Blair James, co-founder of the Aussie skincare brand Bondi Sands, answers all our burning questions about sunscreen and SPF.
Co-Founder, Bondi Sands
Why is SPF so important?
SPF is the most important step in your skincare routine by protecting against the sun’s UV rays. Sun exposure is the number one contributor to premature aging and the cause of 90% of skin cancers. Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world which is why Bondi Sands SPF is Aussie formulated, tried tested for the highest level of protection.
When should you use SPF?
You need to use SPF every day. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny, cloudy, raining, summer or winter. UV rays are always present during daylight. UVA rays can even penetrate glass, so you still need to be protected indoors or in your car. Bondi Sands SPF has broad spectrum protection to protect your skin against both UVA & UVB rays.
SPF 30 and SPF 50 are optimal for everyday use, protecting against 97-98% of UV rays.
How should you apply SPF?
For the best protection, apply SPF onto clean, dry skin 20 minutes before sun exposure. Don’t underapply! Use about a quarter teaspoon for your face and one ounce for your body. If you’re sweating or swimming, you’ll need to reapply every two hours.
Pro tip: Boost your sun protection with a hat and sunglasses.
What makes Bondi Sands SPF different?
Bondi Sands’ SPF formulas are gentle, fast absorbing, and dry to an invisible, non-greasy finish with no white cast. They are formulated to deliver up to 72 hours of hydration, with added aloe vera and vitamin E to leave your skin feeling deeply moisturized. Best of all, our SPF is free from fragrances, parabens and sulfates, making it suitable for all, even those with sensitive skin. It is cruelty-free and reef friendly.
You can pair Bondi Sands SPF with one of our amazing self-tanners to achieve a flawless golden glow with no fear of sun damage.
This has been paid for by Bondi Sands.