The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a mineral sunscreen (instead of a chemical sunscreen).
“Mineral sunscreen [ingredients], zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, are small particles that sit on the skin’s surface and physically prevent UV rays from penetrating the skin,” says Jennifer L. MacGregor, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at Union Square Laser Dermatology in New York City. You can also apply mineral sunscreens on top of other skin-care products.
Chemical sunscreens, on the other hand, allow UV light into the skin. Once the light is absorbed into the skin, the chemicals in the sunscreen (the AAD lists oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate) create a chemical reaction in which UV light is converted to heat, and the heat dissipates from the skin, says Lauren Ploch, MD, a board-certified dermatologist in Augusta, Georgia.
Your skin is your largest absorbing organ, so it's important to protect it from sun damage with a product that's healthy. 3.3 million Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer each year. The sun’s ultraviolet rays damage DNA and skin cells, accelerate skin aging and may cause skin cancer. Sunscreen with unnatural ingredients may cause cancer, skin tumors, lower testosterone in youth, accelerated aging, and is tied to allergies, liver, kidney and nervous system disorders, hormone disruption, cell damage, and chronic inflammation.
SPF 30 Mineral Lotion (80 minute water resistance)
Clean, clear, vegan, reef-friendly (Compliant with Hawaii Reef Act 104), gluten-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free. Made in the USA. Mineral zinc sunscreen.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 15.7%
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium StearoylGlutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Water
LĀ SOL Sunscreen is reef friendly suncare.
25% of coral reefs have already disappeared, and an estimated two-thirds of all coral reefs are at risk today. Coral bleaching, harmful or fatal effects to sea life, and waterfowl are some of the negative impacts that scientists have seen. Additionally, some experts predict hunger, poverty and political instability as the livelihoods of the peoples of entire countries disappear as a result of the loss of thriving sea life and the economies that are built around it. Multiple areas in the US and foreign countries have banned and/or plan to ban chemical sunscreen, citing their impact on coral reefs.
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
Towel dry after 80 minutes and reapply before swimming or sweating.
No, LĀ SOL products are not tested on animals.