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Sunny Emu Mineral Sunscreen
Sunny Emu Mineral Sunscreen
4 oz glass pump bottle
G'day, sunshine! Meet Sunny Emu: the perfect natural UV-protectant, with anti-aging superpowers. The indigenous peoples of Australia have used emu oil for centuries upon centuries for its sun-protectant and skin-nourishing qualities. This ancestral oil is blended with 20% non-nano zinc oxide which makes it equivalent to SPF 30. Sunny Emu boasts the highest quality of grass-fed suet tallow, which is abundant in skin-loving vitamins and minerals. It's the sunscreen that has everything!
We LOVE the sun, and we believe that most people aren't getting enough of it. That said, extended sunshine can cause damage and burns. So, we have carefully crafted this silky all-natural sun protectant to provide a natural buffer for those long days at the amusement park and the beach. This 20% zinc oxide blend is comparable to SPF 30, with nourishing, protective Emu oil and Vitamin E for an antioxidant-rich, anti-aging sunscreen.
100% FREE FROM:
- petrochemicals (such as oxybenzone)
Conventional sunscreens contain endocrine disruptors that can cause hormonal issues, birth defects, and even lead to various types of cancer. Many different harmful chemicals end up coming into contact with your skin, and your lungs when inhaled. Many sunscreens contain toxic polyunsaturated fats, which oxidize in the sun and damage the skin. They can increase the risk of lipid per-oxidation in your skin which, in essence, means to fry your skin cells in the sun. In addition to this, there is not substantial evidence that conventional sunscreens can protect from the most severe form of skin cancer: melanoma. The risks far outweigh the rewards when it comes to typical sunscreens!
The Benefits of Sunlight
- Generates the production of vitamin D
- Enhances bone health
- Prevents disease and enhances immune system
- Promotes good mental health and overall wellbeing
- Reduces stress
- Supports a healthy sleep rhythm and more restful sleep
Ingredients: Australian Emu oil, 20% non-nano zinc oxide, Grass fed suet tallow, vitamin E oil
How to use: Apply to exposed skin. Reapply as necessary if you're swimming or sweating a lot.
Australian Emu Oil is the star of the show! This wonderful oil is refined from the fat of emu birds, native to Australia. Traditionally used for sun protection among Australian aboriginals, Emu oil may provide some SPF and is beneficial for healing sunburns. Emu oil deeply hydrates the skin by helping to prevent water loss, and helps heal wounds and blemishes. It is a potent anti-inflammatory, rich in anti-oxidative properties to nourish the skin, slow down wrinkle formation, and ease other aspects of the aging process.
Zinc Oxide is a natural sun protectant and a wonderful alternative to chemical-ridden conventional sunscreens. Non-nano zinc oxide is not small enough to absorb into the skin, so it sits atop the skin to provide a layer of protection. For long days at the beach or working in the hot sun, zinc oxide helps deflect those rays.
Grass fed Suet Tallow is deeply nourishing and moisturizing. The fatty acids in tallow are much closer in molecular structure to the oils our own skin produces than the more commonly used plant oils. In addition, pastured tallow in particular is extremely rich in the same kinds of lipids present in youthful, vibrant skin. Being chock full of vitamins A, D, E, & K doesn't hurt either!
Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E is antioxidant-rich and can improve your blood circulation. Its moisturizing properties can make your skin look firm and youthful, as well as helping to slow down the skin aging process. Vitamin E can reduce hyperpigmentation and scarring, and fight against free radical damage from prolonged UV exposure.
Lavender Essential Oil (eo version): Lavender oil has long been used to help soothe burns and irritations, and just so happens to be a helpful tool in sun protection as well. Lavender oil does not have an official SPF rating, but it is often used in natural sunscreen recipes because it has a natural SPF of about 6. It is calming and soothing for the skin, and can *help* protect your skin from burning in prolonged sun exposure.
Peppermint Essential Oil (eo version): Not only is peppermint essential oil cooling to the skin, it also has a natural SPF of about 6. Word of caution for breastfeeding mamas, peppermint essential oil is known to decrease milk supply so use with caution when breastfeeding!
Note: This product does not make any claims. Please practice safe sun exposure. Please do a trial patch on your skin to make sure it gives you the protection you're desiring. This product contains zinc oxide in a 20% dilution which is equivalent to SPF 30 in traditional sunscreens.
I put this on and was outside in the hot afternoon sun for 2.5 hours and I didn’t burn at all! It goes on smoothly and doesn’t leave your skin ghostly white like some sunscreens. I also love that it’s made with super clean ingredients!