You Need these Five Superstar Ingredients in Your Natural Sunscreen
Sunscreen is a key step in taking care of your health and the state of your skin. At Edible Beauty, we believe that protecting your skin from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays should come with added benefits! Basking Beauty Sunscreen uses 100% zinc oxide to deflect these damaging rays without disrupting hormones (as many chemical sunscreens do). It also unleashes a wave of hydrating and collagen supporting actions with botanical actives, so it doubles as a beautifying and anti-ageing face moisturiser or body lotion. Here are 5 superstar ingredients found in our pure, plant-based and luxurious sunscreen formula and their benefits:
Zinc Oxide is a natural, physical sunscreen which creates a layer on top of skin that blocks ultraviolet rays like UVA1, UVA2 and UVB. It is stable in chlorine and will not degrade to cause harmful free radicals, skin irritation or hormone disruption. This is as opposed to chemical SPFs which absorb them before they can cause any harm. Zinc Oxide helps to keep moisture locked into the skin.
It has also been shown to lower skin inflammation associated with skin allergies and irritation and even helps to treat acne breakouts. Basking Beauty Sunscreen uses a new technology providing micronised zinc particles which although not visible to the naked eye still provide outstanding broad-spectrum protection against UV rays without the thick white zinc cream look often associated with traditional zinc based products.
CAMELLIA SEED OIL
The primary benefit of Camellia Seed Oil is related to its ability to provide exceptional hydration sans greasiness, which is most appropriate when it comes to skin nourishment in warmer weather.
It is abundant in pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, D, and E along with Omega 6 and 9 and anti-ageing polyphenols which provide deep nourishment to your skin, along with youth-preserving action with a velvety smooth finish. Camellia Seed Oil has a molecular makeup and weight similar to sebum, which is your skin’s natural oil, ensuring absorption into the deep layers of the epidermis.
It is perfect for acne-prone skin as its lightweight texture does not clog pores or leave a greasy residue. It also helps to form a barrier that locks moisture in, keeping your skin smooth and hydrated throughout the entire day. This ingredient is cold pressed from seeds of yabu-tsubaki, the wild variety of the Camellia japonica flower.
One of the key antioxidants when it comes to sun protection, Vitamin E works to neutralise free radicals caused by exposure to UV light and other collagen-damaging molecules.
Aside from scavenging free radicals, Vitamin E also assists in absorbing UVB light, the spectrum of sunlight that’s responsible for burning and ageing skin. Research shows that Vitamin E together with Vitamin C may increase the amount of time it takes SPF-free skin to burn, which means it works as a tag team with your sunscreen amplifying its UV protective action. Vitamin E is concentrated in the skin sebum and in the membranes of skin cells and the lipid-based “glue” that holds them together, which means it is an essential nutrient in maintaining the integrity and firmness of the skin.
KAKADU PLUM EXTRACT
Kakadu Plum (also known as Gubinge, Billygoat Plum or Murunga) is a native tree from Australia and is wild harvested by indigenous communities exclusively in the Kimberleys, Northern Territory and Arnhem land.
The Kakadu Plum is well known for being the highest plant-based source of Vitamin C which makes it a stand out botanical when it comes to boosting collagen production, combating free radical damage and providing photo-protection from UV A and B damaging light.
It is not only an excellent source of collagen enhancing Vitamin C, it is an excellent source of gallic and ellagic acid which enhance skin repair, fight against skin inflammation and reduce the breakdown of collagen to enhance skin elasticity and suppleness.
ROSEHIP SEED OIL
Rosehip Seed Oil is extracted from the fruit of the Rosehip (a particular type of Rose bush) and is one of the richest plant-based sources of pro-Vitamin A, our skin’s natural battalion when it comes to fighting the signs of ageing.
Considered a cellular regenerative oil, Rosehip has been known for its ability to enhance skin repair and reduce inflammation. It contains an abundance of essential fatty acids, which work to support the skin's natural regeneration process and nourish dry and itchy skin, along with Vitamin C, which provides brightening and collagen boosting action. The antioxidants present in Rosehip, specifically tocopherols and carotenoids, help to protect the skin from oxidative stress whilst also working to even skin tone and texture.
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