As a performance driven sunscreen, you can trust that this product is very water
resistant, quite possibly even beyond the usual 80 minutes (but you still need to
reapply as directed by the FDA), yet so gentle and moisturizing that it's also perfect
for the sensitive skin of little kids! It's a thick product and will require some effort
to rub it in for an almost clear application on your skin. The effort it's worth it
because you'll know that you're well protected by an entirely natural product that's
used by surfers and other really active outdoor water sports athletes (and seriously
sweaty gardening dermatologists)!
Dr. Bailey's Sunscreen Application Tips:
- Apply mineral zinc oxide sunscreens last, after all other skin care products but under make-up. This is because the zinc oxide particles sit on top of the skin where they reflect light. All skin care products that work by penetrating into the skin must be applied first.
- Zinc oxide sunscreens including the Raw Elements Eco Stick will be invisible on your skin if you rub the product onto your skin well after applying. This helps to disperse the particles evenly on your skin surface so that they protect you with a fine transparent layer.
- Eye sensitivity is not typically a problem with Raw Elements Eco Stick because the product is non-migrating. This makes it the perfect sunscreen for around and above the eye area and for swimming, diving, cycling or any wet or sweaty activity.
Dr. Cynthia Bailey Wants You To Know These Important Facts About Sunscreen
It's my opinion that zinc oxide is the best sunscreen ingredient for broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection.
Zinc oxide, and its cousin titanium dioxide, are considered mineral sunscreens (and are also called physical sunscreens). When applied to your skin these mineral/physical sunscreens sit on top of your skin and bounce off the UV rays just like bouncing a ball off of a wall. They provide non-irritating, hypoallergenic broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection that you can trust. Nano technology made it possible for mineral sunscreen to be applied invisibly to your skin. New zinc oxide technology has made it possible for even non-nano zinc oxide products to rub almost invisibly onto your skin too.
Mineral sunscreens are the only sunscreens that I trust and recommend. That's because the other type of sunscreens, called chemical sun screens (and also confusingly also called ‘organic' sunscreens!), actually absorb into the top of your skin and block the sun rays with a chemical reaction that occurs within your skin itself. The reaction creates a little heat, which make you feel even hotter in the sun. More importantly, it breaks down the chemical sunscreen ingredients so that they aren't there to protect you anymore. Thus your skin steadily runs out of the chemical sunscreens when you're in the sun.
The mineral sunscreens on the other hand last longer on your skin because the UV rays don't break them down like this. They're also more stable in the sunscreen bottle than ‘chemical' sunscreens, which break down while they sit on the bottle waiting for you to buy them and use them.
Of the mineral sunscreen ingredients, I recommend only zinc oxide and not titanium dioxide because it rubs onto your skin better and gives better broad spectrum protection.
Remember, harmful and aging UV sun rays come through most windows. You need to apply sunscreen to the all exposed areas of your skin every day even if you don't plan to spend time outdoors. Applying a mineral zinc oxide sunscreen should be part of your daily skin care routine!
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Product Ingredients: Raw Elements Eco Formula SPF 30+ Sunscreen (3.0 oz. / 88ml)
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 23%
Natural Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Green Tea, Organic Black Tea,
Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, All Natural Mango Butter, Organic Beeswax,
All Natural Rosemary Oil Extract, All Natural Vitamin E (All Ingredients Marked Organic
Are USDA Certified Organic)
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