Burt's Bees - Sunscreen Chemical Free with Hemp Seed Oil 15 SPF - 3 oz. (89 ml)
Burt's Bees Chemical Free 15 SPF Sunscreen with Hemp Seed Oil protects your skin from the sun naturally! This chemical-free, non-greasy lotion provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and helps keep skin hydrated without using chemical sunscreen actives like octinoxate and oxybenzone. Instead, titanium dioxide, a naturally-occuring mineral creates a micro-fine barrier on your skin to reflect the sun's harmful rays. Their natural sunscreen is effective immediately upon application and safe for kids.
Titanium Dioxide: Occurring naturally as the mineral rutile, this substance is used chiefly as a white pigment and as an opacifier. It reflects light, so (when identified as such) can be considered a natural sun block.
Benefits of the Burt’s Bees chemical-free sunscreen
At Burt’s Bees, they use only natural active ingredients in their sun protecting products. Unlike sunscreens that use synthetic active ingredients, Burt's uses titanium dioxide, a naturally occurring mineral. As with all their products, their chemical-free sunscreens are also free of parabens, SLS, petrochemicals and phthalates.
A physical sunscreen works by creating a micro-fine barrier—a physical block—that sits on top of the skin. The barrier, created by titanium dioxide, reflects the UVA and UVB rays away from your skin. Once the sunscreen is applied, the physical block goes to work immediately.
In contrast, synthetic active ingredients need time to be effective — up to 30 minutes. That’s because chemical sunscreens have to soak into the skin before they begin to work. They do not create a physical barrier to combat the sun’s harmful rays.
Burt's Bees Frequently Asked Questions
Are your products hypoallergenic?
There is no defined methodology to test for allergic reactions in beauty or personal care products, nor does the FDA regulate use of the term "hypoallergenic." Consequently, Burt's Bees does not position their products as hypoallergenic. A list of ingredients for each product is available on individual product information pages on this site.
Are your products safe for pregnant women to use?
Burt's Bees recommends that any expectant mother check with her physician before changing her skin care routine with their products, or any other line of products.
How long will my Burt's Bees products stay fresh and what is the best way to store them?
Burt's Bees products are made with natural ingredients. They purposely present our products in smaller portions so you finish them while their ingredients are still fresh and providing their maximum effectiveness. As such, we recommend you store creams and oils in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat. Creams may be stored in their cartons for extra protection.
Where are Burt's Bees products made?
Over 95% of Burt's Bees products are made right in their own manufacturing plant in Durham, NC. The rest are made by other respectable American manufacturers.
Do you test on animals and do your products contain animal-derived ingredients?
Burt's Bees does NOT conduct product or ingredient tests of any kind on animals. A few of their products contain ingredients derived from animals such as beeswax, royal jelly, milk and carmine.
I am allergic to bees. Can I still use your products?
Burt's Bees does not use actual bee venom in their products – only bee by products such as honey, beeswax, royal jelly and honey powder. However, if you are allergic to bee by-products, then Burt's Bees does not suggest using their products. They recommend that you contact your health care provider when changing your skin care regimen to find out which products are best for you.
What Burt's Bees is All About
Your well-being is affected every single day by the personal care products you use. Burt's Bees' goal is to create and educate people on truly natural products that have a positive effect on both you and the world you live in for the good of your well-being, for the good of the environment and for The Greater Good. Simply put, they strive to make people's lives better every day — naturally.
The Story Behind Burt's Bees Brand
Burt's Bees has come a long way from selling home-made beeswax lip balms and hand salves at local craft fairs, but their belief in creating truly natural products that are good for you and the environment hasn't changed.