Info: 90 ml spray bottle (SPF 27) or lotion (SPF 40)
Direct sunlight can cause sunburn, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer, which can all be avoided with the proper use of sunscreens and protective clothing. Guard your skin naturally with these Natural Mineral Sunscreens by Green Beaver.
Choosing a safe and effective sunscreen can be more challenging than you think. As you survey the sunscreens in the aisle, take into consideration your prospective product’s active ingredients, sun protection factor, and water resilience. The Mayo Clinic advises you to first look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays that can damage your skin.
Sunscreens fall into two categories, physical sunscreens contain the ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, both of which offer broad-spectrum protection. When applied, a physical sunscreen acts as a barrier between your skin and the UV rays. Chemical sunscreens contain ingredients that absorb the sun's rays before they reach your skin. Chemical sunscreens may include ingredients such as avobenzone, and oxybenzone, among many others.
Green Beaver sunscreen provides broad spectrum protection (against both UVA and UVB). They're fragrance free, hypoallergenic, and dermatologist tested; all their ingredients are of natural origin; and over half the cream's ingredients are Certified Organic (and one third, for the spray), including the extract of Canadian Raspberries, which provide antioxidants. The SPF 40 cream lotion version is also water- and sweat-resistant, for up to 40 minutes.
These purely Canadian products are easy to apply, and have a non-chalky texture. They are both Vegan (with no testing on animals) and Non-nano (their active ingredients are not small enough to enter the bloodstream).
Green Beaver products:
* Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, gluten-free
* Contain anti-oxidant rich rasperry extract
* Environmentally sound packaging and manufacturing
* Vegan and not tested on animals
Health Canada Natural Product Number 80028253 for SPF 27. NPN 80049878 for SPF 40.
SPF 27 Spray: Medicinal ingredient: Zinc Oxide 24%. Non-medicinal ingredients: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Jojoba Esters, d- Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil.*
SPF 40 Cream: Medicinal ingredients (W/W): Zinc oxide 8%; Titanium dioxide 8%. Non-medicinal ingredients: Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Beeswax*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pongamia glabra (Karanja) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Aqua, Trihydroxystearin, d-Alpha Tocopheryl, Alumina, Beta- sitosterol, Isostearic Acid, Squalene, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lecithin.
* = Ingredients from Organic Farming
Discontinue use if skin irritation develops or increases. If irritation persists, consult a health care practitioner. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use on children less than six months of age.