The ideal sunscreen should have broad spectrum protection against both ultraviolet A and B radiation (UVA & UVB) and be made of the only two FDA approved ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are not absorbed into the body.
Unlike chemical sunscreens (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate) that work by allowing ultraviolet light to penetrate, our sunscreens are 100% mineral-based and are formulated to reflect the sun’s rays. It protects against UVB rays, the rays that burn your skin; and UVA rays, the rays that penetrate more deeply and damage your DNA.
We are often asked if our sunscreen is nano-free.
The answer is a resounding YES!!! Our titanium and zinc are micronized particle size NOT nanoparticle size.
The size of the micronized titanium oxide and zinc oxide used in our formulations is 1 micron or greater (the size of a human hair is roughly 50 microns).
Micronized particle size = 1 micron = 1000 nanometers
Nanoparticle = less than 0.1 microns = 100 nanometers
Nanoparticle minerals will spread on the skin more easily because the particle size is so small and therefore, will not leave as much of a white film. Nanoparticle size is not safe, PERIOD! The smallest size that should ever be used is micronized.
Our stance on sun protection is while prolonged sun exposure is damaging to the skin, we consider early morning sun and late afternoon sunshine to be protective.
Remember to apply the sunscreen correctly by rubbing it in your hands first then laying it on the skin, waiting 20-30 seconds, then stroking it on lightly. Sunscreens should never be rubbed in.
Mineral sunscreens take a bit of getting used to because they can leave a white film on the skin. Basically, the white film is what protects your skin and it is where you want it – on TOP of the skin!!!
It takes a few applications to learn how to use minerals so that you are happy with the appearance. Is the extra effort worth it? Is recycling worth it? Many things that are best for us take a bit more time and yes, the effort is worth it.
Plus, Sol Intense spf 30 is fortified with Green Tea and Vitamin E, two powerful antioxidants to help protect against ongoing sun damage. Sol Creme spf 17 (for the face) contains polyphenolic compounds derived from Turmeric Root which quench free radicals and prevent inflammation and Tocotrienols (naturally derived from Palm), which are similar to tocopherols, but more effective at penetrating the skin to provide stronger topical protection against UV and environmental free radicals.
PROTECT sun-sensitive parts of your face, neck, decollete and hands from burning with our Sol Intense SPF 30. This best chemical-free sunscreen that you will find that protects and rejuvenates your skin naturally. Safe for children, pregnant women and wildlife.
This 100% all natural sunscreen provides the safest, most natural and effective sun protection available. The oils and aloe vera used in this formulation are superior to other standard products.
What sense does it make to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays while at the same time introducing into your bloodstream toxic and harmful ingredients contained in the vast majority of sunscreens on the market? It doesn’t make sense.
Check the ingredients on the sunscreen you are currently using. If any of the following ingredients are in the sunscreen throw it away. -- Oxybenzone, Homosalate, Benzephenone 3, Octy Salicylate, Methyl anthranilate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octyl Methozycinnamate, and Octyl Dimethyl Paba.
Don’t believe the hype about the higher SPF's like 40, 50 or 60 being introduced on the market. Drug companies would like us to believe that the higher the SPF the higher the protection. Studies have shown that these chemicals absorb through the skin and into the blood which in turn may cause even more damage than the sun.
In the last two years, research has shown that many of the chemicals used in most sunscreens are estrogenic. These hormone disrupting agents should not be on our bodies or in the waters in which we swim.
Titanium Dioxide, a natural mineral provides full spectrum protection against UVA & UVB rays. It does not penetrate the skin and end up in your blood stream!
Specialized blending methods allow us to produce a sunscreen free of synthetic chemicals which works better than traditional chemical-laden sun care products.
Dispense a small amount into palm of hand.
Rub hands together, then gently pat all over clean face and neck without rubbing it in
For the next 15 minutes the sunscreen will continue to blend in with your skin
Apply a more generous layer of sunscreen on sun-sensitive areas
Follow with mineral makeup or leave as is
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide
Aloe Vera Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Cetearyl (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Rosa Canina (Rose Hips) Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Squalane, Linoleic Acid (and) Linolenic Acid, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed (Passion Fruit) Oil, Green Tea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Vitamin E Tocopherol, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Caprylic Acid (and) Lauric Acid (and) Propanediol (and Potassium Sorbate) and Natural Fragrance.