Okay, we’ve talked about Sunscreen vs Sunblock and the scary list of chemicals in most of them. Now we’re going to discuss what makes our best-selling SunProtect SPF30+ so unique, and what ingredients to look for in the products that come between your skin and the sun.
We’re starting to feel like a broken record regarding INGREDIENTS, but we wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t necessary. There are a great deal of ‘non-active’ ingredients (preservatives, stabilizers, emulsifiers, perfumes and other chemicals) added to the majority of skin care products. Reading ingredient labels on these products is every bit as important as reading the labels on the food you eat!
In the spirit of Summer, we would like to outline three top performing ingredients specific to our award winning SunProtect SPF 30+, because like with everything we create, careful consideration has been applied to each ingredient we use in our sun protection products.
1. COCONUT OlL:
Coconut oil is a staple ingredient in any good sun protection product, as it contains UV blockers while moisturizing and smoothing the skin. Antimicrobial lipids (natural oils) present in coconut oil make it a natural antiseptic and ideal for keeping skin sanitized without risking drying and wrinkling. Coconut oil has an SPF of 10 meaning it blocks 90% of UV rays from penetrating the surface of the skin.
2. NEEM OIL:
Of course, blocking UV rays and protecting your skin is the highest priority, but Neem oil controls hyperpigmentation, or in other words, “dark spots.” Neem leaves contain Carotenoids which are filled with antioxidants that stop the effects of free radicals and environmental damage. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles are significantly reduced!
3. SHEA BUTTER:
Shea Butter not only blocks UVA and UVB rays, but is a major source of antioxidants and is one of the best moisturizers on the face of the planet! The importance of Anti-oxidants cannot be underestimated in skincare. They eradicate free radicals (cellular oxidation damage) which helps prevent or slow down visible signs of aging in the skin. Shea Butter also reduces and prevents hyperpigmentation (dark spots or splotches). Shea Butter also absorbs quickly into the skin and does not leave behind an opaque sheen or residue, which is great for days in the sun when you don’t want white stripes of sunblock covering your body.
Now that you know what a good sunscreen should look like, what are you waiting for? Do you really want to keep dousing yourself with harmful chemicals? Shop Now!