As the temperature rises and summer is looming, we need to be mindful now more than ever about protecting ourselves from the harmful rays of the sun. The importance of a daily SPF or sunscreen cannot be stressed enough and comes with a plethora of benefits. From offering protection against the sun’s rays, SPF works to keep your complexion even, prevents signs of premature ageing and keeps the skin healthy, smooth and hydrated. And let’s not forget the most important benefit, SPF is very effective in reducing the risk of skin cancer.
In addition to SPF, there are some other must-have products that should absolutely be in your beauty arsenal, not just this summer, but every day to ensure your skin and hair stays healthy, both inside and out.
Ixora’s Top Picks for Hair and Sun Protection
Intensive Hydrating Shampoo – AED 180
Suitable for dry hair and scalp, this Intensive Hydrating Shampoo is free from sulfates, silicon’s, parabens and all harsh chemicals. It is the perfect solution for dry hair and uses a powerful combination of Aloe Vera, Coconut and Shea Butter that work together to restore and lock in hydration and moisture. It also contains anti-hair fall ingredients that stimulate hair growth too. Dry hair is known to be especially sensitive and weak, therefore ingredients including Unpasteurized Raw Honey, Wheat Protein and Black Oats have been added which work to strengthen and protect the hair.
Intensive Phyto Hair Mask – AED 240
If your hair is constantly exposed to the sun’s rays, heat from styling with electrical products, then the Intensive Phyto Hair Mask is most definitely for you! The Mask treats hair damage and strengthens its roots with a concentrated formula of Argan Oil, Organic Avocado Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil. These are all strong antioxidants that help to regenerate the hair cuticle layer and leave your locks shiny and silky. Simply apply a generous amount to your palms and apply to clean, towel dried hair from scalp to ends. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and enjoy beautiful shiny hair. You can also sleep with your hair in the masks and then rinse off in the morning or apply to your hair before sunbathing to offer added protection.
Ultimate Protection Sunscreen SPF40 – AED 230
Beat the heat and protect your skin naturally from harmful UV rays with Ixora’s Ultimate Protection Sunscreen SPF40. This unique COSMOS Organic Certified Sunscreen SPF40 is safe and suitable for all ages starting from 6 months +. It is rich in Mauritia Flecuasa Fruit Oil or ‘Buriti Oil’ that has a golden colour with a high content of beta carotene in comparison to carrot seed oil, linoleic and palmitic acid which prevents the skin from ageing and the most important benefit is the high protection from the harmful sun-rays that damage the skin. This SPF was created using cruelty-free methods as well as being free from Sulfates, Parabens, Synthetic perfume and 1,500 other harmful or controversial ingredients.
Aloe Vera Gel – AED 120
Ixora’s Aloe Vera Gel contains the purest extract from the healing medicinal Aloe Vera plant and has a multitude of uses. It works to restore the skin’s hydration, soothe any irritations, helps with signs of aging and reduces breakouts, whilst fading blemishes. It also helps to reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness. It is the perfect product to apply after a day in the sun.
Soothing After Sun Lotion – AED 190
Calm and soothe your skin after a long day in the sun with Ixora’s Soothing After Sun Lotion. It is enriched with Shea Butter which is a natural anti-inflammatory to relieve damaged skin. It also deeply moisturizes and nourishes the skin with added Black Oats to lock in moisture and reduce peeling. After sun exposure, take a shower and apply onto dry skin using a generous amount in a smooth and gentle motion.