MODE & BEAUTY

Tried and tested // Acorelle natural sunscreen

It’s summer and the weather is hot! But whether you’re in Holland or enjoying your vacation abroad, you’ll need protection against the sun. Organic, of course, because other types of sunscreen can be very damaging to the environment. I tested Acorelle sunscreen and today I’ll tell you all about my experience! I used the Acorelle Spray Solaire SPF30 with organic argan oil and the Refreshing After Sun Fluid with organic peppermint blossom water, coconut and Monoi oils. Both products have received the Cosmetiqe Bio and Ecocert certificates.

For the people who are new to the world of natural sunscreen, here’s a recap of the the most important facts:

  • Natural sunscreen stays on top of your skin, instead of being soaked up.
  • Because of that, you don’t have to keep applying suncreen; it’ll last up to a day.
  • Because natural sunscreen is made with organic minerals, it is more expensive, but it also has a longer expiration date. You won’t have to throw away not-quite-finished bottles after 12 months.
  • Natural sunscreen might still damage the sea reefs. I wrote about all ins & outs here. Do use it after swimming in the sea, for that reason, or just lie by the pool.

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My final judgement

Wow, this sunscreen is amazing! In the beginning a thin white film formed on my skin, but after 30 minutes it was gone. The sunscreen isn’t sticky and is easy to rub in (this isn’t always the case). After swimming (in the pool!) I did have to re-apply, so unfortunately the sunscreen didn’t last all day. But the most important thing: I didn’t burn! That sounds like a no-brainer, but believe me: it’s a miracle when testing all-natural sunscreens.

I’m very content with this sunscreen. The only downside is that it still contains minerals which damage the coral reefs (specifically titanium dioxide). That’s an issue that keeps bothering me. The bottom line is: you use natural sunscreen mostly for your own health benefits – when you want to go swimming in the sea, use an organic oil and apply your sunscreen afterwards.

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I also really liked the after-sun. It’s very light and smells divine. I also have the feeling that my tan lasted longer by using this cream. It’s a top combo – I’m lovely bronzed all summer!

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Prices

Sunscreen Spray Solaire SPF 30: 24,95- bij Heavenlypure.com.
Refreshing After Sun Fluid: 16,95- bij Heavenlypure.com.

Ingrediënts

Sunscreen Spray Solaire SPF 30: Aluminum hydroxide, Bee pollen, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Helianthus annuus – sunflower oil, Olea europaea – organic olive oil, Oleyl alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3diisostearate, Propolis extract, Pure organic argan spinosa kernel oil, Stearic acid, Titanium dioxide, Zanthoxylum alatum.

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After-sun: Alcohol, Aluminum hydroxide, Benzyl benzoaat, Benzyl salicylaat, Bee pollen, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Coco-caprylate, Cocos nucifera – coconut oil, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Eugenol – organic etherial oil, Gardenia tahitensis, Geraniol – organic ethereal oil, Helianthus annuus – sunflower oil, Linalol, Olea europaea – organic olive oil, Oleyl alcohol, Parfum (natural scent), Polyglyceryl-3diisostearate, Propolis extract, Pure organic argan spinosa kernel oil, Stearic acid, Titanium dioxide, Tocopherol, Zanthoxylum alatum.

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Extra bonus points:

  • Both products are lovely and deliver what they promise.
  • They’re non-sticky, semi-water resistant and only leave a trace for a short while (which is rare when it comes to natural sunscreen).
  • They smell really good. Also a rarity for a natural sunscreen.

Would you try Acorelle sunscreen?

Want to know more? I’ve tested several other natural sunscreens, for instance by Lovea en Lush. You can also protect yourself from the inside out by taking astaxanthine. Last but not least: do inform yourself about the damaging effects of sunscreen on the coral reefs. It’s very important!

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