Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin'

$5.00$36.00

(4 customer reviews)

Safe sun protection that doesn’t suck! After finding that most natural sunscreens can be greasy and really unpleasant to use, I rolled up my formulator sleeves and created a sunscreen that contains no chemical sunscreens and is lightweight and a joy to use! Zinc oxide is the UV filter, added at 15% along with antioxidants and light-scattering actives to bring the SPF to 30. This product is not waterproof. Available scented with a yuzu/pineapple fragrance or fragrance free.

Description

INGREDIENTS: Distilled water, zinc oxide, cetyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil MCT, gingko biloba extract (and) olive leaf extract (and) rooibos extract (and) white tea extract (and) green tea  extract; cetyl esters, cornstarch, tocopherol, ferulic acid, gluconolactone (and) sodium benzoate, fragrance, EDTA

INGREDIENTS EXPLAINED:

Zinc Oxide:

Cetearyl alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20: This is the emulsifier in the formula. An emulsifier is a compound that is able to bind to both polar and nonpolar molecules in a solution. In skincare, an emulsifier is what holds the oil and water phases of the formula together. There are lots of different types of emulsifiers, with different properties. This particular emulsifier is what is known as an ‘oil in water’ emulsifier, because it emulsifies a small oil phase in a larger water phase.

Jojoba oil: Jojoba oil is a lightweight, fast-absorbing oil with a structure similar to that of sebum, which is produced by the skin. It is a great emollient to use in formulas for oily/combo skin because it won’t cause breakouts. In this formula, it is present as a fast-absorbing emollient.

Grapeseed oil: Grapeseed oil is another fast-absorbing, non-greasy oil. It is also a good oil for combo/oily skin, as it won’t cause breakouts either. It has a high concentration of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids. It is present in this formula as a fast-absorbing emollient.

Coconut Oil MCT: This form of coconut oil has been fractionated, meaning that the fatty cream fraction has been removed, leaving a clear liquid that is incredibly stable. This form of coconut oil is very fast-absorbing and non-greasy.

Gingko biloba extract (and) olive leaf extract (and) rooibos extract (and) white tea extract (and) green tea  extract: This is a complex of antioxidants that not only scavenge free radicals, but also exerts anti-inflammatory activity.

Cetyl esters: This ingredient provides ‘slip’ to the formula, allowing the product to slide more easily across skin. It also acts as a thickener.

Cornstarch: This ingredient acts as a thickener in this formula.

Tocopherol: Tocopherol is Vitamin E, and acts as a preservative in this formula, preventing the oxidation of the oils in the product and increasing the shelf life.

Ferulic acid: Ferulic acid (FA) is found in the leaves and seeds of most plants, and in especially high concentration in the brans of grasses such as rice, wheat and oats. It is a potent antioxidant that is excellent at neutralizing free radicals. It also acts synergistically with other antioxidants to increase their efficacy. Finally, ferulic acid’s antioxidant activity is boosted by exposure to UV light, making it perfect for use in sunscreens.

Gluconolactone (and) Sodium benzoate: This is the main preservative in this formula. It prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast, etc.

Fragrance: This is the scent that is added to the product. Fragrance oil manufacturers are not required by law to disclose what compounds are in their fragrance oils. However, some will tell you what is NOT in their fragrance oils, and I base my fragrance oil purchases on this information. I make sure my fragrance oils are free of phthalates and known carcinogens. Because fragrance may be a source of irritation in a product formula, I offer all my products fragrance free as well as scented.

EDTA: EDTA is a metal ion chelator. This means that it scours the solution for metal ions, and once it finds them, it binds them very tightly, which makes them no longer a danger. Metal ions are highly reactive molecules that can cause oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA in cells. They are known to cause allergic reactions in skin, and generate inflammation.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Sizes

Sample Size, 2oz., 4oz., 8oz.

Fragrance

Scented, Unscented

4 reviews for Summer Lovin’

  1. Caro S (verified owner)

    This is the only sunscreen I use anymore. I’ve even gotten my family hooked. It’s not greasy, not heavy, not super thick. I hate the feeling of most sunscreens on my face, but I forget I’m even wearing this one. Even my kids are willing to put sunscreen on now.

  2. Sharon Gundersen (verified owner)

    This sunscreen is great! It goes on easily and is not thick. It is the only sunscreen my kids don’t fight me when I put it on.

  3. Erin LaBrada (verified owner)

    I received a sample of her sunscreen in one of my orders. My fiancee ended up loving it. He has had trouble finding a sunscreen that does not leave a white residue on his face and is not a fan of mineral based sunscreens. He was pleasantly surprised with this sunscreen and I have already ordered more for him.

  4. alyssathacker1216 (verified owner)

    Love this sunscreen! I never wore sunscreen because I always hated the smell. This has no odor at all (if you order fragrance free) and does not feel greasy or heavy on your face. Not meant to be waterproof, so definitely not what we use to go swimming. I absolutely recommend this and use it on myself and my kids all the time!

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