RoKai Natural Suncream SPF25 - 15mlRegular price €6.99 Save €-6.99
The majority of sunscreens out there come in plastic bottles - #notgood - not to mention a bunch of nasty chemicals and ingredients.
RoKai Natural Sunscreen SPF25 contains a total of 4 ingredients: Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Beeswax and Zinc Oxide. Music to my ears!
o Tested to European ISO Standards for broad spectrum effectiveness (UVA & UVB) and SPF Verification
o Suitable for all skin types of all ages, does not irritate sensitive skin, can be used by people with skin allergies, is soothing, nourishing and moisturising
o No chemicals at all, no parabens, alcohol, lanolin, methylchloroisothiazolinine, methylisothiazolinone, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, phthalates, artificial perfumes, petrochemicals or colourants
o 100% natural and not tested on animals
o Non-Nano Zinc Oxide used which sits as a physical barrier to the sun, reflecting it from the skins surface. Zinc Oxide is the most effective broad spectrum sun protection you can get, yet it is also the safest
o Metal container, recyclable
36% Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: We know just how healthful this amazingly versatile oil is but what most don't know is that it also has a natural, although low, SPF.
36% Organic Unrefined Shea Butter: Known to be exceptionally good for your skin.
10% Unrefined Beeswax: Great at locking in moisture, has excellent water-repellent properties as well as being an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergenic.
18% Zinc Oxide: Widely acknowledged as offering the safest, broadest-spectrum sun protection possible, premium quality uncoated, non-Nano Zinc Oxide, which also has a cooling, slightly astringent, antiseptic, antibacterial and protective action on the skin, making Shade a perfect after sun too.
Like all sun cream we recommend avoiding the harshest of the sun's rays by staying in the shade between 11am-3pm.
RoKai sun cream requires regular application and isn't water resistant. It will leave your skin a little white, which is the zinc oxide active ingredient layer, so don't be afraid of this, as it indicates that your sunscreen has been applied correctly.
Once opened, use RoKai within 12 months, otherwise it has a shelf life of three years.
What is SPF25?
SPF25 means that it will take up to 25 times longer to burn when you use it than you would if you were to not use anything in the same environmental conditions.
Many people think that by simply reapplying frequently their sun cream (whichever brand) will allow them to stay in the sun for longer and longer. This is not the case, and is a common misconception.
SPF25 means that the protection is 96%, that also means that 4% of rays are still reaching the skin. If you feel you are beginning burn, it's your bodys warning to you that you have been exposed for too long, and the sensible approach is to cover up by wearing clothing or move out of the sun altogether. Applying more sunscreen only ensures you are still covered for the original 25x timeframe it does not extend the amount of time you can stay in the sun those 4% of rays are still doing their damage. It's important that you listen to your body and its signals.
Any sunscreen should be applied adequately, approximately one shot glass full of sunscreen per average adult body is considered appropriate for full coverage, a teaspoons worth for a face that seems a lot, but when you halve this amount and use less than required, you are actually square-rooting the SPF rendering an SPF25 for example into an SPF5!
There are factors which can make skin more vulnerable to the sun's rays, such as certain medications, and other factors such as reflective surfaces, for example water, snow (intensifies rays by and extra 80%!), even grass, and pavements have reflective properties, and altitude intensifies exposure also.