The vast majority of the nation could also be within the midst of a frigid winter, however relating to solar safety, temperatures do not matter. Which is why Sol de Janeiro, the Brazilian skin-care model most well-known for its fan-favorite Bum Bum lotions, selected the month of February to interrupt into the world of SPF with the launch of two completely new merchandise, the Sol de Janeiro My Sol Stick and Bum Bum Sol Oil.
“In Brazil, we actually reside within the solar and on the seashore, and we find it irresistible, however clearly now we have to be sensible about this life-style, [so] our objective was to carry solar safety to the following stage and create SPF merchandise you truly like to put on on and off the seashore,” Camila Pierotti, the founding accomplice and lead of product innovation at Sol de Janeiro, tells Attract.
To execute this, Pierotti and her group explored a number of avenues and totally different textures, in the end deciding to launch with a stick and an oil first. When it comes to the latter SPF, the Sol de Janeiro group beloved the thought of an ultra-moisturizing product — made with nourishing cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil — that not solely protects in opposition to the solar’s dangerous UVB and UVA rays, however that truly feels unbelievable, too. “This isn’t your typical SPF expertise, our merchandise really feel luxurious, nourish the pores and skin, and have an irresistible scent,” Pierotti says through e-mail.
As for My Sol Stick, it is the identical concept, with the added bonus that it is travel-friendly and is available in a useful twist-up rollerball that makes it satisfyingly straightforward to make use of. “I name this the ‘It’ SPF for on-the-go focused utility on lips, face, nostril, tattoos, and most significantly, the place you want additional safety, like the perimeters of your bikini,” Pierotti explains of the moveable product. “It’s going to reside in your purse for on-the-go touch-ups.”
Now, let’s talk about efficacy. My Sol Stick is SPF 50, whereas Bum Bum Sol Oil is your common SPF 30, and each went via the rigorous technique of Meals and Drug Administration-required testing for broad-spectrum safety in opposition to each UVA and UVA rays, in addition to for 80-minutes water-resistance. For these involved, oil sunscreen could be simply as efficient as a conventional lotion or cream, in accordance with dermatologists.
“Oil [sunscreens] supply pure emollient properties to assist soften and hydrate the pores and skin whereas inflicting minimal irritation, and as long as the system totally dries on the pores and skin, they are often as efficient as another system,” Joshua Zeichner, the director of beauty and scientific analysis in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York Metropolis, tells Attract.
Nevertheless, he warns that, if after making use of an oil sunscreen the pores and skin stays slick and glossy, “like from child oil,” there could be an elevated danger of growing a sunburn. Fortunately, the Bum Bum Sol Oil is a fast-absorbing dry oil that does not depart the pores and skin greasy in any respect.
Moreover, Pierotti explains that, as a result of oil and water do not combine, the oil stays in your pores and skin. “When utilized, you will discover that each our Bum Bum Sol Oil and My Sol Stick act as a good looking, protecting barrier in opposition to the solar and water; water will bead up on the floor,” she says.
OK, however now about that scent. Sol de Janeiro selected its Cheirosa ’62 perfume — the identical delicious-scented elixir that its iconic Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is famed for. “After all we made certain that our merchandise smelled irresistible; each element was rigorously thought-about to supply essentially the most scrumptious expertise,” says Pierotti. Naturally, this contains each the sunscreen’s skin-loving elements, a few of which Pierotti shares are cupuaçu butter, antioxidant-rich açaí oil, and soothing coconut oil.