Summers are soon going to hit New Zealand. While I’ve learned so much about sun protection after becoming a beauty blog editor, There are a lot of my friends and family members who challenge the UV rays using a proper sunblock.
What happens without a sunscreen – There is really no safe way to tan. When the skin feels direct sun exposure, You skin cries for help. let me put it into scientific terms – this means ultraviolet light is penetrating the epidermis causing the skin to react by producing melanin or tan. In your mind, a tan may give you that young, healthy glow, but over time it causes just the opposite: a change in skin texture, wrinkling, age spots etc
How does a sunscreen help – A good sunblock/sunscreen (however you name it) protects your skin by absorbing and/or reflecting UVA and UVB radiation. All sunblocks have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating. The SPF rating indicates how long a sunscreen remains effective on the skin. A user can determine how long their sunblock will be effective by multiplying the SPF factor by the length of time it takes for him or her to suffer a burn without sunscreen.
How to generally use a sunscreen / Should we reapply it – For instance, if you normally develop a sunburn in 10 minutes without wearing a sunscreen, a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 will protect you for 150 minutes (10 minutes multiplied by the SPF of 15). Although sunscreen use helps minimize sun damage, no sunscreen completely blocks all wavelengths of UV light. Wearing sun protective clothing and avoiding sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will also help protect your skin from overexposure and minimize sun damage.
Oasis Sun is NZ’s healthy family sunscreen for sensitive skin, face and body. Packed with extra ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E. Oasis Sun protects and moisturises the skin against wind, water and sunlight. Your new secret weapon against exposure.
- Suitable for face, body and all your assets
- Non greasy and non whitening
- Does not stain clothes
- Can be worn under makeup
- Suitable for vegans
Directions to use
-Don’t rub it in until it disappears. Instead, apply a generous layer to all exposed areas of skin at least 10-15 minutes before going outside
-Reapply every 2 hours, especially after swimming or excessive perspiration as Oasis Sun is not water resistant
-Keep away from the eye area
pure NZ water (aqua), zinc oxide (sunscreen agent), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamic (sunscreen agent), castor oil (ricinus communis), ceto stearyl alcohol (and) PEG100 stearate (emulsifier), glyceryl mono stearate (emulsifier), ceteareth 20 (solubilizer), organic jojoba oil (simondsia chinensis), soy lecithin (soybean emollient), dehydroacetic acid (and) benzyl alcohol (BioGro approved preservative), ceto stearyl alcohol (vegetable emulsifier), organic shea butter (butryospermum parkii), rosemary oleoresin (rosemarinus officinalis), vitamin E (DL alpha tocopherol acetate), disodium EDTA, citric acid
This product is suitable for vegans. Oasis is cruelty free
Free of parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sulphates, and nano-particles
My experience using these sunscreens from Oasis Beauty NZ
Oasis Sun SPF30+ was formulated by New Zealanders who are well aware of the importance of proper protection from the extremely harsh UV conditions in New Zealand.
While using a sunscreen is extremely important. Most of the ones I have used gave a white cast that I totally hate. Also, selecting a sunblock/sunscreen is very tricky.
The sunlight that reaches us is made up of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). Basically, UVA rays can age us and UVB rays can burn us. Overexposure to either can damage the skin.
I always recommend everyone to use a sunblock with UVA and UVB protection, a SPF rating of at least 30, in a form that is gentle enough for daily use.
It’s a great advantage that this Oasis SPF 30 Sunscreen comes with UVA & UVB protection and is suitable for both face and body. Now, there are two wow factors on why I like this sunscreen – Once rubbed in well it doesn’t leave you looking greasy and white.
it has a great consistency, very easy to blend in and apply too. There is no chemical smell to it and no white cast upon application. I have a sensitive facial skin and this one didn’t break me out. I applied this alone and under my makeup too. doesn’t feel sticky/heavy at all. It also contains certified organic jojoba oil, shea butter, lecithin and natural vitamin E to moisturize against wind, water and sunlight.
Overall, I am very impressed with this sunscreen. travel size is great to take it on the go. Non sticky, non greasy, easy to blend and apply, no irritation on skin, no white cast – I am very impressed!
-suits sensitive skin
-Cruelty free / suitable for vegans
-can be used for babies and children too
-Non greasy / non whitening
-Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
-Made in New Zealand
-Suitable for face and body
-SPF30 Very High Sun Protection
Oasis Sun SPF30 retails for NZD $17.50 (50ml) ; NZD $39.90 (250ml) & NZD $74.90 (500ml) ; Buy here; Oasis Sun is available at leading doctors and skin dermatologists, selected health stores and pharmacies nationwide and online at www.oasisbeauty.co.nz
** Product sent by brand PR. However my review is honest and unbiased as always