I was wondering if you know what the SPF level of your Mineral Makeup Foundation and other products? I have been using some of your products for a while (I love them!), but mainly in the evening/night or when I am indoors because of that. Thank you!
Thanks for your question! Because of Health Canada’s guidelines, I can’t exclusively claim the SPF of my products without proper testing. HOWEVER, what I can tell you is that most of my products contain titanium dioxide which is a natural sun blocking ingredient (as is zinc which is in a few my products). The other thing I can tell you is that titanium dioxide provides protection for UVB and UVA2. Zinc provides UVB, UVA2, plus UVA1.
Approximately 1% of either of these ingredients in a product roughly works out to 1.5 SPF. My facial moisturizers have approximately 3-4% titanium dioxide and/or zinc. My loose mineral products have a lot more – closer to 15%. For me personally, I feel comfortable wearing my products outside during the day without sunscreen / sunblock / etc. as long as I’m not going to be in the direct sun for a long period of time. While I’m gardening I still only wear my facial moisturizers, but I also put on a big sun hat and work in the shade when I can.
How to protect, and how much protection to use, in each situation is such a personal decision. I hope this at least helps you a little bit when making the decisions that are best for you. If you have any additional questions just let me know!
With Love & Radiance,
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