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Four common SPF myths debunked

Posted by Liz Earle Beauty Co.

April 15, 2021

2 min read

Do you know your SPF facts from your fiction? You might think you’ve got it covered, but these common sun cream misconceptions can put a block on the best planned skincare routines – leaving you feeing (and looking) red-faced. To mark the launch of our Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25 we’ve gone on an SPF myth-busting mission, so you can properly protect your skin every day.

You only need SPF in summer

You only need SPF in summer

Don’t let your judgement be clouded by overcast weather. Damaging UVA and UVB rays are capable of penetrating through clouds and are still present during the winter months which is why we recommend applying our Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25 protection daily, rain or shine.

Make up blocks UV rays

Make up blocks UV rays

Put down the make up bag – it’s not going to block any UV rays. Unless your foundation includes SPF, your skin will still feel the sun’s effects. As some foundations only feature a low level of protection it’s still better to have a dedicated SPF step in your skincare routine – especially if it primes your skin for make up like our Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25.

SPF will clog my pores

SPF will clog my pores

While this can be true of some formulas, our mineral cream is non-comedogenic (meaning it’s proven not to block your pores) and is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. Because we’ve opted for naturally derived mineral protection, it’s actually a more suitable option for sensitive skin – find out why here.

Mineral SPF will leave pale residue

Mineral SPF will leave pale residue

Nope! Although some mineral SPFs can, to avoid this issue we’ve added a light reflecting tinted pigment to our formula so that it blends with all skin tones, leaving your complexion looking healthy and luminous.

Environmental Defence Cream SPF 25

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By applying our lightweight cream daily your skin will also be protected from the everyday effects of pollution and blue light!

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