Why use sun protection?

We all know the “why not use sunblock” excuses. “No, I’m sitting in the shade” or “It makes my skin oily and greasy”. But deep down we all know better: UV rays are harmful. And we are going to keep saying it: USE sun protection EVERY day. 

Solar UV Index

As putting on sunblock is important in America and Europe, imagine how important it is here on Curacao. Solar UV Index show’s how strong the sun is, it ranges UV strengt from 0-12. The UV Index is a forecast of the amount of skin damaging UV radiation expected to reach the earth’s surface at the time when the sun is highest in the sky (around midday). The higher the UV Index, the greater the dose rate of skin damaging (and eye damaging) UV radiation. Consequently, the higher the UV Index, the smaller the time it takes before skin or eye damage occurs.

Europe is always around 4-7, America is around 3-8 and in some pleace 10-12. Curacao is álways a 12, which means the sun is álways going strong.

UVA Rays

The UVA rays are the main reason for our skin to age: it gives us fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. The more (unprotected) exposure to UVA, the more your skin will prematurely age.

UVA rays have the ability to pass through glass. So even when your in your car, or in a building behing glass, the UVA rays will reach your skin.

UVB Rays

UVB rays are the main reason for sunburns. These sunburns will appear a couple of hours after sunexposure. UVB rays can’t pass through glass. They damage the outermost layers of the skin and directly damage DNA.

Blue Light

Besides UVA and UVB rays, there is also “blue light”. Digital devices like computers, tablets, smartphones and laptops are also using blue light.

Sunlight is the biggest source of blue light to which we are exposed. However, digital devices are much closer to us than the sun. Because of the close exposure to this blue light, it is harmful to our skin. It’s even worse now we are spending more and more time on our digital devices.

Long-term blue light exposure to concentrated sources of blue light energy can cause skin damage, including color changes, inflammation, and weakening of the skin’s surface. Simply put, blue light promotes stressors in skin that cause photo-aging; that is aging from exposure to light.

Daily tinted moisturizer SPF 30
An unique moisturizer, sun protection and foundation in one. With a hint of color that subtle evens out skin tone and gives a healthy glow. Hydrate, protect and smooth your skin!

  • Protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB and Blue light.
  • Features 100% mineral filters.
  • Waterproof.
  • Free of oxybenzone, avobenzone, octocrylene, ecamsule, parabens and artificial fragrances.

Daily ultimate protection moisturizer SPF 50
A strong protector and moisturizer in one. Perfect for everyday wear or outdoor activities and high sun exposure. Protect and hydrate your skin!

  • Protection against broad-spectrum UVA/UVB and Blue light.
  • Formulated with EcoCert-organic zinc oxide and UV filters.
  • Covered for indoors, outdoors or in high sun exposure.
  • Features 100% mineral filters and waterproof.
  • Free of octinoxate and oxybenzone, parabens and artificial fragrances.

Daily matte moisturizer SPF 32
This oil-free, broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen delivers high sun protection in a mattifying, antioxidant-rich base that’s perfect for oily and acne-prone skin types. Micro-sponge technology absorbs surface oils and gives skin a flawless, shine-free finish. It doubles as a protective primer to create a healthy glow before makeup application.

  • Combination skin
  • Oily or acne-prone skin

In a climate where the sun shines 365 days a year, it is very important that we take good care of our skin and keep it in good condition. To protect the skin, the body must have enough antioxidants to protect our DNA. This ensures cell renewal and will reduce aging phenomena. Protect your skin from within! Laviesage has pure nutricosmetics with the organic quality mark.

  • Skin Protect: powerful antioxidants for the protection of all cells in the body. Among others: Vitamin C and E, Zinc and Selenium.
  • Skin Balance: nourishes the skin from the inside. Fish and krill oil.