Green People Sun Cream Green People Sun Cream Green People Sun Cream

How does sun tan accelerator work?

In this article we explore how Green People's natural sun tan accelerator works to stimulate the skin to tan more quickly. The ingredient that we use as a sun tan accelerator in our Edelweiss SPF15 Sun Cream is an extract from the Carob bean which is particularly rich in a form of the vitamin Inositol.

By Alexandra Julian

2 Minute read

In this article we explore how Green People's natural sun tan accelerator works to stimulate the skin to tan more quickly.

 

Melanin: the key to how your skin tans

Exposure to sunlight causes the skin to produce a substance called melanin, which is a brown coloured pigment. Melanin is an effective sun filter and helps to protect the skin from UV-induced damage.

In effect, it is a self-defence mechanism that has evolved over tens of thousands of years and is a totally natural process.

Unfortunately, most of us lead lifestyles which prevent regular, moderate sun exposure which would encourage normal melanin production.

Instead, we tend to expose our skin to intensive sunlight on an occasional basis, e.g. during a 2 week holiday to sunnier climates. This type of sun exposure is most damaging as the skin does not have time to build up its own natural defence against UV damage.

 

How does sun tan accelerator work?

The ingredient that we use as a sun tan accelerator in Green People's Edelweiss Sun Cream SPF15 is an extract from the Carob bean which is particularly rich in a form of the vitamin Inositol.

This nutrient is a major constituent of the skin’s natural brown pigment called Melanin and applying it to the skin in combination with sun exposure speeds up the body’s production of Melanin.

Inositol activates the synthesis of collagen thereby protecting the skin from photoaging. In addition, Inositol speeds up the tanning process by 25%, the intensity of suntan is increased by more than 28% and tan lasts almost 50% longer.

  

The natural way to stay protected in the sun

Our award-winning natural and organic sun lotions are marine-friendly and provide safe, non-irritating protection from the sun.

They are ideal for sensitive skin and are suitable for those prone to prickly heat and eczema.

 

Shop Green People sun creams

Related articles

The anti-ageing plant: Hibiscus benefits for beautiful skin The anti-ageing plant: Hibiscus benefits for beautiful skin The anti-ageing plant: Hibiscus benefits for beautiful skin
Clean beauty

The anti-ageing plant: Hibiscus benefits for beautiful skin

Not only is the Hibiscus flower stunningly beautiful to look at, but the extract from it has many skin benefits when used in beauty products. Read on to discover Hibiscus benefits for your skin. 

By Hannah Mepham

22/04/2024

4 Minute read

READ NOW
Woman walking through sunny field Woman walking through sunny field Woman walking through sunny field
Lifestyle

Does sunscreen block Vitamin D?

We all know that sun cream protects us from harmful sunlight but how does sunscreen affect Vitamin D production? Here we look at the evidence and show you how to support your Vitamin D levels while staying safe in the sun.

By Hannah Mepham

15/04/2024

6 Minute read

READ NOW
Essential guide to rosacea: sunscreen & skin care Essential guide to rosacea: sunscreen & skin care Essential guide to rosacea: sunscreen & skin care
Skin care

Essential guide to rosacea: sunscreen & skin care

This guide offers information and advice on rosacea. We explain what rosacea is and look at the common triggers of the skin condition. We also offer advice on how to care for rosacea-prone skin and recommend unscented sunscreen and natural skin care products to soothe and hydrate sensitive skin.

By Alexandra Julian

15/04/2024

7 Minute read

READ NOW
Read more articles

1,500+ Five star reviews

Read all Reviews
"One of the best companies I have ever dealt with in my 63 years on this planet!"

Jan B.

Verified Buyer

"Have fallen in love with this product range. They are lovely to use and they work!"

Carole G.

Verified Buyer

"You guys are amazing, continue to love the brand, excited to order from you again!"

Maitreya L.

Verified Buyer

"Super quick delivery, ethical packaging and beautiful products."

Nat J.

Verified Buyer

"I love every product I have tried from Green People, and the customer service has always been excellent."

Maria H.

Verified Buyer

"So glad I have found an ethical supplier with great products!"

Susan B.

Verified Buyer