Very Emollient Natural Protection Facial Sunblock by Alba Botanica
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Natural Protection Facial Sunblock 30 SPF 4 oz (113 g)
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Natural Protection Facial Sunblock uses extracts of aloe vera, chamomile, ginkgo biloba and green tea to soothe and repair, protecting sensitive skin against the free radical damage that often results from exposure to the sun. Natural Protection Sunblock has been renovated and improved with higher sun protection factors and enhanced natural technology for ultimate sun protection and skin care benefits. Natural Protection Facial helps prevent sunburn with an effective, mineral-based, UVA & UVB broad-spectrum reflective barrier. Very Emollient Sunblock is for all skin types.
- Water resistant
- Paraben Free
- Long-lasting UVA/UVB protection
- Chemical-free, mineral sunscreens provide a UV reflective barrier on the skin
- Fast-absorbing, lightweight formula with light fragrance
- Certified organic Aloe Vera and Chamomile moisturize and soothe skin
- Grape Seed Oil, Tea Tree and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection
Your first line of defense against damaging sun exposure, Alba Botanica light-textured and fast absorbing broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB) Sun Care products are also enriched with vitamins, certified organic herbs and pure plant proteins for optimum benefits.
To many of us, tan skin indicates a healthy, out-doorsy lifestyle. However, it doesn't necessarily indicate healthy skin. In fact, there is probably no other single factor as destructive to the long-term strength and youthfulness of skin than the sun.
Although the most immediate effects of sun-damage are endured by the surface epidermal layer of our skin in the form of sunburns and drying, over time, exposure to UV radiation can penetrate deep into the underlying dermis and negatively effect the collagen structures within (a process called photoaging). This results in an eventual reduction in skin elasticity and the development of wrinkles. In addition, the alteration of these collagen structures can weaken the tiny blood vessels that are supported within them, making the vessels more likely to rupture and lead to discoloration as well as decreased circulation.
The truth is that as much as 90 percent of the wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging skin that we usually think of as signs of aging can be attributed to sun damage, this according to the the American Skin Association, a national organization for education on skin health. What's worse, skin cancer is now the most common cancer, striking more than 800,000 annually in the U.S.
Which is not to say that panic is in order. While these dangers are real and should be taken seriously, diligent use of sunscreen as well as a daily moisturizer -- especially one enhanced with antioxidants -- capable of replenishing essential oils lost to the sun, can go a long way towards helping skin withstand many of the external causes of aging.
Alba knows life is complicated - but superb personal care doesn't have to be. Alba's sensual, exotic body care products reflect your need for effective, individualized body care. Delight your senses, enhance your natural beauty, match your personal style. Simple, pure, individual. Alba is committed to reducing their footprint so that this company helps to preserve and heal the planet, now and for future generations. Alba recognizes the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. Alba will continuously work to reduce their ecological footprint in everything they do as a business, from the field to the final product.
Since 1979, Alba has been dedicated to sophisticated, sensual body care that's pure, effective and reflects your individual style. Alba Botanicals strives to meet your highest expectations with excellent, effective products that fit in with your lifestyle. They draw inspiration from nature -- blending pure botanicals, essential oils and vitamins and minerals with sophistication and care. Life is complicated -- but beauty doesn't have to be.
They've created a range of products that reflect their passions. Alba Botanicals are committed to saving the Rainforest and utilizing fair trade ingredients as seen in their Rainforest product line. Alba Botanicals is inspired by the exotic experience of the tropics, as seen in the Hawaiian line of Skin Care, Sun Care and Spa Treatments, as well as by the world-class advances in natural Sea Enzyme skin care and botanical-influenced Hair Care lines.
Alba shares your concern that animals not be used to test cosmetics, toiletries and household products. Alba does not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor do they ask others to do so for them. Furthermore, Alba requires that all their ingredient suppliers meet the same criteria of no animal testing. Alba offers a unique collection of quality personal care products for caring consumers seeking natural, organic and cruelty-free ingredient alternatives within the vegetarian ethic.
Apply liberally as needed 15 to 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours for continuous protection and after swimming, exercising or towel drying. Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor.
For external use only. Keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and consult a physician if rash or irritation develops and lasts. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 14.5 %, Titanium Dioxide 2.0 %
Other Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (1), Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid
(1) Certified Organic Ingredient
About Alba Botanica
LIFE IS COMPLICATED -- BUT SUPERB PERSONAL CARE DOESN'T HAVE TO BE. ALBA NATURAL’S SENSUAL, EXOTIC BODY CARE PRODUCTS REFLECT YOUR NEED FOR EFFECTIVE, INDIVIDUALIZED BODY CARE. DELIGHT YOUR SENSES, ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY, MATCH YOUR PERSONAL STYLE. THEY'VE TAKEN PURE PLANT PROTEINS, NATURAL BOTANICALS, VITAMINS, ADVANCED SEA ENZYMES AND TROPICAL FRUIT, NUT AND PLANT ESSENCES FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND LET THEIR PASSION FOR SIMPLE, SOPHISTICATED BODY CARE GUIDE THEM. SIMPLE, PURE, INDIVIDUAL.
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While this sunscreen isn't perfectly toxin free, it is way healthier than most other brands (gets a "4-moderate risk rating on EWG's website). I love how this absorbs into my skin without that greasy, shiny feel. I wear it as a daily sunscreen so have not been out in the sun long enough to test out its sunburn protection.
Overall, ok. Would purchase again.
Very nice face sunblock. It takes a little bit of rubbing to get rid of the white, but it does seem to rub in better than a lot of nother atural sunblocks. I have very dry skin, and I can use this by itself and my skin feels great - not dry and tight, yet not at all greasy or oily either. Doesn't have much of a smell either. My new favorite daily face sunblock!
Works well but could absorb a little better
Great Sunblock! My husband who is a landscaper uses this faithfully.
A little heavy, but otherwise a good performer.