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All-Natural Tinted Lip Balm with SPF 30 vs 50

All-Natural Tinted Lip Balm with SPF 30 vs 50
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Oceanspire offers all-natural tinted lip balm with SPF 30, and also in bundles of 2-4 sets. While many other natural skincare brands may offer SPF 50, choosing the right SPF for your lip balm mainly depends on how long you’ll be out in the sun, and also additional factors such as the difference in sun exposure in different places of the world and the time of day. This is due to the intensity of UV radiation that can seep through the atmosphere and can be absorbed by our skin.

With many around the world learning about the importance of SPF in daily skin and lip care routines, here we'll explain the benefits and considerations of SPF 30 versus SPF 50 in tinted lip balms.

Let’s start with understanding SPF (sun protection factor) in sunscreen products.

SPF Meaning in Sunscreen: Sun Protection Factor

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, measures how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn and contributes to skin cancer. It's a relative measure of how long a sunscreen will protect you from the sun compared to no sunscreen at all.

Is More SPF Better in Sunscreen?

While higher SPF ratings provide better protection against sunburn, they do not offer a proportional increase in protection.

  • For example: While SPF 50 sunscreens offer slightly better protection than SPF 30, they also contain higher concentrations of sun-blocking chemicals that can irritate delicate skin or pollute the ocean and impact local reefs.

Is SPF 30 or 50 Better for Lip Balm?

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For those thinking about using all-natural skin products like tinted lip balms, and whose lips are especially sensitive, SPF 30 might be a better, gentler choice, particularly when reapplication throughout the day is feasible. Like with other sunscreen products, when it comes to lip balms, the choice between SPF 30 and SPF 50 depends on the level of sun exposure and your skin's sensitivity.

SPF 30 blocks about 97% of UVB rays, while SPF 50 blocks about 98%.

The small difference in percentage might seem negligible, but for those with a higher risk of skin cancer, that extra protection might be worth the cost. For everyday use, SPF 30 might be sufficient and more hydrating without the heavy feel or added chemicals that some SPF 50 products carry.

With lip balm products, or skincare products with SPF in general, a product with SPF 50 may be more suited for those who are doing extensive, long hours of work, outside in the summer heat with very little protection.

The Best SPF for the Beach

For beach days, SPF 30 is generally sufficient protection against prolonged UV exposure. This is especially true for areas like lips, which can often be neglected. Also, skincare products with SPF 30 have fewer chemicals which may be less toxic for us and safer for our oceans and reefs.

Instead of opting for your usual lipsticks, which may have chemicals that might affect you and our beautiful oceans during a beach swim. Oceanspire’s all-natural tinted SPF lip balms with SPF 30 can provide both the necessary sun protection and aesthetic appeal, keeping lips hydrated and protected against environmental aggressors.

Natural Tinted Lip Balm with SPF: Canadian Natural Skincare Brands

Canadian-made natural tinted lip balms often feature ingredients such as shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and various natural oils like organic castor oil, organic jojoba oils, and olive butter, which provide excellent moisturization alongside sun protection. These ingredients help keep the lips hydrated and smooth while also providing the benefits of SPF without the harsh chemicals found in regular sunscreen.

Niacinamide is often included as well, this ingredient may calm irritated skin down by reducing inflammation, whilst protecting the skin barrier. These lip balms formulated with natural ingredients use the best of what nature offers to protect against both UV rays and the white cast left by some mineral sunscreens.

Canadian natural skincare brands like Oceanspire, also emphasize sustainability, often featuring products that are plastic-free, reef-safe, and clean & cruelty-free. Many such lip balms are formulated with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, offering broad-spectrum protection that shields lips from both UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, these natural ingredients cater well to all skin types, preventing allergic reactions and supporting daily sun protection needs.

For The Best Natural Coloured Lip Balm: Oceanspire

Choosing between SPF 30 and SPF 50 in a tinted lip balm largely depends on your lifestyle, skin type, and exposure level. SPF 30 is generally sufficient for daily wear, along with beach trips, providing significant protection without the heavy ingredients that might irritate sensitive skin. For those planning to spend extended periods outdoors, working long hours in high UV index areas, SPF 50 offers that extra shield against potential sun damage.  

Opting for a natural, Canadian-made tinted lip balm like those at Oceanspire protects the Earth’s oceans and ensures that you're using a product free from harmful additives, keeping your lips looking great and feeling healthy.

Experience the blend of sustainability and skincare with Oceanspire, and dive into our collection of Canada’s Best All-Natural SPF lip balm and sunscreen stick products, each one dedicated to reef-safe SPF, made with organic ingredients and plastic-free/biodegradable packaging.

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