Branching Out - Substance Natural Sun Care Creme Baby
180 mL/6 oz
Chemical -free our Sun Care Creme keeps delicate skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements.
Natural oils of Shea butter, Sesame Seed oil and Jojoba oil offer added protection, while moisturizing and soothing sensitive skin.
Our botanical blend of Calendula, Grapeseed and Green Tea extract cool and sooth over-exposed skin. Water resistant, this formula is safe for children of all ages.
The Ingredients are the Product:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20%
helianthus annus* (sunflower seed oil), calendula officinalis* (pot marigold) flower, hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort) flowers, simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) seed oil, sesamum indicum* (sesame)seed oil, camellia oleifera* (green tea) extract, vitis vinifera* (grape) seed extract, glycerine (vegtable), butyrospermum parkii * (shea butter), tocopherol (vitamin E), xanthan gum, leuconostoc (radish root ferment filtrate), deionized water, essential oils of lavandula angustifolia (lavender), citrus aurantium dulcis (orange), pelargonium graveolens (geranium), cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) and menthe (mint).
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.
• Active ingredient of 20% microionized zinc oxide acts as a physical barrier, to protect against UVA and UVB rays
• Non Nano and uncoated zinc oxide
• Unscented and safe for children of all ages
• Natural sunblock offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection without harmful, skin irritating chemicals found 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 and Jojoba oil, which also offer added protection against the elements
• Calendula Flowers soothe sensitive skin
• Unscented safe for children of all ages