>> Monday, July 19, 2010
I recently heard about SunBlocker Natural Sun Screen.
I wanted to know- "What makes sunscreen/ sunblock natural?"
As it turns out, the active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, in most conventional brands of sunscreen are synthetically produced. What's wrong with that you may ask? Well, the sunscreen industry has begun using nanotechnology to make the white, opaque elements of titanium and zinc more transparent and this is giving rise to alarm in alternative health circles. When made into nano-particle size, titanium particles can enter the body through the skin becoming a highly reactive substance. The potential harm of this synthetically generated nano-particle titanium and zinc has not been extensively studied yet.
With this information in mind, I sought out some natural sunblock to review. For Your-Bug-A-Boo, a natural baby boutique, was generous enough to let me try the Mama Rose’s Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30.
Mama Rose’s Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen is made with natural Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide derived from clay and beach sand deposits. The Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioside used in Mama Rose's they are completely natural and free from nanotechnology processes. These powerful minerals form a barrier shield on the skin that reflect and scatter away both UVA and UVB rays of ultraviolet light, while also helping skin cells to regenerate. I applied the sunscreen to my kids and to myself right before we went into Wave Country. It had a pleasant light scent and it went on smoothly and evenly. I did notice that where I forgot to rub it in (like the back of my hand), it dried leaving a white appearance which was interesting to be able to see the difference without the nano-particles. I also noticed that though conventional sunblock usually stings my face a bit, Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker did not sting my face. I really liked that! We were in the solid sun at Wave Country and in the water for about 4 hours and it worked very well. Even my son, who is fair, was well protected from the sun.
Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker also offers some great natural bonus ingredients to help nourish and moisturize the skin:
Green Tea Extract. Numerous studies have revealed that green tea helps protect from sunburn and may reduce damage from sun radiation.
Sunflower oil. A superior moisturizer. In addition, it also contains vitamins A, D and E. And this excellent ingredient is used to moisturize many skin types.
Coconut oil. Used for hundreds of years to moisturize their skin. It also absorbs sunrays, and is mild and gentle on sensitive skin.
Glycerine. Used as an emollient, glycerine improves your skin's natural moisture by attracting just the right amount of water to maintain healthy skin.
Jojoba oil. Acts as an emulsifier with the skin’s natural sebum. Contains superior moisturizing and skin conditioning properties.
Tocopheryl (aka Vitamin E). Protects body tissues from breaking down, and helps skin to heal and overcome harmful effects of the sun. It also acts as a natural preservative.
Shea butter. Natural plant lipid used as both a thickener and an emulsifier. It also has effective moisturizing and healing properties.
Eucalyptus oil. An antibacterial essential oil that assists other oils to be absorbed in the skin, as well assisting the moisturizing process.
We enjoyed using Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker and knowing that it was free from dangerous artificial chemicals and synthetic fragrances. Mama Rose's SunBlocker provides the perfect amount of nourishment for tender skin with mild natural fragrance while being water and sweat resistant.
Mama Rose’s Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen is on sale at For-Your-Bug-Boo Natural Baby Boutique until 7/31/2010!
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GIVEAWAY DETAILS: For Your Bug-A-Boo is offering one lucky reader one Mama Rose's Naturals SunBlocker All Natural Sunscreen.
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For Your Bug-A-Boo provided me with the sunblock in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation for this and the opinions expressed are my own.