Skin Types: All
pH: 7.1 +/‐ 0.2
Features: zinc-based, vegan
What is it?
Lotus Moon's Sol Creme is an spf 17 facial moisturizer. A nano-particle free zinc oxide based sunscreen that helps provide the skin with natural and gentle physical protection against UVA and UVB rays.
While sunshine is always bright and glorious, the damaging UVA and UVB rays can be harmful on bare skin. It's important to protect. This new and innovative facial sunscreen is also water-based and free of pore clogging oils, and helps to rejuvenate dry or damaged skin.
How does it work?
Sol Crème SPF 17 includes antioxidants derived from turmeric root, which contain polyphenolic compounds to quench free radicals and prevent inflammation caused by lipid peroxidation. Tocotrienols were added to boost antioxidant protection. These ingredients are more effective at penetrating the skin while providing stronger topical protection against UV and environmental free radicals.
What are the benefits?
Zinc Oxide ‐ Provides chemical and physical protection from sun exposure (UVA, UVB rays)
Tetrahydrocurcuminoids (THC) - derived from Turmeric Root these polyphenolic compounds quench free radicals and prevent inflammation caused by lipid peroxidation
Astaxanthin ‐ Powerful carotenoid antioxidant with anti‐inflammatory properties; derived from a Hawaiian microalgae
Beta‐Glucan – Strengthens the extra cellular matrix. Promotes the extension of hydration, increases cellular immunity to prevent negative reactionary mechanisms that promote irritation
Tocotrienols – Similar to tocopherols, but more effective at penetrating the skin to provide stronger topical tion against UV and environmental free radicals; naturally derived from Palm protect
Fundamentals of sunscreen, courtesy of Lotus Moon (SBM Essentials):
The ideal sunscreen should have broad spectrum protection against both ultraviolet A and B radiation (UVA & UVB) and be made of the only two FDA approved ingredients, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are not absorbed into the body.
Unlike chemical sunscreens that work by allowing ultraviolet light to penetrate, our sunscreens are a 100% mineral sunscreens and are formulated to reflect the sun’s rays. It protects against UVB rays, the rays that burn your skin; and UVA rays, the rays that penetrate more deeply and damage your DNA.
We are often asked if our sunscreen is nano-free.
The answer is a resounding YES!!! Our titanium and zinc are micronized particle size NOT nanoparticle size.
The size of the micronized titanium oxide and zinc oxide used in our formulations is 1 micron or greater (the size of a human hair is roughly 50 microns).
Micronized particle size = 1 micron = 1000 nanometers
Nanoparticle = less than 0.1 microns = 100 nanometers
Nanoparticle minerals will spread on the skin more easily because the particle size is so small and therefore, will not leave as much of a white film.
Nanoparticle size is not safe, PERIOD! The smallest size that should ever be used is micronized.
Remember to apply the sunscreen correctly by rubbing it in your hands first then laying it on the skin, waiting 20-30 seconds, then stroking it on lightly. Sunscreens should never be rubbed in.
Mineral sunscreens take a bit of getting used to because they can leave a white film on the skin. Basically, the white film is what protects your skin and it is where you want it – on TOP of the skin!!!
It takes a few app
Lotus Moon recommends avoiding the following ingredients in any sunscreen product: Oxybenzone, Homosalate, Benzephenone 3, Octy Salicylate, Methyl anthranilate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octyl Methozycinnamate, and Octyl Dimethyl Paba.