Mawaii SunCare 20SPF Aloe Vera Body Lotion Last weekend at the girls jib jam in Innsbruck I got given a goody bag and inside it was some suncream from a company in Germany called Mawaii. Suncream is something I always forget to buy, or loose which is bad because it’s one of the most important things to take up the mountain with you. After a really bad goggle tan/sunburn a few years ago the bottom half of my face has suffered some bad scarring (at the time my face was blistered it was that bad!) so I try my best to look after my skin through the Winter. First impressions of the Mawaii suncream are really positive, it rubs into your skin really easily and doesn’t leave your face all white. It is a body lotion too so you can use it all over your body as well as your face. Factor 20 is a good one to have, personally I use factor 50 on my face when I can but that’s only because I get goggle tan so easily! This cream is perfect because it doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy or oily too it just soaks in nicely and doesn’t even feel like you have sun cream on. The aloe vera in this is great for your skin too and smells really nice!
Unlike many sunscreens on the market, mawaii Suncare acts as an anti-aging product. It protects while caring for the skin and activates the skin’s natural cell regeneration. It is really important to protect yourself in water or in the mountains, because the intensity of UV radiation increases strongly by the reflection of radiation from water or snow. In alpine regions the radiation increases additionally by the height (you are closer to the sun). Cold and wind dry out the skin and also make you more sensitive. Our specialty sports sunscreen leaves the skin to breathe and perspire naturally, so that the pores remain free. Otherwise it can quickly lead to overheating of the body and skin impurities.
There is also a really good lip balm that is SPF30 and is perfect for on the mountain, it is just a standard tube that rolls up and it goes on your lips really nicely, it’s not thick so it feels really nice and light on your skin. This is also water resistant so it will last a long time before you need to reapply. The company behind the products is awesome, they have worked hard for over 3 years to create a line of products that are not only kind to your skin but to the environment too. Being water and sweat resistant means that this stuff is going to protect you for a long time without wearing off, even if you are in the water or exercising. For more information take a look at the website or search for them on Facebook 🙂 There is a lot more cool science behind this product and you can tell a lot of researching and hard work has gone into getting these products right. I would certainly recommend this product for people that snowboard and the price is really good too, compare it to any other standard suncream and it is probably cheaper yet it is waaaay better for you! Take a look at the shop here