So although the weather has been really nice lately in Canada, I’ve been in need of sunscreen early this year since I’ve been travelling a lot this month. I’m currently in San Francisco, but just got here via Texas (Houston and Austin), where the sun was shining and the temperature was super hot.
Since I was in need of sunscreen, thankfully these new products from Canadian-made LASPA arrived early, making them perfect to toss in my bag as I headed on vacation.
LASPA’s products are made only from plant-based ingredients, minerals and essential oils, without artificial fragrances, colours, or parabens, and are also gluten free, nut free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic. Since traditional sunscreens use chemicals (which to be ironic, aren’t good for you either), LASPA uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which are natural mineral sun blocks that sit on your skin and stops both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating it. In comparison, chemical sunscreens use synthetic chemicals to reflect the sun’s rays after they have penetrated the skin’s surface.
Currently the brand has two products in their line, an SPF 30 Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen (C$40) for face and neck and a SPF 20 Daily Sun Protection Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (C$44) for face and body. Although it is recommended that you should apply sunscreen everyday, I have to say that I’m one of those people that doesn’t follow that rule. To be fair though, I don’t even like the feeling of moisturizer on my skin during the daytime. For the face, I do try to incorporate a sunscreen into my routine in the summer (although this should technically be something you do year round), whether that is an SPF in my moisturizer or a sunscreen primer. I did pack the SPF 30 since it’s 80 ml (perfect for travel), and to be honest, I didn’t realize that this is technically for face and neck since it doesn’t say that on the bottle. I did use it on my body as well and found that it applies really nicely and doesn’t feel slimy or greasy at all, which is what I hate about sunscreens.
As for the LASPA Daily Sun Protection, this one is also light and translucent, and can be applied on both face and body, where it also applies moisture. When used as a daily regimen, it counteracts the aging and damaging effects of the sun’s rays and the antioxidants help to protect your skin. Total win-win.
When it comes to sunscreen, I typically go for something inexpensive and easy to find (like Hawaiian Tropic, Coppertone, etc.). With that being said, mineral sun care products have been on the rise lately as you should definitely be concerned about not only what you’re putting in your body, but also what you’re putting on it. Since sunscreen typically contains chemicals, I would so rather go with something that is made from natural ingredients rather than stuff found in a lab.
You can find LASPA products in salons or on their official site.
Please note, this post contains products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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