Cream: Zinc Safe Sun Protection

A healing zinc cream without petroleum ingredients, for the whole family year-round.

Safe for everyone including children! Zinc 10% SPF 30+- safely deflects 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: aloe vera gel juice Aloe barbadensis, 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

NEW!!! ALOE VERA GEL JUICE VARIETY instead of using lavender flower water.

Aloe Vera is well respected for its application as a moisturizing agent and after sun skin conditioner. It contains vitamin B complex, folic acid, vitamin C and carotene (a precursor of vitamin A).

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

Medium Frosted Glass Jar, 100g by weight $12
250g family size in a blue glass jar $22
500g refill size in a mason jar $35 Please allow 1 week to make this option for you.

NEWInstead of Bulk refill, I will exchange your empty, clean canister for a new full one and give you $3 back.

Sizes 100 and 250g 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!!! ALOE VERA GEL JUICE VARIETY. Lavender has been discontinued. Gum benjamin has also been removed from the formula.

Price: $12.00

Comments

#1 traceytf : nano particles

from the man who cycled across Canada safely using Safe Sun Protection Cream:

"Just stumbled upon this article from MIT, and remembered your reluctance
to use nanoparticles in e.g. your sunscreen due to their unknown safety
profile. Well it looks like their safety profile is now known, and you
can replace your speculation with some nice solid citations:

https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/tiny-particles-may-pose-big-risk

and because I know you're busy, here's the refereed journal article
referenced by the news article

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn404871p?journalCode=ancac3
"

~ Kris Coward email

#2 traceytf : zinc safe sun protection cream

... Your sun screen is AMAZING.
I'm very impressed with this product.
Hope you and your family are well.

~ Andrea Bowers, Toronto mother and graphic designer www.AndreaBowers.com

#3 traceytf : What Red Said...

Hi Tracey,

I thought I would drop you a line regarding the sunscreen you taught us to make. I have made both versions (one without zinc oxide and one with zinc oxide). To be honest when I first made them, my husband chuckled. In fact he thought I lost it! So...both my daughter and I have been using the formulations you've taught religiously and we have not been burned. However today it was really put to the test as we went to the Bread & Honey Festival out here in Mississauga. We were out there the entire day. We used the formula with the zinc oxide and we were protected. We did not burn one little bit. My husband however is now the shade of a lobster and he's hurting. He now thinks I'm brilliant

Many thanks,

Marnie

Marnie, make up artist, blogger, Mississauga "What Red Said..." www.whatsupwithred.blogspot.com

#4 bd : Protects very well!

I wasn't sure what to expect when I first tried this product. I was pleasantly surprised how well it protects my skin. I put it on every day, and it's been excellent at protecting me from the sun. Feels great, knowing that I'm protected from the sun and can do so without using harmful chemicals found in commercially produced sunscreens.