RawSkinCeuticals Sun.Ceuticals Broad Spectrum Lotion 30 SPF 4 oz. (120 ml)
Raw Skin Ceuticals Sun Ceuticals Broad Spectrum Lotion 30 SPF is appropriate for all ages and skin types. This Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection that is non-whitening, non-greasy and spreads easily. This is a gentle chemical-free hydrating formula that is safe for even the most sensitive skin. The active ingredients are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide with no nanoparticles. Green Tea and Shea also combine in this aloe based SPF Lotion base to add hydration and protect against bacteria and toxins.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I look for and what do I avoid in sun care products?
- What to avoid:
- Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3): According to this analysis from Environmental Working Group (EWG), findings of the CDC study indicate that Oxybenzone reacts negatively with sun exposure and have negative impacts on the body such as:
- triggering possible allergic reactions by sun exposure
- forming free radical chemicals that may be linked to cell damage
- disrupting the hormone system
- absorbing through the skin in significant amounts
- accumulating in the fatty tissues in the body for many days
- helping other chemicals penetrate the skin
- NanoParticles: Increasingly, sunscreen makers are using nanomaterials -- man-made substances that are engineered at the atomic or molecular scale -- to do one thing: make white sunblocks rub clear. However, increasing evidence that nanoparticles absorb into the skin. Animal studies suggest that some nanomaterials once in the body, can cause inflammation, damage brain cells and cause pre-cancerous lesions.
- Retinyl Palmitate: Retinyl Palmitate is a Vitamin A compound in the same family as retin-A, which is known for its anti-aging applications. Studies conducted by the National Center for Toxicological Research and the National Toxicology Program found that lab rats whose skin was coated with a cream containing the chemical tended to develop tumors faster - 11% to 21% faster - than rats coated in a cream that didn't include that ingredient.
- Para amino benzoic acid
- Octyl salicyclate
- Padimate O
- Menthyl anthranilate
- Trolamine salicyclate
- What to look for:
- Micronized Titatinium Dioxide
- Micronized Zinc Oxide
- Shea Butter - protects against burn and inflammation
- Green Tea - known to block free radicals that can lead to skin cancer
- Other Natural Oils, Herbs and Butters
What's all the hype about skin cancer?
Skin Cancer is real and caused by over exposure to the sun. According to the American Cancer Society:
- More than 2 million non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed annually
- Basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas are the two most common forms of skin cancer, but both are easily treated if detected early.
- Current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer.
- Melanoma incidence rates have been increasing for at least 30 years. In the most recent time period, rapid increases have occurred among young white women (3% per year since 1992 in those ages 15-39) and white adults 65 years and older (5.1% per year since 1985 in men and 4.1% per year since 1975 in women).
- Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
- Melanoma is increasing faster in females 15-29 years old than males in the same age group. In females 15-29 years old, the torso is the most common location for developing melanoma, which may be the result of high-risk tanning behaviors.
- Melanoma in individuals 10-39 years old is highly curable, with five-year survival rates exceeding 90%.
- One in 58 men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime. Caucasians and men older than 50 are at a higher risk of developing melanoma than the general population.
- One American dies of melanoma almost every hour.
- The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 65,161 people a year worldwide die from too much sun, mostly malignant skin cancer.
- People who have more than 50 moles, atypical moles, or a family history of melanoma are at an increased risk of developing melanoma.
- Approximately 75% of skin cancer deaths are from melanoma.
- The 5-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98%
- Five-year survival rates for regional and distant stage melanomas are 62% and 15% respectively.
- In 2004, the total direct cost associated with the treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer was $1.5 billion.
- The American Cancer Society recommends a skin cancer-related checkup and counseling about sun exposure as part of any periodic health examination for men and women beginning at age 20.
- Individuals who have a history of melanoma should have a full-body exam at least annually and perform regular self-exams for new and changing moles.
What are your general tips for SunCare during the warmer months?
According to skincancer.org:
- Seek the shade, especially between 10AM and 4PM.
- Do not burn
- Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths
- Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside.
- Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Keep newborns out of the sun.
- Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
- See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.
How do I protect my skin year round?
According to SkinCancer.org:
- Use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher whenever you spend time outdoors.
- This applies to all outdoor activities: athletics, shopping, picnicking, walking or jogging, gardening, even waiting for a bus.
- Use a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
- Apply liberally and evenly to all exposed skin. The average adult in a bathing suit should use approximately 1 ounce of sunscreen per application. Not using enough will effectively reduce the product's SPF and the protection you get.
- Be sure to cover the often-missed spots: lips, ears, around eyes, neck, scalp, hands and feet.
- Reapply at least every 2 hours, more often if some of the product may have been removed while swimming, sweating, or towel-drying.
- Cover up. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. Tightly woven fabrics and dark colors, such as deep blue and black, or bright colors, such as orange and red, offer more protection. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can get through too. Water makes fabrics more translucent, so do not rely on a wet t-shirt.
- A broad-brimmed hat goes a long way toward preventing skin cancer in often-exposed areas like the neck, ears, scalp and face. Opt for a 3-4 inch brim that extends all around the hate. Baseball caps and visors shade the face but leave neck, lower face and ears exposed.
- UV-blocking sunglasses with wraparound or large frames protect your eyelids and the sensitive skin around your eyes, common sites for skin cancer and sun-induced aging. Sunglasses also help reduce the risk of cataracts later in life.
- Seek the shade.
- Be aware, however, that sunlight bouncing off reflective surfaces can reach you even beneath an umbrella or a tree.
- Never seek a tan. There is no such thing as a healthy tan. A tan is the skin's response to the sun's damaging rays.
- Stay away from tanning parlors and artificial tanning devices. The UV radiation emitted by indoor tanning lamps is many times more intense than natural sunlight. Dangers include burns, premature aging of the skin, and the increased risk of skin cancer.
- Protect your children and teach them sun safety at an early age. Healthy habits are best learned young. Because skin damage occurs with each unprotected exposure and accumulates over the course of a lifetime, sun safety for children should be a priority.
About Raw Skin Ceuticals
About Sarah, Co-Founder
Sarah suffered skin problems from the very early age (11) and like so many others used everything from OTC products to dermatologists prescribed solutions. Obviously there were periods of diminished blemishes, but she can never remember when her skin wasn't irritated by either redness caused by breakouts or red dryness as a result of the products. Makeup was the only salvation and though it covered the problems, constant coverage perpetuated the breakouts. Only in her mid-twenties did Sarah take a different approach. With the advantage of being an "at home" mom and not so much worry of day to day blemishes, Sarah was able to research natural solutions and begin experimenting. It should be understood that Sarah has always believed in home remedies and naturally healing your body; avoiding doctors and prescriptive medicines whenever possible. That said, the turn to natural and organic materials was simply philosophy crossing necessity. The original intent was something that worked for her - not a product line. Now as the experimenting and research became fruitful, the natural herbs and oils began to become more organized, and soon, actual products materialized; then an entire line. Soon others were asking to try the solutions - as they saw success a completely different plan began to materialize. Herein lies the beginning of Raw Skin Ceuticals - almost ten years from the first herb purchases to full product line.
With over ten years experience in research and development to provide real skin solutions, it is the guarantee of Raw.Ceuticals, maker of Raw Skin Solutions and Treatments, to provide tested and naturally balanced products for its customers. Believing and proving that true results are achieved by default of nutritionally balanced formulas coupled with customer loyalty is the core of their philosophy. This relationship continually allows for each line in the Raw.Ceuticals brand to go beyond natural and chemical free. These products are a concerted effort to bridge the gap between perception of the natural products industry and the reality of solution driven regimes - especially as it pertains to acne. Whether it is their full line of clean color cosmetics, skin solutions, or professional strength aging and sun protection lines, they strive to provide the cleanest, most purpose driven products on the market. They challenge themselves to use only what is necessary to be eco-efficient. To maintain ingredient integrity that makes transparency a simple extension in their philosophy.