Today I decided to share a sunscreen that is a favorite of someone who I trust. I have yet to try it, but I was impressed by what I saw so far, so decided to share it. I usually don't use sunscreen, when out in the sun I usually just use raw coconut oil, and try to minimize full sun exposure for extended periods of time.
The last sunscreens I bought were 3 years ago that included...
-Mexitan 100% All Natural SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion (very thick! so just for sensitive spots)
-Loving Naturals SPF 30+ Sunscreen Stick Zinc Oxide .84 Oz. UVA / UVB (also a very thick, white stick that is good for the sensitive spots of your face when expecting a lot of sun exposure)
-Vanicream Sport Sunscreen, SPF 35
I have barely used the first 2, and it's probably time to toss them! I did make some good use from the last one when I knew I will be out in the strong sun for several hours. I still have some left in the tube, but haven't used it in over a year so it's time to toss that as well. If I do choose to purchase a sunscreen I will be purchasing the one below:) Highly rated EWG. As are are the three above.
DeVita Skin Care Solar Body Moisturizer, SPF 30+
Devita Natural Skin Care by Devita International
|UVB PROTECTION||SPF 30+|
Sunscreen UV AbsorbanceAbsorbance is the capacity of the sunscreen to absorb UV radiation before it reaches your skin.
|ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)|
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Label directions: Directions: Apply liberally on the body prior to sun exposure. Safe for adults and children. Some doctors recommend applying sun screen the night before and again in the morning prior to sun exposure. Reapply every 90 minutes or after swimming, excessive perspiring or anytime after towel drying. Safe for adults and children. Apply liberally on the face and neck prior to sun exposure. Some doctors recommend applying sun sccreen the hight before and again in the morning to build up a resevior of sun protection in the skin. Reapply every 90 minutes or anytime after towel drying. WIth any new product a patch test is recommended.
Label warnings: Warnings: For external use only When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if rash or irritation develops and lasts. For children under six months of age, please consult your physician.
Where to purchase
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|DeVita Natural Skin Care||Whole Foods|
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|ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)|
active ingredient 19%
|Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL||Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT||Use restrictions|
|CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE||Ecotoxicology|
|BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)||n/a|
|OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL||n/a|
|SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL||n/a|
|PANTHENOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|TOCOPHEROL||Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|SODIUM PCA||Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES), Use restrictions|
|ROSA MOSCHATA (MUSK ROSE) OIL||n/a|
|CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA)||n/a|
|COPPER GLUCONATE||Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE||Data gaps|
|FUCUS VESICULOSIS (BLADDERWRACK) EXTRACT||n/a|
|SODIUM RIBOFLAVIN PHOSPHATE||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|CARRAGEENAN||Contamination concerns (DEGRADED CARRAGEENAN), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL||Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) OIL||Enhanced skin absorption|
|VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED EXTRACT||Multiple, additive exposure sources|