Substance Baby - Unscented Natural Sun Care Creme
Chemical-free, this Sun Care Creme keeps skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements. Our botanical blend of calendula, grapeseed and green tea extract cool and soothe over-exposed skin. Water-resistant, this formula is safe for the entire family.
- Active ingredient of 20% micro-ionized Zinc Oxide, acts as a physical barrier to protect against UVA and UVB rays
- Non Nano and uncoated Zinc Oxide particles
- Natural sunblock offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without harmful, skin irritating chemicals found in most commercial sunscreen ingredients
- Provides protection for up to 80 minutes in the sun. Equivalent to an SPF 30
- Water resistant, and safe for kids
- Moisturizing with oils of Shea Butter
- Green Tea extract soothes sensitive skin
The Ingredients are the Product: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%. Water, helianthus annus* (sunflower seed oil), isoamyl cocoate, calendula officinalis* (pot marigold) flower, hypericum perforatum* (St. John's wort) flowers, glycerin (vegetable), lactobacillus ferment (radish root filtrate), glyceryl stearate (vegetable emulsifier), sesamum indicum* (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), cetyl alcohol, bentonite, simmondsia chinesis* (jojoba) seed oil, tocopherol, xanthan gum, vitas vinifera* (grape) seed extract, camellia oleifera* (green tea) extract. *Certified organic
Size: 180 ml/6 oz
Q. What is SPF Factor and how does it work?
A. SPF or Sun Protection Factor is a measurement of how well a sunscreen will protect the skin from UVB rays (the ultraviolet radiation that causes sunburn). Hence if your skin would normally burn after 10 minutes in the sun, applying an SPF 15 would allow you to stay in the sun for approximately 150 minutes. The SPF factor, however, is not a linear measure and is dependent on the skin type of the user. Furthermore, an SPF of 30 actually only blocs 5% more UVB radiation. In practice, experts recommend a minimum of SPF15 for best protection. Sunscreen should also be re-applied after vigorous activity and after swimming.
Q. What is the difference btw a physical barrier versus a chemical barrier sunscreen?
A. A physical barrier sunscreen (such as our Sun Care for Baby) physically blocks the sun’s UV rays through the use of titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. Often, sun blocks containing these two ingredients have been messy and opaque. Substance Sun Care Cream however, uses micro ionized zinc. This we feel is the safest and most effective option. It creates the same physical barrier, but is more transparent and less messy when rubbed in. Physical barriers also have the added benefit over chemical sunscreen of blocking UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin’s surface, increasing the risk of cellular skin damage. Most chemical sunscreens do not block UVA rays effectively. The best-known and proven UVA protection is provided by products that contain zinc oxide. Furthermore, chemical sunscreens can be an irritant to sensitive skin. Zinc, on the other hand, possesses many beneficial properties for sensitive skin including being anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
How To Use:
Our Baby Sun Care Cream is the equivalent to an SPF 30 and is safe for infants 3 months and up. It is always recommended to do a patch test before using. Apply liberally on exposed skin. Mineral sunscreens will often leave a white residue. This white residue is the active zinc oxide, which acts as a reflector to the sun’s rays. To reduce the whitening effect, rub in until the whiteness dissipates. Reapply our Sun Care Cream after swimming or rigorous activity. Mineral based sunscreens take immediate effect; there is no lapse time between application and effectiveness. For sensitive skin, it is recommended to do a patch test by placing a small amount of our Sun Care Cream on the back of the wrist. If redness appears, wash with soap and water and discontinue use. If separation of product occurs, shake well, or knead tube to remix product before using.
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