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Natural Sunscreen - The Mockingbird Apothecary & General Store

Natural Sunscreen

Regular price $13.90 Sale

The Natural Sunscreen from Brooklyn Made Natural is chemical free, and the active ingredient in this sunscreen is zinc oxide - which is safe for all ages and acts as a physical sunscreen, not a chemical one.

Studies have shown that zinc oxide remains on the surface of the skin and is not able to be soaked in. This greatly increases the SPF of the sunscreen. Zinc oxide is a powdered mineral that sits on top of the skin, scattering, reflecting, and absorbing UVA & UVB rays. ... Although zinc oxide is the safest and most effective active sunscreen ingredient, the best protection from the sun is to seek shade and cover up with clothes and a hat.

Surprisingly, not all sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Zinc oxide, however, does. “It’s a photostable, broad-spectrum sunscreen, so it has one of the broadest UVA coverages of all the sunscreen ingredients currently available in the U.S, as well as UVB coverage,” says Sejal Shah, M.D., dermatologist and contributor to the cosmetic treatment site RealSelf.

We recommend testing this on your skin first. Apply generously and reapply often. Remember- we are using just plants and minerals to protect us so be sure to see how much your own skin type needs.

Ingredients: organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, zinc oxide, carrot seed oil, lavender essential oil, myrrh essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, geranium essential oil.