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Viva - Solis Mineral Lotion

Viva - Solis Mineral Lotion

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$36.95
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$36.95

Info: 50 ml (1.7 oz) Tube

The old English proverb, "Children should be seen but not heard," could perhaps be repurposed to the skincare realm to read, "Sun care lotion should screen but not be seen." (White goop on one's face or nose is not an attractive look.) Solis Mineral Lotion provides an effective form of long-lasting protection which can be used daily by pretty near anyone, including (or perhaps especially) those with sensitive skin. It becomes practically invisible when you rub it in, without leaving a white or greasy residue.

Info: 50 ml (1.7 oz) Tube

The old English proverb, "Children should be seen but not heard," could perhaps be repurposed to the skincare realm to read, "Sun care lotion should screen but not be seen." (White goop on one's face or nose is not an attractive look.) Solis Mineral Lotion provides an effective form of long-lasting protection which can be used daily by pretty near anyone, including (or perhaps especially) those with sensitive skin. It becomes practically invisible when you rub it in, without leaving a white or greasy residue.

Product Notes:

packaging for Viva Solis Mineral Lotion

There are two main classes of topical sunscreens around: those which use chemical or organic means of absorbing and transforming the two types of harmful UV light into a harmless form of infrared heat which gets dissipated, and those which use a physical means of both reflecting and scattering the sunshine (especially for the visible portions) and absorbing the UV rays.

This is an instance of the latter, which Viva Health Skincare has been developing and perfecting for six years. It uses the mineral compound zinc oxide as the active protective factor, which is widely recognized to be both safe and effective for both UV-A (with an SPF of 30, at this strength) and UV-B rays. This water-soluble lotion has a lightweight, non-greasy texture, goes on sheer, and won't leave a white residue or smudge if you sweat.

While chemical sunscreens run the risk of irritating the skin and eyes (and harming coral reefs, if you happen to be swimming near them) and should be reapplied every two hours in the sun, mineral lotions of this strength are far less irritating and provide more 'bang for the buck,' since they only need to be reapplied every three hours.

Naming note: this Canadian-made product is currently only called "Viva Solis Mineral Lotion" pending the successful completion of its approval process for a Natural Product Number (NPN) from Health Canada.

Ingredients:

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%

Non-medicinal ingredients: Aqua, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, *Glycerin, *Copernicia cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Emulsifying Wax NF, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) Oil.

* = CERTIFIED ORGANIC

This is a cruelty-free, vegan product which contains no: artificial fragrances, perfumes, or colourants; formaldehyde; gluten; parabens; phthalates; sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS); or titanium dioxide.

Suggested Usage:

Shake well before using. Apply and massage evenly to face, neck, and body after moisturizing; rub it in until you can no longer see it. Use continuously throughout the year. Reapply every 3 hours when exposed to the sun.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Supporting Science:

Cole, Curtis et al. “Metal oxide sunscreens protect skin by absorption, not by reflection or scattering.” Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 2016.

Gabros S, et al. “Sunscreens And Photoprotection.” [Updated 2021 Nov 15]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK537164/

Latha, M S et al. “Sunscreening agents: a review.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2013.

UPC / Barcode: 837224008860