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Octyl Methoxycinnamate

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It is a clear, liquid compound that absorbs UVB light and protects against burning rays. It has been safely tested, and extensively used, in cosmetics and sunscreens for decades.

We include it with butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, which protects the skin from UVA rays. This gives wide-ranging protection in our sun protection products. They shield the skin from the sun’s damaging effects.
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate and Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane in combination shield the skin from the damaging effects of the sun.

Different frequencies of ultraviolet (UV) light can cause different types of damage to our skin. UVB rays cause burning and the redness experienced from too much unprotected exposure to the sun. UVB encourages our skin to produce melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its natural colour. When skin begins to tan, it is a sign of damage and melanin is produced to protect skin.

UVA exposure penetrates the layers of the skin very deeply, contributing to the undesirable effects associated with aging. It causes deterioration of collagen and elastin fibres, causing the skin’s support to collapse from the inside. This leads to wrinkles on the surface of the skin. Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane protects against damaging UVA rays.

Sunshine revives our spirits and allows our bodies to produce vitamin D. Like anything else, however, sunshine must be enjoyed in moderation. Over exposure can lead to skin cancer and premature ageing. We use sunsceens with care and consideration in our products. They are combined with ingredients such as fresh Seaweed, Green Tea, Witch hazel and St John's Wort, and softening organic oils of Coconut, Starflower and Hibiscus Seed. Fresh Apple, Pineapple and Grapes gently revive. The skin is encouraged to respond to any damage caused by the sun with the help of these lovely ingredients.