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Most commercially available cosmetic products contain many nasties which can disrupt the balance of your body and even cause harm and contribute towards fatal illness.
Many brands make natural claims and try to look natural but often they are not.
All PURU products are 100% natural, which means we only use ingredients that come from plants and nature. There are NO artificial substances, NO preservatives, NO artificial fragrances, NO artificial colors, NO aggressive substances, or NO other harmful toxins.
PURU loves animals, so we support causes that help animals and plant life. For this reason, none of our formulas are ever tested on animals (all ingredients are food grade and do not require testing).
PURU supports sustainable projects and aligned charitable organizations such as our main benefactor www.pronatura.ch. Pro Natura is Switzerland’s oldest nature preservation organization. Pro Natura loves nature and so do we so every time you buy PURU’s products you are also indirectly helping conserve Switzerland’s animals, plants, and delicate environment.
PURU only uses natural perfumes and fragrances that can have therapeutic benefits.
The products of PURU smell delicious, because what you smell is from nature. The wonderful aromas in the products of PURU come from real fruits, seeds, and pure essential oils. In the products of PURU, you will find NO synthetic fragrances or NO artificial ingredients.
The products of PURU are built around antioxidants. Why are antioxidants so important?
Our bodies and cells are constantly changing. Free radicals such as the smog, smoke into atmosphere attack our bodies and may contribute towards signs of aging, wrinkles, and cancer. ONLY antioxidants protect us and ward off these harmful free radicals.
PURU only uses natural preservatives and each product indicates how long it can used after opening.
What does PURU mean?
All of the products of PURU are really 100% natural. This means that you can have complete confidence in all of our products without having to spend time or worry about the ingredients. Our products are really healthy “food” for your skin.
PURU products are perfect for sensitive skin as our products contain NO aggressive cleansing substances, NO chemical preservatives or NO artificial fragrances that can irritate the skin.
Can your products also be used for children?
As PURU products are all completely 100% natural so they can safely be used by children.
Do you use Titanium Dioxide in your sunscreen?
PURU does not use any titanium dioxide but only zinc oxide, which does not consist of nanoparticles. Our sunscreen is a physical sunscreen and is “on the skin” to physically protect it against the sun. We want to avoid the use of nanoparticles at any cost, as they are suspected to penetrate the skin barrier and disrupt or even damage cell growth.
Each batch of our sunscreen is tested by an independent laboratory to ensure compliance with the specified minimum sun protection factor.
Do you really only have 7 ingredients in your sunscreen?
Yes, our SPF 50 actually only contains 6 ingredients and our SPF 30 contains 7 ingredients. The additional ingredient in SPF 30 is Buckthorn Oil, which is a plant extract that is used for consistency as the SPF 30 contains less NON-Nano Zinc Oxide.
The ONLY ingredients for all our Sunscreens are:
Coconut Extract (Coco-Caprylate/Caprate); Non-Nano Zinc Oxide (18%); Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera); Organic Beeswax (Cera Alba); Organic Cacao Seed Butter (Theobroma); Vitamin E (Tocopherol); Organic Sea Buckthorn Oil (Hippophae Rhamnoides);
More on all our Ingredients page
How long does delivery take to the UK and mainland Europe?
It could take up to 4-6 working days to the UK and other European countries.
Does your sunscreen leave white marks?
Our sun cream uses non-nano Zinc Oxide so each particle of this effective certifiable sun-blocking ingredient Is larger and doesn’t get as easily absorbed by the skin. Depending on skin type any whitening effect is doesn’t occur when applying properly:
Applying before you go outside & when the skin is dry.
Adding smaller amounts at a time over smaller amounts of the body.
Click here to learn more about how to apply properly
Do your sunscreens undergo any certification or clinical testing?
All our sunscreens and sun protection products undergo clinical testing and testing of UVB and UVA rays protection.
What is the Persistent Pigment Darkening (PPD) of your sunscreens?
Our PPD (Persistent Pigment Darkening or UVA protection) of the SPF 50 & SPF 30 (UVB protection) Sunscreen is around 30%.
Which SPF factor is right for me?
What you need very much depends on many factors in addition to your skin type and how long you are exposed to sun, altitude, time of day, temperature, cloud cover, season.
Everyone is different and the many variables very much depend on your knowledge and experience of your skin type and how it reacts to sun exposure duration, geographic location, season, perspiration, etc.
How long does your natural sunblock last after opening?
Even after opening the sunscreen will last until the expiry date on the bottle which is 18 months
Is your Zinc Oxide non-nan & uncoated?
The Zinc Oxide we are using for our Sun protection products is all completely uncoated and non-nano.
Can your natural deodorant be used on other parts of the body?
Yes, it’s possible to use the deodorant on other parts of the body but use a small amount to test to begin with to ensure there is no reaction.
Our PURU FRUTEE deodorant is a bit milder for everyday use so could be suited more to more sensitive skin.
Of course, all skin and body types are different so if you have any concerns you should consult a professional medical practitioner or dermatologist.