June Beauty News
Healthy, Beautiful - Beautycounter by Joanne Schuring
So, let's dig in! In the spirit of summer, I'd like to focus on sun protection. I LOVE the sun! Yet, I know getting too much isn't good. I am one of the lucky ones that tends to tan easily, but I still need sunscreen. Choosing an effective and safe sunscreen can be tricky. Read on for some great sun safety tips! Enjoy your summer everyone!
Here are a few tips on sunscreen safety from EWG:
Don’t fall for high SPF labels. Anything higher than SPF 50+ can tempt you to stay in the sun too long. Even if you don’t burn, your skin may be damaged. Stick to SPFs between 15 and 50. Pick a product based on your own skin coloration, time outside, shade and cloud cover. Reapply often.
Avoid sunscreen with vitamin A. Eating vitamin A-laden vegetables is good for you, but spreading vitamin A on your skin may not be. Government data show that tumors and lesions develop sooner on skin coated with creams laced with vitamin A, also called retinyl palmitate or retinol. It’s in 20 percent of all sunscreens they reviewed in 2015. Avoid any skin or lip product whose label includes retinyl palmitate, retinol or vitamin A.
Avoid oxybenzone. A synthetic estrogen that penetrates the skin and can disrupt the hormone system. Look for products with zinc oxide, 3% avobenzone or Mexoryl SX. They protect skin from harmful UVA radiation.
Below is a link to EWG's sunscreen safety guide. We love seeing our sunscreen products featured in Environmental Working Group's annual #sunsafety report.
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Protect Stick Sunscreen SPF30- Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, our Stick Sunscreen provides sheer protection from UVA/UVB rays and glides on smoothly without leaving white residue. Our kid-friendly stick is suitable for face and body and provides water-resistant sun protection for the entire family. Organic ingredients, including coconut oil and acai fruit oil, help to hydrate and protect your skin.
Protect All Over Sunscreen SPF30- Created with the entire family in mind, this lightweight, water-resistant sunscreen is formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, so it blends seamlessly into skin without leaving white streaks, protecting you against both UVA and UVB rays. Aloe helps hydrate skin, while antioxidant-rich green tea and blood orange extracts fight free radicals.
Protect Lip Balm SPF15- Formulated with non-nano zinc oxide, our Lip Balm with glides on easily. A combination of natural and organic ingredients—including cocoa and shea butter, coconut oil, and acai fruit oil—works to soothe lips, leaving them smooth, hydrated, and protected.
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer - Our tinted moisturizer leaves skin with a luminous glow. Dew Skin Moisturizing Coverage SPF 20 provides lightweight, sheer hydration that evens skin tone while protecting the skin from sun damage. Black currant, peony flower root extract, and vitamin C reduce the appearance of age spots and enhance skin brightness, while hyaluronic acid promotes firmer, smoother-looking skin.
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Joanne Schuring, Senior Manager