Sol De Ibiza Natural Sunscreen for Face & Body - SPF30
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This natural, vegan and organic sunscreen by Sold De Ibiza is definitely a new favourite at the Vera-Bee Hive.
With Organic Aloe Vera, coconut oil and calendula it glides onto your skin with ease and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. This vegan sun cream is made from organically farmed, natural minerals from Europe.
Despite there being no chemicals or preservatives, it is just as effective as other, more toxic sunscreens. It’s even water-resistant for up to 40 minutes!
This natural sunscreen is safety tested in the EU. The lack of fragrances and chemicals makes it safe for sensitive skin and people with allergies making it perfect for all kinds of people, from children to adults. It can be used by even the most sensitive of skins and children.
This vegan suntan lotion doesn’t just protect your skin from the sun’s UV, it also protects from wind and pollution - whether you're relaxing abroad, going adventuring or just simply relaxing at home. All of the ingredients are completely vegan and animal cruelty-free and the suncream won’t even harm reefs and marine animals if you wear it in the water. It comes in a metal reusable or recyclable tin making it a waste-free option.
Sol De Ibiza donates 1% of all of its revenue to the Ibiza Preservation Foundation which is a foundation that works to preserve and protect the land and sea in Ibiza and Formentera. This helps keep the land looking amazing while preserving the natural resources and well being of the area.
- 100% Natural
- Made in the EU
- AIAB Certified Organic
- Vivo & Vitro safety testing
- No fragrances, preservatives or chemicals
- No heavy metals
- Organic Aloe Vera from Ibiza
- Water Resistant 40min
- Never tested on animals - Cruelty-free
- Reef safe
- 1% donated to Ibiza Preservation Foundation
Non Nano Zinc Oxide (20%) is the mineral sunscreen filter, Organic Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera oil), Vegan Wax (Euphorbia cerifera cera), Organic Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis leaf juice), Organic Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus seed oil),, Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus amygdalus dulcis oil), Organic Calendula (Calendula officinalis flower extract)
Chemical vs Mineral Sunscreen
Chemical sunscreens have ingredients (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate) that may potentially cause health problems. According to some recent researches they seep through the skin into the bloodstream after only a couple hours. These chemicals persist in the blood for up to seven days and exceed, by up to 40 times, the allowed limits. Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, use two natural minerals - zinc oxide and titanium dioxide - as active ingredients. These minerals simply sit on top of your skin and protect it by reflecting away UV rays.
So, mineral sunscreen is the way to go!
And zinc oxide is the best of the two mineral sunscreen active ingredients because it is truly a broad-spectrum blocker. That means it protects you and your family from both UVA and UVB rays. Titanium dioxide does a good job of keeping UVB rays out, but it’s not as effective when it comes to UVA rays. For these and many other reasons Sol De Ibiza have chosen Non Nano Zync Oxide as sunscreen filter.
But what is Non Nano Zync Oxide?
Zinc oxide is a mineral and is the active ingredient of Sol de Ibiza that actually does the work of blocking the sun and protecting your skin from the damaging rays. Zinc oxide sits on top of your skin (rather than soaking in, like chemical sunscreens do) and protects you by scattering, absorbing, and reflecting the sun’s rays.
What about the "Non-Nano" part?
Nano comes from the Greek word “nanos” and means “dwarf”. The term “non-nano” refers to nanometers. One nanometre is one-billionth of a meter, meaning a nanoparticle is a particle smaller than 100 nanometers. Therefore, a non-nano particle is larger than 100 nanometers. Let’s put this into really simple terms: a nanoparticle is super small. Non-nano refers to particles that aren’t so tiny. And, it turns out, non-nano is what you want when it comes to mineral sunscreen. The concern with these super-small nanoparticles is that they might find their way into your body by penetrating your skin and getting into your bloodstream. And while a nanoparticle will pontentially enter your bloodstream, a non-nano particle won’t. For that reason, non-nano is considered safer. Plus, nano-sized particles are so small that they could be ingested by aquatic organisms, and we don’t want that either.