At a time when the long-term consequences of regular application of chemical sunscreens are not well-researched people are looking for safer options. In particular, as a baby’s skin is thinner there is concern that sunscreen chemicals may enter the bloodstream and be harmful to your baby’s health. While nothing beats protective clothing and shade, if you do have need to apply sunscreen on exposed skin we recommend using a mineral-based, natural sunscreen.
All Natural Baby sunscreen contains ingredients that have been chosen as they assist to shield the skin, reflecting the sun’s UV rays, as opposed to absorbing them and transforming them into less damaging low-energy waves. Zinc oxide in particular provides good physical protection to both UVA and UVB rays. Our sunscreen doesn’t break down as easily in the sun as chemical sunscreens so provides a more reliable source of protection for a longer period of time.
As a cream it’s easy to apply, you can easily see how much you’ve applied making sure you haven’t missed a spot, and it feels nice when applied to your skin. As with any sunscreen, the more you apply the greater the level of protection. Natural sunscreens are also biodegradable and safe for marine ecosystems but it does need to be reapplied after immersion in water. Our sunscreen is SPF15.
Contents: Almond Oil*, Coconut Oil*, Shea Butter*, Zinc Oxide, Beeswax* and essential oils of Red Raspberry Seed, Carrot Seed, Wheatgerm, Lavender*, Mandarin* and Lemongrass* (*certified organic)
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