Welcome to SUMMER! Bring on the burning hot, scorching beach days… we’re totally ready. Thanks to OMBRELLE Sun Care products. We are proud to say that Ombrelle is a Canadian brand and are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year. Happy Anniversary Ombrelle!
As with most people, being outdoors and having fun in the sun is one of our favourite past times during the Summer. But we know just how critical it is to be protected from the burning hot rays. We don’t want to rain on anyone’s sun fun parade but… being educated in sun care is essential. For everyone. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Canada. One out of every 7 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their life. That’s pretty scary.
Since the beginning in 1990, Ombrelle has worked diligently to develop products to prevent skin cancer. Partnering with the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation they have effectively helped Canadian families protect themselves from the harmful effects of UV rays.
We know that sometimes understanding sunscreen lingo can get quite confusing. That’s why we decided to break it down and make it real simple to understand.
There are 2 types of harmful sun rays, UVA and UVB.
UVA are the rays that Age you and UVB are the rays that Burn you.
UVA rays account for 95% of rays that reach the skin’s surface. They are 100x’s more abundant and penetrate the skin deeper then UVB rays. UVA rays are present everyday, year round. These are the damaging rays that cause your skin to age prematurely. Not fun. These are also the rays that may turn into free radicals causing cancer.
UVB rays represent about 5% of UV’s which cause immediate damage like sunburns. These rays are present during the summer months between 11am-4pm.
OMBRELLE KIDS MINERAL LOTION SPF 50+ ($19.99)
80% of sun damage happens before the age of 18 and is cumulative and irreversible.
Can you believe that?! That’s why it is crucial to protect your kids early on with the proper SPF. Get them used to having sunscreen put on them as young as possible every time before playing outside. The younger they are, the better as it will become a habit they will get used to.
Ombrelle just launched their new Mineral Lotion SPF 50+ for kids. This broad spectrum sunscreen for kids is:
Ombrelle Sun Tip For Kids:
Use The Shadow Rule – Children should be aware of their shadow and its size when outdoors. The smaller the shadow of the child the more dangerous the UVB rays are. If the shadow is small they should play in the shade (with SPF) or go indoors to play.
Do you hate that feeling of heavy, greasy, sticky suntan lotions? Of course you do, we do too! That’s one of the main reasons why people say they don’t want to use them. Well say goodbye to those thick suntan lotions of the past!
Ombrelle just launched their brand new Ultra Light Advanced SPF 50+. It’s their first ever ultra-fluid lotion for body. It’s not greasy or heavy at ALL and leaves no white film on the skin.
On top of being ultralight, it is water resistant, has a luxurious texture, quickly absorbs, is fragrance & dye free, and hypoallergenic.
You should be applying SPF on your face daily. Everyday, year round. Yes, even on cloudy days.
Our skin is being exposed to harmful factors daily. Protect it always.
OMBRELLE FACE STICK SPF 50+
This SPF 50 stick is a must have product to carry with you during your summer outings and even all year round. It is the perfect quick touch up stick for your face. I like to apply this face stick quite heavily on my nose, cheeks & forehead when I go for runs during the Summer (even on top of the Face Ombrelle SPF 60). It prevents burning, is sweat-resistant and provides that extra bit of protection while out on long runs. – Natasha
A SPF lip balm is another essential during the hot Summer months. I like to use SPF lip balms everyday during the Summer, not just on beach days. It protects your lips from sun damage and keeps them hydrated. – Natasha
Ombrelle’s Lip Balm SPF 30 is water-resistant and contains Vitamin E & Titanium Dioxide to prevent moisture loss. It is also hypoallergenic, fragrance and colorant free.
OMBRELLE ULTRA LIGHT ADVANCED WEIGHTLESS FACE LOTION SPF 60 & 30
Can we just say how much we love these face SPF’s? Wow.
These 2 SPF’s for face are absolute favourites of ours. We use these everyday. They are an extremely light weight formula that absorbs quickly, are non-greasy and not sticky at all. You don’t even feel it on your skin! I am a combination skin type and I really don’t like wearing a lot of product on my face. But with this fluid SPF 60 I honestly don’t feel it on. I wear it under my makeup no problem. Highly recommend these!
Ombrelle has been a technical leader in the industry creating innovative sun filters. Together with the Loreal Group’s patented innovations they have created the best sun protection formulas on the market. Having had hundreds of researchers work together they developed a formula that protects against both UVA and UVB rays called Mexoryl. It is the absolute best and most effective sun block on the market.
OMBRELLE is constantly striving to provide ultimate sun protection without compromise. This is one of the many reasons why Ombrelle is the #1 recommended sun care brand by Pharmacists, Physicians and Pediatricians in Canada.
Until recently all of the sun care products on the market could claim they offered UVA protection even if the percentage of ingredients targeting these damaging sun rays were very low.
This year Ombrelle products will display a UVA Circle Logo approved by Health Canada that will let Canadians know their products contain a high factor of 30% protection against those specific harmful rays.
Where To Buy:
Ombrelle products are available at London Drugs, Shoppers Drug Mart & Walmart stores across Canada.