Practice Safe Sun

       

Summer’s upon us and with that comes pool parties, sultry days on the beach and high times in the sun. Unfortunately, too many rays can damage our delicate skin, so proper protection is key. Do yourselves and our great green earth a favor and shield yourselves naturally. Here's what we’re packing to keep sunburns at bay while we’re out to play.

We choose plant powered sunscreen.

A natural sunscreen generally refers to a mineral-based product with zinc or titanium dioxide as the key active ingredients. These work by coating the skin with a physical barrier that the sun’s rays can’t penetrate. They literally block the sun. Chemical sunscreens rely on synthetics which absorb and filter the sun’s energy, creating a dangerous heat in the body. In short, natural sunscreens simply shade us, while their synthetic counterparts work by creating a chemical process in the body, one that may cause hormone disruption. Non-nano zinc sunscreens are also better for the environment. For this reason, we choose UVA-UVB broad spectrum sunscreens that offer serious sun protection and are free of the bad stuff.

Avoid Overexporsure.

Find out what works and stick with it. This can be a process of trial and error, but we encourage you to play it safe. One of the benefits of natural sunscreens is that you can often feel them on your skin. While this is often considered a detriment, when you’re in the ocean or on a long run, it's incredibly reassuring to know that your protection is intact. When it comes to a zinc-based product, if you can feel it on your skin, it's working.

RAW ELEMENTS ECO FORMULA 30+

Developed by an Ocean Lifeguard Captain, this UVA-UVB broad spectrum sunscreen offers serious sun protection that’s free of all the bad stuff. Safe for kids and water resistant beyond 80 minutes this performance driven sunscreen is a top-rated and environmentally friendly way to protect your whole family from the dangers of too much sun. Packed with biologically active Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals, it continues to protect and nourish the skin long after environmental exposure. Thank you, Raw Elements. 

VIVE SANA DAILY PROTEZIONE SPF 30

Vive Sana means “healthy living” in Italian. For Vive Sana, sun care is skincare. Vive Sana’s nourishing facial sunblock with SPF 30 uses non nano zinc oxide, raspberry seed oil, licorice root, green tea and argan oil to protect skin and feed it with omega fatty acids and antioxidants on high. Daily Protezione may be used before, during and after sun exposure to heal and protect skin. Stimulate collagen production and hydrate. 

KYPRIS POT OF SHADE HELIOTROPIC

Prime and protect. A translucent veil of Zinc Oxide guards skin from damaging UVA/UVB rays while Probiotics and Sweet Iris Stem Cells plump skin for a perfectly primed canvas. Beautiful under makeup, this delicate sunscreen imparts a radiance and glow for skin that appears supernaturally surreal.

KEYS SOLAR RX MOISTURIZER WITH SUNSCREEN

Looking for some day to day sun protection? Perhaps something easy and effortless that you can wear under your make-up without feeling sticky? This is it. Filled with Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Aloe Vera the Keys Solar Rx Moisturizer offers your skin anti-aging protection. It’s the perfect day to day moisturizer with the added benefits of physical protection from UVA and UVB rays. Level of protection is SPF 30. Please note this product is not waterproof and not intended for swimming. 

JOSH ROSEBROOK NUTRIENT DAY CREAM SPF

The perfect dual action day cream to moisturize and protect with SPF 30. This lightweight cream finishes matte without a white cast. Non-nano Zinc Oxide shields skin from UV rays. Evening Primrose Oil is high in Omega-6 Fatty Acids to protect and nourish the top layer of the skin

IN FIORE SOLEIL FLEUR BEFORE SUN TREATMENT

This silky serum is your skin’s shield against the sun’s rays. Red Raspberry Seed Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Wheatgerm Oil are all powerful natural sources of SPF. Aloe, Jojoba Oil and Avocado Oil lightly moisturize the skin, protecting against dryness resulting from sun exposure. We love to smooth this lightweight treatment over our skin after cleansing for the perfect amount of protection as we go about our day in the concrete jungle. Also perfect as a base under a heavier SPF for days at the beach. 

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