Our Solar Moisturizers once again were named “Best Moisturizers with SPF” by Environmental Working Group (ewg.org)!!! Read below about the important differences in SPF product types and protection.
The Importance of SPF and How To Choose The Right One:
As the weather starts to heat up, there’s one product that takes center stage, and that’s a good quality SPF.
Don’t get us wrong, SPF should be worn throughout the year when sunny outside, even during winter as you can still burn, especially skiing, however it becomes an even bigger priority when summer rolls around, and you find yourself lounging beachside, poolside or daydreaming in a sunny forest meadow!
You may think all SPFs are created equal, but this is where you’re wrong. Most conventional, chemical sunscreens contain ingredients that can not only affect your health, they can harm the environment too.
Keep reading to find out a little more about the two main types of sunscreens, and how you can get your hands on the right one!
Chemical sunscreens work like a sponge, sinking deep into the skin’s pores where they neutralize the sun’s rays, preventing damage to your skin. Unfortunately, chemical sunscreens contain nasty ingredients such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, and octinoxate. Oxybenzone has been shown to disrupt the endocrine system, as well as contribute to a painful condition in women, called endometriosis. Considering that 60% of everything we apply to our skin is absorbed, it’s advisable to do your research before slathering yourself in chemicals.
Chemical sunscreens affect the environment too, by spilling into the oceans when people go for a dip. These chemicals then affect underwater marine life that’s essential for a healthy and happy earth. Oxybenzone is toxic to a variety of undersea life from corals and sea urchins to fish and mammals. To do your part towards preventing this damage, simply make the switch to a healthier alternative. :-)
Physical sunblocks work by providing a protective barrier on the skin, allowing the sun’s rays to reflect or ‘bounce’ off the skin and back into the environment.
This sunblock sits on the skin rather than sinking in, however, even if it did you wouldn’t have to worry, as active ingredients in physical sunblocks are all natural minerals. Two of the most common are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.
Zinc Oxide and titanium dioxide are natural minerals, from the earth, and provide Broad Spectrum sun protection (protecting against both harmful UVA and UVB rays). They are also considered the best alternative and topically safe and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.
Make the Right Choice:
The sun is the skin’s enemy when it is not properly protected, and over time, too much sun exposure can lead to fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation and of course skin cancer. To keep your precious skin well protected and youthful, try one of our SPF Facial Moisturizers.
Our Solar moisturizers were again named this year by the Environmental Working Group (EWG.org) as among the Best Moisturizers With SPF !!! They contain non-nano ECOCERT certified zinc and titanium mineral powders, which also contain a Jojoba Ester coating, to be the very safest and minimize any potential sensitivity! The underlying moisturizers themselves are a USDA Organic base, containing a rich blend of antioxidant-rich oils, as well as soothing and calming holistic ingredients. This means that not only will your skin have the best defense against UVA and UVB rays, but antioxidants will fight free radicals all day long for skin that stays healthy, hydrated and glowing. Our moisturizers are organic oil-based, alcohol free, GMO free, gluten free and free from all other harmful preservatives or fillers.
Try our Supple Sunshine Solar Rosemary Lavender Day Cream for normal to dry skin. It contains an extra boost of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to help fight those pesky signs of aging!
Our Sparkling Aloe Solar Aloe Vera Day Cream is your best bet if you have oily or combination skin, because aloe will soothe while it helps heal and clear your skin!
Our Shaded Rose Solar Healing Facial Cream is best if you suffer from a sensitive or inflammatory skin condition, such as eczema, or if your skin is easily irritated!
Don’t forget about the rest of your body! Our Vanilla Sensation Solar - Protective Body Moisturizer is ideal for sun protection and hydration for all skin types and will leave your senses tingling with its romantic and delicious vanilla scent!