The Importance of SPF in Winter

Even though the sun goes down earlier, SPF is still an absolute necessity in your winter skincare routine. While you might not be experiencing the same amount of sun exposure as you do the rest of the year, your skin still needs protection from the UVA and UVB rays that peek through the overcast clouds, as well as environmental stressors like free radicals and pollution. 

Luckily, we formulated ShadeDrops SPF 30 Mineral Milk Sunscreen to protect your skin no matter the time of year. Our lightweight mineral sunscreen glides over the skin like a serum and works double duty to protect your skin with loads of skincare benefits. Its texture pairs beautifully with the rest of your skincare routine (no pilling, or white-cast ever!) and has a silky finish that leaves the skin looking radiant and glowy. 

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These are the ingredients that make us love ShadeDrops SPF 30 so much:

Zinc Oxide is the all-natural mineral protectant that shields the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s gentle enough to use on all skin types and is a reef-friendly ingredient that’s as friendly to the environment as it is to your skin. 

Squalane is the hero hydrating ingredient that gives ShadeDrops SPF 30 its luxuriously nourishing feel. It’s a plant-derived lipid that helps create softer, smoother, plumped-up skin.

The Antioxidant Complex in ShadeDrops SPF 30 is a mix of Vitamin E and Ethyl Ferulate, which helps to protect skin against free-radical damage that contributes to visible signs of aging.

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And here’s how to use it in your morning skincare routine: 

Start your routine with Super Amino Gel Cleanser, which offers a super gentle-but-effective cleanse and contains a blend of 11 Amino Acids to replenish and protect the skin barrier.

Apply 1-2 pumps of CC Me Vitamin C + Niacinamide Serum, which harnesses the power of two forms of Vitamin C to brighten your skin, refine its texture, protect your skin's barrier, and help to minimize hyperpigmentation. Its Peptide Complex gives you an instant glow and the Botanical Cocktail in the serum soothes and protects your skin.

For an additional layer of hydration, apply 1-2 pumps of Dream Oasis Deep Hydration Serum. Squalane, Glycerin, and Hyaluronic Acid work to protect the skin while attracting and retaining moisture, and a skin-calming blend of Colloidal Oatmeal, Aloe, Arnica, and Tiger Grass help soothe any irritation and diminish the appearance of redness.

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Next, apply Cloud Dew Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer (which works great for all skin types, especially for oily or combo skin) or Jet Lag Mask (which is also for all skin types, but more suited for drier skin) as your final layer of hydration. Cloud Dew not only contains glycerin and hyaluronic acid to attract moisture, but it also utilizes the power of amino acids to repair and protect the skin barrier. Jet Lag Mask is our best-selling hero product, which utilizes Niacinamide (a.k.a. vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, brighten skin, and even its tone and texture, as well as Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin to both attract and retain moisture to give your skin a plump and youthful glow.

Finally, end your morning skincare routine with ShadeDrops SPF 30, which you already know is the perfect cherry on top of a nourishing and protective skincare routine. Don’t forget that you still need sunscreen in winter! ShadeDrops SPF 30 is the perfect product to take you through the winter months and beyond.

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