‘Just wear it. On your face. Every day. Don’t forget it. Don’t skip it. It’s really important’…
Heard this before?
I’m going to say yes. Every women’s magazine, model, make up artist (and Baz Luhrmann apparently) has been shouting this from sunny rooftops for decades.
With that in mind you’d think I’d have taken important steps back then, heeding this advice and will have been successfully keeping those rays and wrinkles at bay ever since.
So, exactly what did I do with this golden nougat of information, back in the day?…
Nothing. I did nothing.
Well, hang on, not absolutely nothing. It’s gone a little something like this;
‘yes, this sounds important. I must remember to start doing this, mustn’t forget. SPF is so important. I will make it a priority to find and start using an amazing face sunscreen’…
(*doesn’t bother to do this*)
Yes it’s true, in years gone by I’ve tried to ignore this advice, preferring to rely entirely on the factor 15 SPF conveniently found in my favourite every day foundation – (the Performance Plus Mineral Foundation from Antipodes). As this has been my trusty go-to base for the past 8 years, I feel at least I’ve benefited from a small amount of (accidental) sun protection.
The problem is, SPF has always conjured up the thought of thick, white, gloopy creams and pastes and being smothered in it on the beach as a child. Always just a necessary experience, but kept solely, until now at least, for holidays in the sun.
However things just. Got. Interesting.
Yes, it’s happened. I’m converted. I’m now one of those people. The daily sunscreen people. (Pause for admiration – and maybe a small clap?…) That’s all thanks to this –
This daily SFP has been a complete game changer for me. Having stumbled across it by chance, I’m really glad I did.
Why I love it…
Quite simply, it just ticks so many boxes. Out of the tube it’s ever so slightly tinted, but seems to melt seamlessly into my skin (not a jot of white cast to be seen). It’s exceptionally lightweight for an SPF, with just the right amount of moisture for my normal to slightly oily skin, with a smoothing and colour balancing effect, almost a little primer-like.
With moisture, priming and SPF qualities in one, I’m using it daily under my makeup – speedy and completely fuss free, which, when rushing around in the morning (standard), is an absolute bonus.
Require a little more quenching? Simply pop it over your current daily moisturiser.
Oh, and lets not forget, you’ll find no unnecessary nasties in this, or anything else from the brand for that matter…
I found Madara many years ago when their Moon Flower Tinting Fluid became one of my must have, glowing ‘bare skin’ essentials. Their unique approach to true organic skin care and their overall brand is really refreshing. Their products and company ethos really make me feel a connection to nature, almost like I want to hop on a plane and take a crisp dip in an icy Nordic lake… (*I probably won’t, but, you catch my drift).
Their born-from-nature brand ethos and environmental values are inspiring, and to top it off they are exceptionally transparent on their website listing every single ingredient that goes into making their products – something I absolutely love and find fascinating to read.
This organic SPF for face is something I see me being attached to for some time – a beautiful, clean, luxury in care for my skin. Or in Madara’s own words…
‘The luxury of raw, pure and precious natural ingredients refined to their highest potential’
And what’s not to love about that.
Find out more about the brand and shop the product just here
Have you tried this or any other product from Madara? Let me know in the comments below!