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Sun protection – FAQ


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Sun protection

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Sunscreen should be reapplied especially after swimming, perspiring or rubbing with a towel.

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UV rays are also present in shady places. So the same thing applies here: Use a sunscreen! Avoid the midday sun and never expose babies and children to direct sunlight.

Besides a high SPF sunscreen product, babies and children should also wear suitable protective clothing to guard against dangerous sunlight, especially on the head and upper body.

What is the correct way to use lavera sun protection products? Please note the following important instructions for use: 

  •  Apply generously before and repeatedly during sun exposure.
  • Reapply protection regularly, especially if sweating and after spending time in water. 
  •  Keep babies and toddlers out of direct sunlight, and use protective clothing and sunscreen with a high SPF. 
  • Not even sunscreens with a high sun protection factor provide complete protection against UV radiation. 
  •  Avoid the intense midday sun. Excessive sun exposure poses serious health risks.
  • Avoid contact with eyes.
  • Avoid direct contact with textiles (may stain clothing). 


Our special tip:
For additional tips on healthy sun exposure, please visit the Advice section on our website.

The mineral sun protection filter is developed by lavera itself. The formulations are routinely improved and adapted according to the latest research. The lavera sunscreen products use zinc oxide for protection.The principle is simple and has been taken from nature. Just like an elephant throws sand - i.e. minerals - over its skin to protect it from UV rays, the sun protection factors lie on the skin and reflect the sun's rays.

Synthetic sun protection & sun filter: They contain synthetic factors like oxybenzone, octinoxate, phenylbezimidazoles. These bond with the oils in the skin and dissipate the heat energy through the skin. 

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Unlike synthetic sunscreens, our mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin, reflecting UV rays like a mirror. To maintain good sun protection, reapply your lavera sunscreen generously and frequently, especially after swimming, towel drying or sweating. Please note that repeated application does not prolong the protective effect of the product, but only maintains it.

Our special tip: To find out how to calculate your sun protection time and get helpful tips on how to sunbathe responsibly, please visit our Advice section. 

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Yes, the lavera KIDS’ Sun Lotion Sensitive SPF 50 is also suitable for adult skin. The nourishing formula contains no fragrances, thus reducing the risk of sun-induced skin irritations – ideal for Mallorca acne or neurodermatitis.

In general, sensitive children's skin requires particularly safe sun protection with a high sun protection factor and more intensive skin care than adult skin. The lavera KIDS’ Sun Lotion Sensitive SPF 50  provides young skin with intensive care through vitamin E and organic shea butter. The visible sun lotion formula ensures thorough application and spreads well on the skin.

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The mineral sunscreens in lavera sun protection products sit on top of the skin and work like a mirror reflecting the rays of the sun. The human eye is unable to perceive the minerals (white pigments) on the skin as a separate component. The skin therefore appears a little more matte and white (‘white cast’). Because mineral sunscreens sit on the skin, their spreadability is somewhat different from that of their conventional counterparts. 

We are constantly working on improving our products: Following the latests updates to the range, lavera sun protection products show improved spreadability and reduced white cast. 

 Our special tip: For additional tips on healthy sun exposure, please visit our Advice section.

Did you know that since January 2021, sunscreens containing the UV filters octinoxate and oxybenzone have been banned in Hawaii under the Hawaiian Reef Law? These synthetic UV filters are suspected not only of causing allergic reactions in humans but also of harming the environment. Hawaii decided back in 2018 that these UV filters would no longer be allowed on the picturesque beaches of the island group as of January 1, 2021.

According to the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI), around 14,000 tons of sunscreen end up in the world's oceans each year. The effects are particularly noticeable at heavily visited beaches. To avoid the burden on the oceans caused by these two synthetic UV filters, we recommend using sun protection products with mineral UV filters.

Our sun protection formulas with mineral UV filters comply with the Hawaiian Reef Law.

Our special tip: To find out more about mineral sunscreen, visit our Advice section

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Self-tanning products do not offer any protection against UV radiation.

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