With winter already settled here, it feels like a fresh new beginning. It’s the perfect time to try new things such as new skin care products. I am thrilled to work again together with AXIS-Y to review some of their new products – and one of them is their super popular Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen, which they recently restocked! Not only their products are gentle and effective, but also the concept of their brand as climate-inspired personalised skincare is intriguing.
If you have sensitive and/or combination skin, prone to irritation, and you are looking for products that are gentle and soothing, yet effective, AXIS-Y products are definitely for you. For 15 days, I wore the AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen every day as part of my morning routine, no matter if I was going out or working from home.
[Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post done in collaboration with AXIS-Y]
Why wear sunscreen all year round?
You may wonder what ‘why is sunscreen important’ or ‘should I wear sunscreen every day’. The answer to both is yes. When it comes to sun protection, it does not matter what skin type or skin tone you have. In order to avoid sun damage and avoid skin cancer, you have to take care and protect your skin against the harmful UVB rays and UVA rays by wearing sunscreen with a broad spectrum, preferably with a sun protection factor of at least 30. Apply sunscreen in both summer months and winter months in order to avoid not only sunburn, but also premature aging. Applying sunscreen every day, no matter the weather, no matter if you are at home or outside, will protect your skin. By applying sunscreen year round, you are taking care not only of your skin and how it looks like, but also of your overall health.
The focus of AXIS-Y is on the effects of the environment on the skin – the growing pollution, stressful factor and climate change. Together with travelling from one corner of the world to another, there are unique skin concerns that arise from going from one climate to the other and the need for personalised skincare. They are the first creators of climate-inspired skincare!
They are committed to their values of natural-derived skin-loving ingredients, safety, no animal testing, vegan-certified and effective formulas. I could immediately see their care for the environment by the packaging. So many companies use bubble wrap or packing peanuts and it breaks my heart a bit to see so much plastic. But AXIS-Y uses a special type of wrapping made of paper, a great eco-friendly alternative to bubble wrap. Their values and the feeling their products give is reflected in the cardboard packaging of each product also. The background of off-white with a tint of green, has accents of darker green (for the ingredients’ illustrations) and red (for the trademarked ‘6+1+1 Advanced Formula’). Not only that but also the containers of the products are green bottles, with labels that match the box, and white caps. I highly enjoy using products that are soothing for the eyes and a pleasure to use, even before actually opening and using them.
AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the last step in my skincare routine all year round. As I already mentioned above, wearing it 365/24/7 will protect your skin – and your skin will thank you! The AXIS-Y Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen has mugwort as the core ingredient, which helps with skin elasticity and radiance (I love mugwort in my skincare, like this face mask from AXIS-Y). The 6 base ingredients are calendula, grape, green tea, chamomile, squalene and allantoin, which help in soothing, protecting and preventing signs of premature ageing. The effective technology that brings it all together is SYN-COLL, a unique peptide sequence that imitates the body’s collagen production and has anti-aging benefits. The Complete No-Stress Physical Sunscreen has SPF 50+ and protects the skin from UVA and UVB damage while providing the healing properties of skin-loving ingredients for an every day, no-stress life. Having SPF 50+ is crucial if you care about the importance of wearing sunscreen all year round.
AXIS-Y came up with this sunscreen not only keeping in mind the benefits for the skin, but also the environment. A fifth of the world’s coral reefs have died since 2015 and we are at risk of losing another 40% in the next 30 years period. Sunscreens containing the active ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate contribute to mass bleaching of coral reefs, leading to some countries banning the use of these sunscreens to protect the oceanic habitat. As a climate-inspired brand, creating a sunscreen that protects our skin without harming the environment was crucial!
The texture of the cream is pleasant – at first, I was trying to apply it by massaging it into my face as I do with my creams, but I realised that it’s best to gently pat it into the skin, both because of its consistency and to avoid having a white cast. I usually apply along the lengths of 2 fingers (index and middle) to get the quantity needed for both the face and the heck.
It also has a distinct smell but not strong. It is a bit drying especially for the cold season so I need to find a balance and see how well I have to hydrate before applying it. If you are a fan of matte finish, this sunscreen is for you!
Water, Zinc Oxide, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Disiloxane, Niacinamide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Water, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Tocopherol, Squalane, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
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