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clean &
ocean
friendly
Lancaster
The ambassador
of riviera eden
Our commanding view to more
responsible sun care

OUR ENDLESS INSPIRATION...
Known all over the world for its glamour and beauty, the Riviera is unique.
Lancaster, born and raised in Monaco, one of the most legitimate ambassadors of this eden, has been celebrating its wonder everday since 1946, believing that Mediterranean wisdom is where beauty is worshipped.

… TO BUILD AND PRESERVE THE FUTURE
Endless horizons, high aspirations: the richness of the riveria makes for the quintissential backdrop and source for both bliss and beauty - this is the starting point of all of our innovations.

Positioned perfectly along the coast, this precious haven is continually sought out by refined hedonistic individuals looking to preserve this paradise; it is the perfect vantage point from which to envision our/everyone’s future.

our roadmap
to clean and ocean friendly
lancaster declares its love for the sea
The most legitimate ambassador of riviera eden ...
committed to being clean & ocean friendly
At Lancaster, we have been adopting a clear and sustainable roadmap for several years:
2021
2020
2019
2018
At Lancaster, we have been adopting a clear and sustainable roadmap for several years:

As part of our strong commitment to respecting your skin and the oceans, from 2021 Lancaster as the #1 sun care brand in Europe**, has started rolling out its new vision for clean & ocean friendly sun care with no compromise on sensoriality. Fifty years of research and development and since we launched our first sunscreen, we continue to seek new combinations of sun filters/clean ingredients that protect the skin and oceans whilst providing the same level of protection that we have guaranteed for years.

**Source, The NPD Group, Inc./BeautyTrends® Italy, France, Germany & Spain Prestige Markets, Prestige brands. In value & units in years 2017 to 2019 and YTD June 21

In 2020, the Sun Protective Water sprays of the iconic Sun Beauty range and the Golden Tan Maximizer legendary After-Sun routine marked the beginning of a commitment to cleaner and more environmentally-friendly formulas.

Lancaster sun products do not contain Oxybenzone*, and since 2019, all new product innovations have stopped containing Octinoxate as these UV filters are suspected to impact marine life

*Except Infinite Bronze Face Bronzer

In 2018, the Sun Sensitive range was formulated with fewer ingredients and no water-soluble sun filters to better contribute to ocean safety

Our
commitments
Clean formulas
for safe health
Our clean formulas
have been developed following Yuka and Sephora clean-charters.
They contain 40%* fewer ingredients and include a clean labelled fragrance.
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Adjusting our formulas towards a sun filter system that respects the skin and helps reduce environmental impact
OUR OCEAN FRIENDLY FORMULAS
are non-toxic for marine life with a selection of sun filters safe for your skin, whilst providing the same level of protection and sensoriality Lancaster has always guaranteed.
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Being mindful of our plastic consumption in each product lifecycle
OUR SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING
contains post-consumer recycled material while our folding boxes are made with paper from responsible sources to help reduce our environmental impact.
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Being conscious
of animal life
OUR RESPECT FOR ANIMAL LIFE
Our new products are vegan and contain no raw material of animal origin. Moreover, we commit not to test our products on animals
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improving every day for you
Towards
our production methods
  • We are commited to 100% green electricity since 2020
  • We are commited to reduce our water consumption by 50% (1)
  • We are commited to reduce our CO2 consumption by 30% (2)
  • 93% Recyclable
  • We re-use orginal cardboard boxes to expedite finished goods & for internal activities
  • For the coming years we are investigating solar and other renewable energies

(1) -40% YTD on track for FY23
(2) -10%YTD on track for 2030

Improving
production methods
& communication tools
to be more sustainable
... WITH THE HIGHEST
PERFORMANCE LEVEL
LANCASTER HAS
ALWAYS PROVIDED

THE MOST COMPLETE LANCASTER PROTECTION THANKS TO HIGH SPF AND OUR PATENTED FULL LIGHT TECHNOLOGY

Introduced across Lancaster’s entire sun protection range in 2016, this unique technology* targets 100% of the sun spectrum**. Its comprehensive formula is effective on UVB and UVA rays, which makes up less than 10% of the sun spectrum, while protecting against Visible Light and Infrared rays, and more than 90% of the remaining spectrum.

*At Lancaster.
**No sunscreen product can provide full protection against sun’s rays. Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat.

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A RANGE CONTAINING NATURAL-ORIGIN INGREDIENTS* & COMPLEX

Specially developed for reactive skin, the new Sunsicalm complex is of natural-origin. Made of Jasmine flower and bitter orange flower extracts, bisabolol and cotton extract, its soothing and hydrating properties preserves sensitive skin from sun-induced damages.
Our natural-origin Tan Activator Complex, composed with natural-origin sweet orange blossom extract, helps to gradually obtain a luminous, even and long-lasting tan. It has been developed for fair and sensitive skin that does not tan easily, in a reduced time of sun exposure.

The Sun Sensitive After Sun Repairing Balm has within its "clean" formula no less than 96% of ingredients of natural origin take care of the most sensitive skins while reducing redness and the feeling of discomfort.

*On After-Sun Repairing Balm

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ULTRA SENSORIAL TEXTURES FOR THE PLEASURE OF REAPPLICATION

Because we believe that the most efficient sun protection is the one that is pleasurable to use and that you want to reapply in sufficient quantities, Sun Sensitive offers ultra-sensorial and lightweight textures that penetrate easily without white traces, with a transparent finish after application. Suitable for sensitive skin, like their delicate fragrance*, these formulas provide an enjoyable experience!

*Clean labelled fragrance.

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A new generation
of Sun Care
Sun Sensitive
Oil-Free Milky Fluid SPF50
Sun Sensitive
Oil-Free Milk SPF50
Sun Sensitive
After Sun Repairing Balm
Sun Sensitive
Milky Spray For Kids SPF50+
q&a
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SUN FILTERS…
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MINERAL AND CHEMICAL FILTERS ?
  • Mineral filters are very small particles that absorb & reflect UV rays on the skin's surface. They are natural but may contain nanoparticles which may cause undesirable effects. Only Zinc & Titanium dioxide filters are allowed for mineral formulation.
  • Chemical filters are molecules absorbing UV rays instead of the skin. They provide an effective protection against UVB & UVA but some filters are harmful that’s why we decided to remove those incriminating filters from our formulas.
WHY DO MINERAL FILTERS LEAVE WHITE TRACES ?
  • Chemical filters spread easier on the skin. These dissolve in the cream, providing a pleasurable non sticky texture with a transparent finish.
  • Mineral filters are white powders that are not soluble and therefore more difficult to spread: they can leave a white finish on skin especially if they are non-nano.
WHAT IS A NANOPARTICLE ?
  • Nanoparticles are particles smaller than 100 nanometers in diameter. They are frequently used in sunscreens on the market in order to make the textures more fluid and without leaving white marks, also helping to reach high SPF. They can be easily identified on the ingredient list by the annotation [nano] preceding the name of the filter.
  • Nanoparticles in mineral filters can have a potential toxic effect when inhaled. Nano use of Zinc and Titane filters is prohibited only through this form.
ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT…
IS LANCASTER PACKAGING ECO-FRIENDLY ?
  • Sun Sensitive range* & Limited Editions packaging are made of PCR (post-consumer recycled plastic)
  • All our folding boxes are printed on FSC-certified paper from sustainably managed and controlled forests or responsible sources

*Except the Tinted Mattifying Fluid

WHY CAN WE CLAIM TO BE OCEAN-FRIENDLY ?
  • Our formulas are water resistant
  • Our formulas do not contain water-soluble sun filters
  • We do not use Oxybenzone, Octocrylène, Homosalate and Octinoxate filters in Sun Sensitive range
  • We are working with the highly recognised University of Nice Institute, which created an in vitro method, to assess the potential impact of a sunscreen product on cnidarian cells. Sun Sensitive products respect coral cells integrity.
ABOUT PROTECTION…
WHY IS SUN PROTECTION SO IMPORTANT?
  • The sun damages your skin to different degrees. Sunscreens are efficient active ingredients to protect your skin from its harmful effects.
  • At Lancaster, we have developed the Full Light technology that targets 100% of the sun spectrum* and guarantees the greatest protection against the 4 types of rays: UVA, UVB, visible and infrared light.

*No sunscreen product can provide full protection from sun’s rays.
Overexposure to the sun is a serious health threat.

WHAT IS THE BEST SPF FOR YOUR SKIN?
  • The lighter your skin, the higher your SPF should be. If you have very fair skin, use an SPF50. If you tan easily and only rarely get sunburned, opt for a SPF30.. Finally, if your skin tone is darker, an SPF15 is sufficient provided you do not expose yourself for too long. In any case, remember to reapply your protection regularly. Overexposure to the sun is dangerous for your health.
  • The best sunscreen for your skin is the one that gives you the most enjoyable experience and one that you can’t wait to reapply, you just have to choose the texture you’ll love the most!
HOW MUCH SUNSCREEN IS ENOUGH ?
  • The recommendations state that you should use a generous handful of cream for your entire body in order to achieve the SPF level indicated on the product label.
  • Lancaster does its best to offer highly sensorial textures because we are convinced that the best protection is the one you want to reapply often. The right quantity to apply is the maximum, so do not forget to take pleasure !
  • To ensure that you stay safe in the sun, apply sunscreen all over your face & body before sun exposure and reapply frequently every 2 hours especially after swimming, perspiring or towel drying. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight and keep them well-covered with a T-shirt, hat and high SPF sunscreens. Avoid excessive sun exposure at peak hours of the day.
WHAT DOES SPF MEAN?

The SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is the indicator of the level of protection of a product against sunburn. To determine it, we assess how long it takes to get sunburned with and without protection. It’s a relative value system that enables to compare products and to choose the most adapted individual protection. If you choose a lower SPF than you normally use, you should reapply it more often to stay protected. 

ABOUT OUR SUN FORMULAS…
WHAT HAS CHANGED ABOUT OUR FORMULAS TO BE CLEAN ?
  • We have reduced the number of ingredients in our formulas to keep the essential and further respect the most sensitive skin’s needs.
  • We have formulated following the strict clean charters of applications such as Yuka, Sephora, etc..
  • We have a clean labelled fragrance
DO FEWER INGREDIENTS MEAN LESS EFFECTIVE FORMULAS?

Not necessarily since all essential ingredients are kept in the formula. Lancaster is constantly improving to do better with fewer, whilst maintaining no compromise on efficacy. On top, sensitive skins require specific attention since they are more subject to redness.

ARE OUR FORMULAS TESTED ON ANIMALS ?

Our Sun Sensitive formulas are vegan so do not contain raw material of animal origin. 

DO OUR FORMULAS CONTAIN INGREDIENTS FROM NATURAL ORIGIN?
  • Yes, our Sunsicalm Complex specifically developed for sun sensitive skin and our Tan Activator complex are of natural origin.
  • Also, our After Sun Repairing Balm contains 96% of natural origin ingredients.
HOW DID WE MAKE THE BEST PROTECTION FOR KIDS?
  • Because kids deserve the best sun protection we have developed an optimal sunscreen for them: anti-sand, water resistant, with a wet skin application and very high protection (SPF50+), here is the best moms’ ally. Fragrance-free, in a clean & ocean friendly formula, your child's skin is protected at the same time as respecting the ocean.
  • Its playful & easy to spray packaging will be the best protection partner for your kids this summer.
facts
commitment
proof

 

  • Nearly 40% of hygiene and beauty products contain at least one endocrine disruptor. **
  • Oxybenzone and octinoxate are 2 chemical filters that are contained in more than 3,500 sun creams. They contaminate the algae and in particular the zooxanthellae. Corals are dependent on this algae for food and breathing.

**Source : Futura Santé

  • We developed minimalistic formulas with 40% fewer ingredients*
  • We formulated our products following the strict clean charters of applications such as Yuka, Sephora, etc...
  • We have a "clean" labelled fragrance

*Average rate constated versus previous Sun Sensitive range

 

Sun Sensitive range has obtained a Silver Level Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Besides reducing the negative impact on human health and the environment, this approach enables an infinite product life cycle. For Lancaster, this achievement is a new step towards a stronger commitment to the sustainability and product responsibility of the Sun Sensitive range.

facts
commitment
proof

 

  • About 25% of the ocean's fish depend on healthy coral reefs. Fish and other organisms shelter, find food, reproduce, and rear their young in the many nooks and crannies formed by corals
  • Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide jobs for local communities, and offer opportunities for recreation. They are also are a source of food and new medicines. Over half a billion people depend on reefs

 

  • Water resistant formulas
  • No water soluble sun filters
  • Effective Sun filter combination without Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylène, Homosalate
  • Biodegradable base* formula
  • Packaging containing recycled materials

 

* According to OCDE 301F method (* formula without filters 19,5%) / except for Tinted Mattifying Fluid and Kids Milky Spray

 

Partnership with Nice University to establish an in vitro method to assess the potential impact of new Sun Sensitive products on coral cells

facts
commitment
  • An estimated 11 million metric tons of plastic flow into the ocean each year – which is equivalent to 20,000 Airbus A380 aircrafts – and the volume is forecast to triple over the next 20 years.
  • Plastic not only pollutes the environment, it also amplifies climate change. If the plastic production continues unchecked by 2050, plastics alone will produce around 10 to 13 percent of the CO2 budget remaining to reach the 1.5-degree target.
  • Tubes/bottles containing minimum 50% post-consumer recycled plastic
  • The folding cartons feature a FSC mix certification. Products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
facts
commitment

 

79.9 million experiments on animals were conducted worldwide in 2015, according to the NGO, an increase of 37% in 10 years.

 

Formula without raw material of animal origin

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