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The Importance of Organic Sunscreen

Organic SunscreenSummer, the end is near. However, that does not mean you stop using your organic sunscreen. Protect your skin even in the fall, winter, and spring months. Whatever time of year it is, sunlight consists of two types of harmful rays: long wave ultraviolet A (UVA) and short wave ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA rays penetrate deep into the dermis, the skin’s thickest layer. Unprotected exposure can lead to premature skin aging and wrinkling, and suppression of the immune system. UVB rays will usually burn the superficial layers of your skin. It plays a key role in the development of skin cancer. Sun burned skin doesn’t just feel awful, it can cause permanent damage over time.

For a sunscreen to be truely effective, it will block out both UVA and UVB rays.  A good sunscreen will often have Titanium Dioxide (5%) and Zinc Oxide (5%) as active ingredients. The superiority of these ingredients in providing broad spectrum protection is well documented. Additionally, titanium dioxide is noncomedogenic, meaning it does not contain oil that can clog the skin’s pores.  In addition to its sun-fighting properties, zinc oxide is known for its noncomedogenic and antimicrobial properties. This can help to enhance wound healing.

Our Grape Seed and Passion Flower Physical Protection Sunscreen is a true broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen perfect for daily use. However, what sets our sunscreen above the rest is that it is formulated with Passion Flower and Grape Seed. This makes it optimal for skin sensitive to traditional sunblocks, post-treatment patients, and safe for children.

Passion Flower has been used medicinally for hundreds of years as a topical remedy for healing of the skin, and its benefits are scientifically documented. It helps with inflammation from burning and swelling if you made a boo-boo and got burned (we forgive you). It is most widely known for its sedative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties. Passion flower oil is a superior emollient rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. The high content of essential fatty acids and light texture of passion flower oil makes it a valuable contribution to a wide array of personal care products intended to nourish the skin and treat dry skin conditions.

Grape seed extract, sometimes referred to as GSE, is considered to be one of the most effective natural skin care ingredients available. A moisturizing agent, grape seed extract is now accepted as a compound which protects, heals and beautifies skin.

Other benefits that we like to brag about in our sunscreen are that it is tinted with mica, which gives your skin a perfect glow and is also moisturizing. Our fragrance free sunscreen can easily be applied under makeup, as this is not an oily product but rather moisturizing. Protect your beautiful skin for the rest of your summer and into the upcoming fall and winter months as well.

Happy rest of your summer,

Bev!

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