Cream: Sun Protection with Zinc
A healing zinc cream without petroleum ingredients, for the whole family year-round.
Safe for everyone including children! Zinc 10% is independently rated SPF 30+- and has been shown to safely deflect harmful UVA and UVB rays, while naturally @ SPF 15 cocoa butter and avocado oil prepare and nourish the skin. Safe Sun Protection Cream is also a good after sun or sun burn treatment.
Ingredients: water aqua, avocado Persea americana oil, zinc oxide, cocoa Theobroma cacao seed butter*, beeswax, sodium borate, vitamin E d-alpha tocopherol, d-beta tocopherol, d-gamma tocopherol, d-delta tocopherol and grapefruit seed extract Citrus grandis in Glycerin.
*Fair Trade Certified
Cold pressed North American avocado oil provides up to SPF 15 protection and contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, and Beta carotene to nourish the skin.
Soothing zinc works like a layer of tiny reflectors to provide 28 times the skin's natural protections against harmful UVA & UVB rays. The 325M size of the zinc particles will not penetrate the skin, unlike the nano-particles used in so called "invisible" sunscreens. For more info on zinc, please go here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/249
Cocoa butter is traditionally used to heal and moisturize skin that has been exposed to the elements, and to prepare the skin to make essential vitamin D in the sun. Cocoa Butter contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity.
Natural, pure, unbleached beeswax adds protection by keeping the sunscreen on the surface of your skin, and provides some resistance to loss from swimming and perspiration.
Sodium borate aka borax is a natural mineral salt common in cosmetics and foods - used here in a tiny 2.541% concentration to emulsify the beeswax. Borax is potentially irritating only in concentrations of >5% and on broken skin.
Full spectrum natural Vitamin E plays a crucial role in protecting skin cells and membranes from environmental damage. This protection extends to stopping damage to the skin from UV rays, pollutants and aging.
Grapefruit Seed Extract is derived from the seeds and membrane portion of the grapefruit and has demonstrated its ability to kill or inhibit the growth of a wide array of potentially harmful bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoan parasites.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Apply to all exposed and unbroken skin every 2 hours, especially between 10am and 3pm, and after swimming or perspiring. Apply a generous amount so that the skin appears white, then rub in until the whiteness disappears. Follow common sense precautions in full sun by wearing a wide brimmed hat and finding shade if the skin reddens.
CAUTIONS: Do not use on broken or irritated skin. While the ingredients are generally non-toxic and non-irritant, sensitization or allergy can occur. If you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin, please test the cream on the inside of your elbow - as you should with all new products - and report any reactions to me. In case of reaction, you can return the cream to me for replacement with a more suitable sunscreen.
TEXTURE CHANGES: Changes in humidity and temperature can cause changes in the texture of the cream, or liquid to form on the surface. These changes do not affect the performance of the sunscreen, and do not signify spoilage. Just pour off any liquid that forms. The solid mass will perform as well or better! OR very very gently heat it and remix, pouring it back into the jar quickly before it sets.
For more info on natural sunscreens, go here: http://www.anarreshealth.ca/node/451
100g by weight in a glass jar $12
200g family size in a blue glass jar $22
500g refill size in a mason jar $35 (pick up only)
Please allow 1 week to make this option for you.
Family size orders to be shipped will be mailed 2 canisters of 200g each for $35.
NEWInstead of Bulk refill, I will exchange your empty, clean canister for a new full one and give you $1 back.
Sizes 100 and 200g are also available in aluminum screw top canisters.
I PREFER TO MAIL THE LIGHTER METAL CANISTERS!
Please specify glass or metal in the comments with your order
or I get to choose what to send you!
NEW!!! Filtered water variety. ALOE VERA GEL JUICE has been discontinued because it is preserved with citric acid, potentially causing sensitivity in the sun. Lavender has been discontinued. Gum benjamin has also been removed from the formula.