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Caudalie suncare - The Spa Man

Caudalie suncare is ocean and coral friendly (and is rather excellent)

Caudalie suncare is leading the beauty industry with it commitment to protecting the skin from sun damage while respecting the delicate balance of marine life. Offering a high-tech solution to a growing environmental problem, Caudalie has adopted an eco-friendly approach to this collection of Caudalie suncare products. I have tried these under the harsh Australian sun and they work a dream. Lightweight, non-greasy, easily applied and water resistant, the formula is delicately scented with frangipani. It’s a tropical holiday in a bottle and I loved it. Recognising that 14,000 tonnes of sun cream are discharged onto coral reefs (many with damaging chemicals), the brand has devoted years of research to finding a solution that balances the need for sun protection, safety and the needs of the environment. Mathilde Thomas, founder, explains: “For my new suncare range, I didn’t want to compromise between protecting the skin and protecting nature. For many years, we have been working on skincare formulas that give the senses an experience and are eco-friendly.” The result is a five-piece collection of skin and …

The Spa Man’s SPF protection in Greece

Location: Crete. Sunshine: lots. SPF: definitely. I love to escape to the sun and ensure that I take a little time without sun protection each day to build Vitamin D (about 15-20 minutes) then I get to work with my sun protection. For me it’s simple. There are two products I wouldn’t be without. An SPF 20 and a high protection sun stick for extremities like nose, ears and lips. It’s more than just protecting againgst ageing too, In 2010, around 100,000 people were diagnosed with skin cancer in the UK. More than 12,000 of these cancers were malignant melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer. Each year, around 2,200 people die from skin cancer. So, in Greece for a late summer holiday I continue to keep it simple and use an SPF 20 and a balm for my lips, nose and ears. Re-apply after being in the water and don’t forget extremities – noses, ears and lips burn too. THE PRODUCTS: Garnier Ambre Solaire Medium SPF 20 Each year I choose this as my sun protection cream …