Solar I is a hydrating daily fluid designed as a broad-spectrum sunscreen (UVA + UVB) that protects the skin against photoaging. It has a high protection factor (SPF 30) and is intended for all skin types, including sensitive and reactive skin.
Solar I has the light and pleasant texture of a fluid. However, at the end of the day, it needs to be thoroughly removed since it is very good at clinging to the skin, thereby ensuring high and consistent photo protection. It does not leave a white residue, it absorbs quickly and leaves the skin feeling velvety and smooth.
Apart from protecting against UV radiation, the leading culprit for premature skin aging, Solar I nourishes and repairs the skin’s barrier function, smooths and softens the skin and protects it against external factors.
The most important role of Solar I is adequate sun protection so during formulation very specific photo stable (non-degradable) organic filters that protect from radiation belonging to the UVA, UVB, infrared (also emitted by electronic devices) and visible light spectrums were selected.
The second most important feature of the Solar I formulation is the fact that it does not contain filters that have been proven to have a disruptive effect on hormone levels. For that reason, five newest-generation filters were selected and working in synergy, they absorb, disperse and reflect UV rays.
UV protection profile:
- Tinosorb S: UVA and UVB filter, extremely effective even in low concentrations which enables excellent dermatological tolerance of the product
- Tinosorb M: UVA and UVB filter with excellent photo stability which at the same time acts as a physical filter or micro pigment (reflects and disperses) and absorbs UV rays; it also protects within the spectrum of visible light radiation
- Uvinul A Plus granular: the only photo stable organic UVA-I filter that covers the segment of long wave radiation while at the same time preventing the creation of free radicals which lead to premature photoaging of skin
- Uvinul T150: UVB filter with the highest rate of absorption of UV rays among available UVB filters, excellent at adhering to keratin in the skin which makes it waterproof
- Eusolex OS: acts as a complementary UVB filter, stabilises emulsions and has an anti-bacterial effect
Along with a combination of carefully selected anti-oxidants and reparatory ingredients (green tea, two forms of vitamin E, betaine and panthenol), Solar contains the maximum recommended dose of ectoine. Ectoine is an all-round amino acid ideal for regeneration of sensitive and dehydrated skin. In vivo tests have demonstrated the effects of ectoine as an extraordinary humectant which prevents UV induced skin damage at the cellular level, at the same time improving the skin’s elasticity, sturdiness and tonus and strengthening its barrier function.
Panthenol and betaine have a soothing and hygroscopic affect, binding moisture and preventing its evaporation from the skin, while a high percentage of green tea extract inhibits cellular damage caused by the effects of free radicals in the skin, especially in the case of inflammations such as acne on which green tea has an intense anti-inflammatory effect.
On normal to oily skin Solar I may be used alone as a hydrating product, while in the case of dry and very dry skin we recommend using Solar I as the last step in the skin care routine. Due to its gentle and light texture, Solar I is ideal for everyday use and is therefore intended primarily as a “city sunscreen”, for skin also exposed to other external stressors in addition to UV radiation (smog, air particles). If you are actively exposing yourself to the sun, perspiring, whipping yourself with a towel after swimming etc. you need to reapply your sunscreen regularly, evenly and in sufficient quantity.
If you are using Solar I in combination with other products, keep in mind that any SPF product always comes as the last step in the skincare routine. Before applying makeup it is necessary to wait a few minutes so that the product has the chance to completely settle on the skin (using makeup brushes and sponges immediately after application can cause moving the product around and so reducing the required photo protection).
AQUA, DIBUTYL ADIPATE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, GLYCERIN, METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO], BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, ECTOIN, BETAINE, ORYZA SATIVA STARCH, DIMETHICONE, UNDECANE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, PANTHENOL, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIDECANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, POLYSORBATE 80, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, ISOHEXADECANE, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, LACTIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL
Use during daytime as the last step in your skincare regimen. In the evening, make sure to melt it off with an oil-based cleanser (such as Atomic) before proceeding with the rest of your night-time routine.
UVINULA A PLUS GRANULAR
|ANTIOXIDANT / ANTI-AGING
CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
Do I need a sunscreen if I’m not sunbathing?
Sunbathing is intentional and prolonged exposure to UV rays. The goal is usually to get a tan. Even if you’re not intentionally sunbathing, chances are you are still exposed to high levels of UV irradiation through daily outdoor activities. If your longterm goal is to keep your skin healthy and young-looking, you will want to use a daily SPF product even if you are not planning a trip to the beach.
What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
UVA rays penetrate in the deeper layers of skin, causing the skin to photo-age prematurely whereas UVB rays primarily affect the uppermost layer of skin (epidermis) which causes skin darkening. Darkening and thickening of the stratum corneum are actually a defence mechanism of the skin. UVA rays create reactive oxygen species and indirectly damage the skin’s DNA. UVB is way more direct in its bad affect because our DNA itself absorbs the irradiation. Both types of UV rays are a known carcinogen. Irresponsible exposure to the sun can provoke skin cancer in some individuals.
What does SPF30 stand for? How much protection am I getting?
If you are applying efficient amounts of your SPF product, SPF30 means your sun protection is boosted 30 times. For example, if you were to get erythema (sunburn) after 10 minutes of non-protected sun exposure, with an appropriate amount of Solar I sun-induced erythema would occur after 300 minutes of UV-exposure. Please, keep in mind that people rarely apply adequate amounts of SPF, so if you are out in the sun during peek hours (11:00 - 16:00), and if you are swimming, sweating etc. - you should reapply your sunscreen regularly and generously.
Will Solar I clog my pores?
Oh, the dreaded pore-clogging. Solar I is formulated as 100% non-comedogenic fluid suitable for problematic and clog-prone skin. It should never be the sole reason for pore-clogging. However, layering Solar I with heavier skincare and makeup products, or perhaps not removing it effectively at night, could potentially lead to pore clogging. That is why we recommend using an oil-based cleanser like Atomic during your night-time routine. Sunscreen filters are designed to stick to the skin, making the product better at sun protection, but also difficult to completely wash off with water-based cleansers alone.
|PRODUCT TYPE||Hydrating and repairing daily fluid with high SPF 30 (UVA + UVB)|
|SKIN TYPES||All skin types|
|SPECIFICATION||Ectoine, green tea (5.3%), vitamin E, panthenol and betaine|
|SCENT AND TEXTURE||Fluid emulsion with neutral scent (no fragrance added)|
|PACKAGING||Opaque airless bottle, 50 ml|