Biological & Physical Sunscreen Balm
Zen Solaire is the world’s first truly organic sunscreen. This balm contains the ideal balance between biological and physical sunscreen filters to effectively protect the skin from sunburn (UVB rays) as well as premature skin aging (UVA rays).
The European Commission states that an SPF of 15 – 25 is sufficient to protect the skin from UV damage. Most sunscreen formulas contain only a very small amount of plant ingredients (5-10%). Therefore, some sources recommend higher SPFs (30+) in order to compensate for the lack of photoprotective nutrients.
The Zen Solaire balm SPF 20 contains 88% of photoprotective plants, which are elaborated raw at temperatures below 40ºC to preserve all nutrients. This unique concentration boosts the self defence mechanisms of the skin, allowing it to effectively fight free radicals caused by UV radiation. Over time, it also increases the self protection of the skin, a factor which is not measured by current SPF tests.
The ideal amount of natural minerals (12%) in the formula allows the synthesis of vitamin D, which is essential for an even skin pigmentation. High SPF products interfere with vitamin D synthesis, which can lead to hyperpigmentation.
3 ml – 30 ml –100 ml
Zen Solaire is an organic sunscreen that only contains cold-pressed beneficial fats and plant extracts that are instantly absorbed by the skin, enabling it to combat free radicals during the entire day. The ideal dose of uncoated minerals stays on the skin surface, scattering and reflecting sun radiation while allowing the skin to breathe and synthesise vitamin D.
BENEFITS OF ZEN SOLAIRE:
- Provides essential nutrients and potent antioxidants
- Augments skin’s self protection mechanisms
- Increases cellular repair functions of the skin
- Combats free radicals during the entire day
- Prevents cellular irregularities and reduction of skin collagen
- Favours even pigmentation due to vitamin D synthesis
- Acts as both sun protection and after sun treatment
Natural sunscreen without toxins
This natural sunscreen without toxins is free from chemical filters, nanoparticles as well as skin clogging substances (coated minerals, synthetic fats, chemically modified fats and waxes).
There are different types of sunscreen filters (chemical, physical and biological). Zen Solaire combines the ideal amount of physical sunscreen (minerals) with more than three quarters of biological sunscreen.
The plants used in the Zen Solaire balm contain a significant concentration of biological sun protection, allowing them to filter and neutralise free radicals produced by sun radiation. The skin absorbs the potent plant nutrients into the deeper layers and the minerals remain on the skin surface.
Sun protection, vitamin D synthesis and even skin tone
The vitamin D benefits for the skin are obtained when the skin is able to synthesise vitamin D from UVB rays.
Most sunscreen products unfortunately interfere with vitamin D synthesis due to their composition with chemical filters, high concentration of minerals or the use of skin covering substances (stearate, etc.).
Vitamin D is not only essential for the entire body, but also for the ideal functioning of the skin’s melanocytes (pigments), which are responsible for even pigmentation. Adequate sun consumption in combination with the organic sunscreen formula Zen Solaire becomes a beneficial practice.
Photoprotective organic sunscreen ingredients
Certain vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and phytochemicals contain photoprotective substances that shield the skin from radiation and sun damage. These bioactive plant components reduce the intensity of erythemas and their protective abilities are heightened by their antioxidant properties.
Plants develop phytochemicals to counteract various types of stress such as ultraviolet irradiation, aggression by pathogens, parasites, and plant predators. By creating whole plant extracts we can provide the skin with these phytochemicals and their powerful protective, antioxidant abilities.
There are thousands of phytochemicals and the most beneficial ones for the skin include: polyphenols (including flavonoides), retinoids, tocopherols, carotenoids, phytosterols, indoles, glucosinolates and many more.
FULL INGREDIENT LIST (INCI) OF ZEN SOLAIRE:
Butyrospermum parkii butter, Zinc oxide, Cocos nucifera oil, Helianthus annuus seed oil and Calendula officinalis flower extract, Titanium dioxide, Opuntia ficus-indica seed oil, Bixa orellana seed extract, Daucus carota sativa root extract, Silica, Santalum album wood oil, Parfum* (*from natural essential oils)
All plant ingredients of this formulation are certified organic.
Application of the organic sunscreen balm:
The balm may seem thick at first sight, but once you have warmed it in your hands, it turns liquid and can easily be applied to the skin. Thanks to its ultra-nutritive composition it also acts as an aftersun treatment. You can apply a drop of the makeup cream Perfecting Illumination on top of the sun balm.
Gently massage into the skin on all areas exposed to the sun including the lips. On areas with hyperpigmentation, apply another layer for additional protection. Reapply every 1-2 hours when exposed to direct sun radiation.
Apply the balm when your skin is exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time. You can apply Zen Solaire on areas with pigmentation every day. For indoor use and or in the winter months we recommend using Perfecting Illumination or any of our other creams as they provide the skin with progressive biological sun protection against UVA rays.
We recommend developing your own personalised strategy including the organic sunscreen Zen Solaire as well as hats and clothing to assure an effective yet healthy sun protection for your skin all year round.
The balm contains natural plant butters, which melt at temperatures above 25ºC and solidify by itself at lower temperatures. Frequent melting could affect the dispersion of the minerals and lower the protection. We recommend filling the required daily amount in a smaller, previously disinfected jar, so you can take it with you in the summer, while the larger jar remains in a cool place.
Please note that you can only refill LE PURE oils and balms. All other products contain small amounts of water and can therefore be easily contaminated when in contact with an unsterilised container, fingers or other objects.
ZEN SOLAIRE • 3 ml / 30 ml / 100 ml