Protect Incredible Marine Playgrounds with Aethic Sovee, eco-compatible sunscreen, it’s sustainably made and sumptuously rich in the very best plant-based ingredients.
Written and Researched by Imogen Ramsden and Edited by Alison Jane Reid
Our bodies are fragile, and as a result, we take care to keep them from harm. It is no secret that sunscreen is essential in providing protection from the powerful, and potentially harmful UV rays emitted by the sun. But did you know that in seeking to preserve and protect our own health and beauty, we are harming the natural environment around us?
The harmful ingredients in conventional sunscreens are proving disastrous to the beauties of the natural world. National Geographic reported that chemical components are washing from people’s bodies into the seas and oceans and destroying the world’s most beautiful and iconic coral reefs. Viruses are induced which starve the coral of their only source of food, banishing them from their homes. The nonchalance of the health and beauty industry is increasingly taking its toll on one of the world’s greatest natural treasures, and it needs to be stopped.
Aethic Sôvée Eco Compatible Sunscreen
The Ethical-Hedonist has a luscious beauty solution. Aethic Sôvée is an eco-compatible sunscreen leading the way in skincare and eco-friendly beauty products. It smells like the skin of a newborn, with a light and refreshing fragrance, and has the colour and richness of freshly churned butter. The super nurturing sunscreen glides onto the skin as though it were the most luxuriant moisturiser. It goes beyond its role as a sunscreen as its three-star ingredients, olive oil, beeswax, and coconut extract perform wonders, beautifying your skin with luxurious nourishment. As well as protecting our own bodies, we want to see more eco-compatible sunscreen products like Aethic Sôvée that conserve nature and safeguard the vessels of the natural world.
Prices: Factor 15-£39.69 Factor 25-£43.66 Factor 40-£53.19 – Note from the editor- yes it is expensive. I can tell you it is the most luxurious and effective sunscreen we have tried this summer at EH HQ. Be warned – you will want to use it as your daily body moisturiser!
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Read on for more information on the compelling arguments for eco compatible sunscreen
In depth scientific research has revealed that four key chemical components in conventional sunscreens can cause extensive damage to some of the world’s most exquisite and iconic coral reefs. National Geographic reports that as these chemicals are released into the water, they trigger dormant viruses in algae, replicating them until the vulnerable algae hosts explode, releasing the viruses into the seawater and surrounding marine communities. This subsequently kills the only food source available to the coral reefs, leaving them to starve until their vibrant, rich coral silhouettes disintegrate into skeletal shadows of their previous form. This shocking information poses very serious concerns over the future of some of the world’s most visited and cherished natural aquatic wonderlands. We need to act now to protect the reefs from further damage.
The Jury is out on Nanotechnology
Fragrance, absorbability and ease of spreading are all considerations we take into account when selecting a sunscreen. However, our ultimate goal is to protect our skin from the UV rays that, at their most destructive, can cause the formation of skin cancer cells. It may, therefore, come as a shock to learn that as well as being hugely destructive to the natural environment, many conventional sunscreens are even failing to provide us with the basic protection values we expect. Many of these sunscreens provide only the minimum level of protection from UV rays, leaving the body still exposed to many others. They are also at risk of exhibiting low photo-stability, limiting the effectiveness of these creams once the skin is exposed to the sun. Worryingly, these sunscreens are devised to be invisible, so are produced using nanotechnology. However, these nanoparticles are able to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, causing potential health implications, that require more research. The jury is still out on whether nanotechnology is safe in skincare. Why would you want to expose your precious body to such risk or potential harm?
Indulge in the Luxury of an Exceptional Skin Nurturer and UV Protector
Well, you need not worry as Aethic Sôvée outperforms these conventional sunscreens in more ways than one. It contains three sun filters, to achieve maximum protection from the sun’s UV ray frequencies, and is free of all of the harmful chemical components that taint conventional sunscreens. It is also an utterly luxurious indulgence for your skin as it contains three organic moisturisers to keep your skin soft and dewy under the intensity of the summer sun; olive oil, beeswax, and coconut extract. Even more innovatory, is that food grade preservatives are included in the solution, offering a boost of Vitamin E to battle free radicals.
And if you are anything like the Emerald Princess herself, and appreciate a beautifully biodegradable packaged product, Aethic Sôvée is for you. Composed of corn plastic, the bottles are biodegradable and compostable; unlike conventional sunscreens, they are free from the risk of leaching plastic into the solution, so you can rest assured that you are treating your skin with a sublimely indulgent, 100% natural product. What are you waiting for? Feed, protect and nurture your skin with a revolutionary eco-compatible sunscreen destined for cult beauty status.