Not sure the difference between UVA and UVB? Let me tell you! It is starting to heat up, spring is in the air and the sun is starting to come out and bite. Yes bite! For those who don’t know, New Zealand’s sun is very harsh and you can be burnt to a crisp in minutes. So, it is very important to have a SPF cream with UVA and UVB protection close by to protect yourself from the suns harmful rays.
Oasis Beauty Sun UVA and UVA Protection
One of the main things I love about this sunscreen is it has UVA and UVB protection. Not all sunscreens have that. There is a lot of scientific information around the difference between UVA and UVB protection, but I will make this short and sweet.
UVA (ultraviolet A) sun rays penetrate deep into the skin and cause sun damage that AGES the skin. UVB (ultraviolet B) are the sun rays that BURN the skin. Protection against UVB is the more common of the two, as it stops sunburn. It is often assumed that sunburn alone is what damages the skin and can course ‘aging’ of the skin. This is not actually the case.
You can be protected from UVB (burning) but not be protected from UVA (aging) without really knowing.
It is often hard to find sunscreen for the face that has UVA and UVB protection, without paying an arm and a leg! Just because a skin cream or foundation says it has an spf of xyz in it, it doesn’t mean it is going to protect your skin against burning and aging like you might hope it will.
That is a HUGE PLUS with the Oasis Beauty Sun cream as it has protection against both as well as being suitable for face and body!
I started using Oasis Beauty Sun sunscreen last summer. The first thing I noticed about this product is it promises a lot, from the get-go and I had high expectations. It did not disappoint.
Oasis Sun SPF30 Face and Body
- Made for sensitive skin
- Suitable for face, body and all your assets
- Non greasy and non whitening
- Does not stain clothes (no, it does not leave a yellow stain)
- Can be worn under makeup
- No colour, fragrance or parabens
- Non-nano zinc oxide
- Cruelty free and suitable for vegans
- Proudly made in New Zealand
- A brand that’s been trusted for over 10 years
- AS/NZ Standard 2604:1998, rated High Sun Protection
Contains natural and organic ingredients including jojoba oil, shea butter, lecithin and vitamin E to moisturise against wind, water and sunlight.
Oasis Beauty Sun SPF30+ On The Skin
Last summer I mixed equal parts of this sunscreen with my morning serum and let that soak into my skin for a few minutes before applying my makeup. I will admit, I was concerned that because I have oily skin my makeup would slide around and my skin would be oilier than normal. I did not notice any difference in my skin throughout the day and my makeup wore as normal.
I also have sensitive skin, particularly on my face. I did not notice any irritation on my body. There was a slight irritation on my face, however it went away quickly and did not cause any noticeable redness or lasting affect.
You only need small amount of this product as it goes a long way. It is easy to rub in to your skin and is so deliciously moisturising, I have been using it on my legs in the morning to give them a moisture boost. I find it is slightly whitening but this is me being very nitpicky.
There was no white mark transfer on my clothing, which is awesome. It is not too heavy or thick. You can feel that you have something on your skin, however, it was not greasy or slippery in any way.
Price and Sizes:
Travel Size 50ml $17.50 NZD
Family Size 250ml $39.90 NZD
NEW Jumbo Size 500ml $74.90 NZD
I really enjoy using this product and will be using it again this summer! I love that it is also cruelty free and made in New Zealand. Over all I highly recommend this product. Have you tried any Oasis Beauty products before? I would love to know your thoughts below!