Protect your skin – the reality is, there is no other option!
As skincare professionals, we’re on the front line of your skin safety.
We need to protect our skin from UVA and UVB radiation, infrared radiation (IR) and visible light (HEV), every day, in winter and summer, rain or shine. Why? Premature ageing, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, skin sagging, do we need to go on?
We have heard it all before; It makes me break out, I look shiny, I always look white like a ghost or it just feels awful on my skin. So, at Louise Gray we actually have 22 different options on our shelves, so we will definitely find the right one for you.
Let’s take a look at our favourites:
Hannah Brockbank - Senior Therapist
Jane Iredale "Powder Me" SPF 30.
This amazing product comes as a super fine, silky textured powder in it's own nifty applicator brush with refills. Perfect for use over the top of your makeup, this feather light powder won't add weight or settle into creases. The powder acts as a light reflective barrier and helps absorb excess oils, all while topping up your full spectrum protection.
As you may be aware, we need to reapply SPF during the course of the day. This format allows ease of use once you've created your makeup look and you can keep one in your desk, beach bag or glove box. The powder is Zinc based and so is very soothing, protective and healing, fighting redness and breakouts naturally. The formula suits those skins that can't use chemical sunscreens, as it is 100% mineral protection.
Available in Translucent, Nude, Golden and Tanned there is a colour to suit your skin tone.
Once you have used both refills that come with the vegan-friendly brush, you can purchase a box with just the refills. This saves on packaging, the refill containers are 100% recyclable.
Beverley Danyali - Senior Therapist
Most people, when asked if they put on an SPF on a regular basis, often reply that they do when they are outside or are going to be in the sun. This is not good practice; we need to consider that when it is daytime the solar rays are all around us. They hit our skin whether we are inside or out, if it is sunny, raining, cloudy, summer or winter. If it is daylight the rays are touching us and potentially damaging our precious skin.
So with this in mind, my new favourite daylight protective product is by mesoestetic the Sun Protective Repair Stick. This mini powerhouse has mineral and chemical UV filters, it can be used on all skin, face body, eyes and lips! It has plant-based ingredients to protect our collagen, it glides on easily, is not greasy or sticky, and as I found out recently when my lips got wind burnt, it actually helps to repair skin after sun damage has occurred. This is due to its Rosehip ingredient that repairs. So my professional recommendation for great daylight protection is the Sun Protective Repair Stick, it may be small but it’s huge on defence and repair.
Oonagh Wolfkamp - Senior Therapist
I’m loving brands that are about sustainability, and great for skin, and our environment! Coola is one such brand.
Mineral Sun Silk Crème features Full Spectrum 360° Technology, protecting the skin from UVA & UVB rays, but also blue light/HEV (high energy visible light) from environmental and digital exposure. The formula is enriched with antioxidants, niacinamide a hero ingredient that includes benefits to soothe, soften, and support moisture retention. The non-nano zinc oxide gives instant physical sunscreen protection. The product glides easily over the skin, and feels light, giving a sheer semi-matt finish, suitable for sensitive, balanced, or acneic skins.
70%+ certified organic ingredients, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free & Reef-Friendly, recyclable packaging!
Louise Gray - Owner & Senior Therapist at Louise Gray Skin Care
I just cannot start the day without my Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 50!
This product doubles both as a moisturiser and a sunscreen. I love products that multi-task, so saves me time.
Its hydrating, lightweight and stacked with intelligent, broad-spectrum SPF formulas.
All are available now at Louise Gray Skin Care!
It’s our mission to find the formulation that you will love, for the health of your skin.