DARLING After Sun is a face and body lotion, suitable for all skin types, with powerful soothing, emollient, and anti-aging properties thanks to the presence of Chamomile, Mallow and Aloe Vera.
Chamomile and Mallow found in this Darling After Sun lotion have calming and hydrating properties, while Aloe Vera and Menthol provide a refreshing sensation after a day in the sun. The after-sun cream also contains Vitamin E, which has powerful antioxidant properties and protects the skin from free radical damage, preventing premature ageing. Additionally, it includes Coconut, Apricot and Jojoba oils, which work together to enhance the moisturising and anti-ageing effects, keeping the skin supple and elastic.
DARLING After Sun Lotion is the perfect ally after the stress of a day spent in the sun, as your tanned skin will receive all the nutrients it needs. The texture is silky, light and absorbs quickly without greasing.
DARLING After Sun Lotion Benefits:
- Has an emollient and refreshing effect, perfect after a sunny day
- Hydrates and nourishes the skin in depth
- Excellent to use as a moisturizer all year round
- Has a Monoi de Tahiti fragrance
- Paraben, cruelty and gluten free
- Dermatologically tested
- Nickel Tested
- Water Resistant
- Vegan Friendly
DARLING After Sun Key Ingredients:
- Aloe Vera - has moisturising, anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties
- Jojoba - can help reduce redness and inflammation
- Vitamin E - Being an antioxidant, it will help fight free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation, ultimately soothing the skin
- Chamomile - well know for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities
How to use: Apply DARLING After Sun Lotion evenly as needed on face and body after exposure to the sun. This DARLING formula can also be used as a moisturising cream all year round.
For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice if needed. Keep out of reach of young children. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging.
Aqua; Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil; Glyceryl Stearate Se; Glycerin; Isododecane; Propanediol; C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester; Cetearyl Alcohol; Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder; Tocopherol; Allantoin; Hydrolyzed Collagen; Sodium Lactate; Sodium Pca; Equisetum Arvense Extract; Malva Sylvestris Leaf Extract; Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract; Cocos Nucifera Oil; Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil; Hamamelis Virginiana Leaf Extract; Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil; Melissa Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract; Phenoxyethanol; Dimethicone; Polyamide-3; Propylene Glycol; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Polyacrylamide; Ethylhexylglycerin; Cetearyl Isononanoate; Glycine Soja Oil; Menthol; Hydrogenated Polydecene; Laureth-7; Parfum; C13-14 Isoparaffin; Amyl Cinnamal; Linalool; Benzyl Salicylate; Hydroxycitronellal; Alcohol; Maltodextrin; Tris(Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate.
What is Darling?
Darling is a vegan premium suncare brand Made in Italy about skin-loving, high performance products with the will to change the way people wear and perceive SPF for the better. Darling believe that using SPF on a daily basis is like knowing the secret of eternal youth. Darling want to make SPF products cooler and more attractive in order to raise consumer awareness on the importance of skin protection. They want people everywhere to enjoy the suncare experience. That’s why they have designed a collection of sunscreens that look incredibly glamorous, feel pleasant to wear.
Is Darling Vegan?
Yes, ALL Darling products are 100% vegan and do not contain animal-based ingredients or animal derivatives.
Are Darling products suitable for all skin types?
Yes they are. All the products in the range are suitable for all skin types. You just have to find your favorite one.
Are Darling products safe for sensitive skin?
Darling products have been developed to suit all skin types, including sensitive skin. You can check the full list of ingredients for each product on our website.
Do they leave a white cast?
No, they won’t. Darling sunscreens are formulated to blend into a sheer finish to match and compliment any skin tone.
Are Darling sunscreens pregnancy safe?
Darling products do not contain any harmful ingredient that can be perjudicial while pregnant, but we suggest you talk to your doctor about what sunscreen is best for you during your pregnancy.
What does anti-pollution mean?
Darling’s anti-pollution formulas protect your skin against free radicals caused by air pollution (dust particles, industrial gasses, smoke, smog) which can cause irregular skin pigmentation and premature wrinkles.
Are there fragrance-free formulas?
Yes, we know fragranced products are not loved by everyone. That’s Darling have just launched a new DARLING FLUID FACE SCREEN SPF50+, which is a daily face sunscreen that can easily replace your daily moisturizer thanks to its powerful skincare properties. It has a fragrance-free formulation, suitable also for very sensitive skin types.
Are the formulas water resistant?
Yes, all of the sunscreens are water-resistant. The formulas have been designed to stay on your skin after exposure to water, however water-resistant does not mean ‘waterproof’
Are Darling products dermatologically tested?
Darling products are hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, with paraben free and nickel tested formulas.
What is blue light?
Blue light is a type of visible light, also known as HEV (high-energy visible) light. It is emitted from digital devices such as phone, laptops and TV’s. It is known to cause premature aging and hyperpigmentation.
What is hydrolized collagen and how does it work? Is it vegan?
Hydrolized Collagen is typically animal-derived but Darling have searched high and low to source the highest-grade vegan collagen which has been specifically and scientifically formulated to have comparable amino acid composition and sensory profile of hydrolysed animal collagen. But while animal-derived collagen isn't usually able to effectively penetrate the skin due its large molecular structure, their vegan collagen is structured to have smaller molecules to penetrate deeper into the skin. Plus, all their products have undergone extensive in-vivo clinical studies and sensory tests that show immediate and long-term results when it comes to an increase in moisture, hydration and the appearance of smoother, more rejuvenated skin.
What is the difference between chemical vs. mineral?
They actually work pretty similarly, both need to be applied in advance of any sun exposure, in the correct amount, and both absorb UV radiation which prevents it from reaching the skin. Physical/mineral/inorganic filters (Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide) also scatter or reflect UV radiation which has led to the common misconception that chemical filters = UV radiation absorption and mineral = reflection. Chemical/organic sunscreens tend to be great for: feeling beautiful to wear, being lightweight, UVA1 protection, melasma or pigmentation sufferers. Mineral sunscreens tend to be better for: skin sensitivities, inflamed skin. Darling products we have both! Using a combination of both chemical and mineral filters means they are able to provide you with ultra lightweight, pleasant formulas that offer very high protection and will help prevent premature aging.
Why should you wear SPF every day?
A little science lesson: UVB rays are the ones that cause burns and sunburn and are especially strong in summer, while UVA rays, which are very present all year round, regardless of the climate, are responsible for spots and wrinkles. This means that even if you are not at risk of getting sunburned in winter (unless you are exposed to the sun for manylock content here hours, perhaps in high mountains), not using a protective cream is tantamount to certain premature aging of the skin.
How much sunscreen should I use, and how often should I apply it?
Apply enough sunscreen to cover all skin not covered by clothing. To achieve the SPF labeled on a sunscreen bottle, it is recommended to use 2 milligrams of sunscreen per square centimeter of skin, which is equivalent to one shot glass for the body or two tablespoons. For the face, it is recommended to apply a nickel-sized dollop (the equivalent of two finger lengths), which is also equivalent to half a teaspoon, to the face and neck combined. Don’t forget to apply to the tops of your feet, your neck, your ears, and the top of your head. Apply sunscreen to dry skin 15 minutes before going outdoors. When outdoors, reapply sunscreen approximately every two hours, or after swimming or sweating, according to the directions on the bottle.
What does SPF mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. The number associated with the SPF indicates how long it takes the sun's UVB rays to cause redness (burning) on the skin compared to the time spent without wearing sunscreen. For example, if you apply an SPF 30 exactly as shown, it will take 30 times longer to burn than if you wear no sunscreen at all. However, it is hard to achieve this level of protection in real life – factors such as skin type, ultraviolet (UV) levels, swimming/drying and how much sunscreen you apply can affect the level of protection. That's why we always recommend applying liberally every two hours or after swimming, sweating or towel drying. It is also important to apply 20 minutes before being exposed to UV.
What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
UVA (long-wave) account for 95% of the ultraviolet radiations that reach the earth. They are constant all year long, and they are not shielded by glass and surpass the clouds. UVA penetrates deeply into the skin causing aging, sagging and premature wrinkles. UVB (shortwave) account for 5% of the ultraviolet radiations that reach the earth. They are mainly concentrated during summer months and in the central hours of the day. They are shielded by glass and, in the skin, they are filtered by melanin and keratin, our body’s natural UV filters. They penetrate less into the skin than UVA, reaching only the epidermal layer and are responsible for burns and rashes; They are responsible for direct damage to DNA, which means they are more responsible for skin tumors. Easy and simple reminder: UVA causes Aging and UVB causes Burning.
What is the UVA/UVB rating for Darling?
The UVA is measured according to the European Regulation: COLIPA (European Cosmetics Trade Association). Darling sunscreen has a well-balanced UVA/UVB protection factor of at least a 1/3. On they packaging there is a UVA inside a circle which is the official symbol of well-balanced UVA/UVB protection.
Is Darling cruelty free?
Darling follow the European regulation where it is completely forbidden to test on animals. The European Commission established timetables of deadlines up to 11 March 2009 for prohibiting the marketing of cosmetic products, the final formulation, ingredients or combinations of ingredients which have been tested on animals, and for prohibiting each test currently carried out using animals. In the UK and across the rest of the EU, testing cosmetic products or their ingredients on animals is banned. This means that it is illegal to sell or market a cosmetic product if animal testing has taken place on the finished cosmetic or its ingredients before being sold in the EU.
What is reef safe sunscreen? Are Darling products reef safe?What actually is reef safe or sea friendly sunscreen?
There’s a lot of misinformation about the damage sunscreens are doing to the reefs - with a lot of unsubstantiated claims being made by brands. Now the truth of it is that terms like “reef-safe” or “reef-friendly” do not have agreed-upon definitions, nor is their use regulated by the European Regulation, FDA or managed by a standard-setting organization. That’s Darling prefer avoid using this claim, as they do not want to fuel the wave of greenwashing that surrounds this issue. They deeply care about respecting the environment, which is why they will take immediate action in case new scientific researches concerning this important topic will come out. Up to know and very generally, reef safe sunscreen refers to one that doesn’t contain potentially damaging ingredients including Oxybenzone and nano particles which may cause coral bleaching. Darling is an Oxybenzone and Nano particles free sunscreen.
Where is Darling sunscreen regulated?
Darling products are produced in Italy and therefore are regulated under the European Union.
Is the packaging recyclable?
Darling only uses packaging that is 100% recyclable. Tubes and bottles are mono material to guarantee simple and more effective recycling. They try to avoid secondary packaging when possible, to reduce waste, otherwise they only use FSC certified paper as it is biodegradable and it comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
How can I recycle the products?
Tubes or bottles can be disposed in plastic recycling bin for all the products. Cartons can be disposed in card/paper recycling bin.
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