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Stream2Sea Sun & Sting Soothing Gel -- 6 fl oz


Stream2Sea Sun & Sting Soothing Gel
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Stream2Sea Sun & Sting Soothing Gel -- 6 fl oz

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Stream2Sea Sun & Sting Soothing Gel Description

  • Reef-Friendly • Biodegradable
  • Pure Antioxidant Protection

Soothe your skin following sun exposure, insect bites or underwater stings with our Sun and Sting Soothing Gel made with our potent antioxidant blend of Green Tea, Tulsi, Wakame, and Olive Leaf.

• Aloe and Green Tea speed skin restoration
• Powerful blend of essential oils and enzymes quickly cools skin for fast relief of sunburned and stressed skin
• Greaseless and fast absorbing gel
• EcoConscious Sugarcane Resin Tubes

 

Sun and Sting Soothing Gel is Ecoconscious
Feel good about using Stream2Sea’s Sun and Sting Soothing Gel. All of our mineral sunscreens and natural body care products are made of natural ingredients, biodegradable and tested safe for fish and coral larvae. This protects you, your family, and our planet’s waters.

 

Bio EcoConscious We don’t like plastic either! That is why our tubes are made from sugarcane resins and our bottles are 97% post-consumer recycled content.


Directions

Usage: To soothe and cool hot skin, apply as often as needed. Use after sun exposure to minimize peeling. For external use only.

*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: Aqueous extracts of camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf*, ocimum tenuiflorum (tulsi) leaf*, alaria esculenta (wakame seaweed)* and olea europaea (olive) leaf*, aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf juice*, deionized water, glycerin, methyl gluceth 10, gluconolactone, alaria esculenta (wakame seaweed) bioferment, lactobacillus/olea europaea (olive) leaf ferment, papain, bromelain, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans, hydrolyzed guar, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil, cinnamomum zeylanicum (cinnamon) bark oil, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, acetic acid (vinegar), xanthan gum, hydroxypropyl guar, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate.
* Certified Organic
The product you receive may contain additional details or differ from what is shown on this page, or the product may have additional information revealed by partially peeling back the label. We recommend you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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Does Using Sunscreen Cause Vitamin D Deficiency?

We slather on sunscreen to block harmful UVB light, which can lead to sunburn and skin cancer. But does sunscreen also completely block absorption of vitamin D, known as the “sunshine vitamin”? The short answer: no.

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The relationship between sunscreen and vitamin D

As Harvard Medical School points out, the use of sunscreen theoretically lowers the amount of vitamin D we absorb. However, studies show everyday use of sunscreen does not shut down the body’s ability to synthesize vitamin D. For instance, a study published in 2019 in the British Journal of Dermatology found that sunscreen does not hinder production of vitamin D. An earlier study, published in 1995 in the Archives of Dermatology, came to a similar conclusion. A research review published in 2013 in the journal Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine indicated that while applying recommended amounts of sunscreen reduces vitamin D synthesis, it does not cause decreased levels of vitamin D. “Studies have never found that everyday sunscreen use leads to vitamin D insufficiency. In fact, people who use sunscreen daily can maintain their vitamin D levels,” the Skin Cancer Foundation proclaims.

Vitacost Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) | Vitacost.com/blogWhat does vitamin D do?

We gain vitamin D from three sources: the sun, food and nutritional supplements. Exposure to sunlight enables the body to manufacture vitamin D. Even if sunscreen did block vitamin D, we’d still be able to get enough of the vitamin from vitamin D-fortified foods and from nutritional supplements, medical experts say. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium, which strengthens our bones. Our muscles and nerves also depend on vitamin D. Among other things, a lack of vitamin D may trigger osteoporosis, broken bones, muscle weakness or decreased immunity. Also, people with rheumatoid arthritis may suffer from vitamin D deficiency. For those who are thinking about boosting their vitamin D intake through sun exposure, the Moffitt Cancer Center offers this warning: “Because there is no scientifically validated, safe threshold level of UV exposure that allows for maximum vitamin D production without increasing the risk of skin cancer, most experts continue to recommend the daily use of sunscreen for everyone, including those who spend most or all of their time indoors.”

How to get more vitamin D

In fact, the American Academy of Dermatology advises against intentionally not applying sunscreen to crank up production of vitamin D through unexposed skin. Instead, medical experts suggest making up for any loss of vitamin D due to lack of sun exposure by eating more vitamin D-fortified foods (like milk, yogurt, breakfast cereal and orange juice) or taking nutritional supplements that include vitamin D. Few foods naturally contain vitamin D, according to the National Institutes of Health. But those that do include fatty fish, cheese and egg yolk. Bumping up your intake of vitamin D through food or nutritional supplements may be especially important if you typically avoid sunlight, mostly stay in the shade when outdoors, regularly wear long sleeves outside or have darker skin pigmentation, according to the research review published in 2013.

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By the way, a study released in May 2021 found “little to no evidence” that normal levels of vitamin D limit the risk or severity of COVID-19. This research came on the heels of a study published in March 2021 that suggested above-normal levels of vitamin D might lower the risk of COVID-19 infection. “There’s a lot of literature on vitamin D. Most of it has been focused on bone health, which is where the current standards for sufficient vitamin D levels come from,” Dr. David Meltzer, lead author of the March 2021 study and chief of hospital medicine at the University of Chicago, says in a news release. “But there’s also some evidence that vitamin D might improve immune function and decrease inflammation.” “So far, the data has been relatively inconclusive,” Meltzer adds. “Based on these results, we think that earlier studies may have given doses that were too low to have much of an effect on the immune system, even if they were sufficient for bone health. It may be that different levels of vitamin D are adequate for different functions.” These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

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