I love Chantecaille Firming Sun Cream spf 30 and use it as my daily moisturiser from April until September. I prefer to use something a bit richer in the colder weather though, and I don't feel like my skin needs the spf 30 in Northern Europe in the darker half of the year.
A quick google for spf 15, natural ingredients, mineral oil free came back with www.apivita.com. Apivita is a Greek brand that makes products using natural ingredients, avoiding mineral oil, parabens, silicone and propylene glycol. The website is based in and ships from Greece; although there are UK stockists they don't seem to have the whole product range available so I decided to order from the Apivita website.
Google actually directed me to the anti-wrinkle and firming day cream spf 15 with red wine and beeswax but after a browse of the different ranges, I decided that the fine line reducer range was the best option for my 30-something skin (which, due to years of diligent sun avoidance is in pretty good condition for my age). I placed an order for this, some throat pastilles and a cleanser, and it was delivered within a couple of days.
The day cream is a white, rich textured cream, with a pleasant floral-herbal smell. I did wonder if it was too rich for my skin when I first started using it at the beginning of October, as my skin did feel a bit greasy on my forehead and chin by the end of the day. I think the problem is that I was slapping it on in the same generous quantity that I do the Chantecaille (which has a much more matte texture) coupled with a short spell of warm weather in October. Now the weather has turned colder, my skin is much more grateful for the Apivita, and I'm more judicious in application - I apply a couple of small dabs to my cheeks and one to my forehead, and mostly avoid my nose and chin. I apply a little more generously to my neck and decolletage.
|More than enough for my face, and probably enough for neck too|
This is a very good winter moisturiser for my dry skin, but I would definitely only recommend it for a drier skintype. I think it would be too rich for normal/combination skin, unless used very sparingly indeed.