Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
What: A youth-enhancing mineral sunscreen that moisturizes, hydrates and protects the face.
Who: All skin types.
Why it works: A non-greasy, chemical-free face sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays. Infused with youth promoting antioxidants and astaxanthin, this 3-in-1 product is a face moisturizer, sunscreen and makeup primer all in one. Loaded with super-moisturizing ingredients—like hyaluronic acid (which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water!) jojoba, and cucumber extract—it also packs aloe vera, which rejuvenates dry and dull skin and promotes the production of new cells and collagen.
What else you should know: Cruelty-Free and vegan.
What it contains: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20% Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (Coconut Oil Extract), Sorbitan Stearate (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate (Plant Derived), Hexyl Laurate (Plant Derived), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Dimethicone (Mineral Derived), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Helianthus Annuus (Organic Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Astaxanthin (Algae Source), Hyaluronic Acid (Plant Derived), Chlorella Emersonii (Red Algae) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Essential Oil,Citrus Reticulata Blanco (Tangerine) Essential Oil, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide* and Ethylhexylglycerin.*
*Paraben-free anti-microbial agent.
What it doesn’t contain: Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Synthetic Dyes, Sulfates, Paba, Titanium Dioxide, Nano-Particles and Chemical UV Absorbers.
How to use it:
-If you have dry skin, apply after a serum or moisturizer. If you have normal to oily skin, this can double as your moisturizer.
-Place a large pea-sized amount in your hand, dot around your face and then blend in completely. Then do the same for your neck.
-The product starts out white so you won’t miss a spot and the texture is creamy, yet greaseless.
-Wait a minute or two for the product to completely absorb into the skin and you will be left with a smooth base for makeup application.
Proven! Our team of chemistry whizzes has analyzed this product’s label claims, and the ingredients that deliver them. Here’s the science behind why it works.
The Claim: Combats Free Radical Damage
Ingredient: Pomegranate Seed Oil - Extracts from this anti-oxidant rich tart fruit have been shown to help protect from cellular damage caused by exposure to UV radiation and inhibit lipid breakdown in the cell membrane. Read study.
Ingredient: Green Tea - Who knew that the next best thing to drinking this anti-oxidant-rich tea is to slather it on your face? It’s been proven that topical use of green tea extracts decreases free-radical damage induced by UV rays—a nasty process that breaks down collagen and elastin (your skin's support structure) and causes pre-mature aging. Read study.
The Claim: Reinforces Lipid Barrier
Ingredient: Aloe - Aside from being a soothing ointment for nasty sunburns, aloe extracts also help retain the water in your skin and reinforce the lipid barrier. Read study.
Ingredient: Jojoba Oil - Pronounced ho-ho-ba, this natural plant-based oil helps other oils penetrate better since its waxy consistency is similar to our skin’s natural sebum. Read study.
Ingredient: Sunflower Seed Oil - Jam-packed with linoleic acid, sunflower seed oil has been found to quickly reinstate the skin's barrier function, keeping moisture in. Read study.