her natural, mineral zinc oxide sunscreens "with a heartfelt mission and the help of an
extremely knowledgeable formulator and chemist."
Her products reflect her commitment to
give us the best natural sun protection for our skin - and your skin will love this
product. It gives you excellent protection that's natural, hypoallergenic for sensitive
skin, elegant, and a pleasure to wear.
In addition to being a trustworthy, dermatologist-approved natural sunscreen
Suntegrity 5-in-1 Tinted Sunscreen is a totally green skin care product for people
wanting the best natural skin care choices. It's made with red algae, non-nano zinc
oxide for natural broad-spectrum sun protection of your skin, and certified organic:
aloe vera, jojoba, sunflower, pomegranate, cucumber, and green tea.. It's been featured
in the "Best Sunscreens" Category in the EWG's 2012 Sunscreen Guide and has a EWG rating
of 2. Tricia's attention to detail extends to the fact that Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream
Sunscreen is packaged in a TSA-friendly size and has an airless pump. It's also cruelty
free (PETA and Leaping Bunny certification).
The Bottom Line: Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream Tinted Natural Facial Moisturizing
Mineral Sunscreen is a brilliant combination of science and nature at its most elegant
- and I'm in love with this product! My patients and staff love it too; everyone's skin
looks and feels great, and we actually enjoy applying it to our skin every day.
It's not oil free though, which means that if you are acne prone you need to test
it carefully on your skin.
Want to learn more about the attributes of the sunscreens I recommend?
See my comparison chart.
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 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
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!
Creating perfect sun protection requires picking the right products for your skin
type and activities.
Directions for use: Wash your skin and apply your therapeutic skin care
products first. Then apply Suntegrity's 5-in-1 BB Cream. It's your moisturizer and
sunscreen, and the tinting can even act as a light foundation or makeup primer. If
you wear makeup, such as Dr. Bailey Mineral Makeup,
you can apply it on top of your Suntegrity BB Cream.
Product Ingredients: Suntegrity 5-in-1 BB Cream SPF 30 Sunscreen (1.7 oz)
Active Ingredients: 20% non-nano zinc oxide.
Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf
Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant
Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived),
Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl
Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus
(Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract,
Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii
(Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Extract, Punica Granatum
(Organic Pomegranate) Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxide.