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Alba Botanica™ Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35 Fragrance Free -- 6 fl oz


Alba Botanica™ Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35 Fragrance Free
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Alba Botanica™ Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35 Fragrance Free -- 6 fl oz

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Alba Botanica™ Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen SPF 35 Fragrance Free Description

  • Broad Spectrum SPF 35
  • Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
  • Reef-Safe
  • Gluten Free
  • No Oxybenzone, Parabens or Animal Testing
  • 100% Vegetarian Ingredients

Mineral protection - YES! Fragrance - no, thanks.

Broad spectrum mineral sunscreen protection is easily applied with this air-powered, earth-friendly spray. Fragrance free formula helps protect against sunburn, skin disease and premature signs of aging and is ideal for sensitive skin. Can conveniently be sprayed on at any angle and rubs in fast. Formula free of active ingredients that may harm coral reefs. Free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, nano-sunscreens and Vitamin A.

 

Uses • Helps prevent sunburn • If used as directed with other sun protection measures (see Directions), decreases risk of skin disease and early skin aging caused by the sun.


Directions

Shake well for 10 seconds before use. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Hold 4 to 6 inches away from body when spraying. Do not spray directly on face and avoid breathing mist. Spray on hand and apply to face. Use in well-ventilated areas. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming to sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: as a doctor. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin disease and early skin aging. To decrease risk, regularly use a sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher and other protective measures including: • limit time in sun, especially 10 am to 2 pm, and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses.

Other Information: Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun.

Free Of
Gluten, animal testing, artificial colors, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates and harmful sulfates.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 18.525%. Inactive Ingredients: Alole barbadensis leaf juice, bentonite, bisabolol, butyloctyl salicylate, calendula officinalis flower extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, cellulose gum, cetearyl alcohol, chamomilla recuitita (matricaria) flower extract, coco-glucoside, ethyl macadamiate, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, glycerin, glyceryl caprylate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, jojoba esters, methyl dihydroabietate, microcrystalline cellulose, propanediol, shea butter ethyl esters, sodium gluconate, tocopherol, water.
Warnings

For external use only. Do not puncture or incinerate. Contents under pressure. Do not store at room temperatures above 120°. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. When using this product keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Stop use and ask a doctor if skin rash occurs. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

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4 Tips for Using Sunscreen Safely This Summer

A recent study found that four active ingredients in over-the-counter sunscreens seeped into users’ bloodstreams merely one day after the sunscreen was applied. But healthcare experts say that that isn’t cause for alarm, and that people should continue to protect themselves with sunscreen.

Woman at Beach Holding and Comparing Two Bottles of Spray Sunscreen While Considering Sunscreen Safety Tips | Vitacost.com/blog

In a 2018 pilot study involving 24 adult volunteers, researchers discovered the presence of the four sunscreen chemicals — avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene and ecamsule — in the bloodstreams of volunteers. The researchers noted that the levels of absorption for all four chemicals were “substantially higher” than the threshold currently proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — 0.5 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter). The study, done by FDA researchers, was published in May 2019 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The study’s authors cautioned, however, that absorption of a sunscreen ingredient through the skin and into the body doesn’t make the ingredient unsafe. In fact, the Skin Cancer Foundation says it’s long been believed that a certain amount of chemical ingredients in sunscreens might be absorbed by the body and then naturally excreted.

Authors of the FDA study say further testing must be conducted to determine whether the four ingredients in question are safe for repeated use. In the study, users applied 1 ounce of sunscreen every two hours while they were in the sun over the course of four days.

“No one knows what these chemicals can do to our health when in the blood, because no one has studied that yet,” says Dr. Viseslav Tonkovic-Capin, a board-certified dermatologist who practices in the Kansas City area and is editor of DermBoard.org.

Indeed, the nonprofit Environmental Working Group is particularly skeptical of oxybenzone, a common sunscreen ingredient that it says poses health and environmental hazards. About two-thirds of chemical sunscreens tested by the group contain oxybenzone — an ingredient that the nonprofit wants manufacturers to stop including in their products.

Fearing that they might cause health problems, the FDA is in the process of rounding up safety data about 12 active ingredients in sunscreens marketed in the U.S., including oxybenzone and the three other ingredients examined in the study.

“We want to ensure that consumers continue to have confidence in the safety of the products that they trust and have used every day for years,” Alexandra Kowcz, chief scientist at the Personal Care Products Council, which represents sunscreen manufacturers, says in a statement. “We look forward to our continued work with the FDA to ensure that consumers have access to products containing a broad variety of sunscreen active ingredients.”

As we await more research about sunscreen ingredients, healthcare professionals advise people to continue using sunscreen to prevent skin cancer and other skin damage. If you’re uncomfortable applying sunscreens that contain chemical ingredients, experts offer these tips to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays:

Sunscreen Safety Tips

  • Use mineral sunscreens with natural ingredients like titanium oxide and zinc oxide. No matter what type of sunscreen you apply, it should provide an SPF of at least 30, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. However, products with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as the main ingredients might not be as effective as other sunscreens, the Skin Cancer Foundation says.
  • When you’re outdoors, spend as much time in the shade as possible.
  • Avoid direct sunlight from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays are most intense.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and UV-ray-blocking sunglasses when you’re outside, as well as a long-sleeve shirt and pants.

“While we should not be hermits or restrict our lifestyles, we should practice good sun protection and teach our children to do the same,” says Dr. Inessa Fishman, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Atlanta area.

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