All About Sunscreens: Sunscreens help prevent the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB damage the skin, age it prematurely, and increase the risk of skin cancer. UVB is the chief culprit behind sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are associated with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other light-induced effects of aging. They also exacerbate the carcinogenic effects of UVB rays, and increasingly are being seen as a cause of skin cancer on their own. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB. Most sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or higher do an excellent job of protecting against UVB. SPF — or Sun Protection Factor — is a measure of a sunscreen's ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. Here's how it works: If it takes 10 minutes for your unprotected skin to start turning red, using an SPF 30 sunscreen theoretically prevents reddening 30 times longer — about five hours. However, no sunscreen, regardless of strength, should be expected to stay effective longer than two hours without reapplication. Who Should Wear Sunscreen: Anyone over the age of six months should use a sunscreen daily. Even those who work inside are exposed to ultraviolet radiation for brief periods throughout the day, especially if they work near windows, which generally filter out UVB but not UVA rays. Our Natural Sunscreens are made with non nano zinc oxide which although is a synthetic, does not penetrate the skin. Instead it forms an invisible layer of protection on the skin to bounce and scatter UVA/B rays. Ocean and reef safe too ❤ Available in our stores or shop conveniently online by visiting our website www.hey-gorgeous.co.za #heygorgeoussa#superfoodskincare#gorgeouslynatural#intelligentskincare#nonnanozinc
🌞 I confess, I don’t wear daily sunscreen on my face, and I haven’t for years (but I’m not a sun worshipper either). Why not? Because I could never find a sunscreen that wasn’t irritating, didn’t have questionable ingredients, or didn’t make my skin feel suffocated or have a white cast, or just sit in my pores waving at everyone saying ‘hi, goopy white sunscreen all up in here’😑 Yup the list was long. But...formulations have changed, and I love these zinc based non nano, natural sunscreens. The ingredients are minimalist, actually nourishing, there’s no obvious white cast, and I’ve found them to work. 🌟 @thinkbabythinksport and @mychellebeauty are so handy for a quick swipe of immediate protection and for layering, klar sunscreen checks all the boxes and leaves a light sheen, great for all over, including the face and @madhippieskinproducts makes a light feeling block that’s moisturizing but with a shine free finish. I literally fell asleep with these on and no AM irritation. #naturalsunscreen#nontoxicmakeup#nontoxicsunprotection#healthyskin#naturalbeauty#zincscreen#reefsafe#nonnanozinc
What’s white or *tan* and sprays all over- protecting you from harmful UVA, UVB and Blue light damage? #countersun , #beautycounter ’s reef safe, non nano zinc based sunscreen!!🥳 Time to stock up!! Make sure you have a small solid stick for your purse, gym bag, kids backpack and keep one in the car!! Load up on the larger size tubes and the spray on option for all of your summer activities. Keep yourself and your family sun safe and free of harsh, harmful chemicals.
Let’s chat about sunscreen. Simply put, traditional sunscreens are usually made with ingredients like Oxybenzone, Avobenzone and Octinoxate. Chemical sunscreens are synthetic ingredients made in a lab 🧪 with uh... chemicals - that sink into your skin and neutralizes uv rays. On the other hand, Mineral sunscreens are made with natural ingredients found in the earth like Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. Mineral-based sunscreens sit on top of your skin to and act like a barrier to block harmful rays. Sometimes Mineral SPF is called “physical” sunscreen, because it physically blocks the sun ☀️! Low quality zinc can contain Nano(tiny) particles that can be absorbed by the skin - google that for more info. There are a ton of safe NON-nano zinc sunscreens on the market, do some research before you pick one. OR take my word on this one- it’s the best 🥰!! Did you know that our Skin is our largest organ? Yup, it’s an organ. Every single thing we put on our skin, absorbs into our blood stream. I use this sunscreen daily under my makeup. It rubs in beautifully and leaves no white residue!
Together everyday our collective small choices make a big impact on our waterways. If we continue on the path that we are on, by 2050 there will be more plastic then fish in our waterways (source: world economic forum). The chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate commonly found in sunscreens are known to kill coral and marine life. We are contributors to this devastation but each of us can stop the flow of plastic and the bleaching of coral reefs. With education and awareness we can create impact. Hawaii is the first state in the US to ban the sale of sunscreen containing the coral-harming chemicals #win. Thank you Beautycounter, the leader in safer beauty, for helping support this bill. 🌊 Let’s do our part. #worldsoceanday photo: tbt Mexico . . . #smallchoices#bigimpact#makeadifference#advocate#protect#safesunscreen#nonnanozinc#betterbeauty#cleanbeauty#leadersofchange#educate#knowbetterdobetter
One of these legs is not like the other... 🦵🏻🦵🏼 ... Never thought I’d be posting a random leg selfie on Instagram... but alas, the quest to spread the word about #saferbeauty drags me out of my comfort zone yet again. 😂 ... I’m recuperating today from a migraine aura last night and a rough night on many fronts. I’m intensely grateful that the storms here weren’t like some of my friends have experienced back in Ohio. ... But the storms of #migraine and #chronicfatigue have been wearing me down. I find I can recharge a bit by getting some sunshine!☀️ ... At some point, though, I do need sun protection. I always recommend #mineralsunscreen in the form of #nonnanozinc. ... What makes this one even better? A hint of tint. I basically just airbrushed a glow on my leg. Plus, I know the air propelled system doesn’t release CFCs into the environment (or near me). Plus, it’s reef safe. Plus, it’s human safe. Plus, it smells good. Plus, my veins might look a little less veiny. #thankskids#worthit ... That’s a lot of pluses for a product I wasn’t even sure I was going to try. 🤷🏻♀️ ... Now I’m wondering if it will hide weird tan lines on my back from swimsuits and sports bras... 🤔 #experiments ... #beachlife#backyardlife#yogalife#pharmacistrecommended#lifestylemedicine#varicoseveins#bodycamo#sunscreen#cleansunscreen#tanlegs#momlife#mombod#bikinibody#swimwear#vitamind#photonsplease
Summer days mean laying out with a good book (thanks Reese’s book club) and my go to sunscreen. Thankfully Young Living’s sunscreen is super concentrated and filled with non-nano zinc. Meaning, the zinc particles aren’t small enough to get into your bloodstream. I don’t mind rubbing some sunscreen in, because if you can’t see it how do you know it’s working?
Can we talk sunscreen for a minute? In recent news the FDA has confirmed that the chemicals found in common sunscreen not only contain ingredients that haven’t been tested for safety but also absorb through your skin and enter your bloodstream and have been found in mother’s breastmilk 🙀 So let’s talk about some of these chemicals: Oxybenzone - hormone disruptor and organ system toxicity Octinoxate - hormone disruptor and reproductive toxicity Homosalate - hormone disruptor and enhances pesticide absorption Fragrance - one of the worst offenders just google the Fragrance Loophole 🤯 Really makes you want to lather these on your skin right? And all over your kids? Heck no! And let’s not forget to mention that when you apply these sunscreens and then take a tip in the ocean, they’re having extraordinary effects on marine life ☹️🐠🦀 some places such as Hawaii have banned certain sunscreens because of their harmfulness My family made the swap to mineral sunscreen. Still offers amazing protection from UVA and UVB rays but doesn’t contain any of the yucky stuff. What it does contain: Non-nano zinc oxide Helichrysum Lavender Myrrh Carrot Seed Frankincense And other plant based ingredients Bottom line, just because a product is sitting on store shelves, doesn’t mean it has been tested for safety. I don’t know about you but I want products I can trust for my family. Which is why we’ve swapped ALL our products to Young Living ones. I literally trust no other companies with my family’s wellbeing. It’s our job to be the gatekeepers for our families and decide what comes in the door. #naturalliving#plantbasedliving#plantsarelife#youngliving#sunscreen#mineralsunscreen#50spf#nonnanozinc#zincoxide#broadspectrum#mineralbased#formykids#nontoxicliving#nontoxicsunscreen
87% of y'all said you have seen chemical sunscreen in the news recently (swipe 👈🏼to see the poll and sweet Joy repping safer sunscreen🥰)! * It's such a huge win that this information is actually hitting the media🙌🏼. Y'all, chemical sunscreens (think oxybenzone or any of the other chemical ingredients) are NOT🚫 what we want to be putting on our bodies, and especially our kiddo's bodies. The FDA stands behind that physical sunscreens, like zinc and titanium oxide are the only sunscreen ingredients we currently have on the market☝🏼. * @beautycounter uses non-nano zinc (won't enter the bloodstream) so the particles literally sit on your skin and block both UVA + UVB rays ALL while actually rubbing in. I totally geek out over the science behind this amazing company and the fact that we have a gentle sunscreen I feel comfortable using on Joy that rubs in, has a light smell and offers the safe protection any mama wants for her child💛. * If you've been seeing the news and are ready to stock up on safe and effective sunscreen that won't leave you glowing white, NOW is the time. Beautycounter is having an awesome free gift with purchase promo on sunscreen and I'd love to help you pick out the right products for you and your family. Shoot me a DM or find the personalized skincare consultation quiz in my link in bio (if you take this quiz- still send me a DM so I know to be on the look out for it!). #mdw#sunscreen#nontoxicliving * * * *
How are you protecting your skin this holiday weekend? I'm a big fan of getting 15-20 minutes of sun before lathering on sunscreen due to the many health benefits we get from the sun, including vitamin D of course! But when it's time to use sunscreen, what ingredients are you putting on your skin? Do yourself a favor right now and go to https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ to check the score on your sunscreen. Are there any links to cancer, reproductive toxicity or allergies? Knowledge is power so look it up!⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ If you're as confused as I used to be about sunscreen, check out my favorite brand of sunscreen... Beautycounter! This non-nano zinc, mineral sunscreen protects you from UVA and UVB rays and it's safe for the coral reefs (thanks to it being oxybenzone and octinoxate-free!) AND it could be yours for free with any Beautycounter purchase of $125 before May 28th.⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ *⠀⠀ #beautycounter#safersunscreen#coralreefsafe#nooxybenzone#uva#uvb#sunscreen#summertime#memorialdayweekend#vitamind#sunshine#protectyourskin#nonnanozinc#mineralsunscreen#ewg
HAPPY National Sunscreen Day!☀️ -- Yup, it's a thing! (Of course, right?!) -- We know protecting ourselves from sun exposure is important, but just as important is what you're using to protect yourself! 👇🏻 -- ☀️TIPS FOR CHOOSING A SAFER SUNSCREEN☀️ -- Stay away from chemical sunscreens which absorb and scatter the sun's rays. These chemicals have been linked to hormone disruption among other health concerns and bleaching of the coral reefs. Look for Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, Homosalate and Octinoxate on the label (there are 12 total, these are the most commonly used) -- Instead, opt for ONLY Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide as the active ingredients. These are minerals which sit on top of the skin and reflect the suns rays. Always chose non-nano zinc. Always read the ingredients label since the front can say "mineral sunscreen" and STILL have chemical sunscreens included. -- Make sure to avoid FRAGRANCE or PARFUM in the inactive ingredients, as this is an industry loophole used to hide any combination of 4,000 chemicals, many of which are linked to endocrine disruption and cancer. Just say NO to fragrance! ❌ -- Use Beautycounter's NEVER LIST as a reference for other ingredients to avoid. The EWG Skin Deep Database is also a great resource! ☺️ -- This here is my absolute favorite #reefsafe#safersunscreen by @Beautycounter! -- It's made with Poppy extract and smells like citrus 😍 The best part is it rubs in so nicely and doesn't leave a greasy, white residue! It just feels like soft skin 🙌🏻 -- You can get a FREE Summer Sun Set with a 3 oz. Countersun Sunscreen Mist AND 1 oz Countersun Lotion ($35 value) with $125 purchase. Reach out if you have any questions or need help picking products! I offer FREE skincare consultations! :) #linkinbio#saferskincare#safersunscreen#reefsafe#cleansunscreen#mineralsunscreen#zincoxide#nonnanozinc#cleanbeauty#cleanbeautymovement#cleanbeautyadvocate#cleanbeautyrevolution
Memorial Day Sale 🌞🛒 . My favorite Non-nano zinc sunscreen in the market ❤️. Reef safe 🐠🐬. Rated a 1 on the EWG Skin Deep Database 👏. . From now until 11:59PM PST on May 28, 2019, or while supplies last, customers who spend $125+ USD or more in product purchases (less applicable taxes, shipping and handling, Member enrollment fees, and Consultant enrollment fees) will receive one free Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist (3oz) and one free Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion (1oz) ($35 USD value). 👏 . Shop link in bio. . #betterbeauty#saferbeauty#businessofclean#reefsafe#sunscreen#nonnanozinc
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. And did you know that there are TWO types of rays that we come into contact with that can damage our skin? I mean take a look at those effects! Good thing Beautycounter’s sunscreen shield from both UVA + UVB! Formulated with non-nano zinc and California Poppy 😍 right now you can score a free Sun Set with a purchase of 125+. Head to the link in bio to shop ✨
With the weather starting to warm ☀️ up it’s time to get out some of our summer essentials 🕶⛱ I used Young Living’s SPF 10 mineral sunscreen last summer and was very pleased with the application especially applying it under my makeup! Finally found a sunscreen that didn’t make my face breakout! • Young Living offers 2 mineral sunscreen lotions in SPF 10 and SPF 50 that is recommend by the skin cancer foundation and as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. • Why YL sunscreen? It’s natural and chemical free making a healthy alternative for adults, kids and babies over 6 months! It’s dermatologist reviewed and it’s formulated to easily smooth on skin without leaving white residue! Most sunscreens contain oxybenzene which is a chemical that has been shown to actually alter the gender of aquatic life just from people wearing it in bodies of water 😳 So if you want a good sunscreen this one is free from that,parabens and fragrance/parfum. Also contains non-nano zinc! • BENEFITS AND FEATURES☀️ •Protects you from damaging UVA and UVB rays without the use of harsh chemicals found in many commercial sunblock brands •Reef Safe •Recommended as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen •Non greasy •Fast absorbing formula •Made with non-nano zinc oxide If you end up getting alittle too much sun for the day don’t panic try the Lavaderm cooling mist or the Lavaderm after sun spray! A #protip is to leave it in the fridge for alittle so when you apply it feels very refreshing 💦
Splash pad and sunscreen!!! Kids are playing and I know they are protected against UVB and UVA rays plus it’s not a chemical sunscreen that will mess with anything in their body! #winning . There’s still time to get in your orders to take advantage of free shipping! Message me or comment below for more info but basically I’m covering shipping and will deliver your item to you! 😘#countersun #nontoxic#nonnanozinc#saferskincare#betterbeauty#beautycounter
I am going to be putting in a sunscreen order so I thought I’d do a BULK order! . Bulk order = free shipping for you!!! (must be local so I can deliver it to you) . So - if you want sunscreen for the summer, year round, vacation let me know! I’m okay if you want to sneak in some other goodies too! 😉 I included the link below! . Beautycounter sunscreen is 👌🏼👌🏼 Blocks UVA, UVB and blue light rays that cause aging and cellular damage like cancer. It is made with non nano zinc, so instead of absorbing into your skin, it sits on top actually stopping the harmful rays from penetrating. . It’s safe for you, safe for the environment (not aerosol can), coral reef friendly! 👍🏼👍🏼
The neighborhood pool opened last week, which means my kids think it’s officially summer. To them that = spending every free moment in a large body of water, caring not that mommy needs another 10-12 months to get her summer bod ready 😏 Since I can’t sit poolside in a full wetsuit and my kids avoid the shade like they do broccoli, our sunscreen assembly line sees a lot of action. Stock up now so you’re not running to CVS to grab the funky stuff! Shop link in profile! (happy customer 📸: @jaimemichaels512) #saferskincare#mineralsunscreen#summer#poolside#protectyourskin#oxybenzonefree#summerishere#nonnanozinc