What is good sun protection?

3 questions to Raphaël Vannier, co-founder of SeventyOne Percent

You know the movement created by Exertier du French Aging : a movement that supports women so that they can take charge and shine. To be on top at any age, good sun protection is essential. We asked Raphaël Vannier three questions for you, the co-founder of SeventyOne Percent , the clean reference in sun protection!

How important is it to wear sun protection?

At SeventyOne Percent , we do not like to broach the subject of sunglasses by talking about danger, preferring a positive discourse on the issues of choosing a sun protection adapted to the sunshine, its environment and its skin type. The skincare market is mature enough today to know that sun exposure , regardless of the skin type, without effective protection causes painful sunburns but especially long-term risks of cancer (melanomas, carcinomas) and accelerated skin aging . Not cool then. That said, brands have a very important role to play in the pedagogy around sun protection because even if the dangers are very real, it is generally young people who do not pay attention to their exposure. . It's up to us to find the right messages !

What is a committed SPF?

Very good question ! A committed SPF is not just a formula but a finished product . The packaging , the quality , the places of manufacture , the origin of the raw materials , the mission of the brand who markets it ... Commitment is a struggle and convictions that apply to each stage of the life of a product and that we apply as far as possible . To answer the question and talk about the formula, SeventyOne Percent 's bias for committed sun protection is based on 2 major criteria: the choice of filters and the resistance to water . Indeed, beyond the effectiveness of solar products and the need to offer Clean Beauty ingredients, we must take into account the impact of sun products on the environment . As surfers, respecting our playground has always been one of our essential prerequisites. It is very difficult for consumers to navigate today so we must opt ​​for a clear and evolving discourse , because if we cannot claim to preserve the oceans we can try to minimize at the maximum our impact . A choice of filters identified as CLEAN by the industry for consumers as for marine ecosystems as well as very high water resistance for minimize the dilution of the product in water . However, there are other solar needs that do not require the same type of formulations. For example, 100% mineral is not for everyone the best option for a day by a pool. There are pleasures, clean beauty and committed SPFs from the beach to the city.

How to choose the right sun protection?

My recommendations for choosing a sunscreen product would be:

Avoid filters :

To be noted in the compositions: oxybenzone, octinoxate and octocrylene. The first substance, also called benzophenone-3, is used as an ultraviolet filter and is suspected of being endocrine disruptor . The second, called in French Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate. The third, allergenic, is also suspected of being PE.

No nanoparticles !

We sometimes come across sun products that are 100% mineral filters that leave no white mark.This is the benefit of nanoparticles .. but the health risks and coral bleaching are very real. watch out for superfluous marketing promises.

Quoted indices ...

Prefer very high protection and high protection , i.e. indices ranging from SPF50 + to SPF30 .

No cosmetophobia

Do not be afraid of chemical filters or mineral + organic filter complexes . They cover a wide UVA / UVB spectrum and offer a sensoriality and a finish that mineral filters cannot currently offer. On the other hand, prefer mineral filters for aquatic activities .

Choose ...

products (very!) Resistant to water and apply your sunscreen before exposing yourself ! This is the basis.

Textures level ...

For the textures, they will match your needs. Invisible like oils are pleasure products not really intended for swimming and whiter and / or colored finishes like our sticks (which may be an obstacle for some) are also symbols that highlight your convictions as consumers #PRIDETOPROTECT !

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