Lips need sun protection. Lip cancer is NO fun – trust a dermatologist on that one! Lip skin is thin, does not tan well and very vulnerable to sun damage. Everyone needs lip sun protection and it needs to start early in life. Raw Elements Lip Sunscreen is made with only non-nano zinc oxide and provides powerful broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for delicate lips. It is made from certified all-natural ingredients and certified organic ingredients because that matters on your lips. It is a water-resistant lip UV protection because that matters with lips too! Whether hitting the beach, the slopes, the course, the road, the garden, the pool, a summer picnic or school, everyone in the family needs to throw a tube of Raw Elements in their bag, pocket or purse all year long.
Size: .15 oz / 4.2 g
- SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum UV protection
- Safe for all ages
- Water Resistant
- Soy, gluten and nut free
- Reef Safe
In my opinion, Raw Elements brand makes the highest performance sunscreens on the planet. Raw Elements UV protection is as tenacious as your most rigorous athletic activities – bring on the sweat, action and intense sun exposure and Raw Elements products stay put.
The mineral protection in Raw Elements Lip Sunscreen comes from non-nano mineral zinc oxide. The base is made specifically for the lips and is not the same as their Stick (another great product). Like all Raw Elements products, this tough little lip sunscreen is made from certified all-natural and certified organic ingredients. Also, like all Raw Elements sunscreens, the formulation will not sting sensitive skin. This tinted broad spectrum powerhouse sunscreen provides proven, durable UVA-UVB protection for your most difficult sun exposure activities. I’ve put it to the test. I wear Raw Elements Lip Sunscreen for long hikes and lap swimming in the mid-day sun. I also wear it on my gardening days – 8 hours in the sun because I’m a gardening nut once I get started. As a fair skinned dermatologist I know my sun damage risk and I’m serious about sun protection because I love being outdoors. Raw Elements has never let me down!
This is the bridge between ultra natural and dermatologist-approved high-performance sun protection. Dermatologists and skin professionals agree that sun protection reduces the risk of developing skin cancer. It is also a critical step in any effective anti aging skin care program because:
- Without sun protection, it's impossible to accomplish any meaningful skin lightening of age spots or melasma, it's also impossible to stop wrinkles.
- Add to that the fact that anyone exfoliating their skin to improve its appearance is more at risk for sun damage and MUST wear a sun screen.
- The final motivation is that tanned skin after our teens and early adult years just starts to look rough and leathery.
Basically, just about everyone needs sunscreen, every day. Most of us don't want to hear that and so I've searched long and hard for products that work for my patients. Finding one that stays on the lips is a challenge and Raw Elements Lip Sunscreen does. It's also hypoallergenic and great for people with sensitive skin.
Please see my tips for using sunscreen in the "Directions" tab.
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!