Why is SPF so important for your skin?

Good news for your skin! SPF is becoming part of our skincare and beauty products. But what makes it so essential? What are the benefits of adding SPF in skincare products? 75% of skin aging is due to environmental factors, and especially to UV rays. By using SPF skincare every day, you can diminish the potentially damaging effects of UV rays. Discover where to find SPF, and how it can help your skin...

5 WAYS SPF CAN HELP YOUR SKIN

Anti-aging properties

SPF has considerable benefits for your skin, notably protecting it from visible signs of aging, including wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and uneven pigmentation caused by UV rays. Using a product with added SPF, when applied regularly, has been proven to help to reduce these visible signs of aging by thickening and strengthening the epidermis. With the Divine Cream SPF 20, the skin feels protected against   damage cause by UV rays, like surrounded by a protective bubble, enriched with Corsica's natural treasures.

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Anti-aging properties

Multi-tasking all-year-round

SPF isn't just for sunscreen. When included in your everyday beauty products, such as L'Occitane's Peony CC Cream and Precious BB Cream, you can both helps to protect your skin from UV damage and benefit from the perfecting or youthful benefits of the cream. Multi-tasking! But why would you need added Sun Protection Factor away from the beach? You might not know, but skin is too vulnerable to sun damage in the city, when pollution and UV rays make a bad combination for your skin. It's not limited to the summer either: you're still exposed to UV rays in the winter, and the cold temperatures can often mean you don't notice the exposure.

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Multi-tasking all-year-round

Cutting-edge Formulae

L'Occitane's skincare range uses innovative and tailored formulae to provide hydration while remaining light and comfortable to wear. The Precious and Divine face creams, for example, have been reinforced  with SPF to be worn under makeup or alone, with none of the residual shine or sticky sensations that are often associated with SPF. Not only do they help protect your skin from UV rays, but they work throughout the day to help prevent the visible signs of aging associated with sun exposure.

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Cutting-edge Formulae

Protect from Head to hands

Further than your face, the neck area, hands and lips are constantly exposed to UV rays and it’s important to protect them to prevent aging signs.  The Peony Lip Balms, ideal for daily use, protect your lips thanks to their sun filter (SPF25) and nourish them for 8 hours*. Hands are one of the first areas to show signs of aging (dark spots, slackening, etc.) so the Almond Hand Cream with added SPF 15 is perfect for keeping in your purse and applying whenever you feel the sun's rays, or need a dose of moisture.

*Efficacy test on 12 women.

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Protect from Head to hands

Achieve the Perfect Skin Tone

Some people enjoy a sunkissed finish to their skin, whereas others prefer to stay untouched by the sun's rays. Either way, SPF should be an essential part of your beauty routine: the World Health Organization recommends an SPF of at least 15. Whether you're planning to catch some rays on the lounger, or stay out of the sun under a parasol, use a cream with this recommended SPF that must be reapply every 2 hours to protect your skin while working continuously to achieve the skin tone you've been dreaming of.

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Achieve the Perfect Skin Tone
SPF for the Man in your Life

SPF for the Man in your Life

L'Occitane's Cade Protective Moisturizing Fluid SPF 20 has been created especially for men's skin: the light formula hydrates the skin all day long. L'Occitane customer Annette E from the UK convinced her partner to try the cream: "This fluid is silky, not thick, glides onto the skin and absorbs really fast. It does not leave the skin greasy. Well worth a try for any man!"

When to Start Using Sun-Protection Skincare

When to Start Using Sun-Protection Skincare

It is recommended that you should protect yourself from sun exposure from as early an age as possible. While younger skin might not have to worry about wrinkles just yet (!), SPF also helps to protect against the potentially harmful consequences of sun exposure. Times when your skin is fragile is when you should pay extra attention to protecting it from UV rays. Mature skin is particularly sensitive to damage and resulting signs of aging.

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How to Choose the Right SPF for your Needs

How to Choose the Right SPF for your Needs

Depending on your plans for the day, and your skin's needs, you'll use different skincare with SPF. A day outdoors, when your skin is exposed, requires long-lasting (and repeated every 2 hours) protection with a minimum SPF of 15 that will maintain your skin's radiance and an even skin tone from sunrise to sunset. The Peony CC Cream is a perfect friend for a radiant skin during a sunny day in the city! If your skin is starting to show signs of aging, or you'd like to prevent them developing, the Divine and Precious day creams combine a sun protection factor with youthful benefits properties.

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