Far too many cosmetic products contain animal ingredients or are still tested on animals – so I was pleased to find ERiiS SUN Triple Protection Sun Filter.
ERiiS has no animal derived ingredients and is not tested on animals either. Plus, it protects against UVA, UVB and Infrared-A. So is a good all-rounder when it comes to sun protection.
The active ingredients include Carrot Fresh Cells Extract which hydrates the skin and helps ‘give an intense, even tan’, as well as vitamins A, C and E for their antioxidant properties.
ERiiS says the complex helps to protect and regenerate skin stressed by sun exposure and limit the risk of erythema (skin redness) and abnormal pigmentation.
It has a fresh smell and is light and non-oily, so it rubs on easily and can be smoothed onto the skin without marking your clothes. You can also use it as a -moisturiser – as it’s a good idea to give your face sun protection every day (even in the dull British weather).
Although it’s a bit pricier than some other sun lotions, a small amount goes a long way and spreads well, so you actually do get more for your money. And as it’s paraben free – you’re not damaging your skin at the same time as you’re trying to protect it!
The science bit (direct from ERiiS): “ERiiS Sun contains Iridixina-S, an innovative complex of sun protective filters for triple UVA, UVB and Infrared-A protection. It actively targets free radicals generated by exposure to sun and helps prevent damage to skin cells, including the formation of solar scars, and protect against premature ageing and the appearance of wrinkles, age-spots and loss of skin elasticity.”
Although it Is not clear on the website if the product is cruelty free, I emailed them and received a speedy response from CEO Roberto Modanesi, “We confirm that the products ERiiS for SUN are vegan (no animal ingredients) and NOT animal tested.”
ERiiS Sun is available a pump bottle, and costs from £14.95 from Amazon or www.vie-healthcare.com
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Chantal Cooke is an award winning journalist and travel writer, and co-founder of PASSION for the PLANET radio, and Panpathic Communications. Follow her on Twitter @ChantalCooke