I’ve never met a beach I didn’t like and ask most Australians and they’ll tell you the same thing: a day at the beach is a day well spent.
So, with a long and hopefully La Nina free summer moments away from us we have mapped out your ultimate SPF bible, cutting out the grease work for you, all you have to do is read on, and take your pick.
To keep things simple, we ask our Ella Bachéskincare expert and National Training Manager - Gina Cook, and she explains that there are three types of ultraviolet UV rays that are emitted by the sun.
UVA: “These are responsible for over 95% of UV rays reaching the earth, they are also solely responsible for causing free radical damage to our skin, with the rays’ ability to penetrate deep into the dermis, causing ageing, wrinkles and photodamage.
UVB: “That burning hot sensation on your skin when outdoors? This is thanks to UVB rays’, responsible for causing sunburn and tanning of the skin. Which in time, can cause ageing and skin cancers.”
UVC: “Not often is UVC rays mentioned, but not to worry as these are filtered out by the earths atmosphere before they reach the surface.”
“The good news is when it comes to SPF protection and specifically sunscreen, Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has some of the most stringent regulations in the world. Not to mention, here at Ella Bachéall our SPF products are made locally, in our warehouse and distribution headquarters in Sydney, this allowing us to manage quality and ingredients right back to the source” Gina explains.
So, with UVA and UVB explained the next step is for you to select the perfect SPF for you, available in a variety of tints, textures and finishes we have listed our best sellers that promise to keep your skincare hydrated and protected all summer long.
FOR THE FACE
EllaBaché Active Face Great 50+ Lotion
A multi-tasking sunscreen lotion for the face providing ultimate hydration and protection whilst delivering maximum skin benefits. Packed with Super-Fruit Antioxidants and Vitamin E, it celebrates the best of both worlds leaving your skin completely protected and hydrated. Sweat proof and work-out approved it is your one stop shop for SPF protection and your number one anti-ager.
Ella Baché Great SPF 50+ FaceSaver Lotion
When skincare meets sun care you get this luxurious FaceSaver lotion, offering broad protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Living up to its name this product will literally save your face from those telltale signs of premature ageing with the use of key ingredients such as Vitamin E, Super-Fruit Antioxidants and Jojoba Oil. Made and tested in Australia this will be one product you can't live without.
Ella BachéGreat Sunguard SPF 40 Foundation
An opaque coverage cream foundation with 100% mineral sun filters allows for skin to diffuse an even, flawless, and dewy finish. Enriched with lanolin to moisturise and comfort this foundation compliments sensitive skin as it protects and balances the complexion. Offering broad spectrum protection along with the ability to shield against sun damage and premature ageing it is your first stop for ultimate skin protection. The best bit?It comes in 4 shades.
Ella BachéSuncover Great SPF 50 Foundation
Ultra-moisturising and light diffusing this cream foundation offers you medium coverage and maximum sun protection. Not only does it moisturise the skin,it also protects from UVA and UVB rays, whilst softening the complexion by reducing the appearance of fine lines, allowing for a dewy flawless finish that is available in 4 different shades.
Ella BachéSuperfluid Great SPF 50 Foundation
Highly emollient, this cream foundation provides maximum sun protecting for active, outdoor lifestyles. Not only does it offer u to 4-hours of UVA and UVB protection, but it also leaves skin glowing, allowing for an ultralightweight, sheer coverage that is available in 4 buildable shades.
FOR THE BODY
Ella Baché Active Lotion Great SPF50+
A multi-tasking sunscreen lotion for the body providing ultimate hydration and protection whilst delivering maximum skin benefits. Packed with Super-Fruit Antioxidants and Vitamin E, it celebrates the best of both worlds leaving your skin completely protected and hydrated. Sweat proof and work-out approved it is your one stop shop for SPF protection and your number one anti-ager.
Ella BachéSportsbloc Great SPF50+
True to its name this Sports Bloc has been designed to offer maximum protection for the active outdoor lover. Formulated with ultra-nourishing Cocoa Butter and Carnauba Wax it instantly softens the skin whilst further working to prevent moisture loss. Offering 2-hour water resistance this cream is your first step to anti-ageing.
DID YOU KNOW? Many of our ‘Great’ SPF products were born as 'Lifesaver' and packaged in red and yellow bottles like the lifesavers who tested it at Whale Beach NSW; In 1991 'Lifesaver' became the renowned Great Ella BachéSportsbloc it is today!