When you’re preparing to get out on the water, it’s critical that you have all of your safety gear with you. Not all safety equipment is emergency equipment, you also have your sailing gloves and your high-grip shoes, keeping you from injuring yourself on the deck. Indeed, we wear coats that protect us from wind, sunglasses that protect us from glare and we should be wearing the best suncream for face protection from the sun.
What Makes The Best Suncream For Face Protection?
Most sailors have three major considerations when choosing a sun cream – working time, SPF protection and environmental damage.
Thanks to our elite formula, our mineral-based suncream gives lasting protection from the moment it is applied to your skin. Because of the unique formulation of the all-mineral Harken Derm sun cream for face protection, it protects against what Dr Olasz Harken calls the “triple threat” – sun, wind and sea and covers sailor’s skin in the toughest of conditions.
The second consideration is sun protection factor, or SPF, which tells you the “strength” of your sun cream. Thanks to our unique formula, we have packed SPF 50 into a cream that does not feel heavy or greasy.
For sailors, and people who spend a lot of time on the water, there’s another consideration – environmental damage. Low-cost chemical sun creams are packed with chemical filters that may damage marine wildlife. Harken Derm’s all-mineral composition not only protects you better than chemical formulations but are also safe for the corals and marine habitat. Chemical UV filters may also cause skin rashes and are mainly responsible for the stinging sensation in the eyes which some low-cost sun creams may cause.
According to our co-founder and acclaimed dermatologist Dr. Olasz Harken, there are also important other factors to consider. You should be wary of any sun cream for face protection that is fragranced – added fragrances can turn into dangerous players on the sun and cause irritation on the skin where they are applied, and in places where they may drip, like the eyes.. The formula created by Dr Olasz Harken is extremely quick drying, will not move from where you apply it, and it is not fragranced, so there is no risk of eye stinging and skin rash.
Another protective benefit of Harken Derm sun cream for face protection is the strong added antioxidants in our formula, which aid protection against UVA radiation. UVA rays can cause wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation and skin cancer. The combination of the high levels of zinc oxide and the powerful antioxidants in our sun cream offers exceptional protection against UVA rays.
To read the ins and outs of what you need to know about sun cream for face protection, take a look at the science and scientists that back our products here.
Harken Derm’s perfect formula will protect you in even the most damaging conditions. Pick up a bottle online today and put your best face forward with confidence.