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The Secret to Perfect Skin: Our Tinted Moisturizer Infused with Squalane

Our latest obsession: the new and improved Elemental Sun Balm SPF30 mineral sunscreen with squalane.

It's the perfect product for those who want to achieve a natural, dewy look while also nourishing their skin.

Our Elemental Sun Balm provides broad spectrum sun protection and combines the hydration of a moisturizer with the coverage of a foundation. This means that you can simplify your makeup routine and save time in the morning. But the real magic of this product lies in its ingredients. 

AKT Therapy Elemental Sun Balm SPF 30

What is squalane and how does it benefit the skin?

Squalene was originally sourced from shark livers but now much of it comes from plants like rice bran and sugarcane. 

Squalane in our Sun Balm is extracted from olive oil. However, animal and plant squalene is too unstable to be used in skin care products as is.

Before it can be used, squalene (with an “e”) must be changed into squalane (with an “a”). This process makes the oil more skin-friendly and helps increase its shelf life.

The result is lightweight, non-greasy oil, meaning it won't clog your pores. Squalane is also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from environmental stressors such as pollution and UV rays. 

To sum it up, here are some well-known benefits of squalane:

  • It reduces the appearance of fine lines

  • It improves the skin’s texture and skin tone

  • It serves as a lightweight moisturizer leaving your skin perfectly hydrated and luminous

  • It’s a source of fatty acids that soothe irritation and nourish the skin

  • It helps to control skin oil production. 

  • It can even out your complexion. Squalane brightens the overall look of your skin and can even fade dark spots

  • It’s non-comedogenic and will not clog your pores

  • It strengthens the skin’s barrier and helps to protect your skin from environmental pollutants and stressors

  • It can reduce redness and skin irritation

  • It is great for sensitive skin

  • It’s suitable for all skin types

Sunscreen in a tinted moisturizer - why it’s important

Sun protection is a crucial component of any skincare routine. Not only does it protect the skin from harmful UV rays, but it also helps prevent premature aging and skin cancer.

Our Elemental Sun Balm sunscreen contains SPF 30, which provides broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. This means you can enjoy the beautiful glowy finish while protecting your skin from the sun. 

We use non-nano zinc oxide as an active ingredient in our Elemental Sun Balm. This means that the particles are not small enough to penetrate your tissues and enter the bloodstream.

Non-nano is completely safe for children and even babies. It is also the best option to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Additionally, zinc oxide has multiple beneficial properties:

  • It helps with skin repair. Zinc oxide not only prevents sunburns but also helps to heal them.

  • It regulates sebum production in the skin, absorbs excess oil, and tightens large pores.

  • Zinc oxide is the best choice for people with acne, sensitive skin or dry skin 

    The role of sunflower wax 

    Sunflower wax is another key ingredient in our tinted moisturizer. Derived from sunflower oil, it helps to give the product its smooth, creamy texture!

    It's rich in essential fatty acids that help to protect the skin from environmental stressors. Sunflower wax is also a great emollient, which means that is excellent at repairing and soothing dry skin. It prevents dehydration which helps restore the skins' barrier.

    Vegan and cruelty-free ingredients 

    We are proud of our cruelty-free products that are both safe for the environment and effective for the skin.

    We also included a couple more plant-based superstar ingredients in our Sun Balm :

    • Jojoba Seed Oil. It has moisturizing, antibacterial and antioxidant properties. It’s non-comedogenic, and hypoallergenic which is great news for oily and sensitive skin. It helps to control sebum production, speeds up wound healing, and promotes collagen synthesis.

    • Meadow-foam Seed Oil helps to balance the skin's natural oil production, contributing to a more even complexion. Meadow-foam seed oil skin can reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines, and wrinkles and slows the breakdown of collagen in the skin.

        How tinted sunscreens fit into a minimalist skincare routine

        If you're someone who prefers a no-fuss skincare routine, a tinted moisturizer is a great option. It combines multiple steps into one product, providing hydration, sun protection, and coverage in just one application.

        By using Elemental Sun Balm, you can simplify your skincare routine without sacrificing the benefits of each individual step. Plus, the added benefit of squalane means you're also providing your skin with the hydration it needs to look and feel its best.

        AKT Therapy Elemental Sun Balm SPF 30

        Frequently asked questions 

        Q: Is Elemental Sun Balm suitable for all skin types? 

        A: Yes, our tinted moisturizer is suitable for all skin types. It's especially beneficial for those with dry or combination skin, as it provides hydration without leaving a greasy residue.

        Q: Can I use a tinted moisturizer with squalane if I have oily skin? 

        A: Yes! Squalane is non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog pores or cause breakouts. This makes it a great ingredient for those with oily or acne-prone skin.

        Q: Does Elemental Sun Balm sunscreen provide enough coverage? 

        A: Our tinted moisturizer provides light to medium coverage, which is perfect for a natural, everyday look. If you're looking for more coverage, you may need to use a separate concealer or foundation.

        Q: Can I use the Elemental Sun balm on its own, or do I need to use a separate moisturizer? 

        A: It depends on your skin type and personal preferences. Our Elemental Sun Balm is formulated with Squalane which provide hydration. However, if you have particularly dry skin, you may want to use our Rad Face Oil before applying the tinted moisturizer.

        In conclusion, our Elemental Sun Balm mineral sunscreen is a game-changer for those who want glowing, healthy-looking skin. It’s a multitasking 3 in 1 in one product.

        Don't wait any longer to achieve the perfect, natural-looking skin. Add our tinted moisturizer with squalane to your skincare routine today and experience the benefits for yourself.

        AKT Therapy Elemental Sun Balm SPF 30

        Written by Elena Popkova


        AKT Therapy