As there are lots of carcinogens in sunscreens and in reference to your very informative article about cancer and job, do you see any carcinogens in of the list of ingredients below in All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 by Soleo Organics? Do you think this product would adequately protect the skin from sun damage? Also can you recommend any good all natural sunscreens esp. high SPF 30 plus and websites where I can order them from?
All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 by Soleo Organics
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Beeswax: derived from the honeycomb cells. It is used as a natural emulsifier. It has nourishing, moisturizing and softening properties and it is an emollient helping to seal the moisture in the skin. It is also credited with anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and elasticity-enhancing properties.
Candellila Wax: derived from candelilla plants. It is used as a thickening agent and emollient to give products their form.
Capric/caprylic triglycerides: derived from glycerine and coconut oil. It is considered to be a good emollient and thickening agent.
Cucumber Extract: obtained from cucumber. It is an excellent skin-soother and skin-conditioning ingredient.
Grapeseed Oil: extracted from grape seeds. Bursting with anti-oxidants it helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves overall skin tone. It has slightly astringent properties and is suitable for all skin types.
Green Tea: extract from green tea leaves. It reduces the risk of irritation and elastin damage and is included to energize, invigorate and uplift! The anti-oxidants in green tea protect the skin from the breakdown of collagen and elastin that occurs after UV-induced sun damage.
Lecithin: derived from plant membranes. It is used for its emollient properties.
Macadamia Oil: extracted from macadamia nuts. It closely resembles oil naturally produced by the skin and supplies emollients to the skin to soften. It is a protective oil with a high absorption rate and can be used for healing scars, sunburns, minor wounds and other irritations.
Roman Chamomile Extract: derived from roman chamomile plant. It is used for its skin calming properties as it forms an anti-irritant shield on the surface of the skin.
Sunflower Oil: is cold pressed oil extracted from sunflower seeds. It is a non-volatile plant oil and it is used as an emollient. It contains vitamins A, D and E rich in minerals such as calcium zinc, potassium iron and phosphorous.
Theobroma Butter (Cupuassu Butter): derived from the seed of the cupuassu tree. It is an emollient that softness and improves the humidity and elasticity of the skin. It also restores the cutaneous barrier.
Tocopheryl Acetate (Natural Vitamin E): plant derived. It is a natural anti-oxidant and helps retain optimum skin moisture levels, promoting flexibility and suppleness of the skin.
Vegetable oils: extracted from vegetables. They nourish and moisturize and have water repellant qualities.
Zinc Oxide: is a naturally occurring mineral. Soléo Organics use a special form of zinc oxide, which, unlike common zinc, is much more transparent when applied to the skin. Zinc oxide is a preferred sunscreen active because it is a very stable broadspectrum UV reflector. The zinc is free from nano particles as well.
All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 by Soleo Organics
Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen
Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is made using ONLY natural and organic ingredients, according to Naturopathic principles for holistic health and well-being. Because Soléo Organics sunscreen only contains natural and organic ingredients it is ideal for young children, people with sensitive skin and those who are simply health conscious. Soléo Organics formulations use zinc technology combined with antioxidants and plant extracts to provide comprehensive sun protection, without leaving your skin white. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is hypoallergenic for all skin types. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is a healthy choice:
• NO chemical UV-absorbers
• NO synthetic preservatives
• NO titanium dioxide
• NO nano particles
• NO benzoates
• NO petrochemicals
• NO artificial fragrances
The Soléo Story
Development of the original Soléo sunscreen formula started in 1999 to offer consumers an alternative to synthetic-based sunscreens. Since Skin Elements has focused on producing the best performing natural and organic suncare technology. This on-going research and development resulted in the recent commercial release of the latest version of the new Soléo Organics.
This new formula provides SPF 30+, broadspectrum, 3-hour water resistant protection without the use of chemical UV-absorbers, titanium dioxide or synthetic preservatives. It is formulated with natural and organic ingredients and is fortified with botanical extracts to moisturise and care for the skin.
Soléo Organics uses a special form of zinc oxide, which means unlike common zinc, it won't leave your skin ghostly white. It is also free from nano-particles. Furthermore zinc oxide is considered the single best broadspectrum sunscreen(protecting from UV A and UV B rays). With the release of this new sunscreen Soléo continues to lead the world in providing the most advanced natural organic sunscreen technology.
Is Soléo all organic?
Yes, Soléo is made using all natural and organic ingredients, as certified by the suppliers of each of the ingredients used in the formula. It contains no chemical uv-absorbers, no synthetic preservatives, no titanium dioxide and no nano-particles. Instead it contains natural oils, botanical extracts and antioxidants to care for your skin, as it protects.
Is it safe to use on babies?
Of course, it is always best to keep babies out of the sun as much as possible. However for times when that isn't possible, Soleo Organics feels their sunscreen is the best alternative for your baby. Because they have no chemical UV-absorbers, synthetic preservatives, petroleum by-products or essential oils in their sunscreen it is ideal for sensitive young skin. Soleo Organics just recommend for the first time you use it to :" ":s always recommends people who tend to be allergy-prone to do a test patch first (as with any new products they are using).
Is it suitable for pregnant women?
Yes it is.
What testing has been done on Soléo Organics?
The Soléo Organics formula has been tested for SPF, water resistance and broadspectrum protection. Tests showed that it was SPF30+ for up to 3 hours in the water and offered very good broad-spectrum protection. Each batch of sunscreen is then tested to confirm that it passes specification. Standard microbiological and stability testing has also been conducted on the sunscreen. The shelf life of the sunscreen is 2 years.
Why doesn't Soleo Organics use chemical UV-absorbers?
Chemical UV-absorbers are absorbed very easily into the body and into the bloodstream. Soleo Organics has chosen not to use chemical UV-absorbers in their formula due to international medical research articles that have shown some chemical UV-absorbers have the potential to cause health problems. There is a medical research website that you might like to visit called www.sunscreenresearch.com - this outlines various research paper abstracts that have been published in medical journals about the concerns of common sunscreen chemical UV-absorbers. Chemical sunscreens also have the potential to cause allergic dermatitis and also photoallergic dermatitis. (Photo-allergic dermatitis differs from allergic dermatitis, as the irritation occurs only after the skin comes into direct exposure with the combination of the allergic substance and sunlight.) Physical sunscreens like zinc oxide do not cause this problem.
Why doesn't Soleo Organics use synthetic preservatives?
Synthetic preservatives are absorbed very easily into the body and into the bloodstream. Soleo Organics has chosen not to use synthetic preservatives due to international medical research articles that have shown some synthetic preservatives have the potential cause health problems. Many synthetic preservatives are also skin irritants and can cause itching, burning, redness and/ or swelling of the skin, as well as eczema and acne breakouts.
Why doesn't Soleo Organics use titanium dioxide?
Titanium dioxide is absorbed very easily into the body and into the bloodstream. Soleo Organics has chosen not to use chemical UV-absorbers in our formula due to international medical research articles that have shown that titanium dioxide has the potential to cause health problems. There is a medical research website that you might like to visit called www.sunscreenresearch.com - this outlines various research paper abstracts that have been published in medical journals about the concerns of common sunscreen chemical UV-absorbers.
Is it free from nano-particles?
Yes the product is free from nano particles.
What is the difference between the original Soléo sunscreen and Soléo Organics sunscreen?
The main differences include:
• The formula is now organic
• 3-hour water resistance
• Higher level of broadspectrum protection
• New zinc oxide used
• Neutral fragrance
• White colour
• Squeezable tube
Why is the old Soléo sunscreen not available?
The new Soléo organics formula is an upgraded version of the original formula.
What is the scent Soléo Organics?
The sunscreen does not contain any fragrances, so the overall scent is simply the combination of natural scents f:" ": an independent, not-for-profit organisation that helps health and safety conscious consumers choose products that are right for them.
What does SPF mean?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. SPF numbers are an approximate indication of how much protection from the sun the product will provide for your skin. For any exposure time an SPF30 sunscreen has approximately double the protection time of an SPF15 sunscreen. ie. For an average person (skin burns after 10 minutes in the sun:
• SPF30 = 300 minutes before burning
• SPF15 = 150 minutes before burning
What does Broadspectrum mean?
A sunscreen offers broadspectrum protection when it protects against UV-A and UV-B rays. UV-A rays cause premature ageing of the skin. UV-B rays cause sunburn. In the past, UV-B rays were regarded as the main cause of skin cancer. However, the University of Sydney has shown that UV-A radiation plays a large role in causing gene mutations that can lead to skin cancer. Therefore it is vital that when using a sunscreen you check that it offers broad-spectrum protection.
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