Raw Elements Tinted SPF 30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

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Raw Elements is the highest performance sunscreen I’ve ever found. A product that’s perfect for your most rigorous athletic activities in intense sun exposure circumstances. The tinting in this product blends nicely with all skin pigment. Like all Raw Elements products, the tinted sunscreen is made from certified all-natural ingredients and certified organic ingredients. This tinted broad spectrum powerhouse sunscreen provides proven broad spectrum UVA-UVB protection that you can trust.


Size: 1.8 fl oz / 53ml

Availability: In stock

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Overview

Raw Elements brand makes the highest performance sunscreens I’ve ever found. Raw Elements sunscreens give ideal perfect for your most rigorous athletic activities in intense sun exposure circumstances.

The tinting in this product is imparted by technology that blends nicely with all skin pigment. Like all Raw Elements products, the tinted sunscreen is made from certified all-natural ingredients and certified organic ingredients. Also, like all Raw Elements sunscreens, the formulation will not sting or run into your eyes. This tinted broad spectrum powerhouse sunscreen provides proven, durable UVA-UVB protection for your most difficult sun exposure activities.

Size: 1.8 fl oz / 53ml

Product Highlights:

  • 30+ SPF Broad spectrum protection with only non-nano zinc oxide
  • Biodegradable
  • Reef safe!
  • Safe for all ages
  • Never runs or stings eyes
  • Water resistant to 80 minutes
  • Plastic-free container
  • Soy, gluten and nut free

Sports enthusiasts who spend lots of time ‘wet and sweaty’ in the sun depend on Raw Elements. I use it gardening and for long hikes. I also use it swimming laps or snorkeling because it never stings my eyes in my goggles. No tan, no irritation, no white goop all over my face. It’s great.

This sunscreen is a great example of the bridge between the desire for ultra-natural and green product creation, 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 maintaining healthy and strong skin for years to come. Add to that the fact that sun protection is the most critical anti aging skin care step you can take 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 during active, sweaty, wet activities and doesn't sting the eyes has been particularly challenging. Raw Elements Tinted Sunscreen is a winner! It's also 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!

Directions

I recommend that everyone apply sunscreen to exposed skin every day. As with all zinc oxide sunscreens, I recommend you apply your sunscreen after your other skin care products. (Make up, if used, goes on after sunscreen as the last skin care step.) Please see my tips for using sunscreen below.

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 will be invisible on the skin if you warm the cream and disperse the particles before applying the product. To do this, place the amount of cream to be applied in the palm of one hand. Vigorously rub your palms together then apply the cream to your skin by patting it around various places in the area to be covered. Finish by rubbing the cream on your skin until it is evenly applied and invisible.
  • Eye sensitivity is not typically a problem with pure zinc oxide sunscreens. Raw Elements is made with a non-irritating and hypoallergenic base appropriate for even the most sensitive skin complexions.
  • The quantity of sunscreen you apply is critical to the amount of protection you have created for your skin. Current recommendations are 1 tsp for the adult face and 1oz. (a shot glass) for the average sized adult in the average sized bathing suit. Raw Elements products are made with thicker and more tenacious bases. Play with the amount you need for good sun protection. It is especially important to reapply after swimming or rubbing product off of your skin and every 2 hours during sun exposure if you are relying on sunscreen alone to protect your skin during times of intense sun exposure.

 

Ingredients
  • Active Ingredient: Non Nano Zinc Oxide (23%)

    Inactive Ingredients: Sunflower Oil*, Green Tea*, Black Tea*, Coffee Bean*, ¨Cocoa Butter*, Mango Butter**, Beeswax*, Rosemary Oil Extract**, Vitamin E**, Iron Oxides

    * USDA Certified Organic

    ** Certified Natural