.

Also, studies show that SPF in face creams provide a false security for the user. A face cream is not applied in the same way or as often as a sunscreen. Additionally, the moisturising ingredients may dilute the sunscreen, so a SPF 30 may only give the same protection as a SPF 20.

That’s why we’ve decided to separate face creams and sunscreen. In our opinion, that just makes the most sense. 

How do I find the best sunscreen for my sensitive skin?

Sunscreens and sensitive skin are not the easiest match. The cream can sting or irritate the skin - maybe those of you with other skin types have even experienced this, right? But if your skin is sensitive our best advice is to stay away from sunscreens containing alcohol.

Alcohol is often used in sunscreen to make the consistency lighter and preserve the product. But we recommend avoiding sunscreens with alcohol denat, isopropyl, ethanol or the like on the ingredient list. 

The fatty acid alcohols are on the other hand of no concern, even if your skin is sensitive. Look for Cetearyl, Stearyl and Cetyl alcohol on the label.

Do you have any other questions about sunscreen or skincare?

Let’s be honest: Finding the right skincare is like navigating in a jungle! But you can always contact us by email or on social media, if you have any questions. We would love to help you on your journey towards healthier skin.

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