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Raw Organic Raspberry CO2 extracted Seed Oil
Raw Organic Raspberry Seed Oil. CO2 extracted, premium food grade.

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100% Raw & Organic CO2 Extracted Raspberry Seed Oil in a Miron glass Bottle.

: £28.50


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What SPF is needed to be safe in the sun and how much Sunscreen should we use? (extract from my blog post- Useful facts to know about sun protection. For babies, children and adults.

There is a great deal of consumer confusion regarding the ‘SPF’ of ‘sunscreens. It is important to know that ‘SPF’ which means Sun Protection Factor relates only to protection from UV-B and NOT UV-A.

A Sunscreen is a physical shield that can only give a partial degree of protection from both UVA and UVB by scattering, reflecting or absorbing some of the Ultra Violet radiation we’re being exposed to. Sunscreens will never provide total protection and it can be dangerous to put our trust in only using Sunscreens. This is why the addition of other Sun Protection practices such as slowly increasing daily sun exposure, topical and dietary antioxidants, UV protective clothing and shade is so important.

The SPF number on ‘sunscreens’ is also misleading because the number given to the protection factor is not as important as the quality of the product along with other precautions taken such as the number of times a product is applied and the thickness the product is applied. For very fair skin 2 thick layers of a quality mineral sunscreen is needed to give protection and in general, a mineral sunscreen needs to contain between 20-30% Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide or a combination of the two.

A recent study showed that SPF 15 product when used properly, screens about 94% of UVB rays; an SPF 30 product screens 97% of UVB rays; and an SPF 45 product screens about 98% of rays. UVA will still be getting through so SPF numbers don’t mean we’re ‘protected’, although SPF 30 is the rating most sun care professionals agree on is the best one to use. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/sun/high-spf-

Remember. When you apply sunscreen it will also interfere with your skin's ability to synthesise Vitamin D so it's a good idea to make sure your skin gets a daily minimum amount of time in the sun between 10am and 4pm between April and September (UK latitude) without a sunscreen. This Vitamin D Calculator may be able to help.

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5 of 5 glowy look September 4, 2015
Reviewer: Pauline from Brooklyn, New York  
I only use oils on my face at night so I use this during the day as a sunscreen on my neck, decolletage and arms. I ride my bike to work every day and am quite exposed for about an hour and a half a day in the summer. I'm pretty dark and don't suffer from sunburn so I can't say how effective this is as an spf but I love the fact that it's all natural and especially  love the glowy look it gives my skin!

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