Bee-utiful Balms Reef Friendly Zinc Cream
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This toxin free sunscreen is handmade in small batches and offers amazing earth friendly, reef friendly, skin friendly SPF coverage for you and your kids. Made with natural SPF ingredients like coconut oil, almond oil, olive oil and shea butter, combined with non-nano zinc oxide (min 23%) beeswax, vitamin E and lavender oil, which are all good for your skin especially sensitive skin types.
Zinc Oxide benefits include healing epidermal wounds, burns, rashes, skin oiliness, infections and acne. Unlike many chemical sunscreens, zinc oxide protects against UVA and UVB light rays and is often used as a natural, non-toxic sunscreen to prevent burns, signs of photo-aging and irritation. 23% of this sunscreen contains non-nano zinc oxide.
When used in lotions and creams, beeswax creates a barrier which helps to seal moisture into the skin. Shea butter contains natural UV sun protection (SPF 6). Daily usage of shea butter skin cream or lotion on the face and body drastically reduces sun exposure while slowing down the effects of ageing. It also acts as a natural barrier to protect against elements such as smoke, smog and environmental pollutants in the air.
Coconut oil (SPF 4) is known to work wonders as natural skin protection. When applied topically its natural anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties will detoxify the outer layers of your skin. This will help to avoid the harmful chemical reaction these toxins can have when exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Coconut oil has an amazing ability to heal the skin and block the damaging effects of UV radiation from the sun. One of the reasons why it is so effective in protecting the skin is its antioxidant properties, which helps prevent burning and oxidative damage that promotes skin cancer.
Olive oil (SPF 7-8) is rich in antioxidants, which are thought to counteract the harmful effects of ultra violet radiation. Antioxidants, such as vitamin E, mop up free radicals and help to neutralise them.
Almond oil has a humble SPF of 5, but it can give your skin lots in terms of nourishment. Almond oil is rich in Vitamin E that keeps your skin soft and supple. Almond oil not only protects you from the sun's harmful rays, but it also slows down the skin's aging process.
Lavender oil offers valuable antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, making it ideal to mix with aloe vera or coconut oil and onto your skin for great benefits like soothing sunburn and bring accelerated healing to dry skin, minor cuts and scrapes.
Sunlight generates wrinkle-causing free radicals, but applying a vitamin E cream can boost the skin’s natural defences against harmful ultra-violet light. It protects against damage by both blocking and absorbing the UV rays; vitamin E is thought to provide more protection against UVB than against UVA rays, so the cream shouldn’t be relied on as a sunscreen by itself, but as a combination of ingredients.
This product is handmade in small batches in Fremantle, Western Australia, and comes in an earth friendly tin. Size is 150ml.
Ingredients: Beeswax, Shea butter, coconut oil, non nano zinc oxide, almond oil, olive oil, vitamin e, lavender essential oils