Here comes the Sun… and I say… It’s all right!
Sooo, the SUN IS HERE (YEAH!!), and most of us soon find ourselves with unfortunate tan lines, age spots, or going from white, to lobster, to pealing, to white again… sigh…
Now, imaging yourself showing off your Gorgeous Golden Glow… That’s right… sun kissed features, radiating bod in summer rags, and sexy tanned legs in a pair of killer sandals… not to much to ask, right?
Want to know the 3-Step Secret to an EVEN GOLDEN GLOW, while feeding your skin with the very best of Nature’s Gourmet Skin Foods?
I know… by now you have been there, done that, and heard it all… and honestly are probably seriously confused about sunscreens and the horror stories featuring nano particles, endocrine disrupters + cancer causing/spreading chemicals.
If you are like me, you just want to know the truth, so that you can make well informed decisions based on facts and common sense that are in the best interest of yourself and your loved ones… AND look like a Golden Goddess with delicious glowing skin ;)
Introducing the mothership of Sun Creams (SPF 30)…
A Full Spectrum Sun Cream, completely non-toxic and SAFE to use for the whole family, that PROTECTS the skin from UVA and UVB, and:
The cream is composed of beautiful PLANT OILS & BUTTERS which themselves have SPF along with many other delicious gifts, combined with Organic Aloe Vera Gel (super soothing), Colloidal Silver Water (Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fungal & Anti-Viral), and 20% high quality pharmaceutical grade Zinc Oxide, making the cream SPF 30.
Zinc Oxide is a broad-spectrum blocker, protecting from both UVA and UVB, and stays on the skin (white residue) dispersing and absorbing ultraviolet radiation, protecting your living skin underneath.
Zinc oxide is also an anti-oxidant and is able to soothe, protect and help skin restore, and can be used as a mild astringent and an antiseptic. This also makes the Sun Cream an IDEAL product for Diaper Rash.
The Sun Cream is water resistant (not waterproof), and is best reapplied every 2 hours. Enjoy! ♥
No chemicals, no alcohol, no nonsense of any kind, only FRESH, NATURAL BEAUTIFUL Ingredients: Colloidal Silver Water 20ppm, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Zinc Oxide UPS 20%, Cocoa Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax, & Mandarin, Vanilla & Ylang-Ylang Ess. Oils. INCI Colloidal Silver, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, Butyrospermum Parkii, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Barbensis, Carrageen, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Cocos Nucifera, Theobroma Cacao, Vitis Vinivera, Beeswax, Citrus Reticulata, Vanilla Planifolia, Cananga Odoratia
* The Cocoa, and Shea Butter in this product may crystallize, and sometimes a bit of separation can happen. This does not affect the performance of the product in any way. Due to the natural properties of the ingredients, our creams will be softer in warm weather, and harden in cooler temperatures.
Our Sun Cream is also available in an unscented version. Please know that the cream will smell of the ingredients, not of "nothing", as we do not use any scent maskers.
Ingredients: Colloidal Silver Water 20ppm, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Zinc Oxide UPS 20%, Cocoa Butter, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed Avocado Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Organic Beeswax INCI Colloidal Silver, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, Butyrospermum Parkii, Zinc Oxide, Aloe Barbensis, Carrageen, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Cocos Nucifera, Theobroma Cacao, Vitis Vinivera, Beeswax
I learned of the -pardon my French- ‘endocrine disrupting, cancer causing poisonous crap’ laced through sunscreens years ago, and have wanted nothing to do with it ever since. LOL… of course my friends and clients refused to take ‘maybe some day’ for an answer, pleaded their case, and I got to work :)
As with everything in life, I want THE BEST and I WANT IT ALL… What does that look like in a sunscreen? How about:
SOOOO much more than a sunscreen, I renamed it Sun Cream… as in
Glowing, Healthy, Age Defying Gourmet Skin Food
Not sure if Sun Cream is for you? Not crazy about walking around with a “white Glow” on your face?
It is the Zinc Oxide in the cream that makes it look white and provides most protection against UVA and UVB. The fact that it stays on your skin means that it is NOT ABSORBED by the body… and this is a VERY GOOD THING :)
Did you know that the Foundation Cream created from our KIT, can be used as a Sun Block… That’s right… SMOOTH and FLAWLESS complexion, AND SUN PROTECTED ;)
… Did I mention that due to the superior ingredients of the Sun Cream, it also provides the best kind of AFTER SUN CARE?!
We stand behind everything we create. It is our business to gain clients that are as passionate about our products as we are.
WHY? Because we want YOU and yours as life long clients, and for you to spread the word on our products.
WIN - WIN… We GUARANTEE that your skin is well taken care of, and YOU get the benefit from the BEST in skin care.
However, if you are not feeling the magic, we will issue a 100% refund, within 30 days of purchase… an easy promise to make when you are selling a truly beautiful product ;)
Give yourself a piece of mind and KNOW that your skin is lovingly cared for and well protected! LOL, how often are you really able to buy yourself a little PEACE + SERURITY… AND have GLOWING skin & smell good enough to eat?!
AS PROMISED my 3-Step Secret to an EVEN GOLDEN GLOW
1. BUILD UP YOUR COLOUR evenly and slowly, while snatching up Vitamin D.
When the weather cooperates:
- Find a private spot in the morning before noon or after 4pm
- Drop all your clothes (or as much as you’re comfy with)
- Lie flat in the sun with your arms up (above your head) WITHOUT Sun Cream
- Begin with 15 min. on each side (front and back), and build up gradually to about 25min, 2 - 4 times per week.
3. KEEP IT UP
Maintain your HEALTHY SUMMER RADIANCE:
- Exfoliate your skin once a week… Get your salts out or use a simple washcloth, and rub like you mean business! OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW… Get rid of all the dead skin cells and reveal your new soft Epidermis
- FEED YOUR SKIN with Sun-, or Body Cream, the very best of Nature’s Gourmet Skin Foods, twice a week
- Eat and drink FRESH FRUIT and VEG in ABUNDANCE especially Citrus Fruit, Tomatoes, Summer Berries, and Carrots… AND drink plenty of FRESH & CLEAN WATER (preferably distilled)
And that my friends is how I acquire plenty of Vitamin D and always (well almost always) have a tan-line-less glorious sun kissed summer glow :)
SUN and SUMMER come with so many blessings and gifts, lets use them to your advantage!
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Here comes the sun!
Here comes the sun!
I've received many requests to create a sunscreen, or sun block to be more precise, and with the summer almost here, I thought to get to it :) Very selfishly it was not very high on my 'to do' list last year, as I have not used commercial sunscreen since Wham and Madonna topped the charts, nor have I ever used it on my children.
My son Simeon would live on the beach in the summer if he could, only to be reluctantly persuaded direction homebound, helped by my highly perfected techniques of coercion and/or bribery after hours in the sun and water.
Having said that, we enjoy a diet that is super high in antioxidants and I love and use CC Creams (SPF 2-4), and rarely go out without wearing my Foundation Cream (SPF 15-30) … that’s right… vanity, a great and very effective strategy for younger and healthier skin ;)
What would an ideal sun cream look like? How about while protecting the skin from UVA and UVB (full spectrum), the cream would restore and repair the effects of sun exposure, and soften, moisturize and hydrate all at the same time, while feeling wonderful and smelling great?!
One of the secrets to my products is finding and using whole ingredients that have the qualities that I am looking for… sounds simple right?
If I want a product to be high in Vitamin E (a powerful antioxidant), instead of adding it as an additive (in combination with a low cost oil), I look for a plant oil and/or butter that is naturally abundant in Vitamin E… rather like eating an orange vs washing down a Vitamin C pill with a commercial pasteurized fruit beverage.
The next step is to make a selection of the eligible candidates based on what other gifts they offer for what I am looking for.
For instance Cocoa Butter is super high in antioxidants, as well as an ultimate moisturizer and softener, keeping the skin hydrated and enforcing collagen and elastin production while adding water resistance. Cherry on top… It has been scientifically proven that Cocoa Butter will prevent skin degradation due to the harmful effects of the sun… an obvious and absolute winner in a sun cream :)
Another important factor in choosing ingredients made for sun protection is to choose oils and butters that naturally have a SPF (Sun Protection Factor), as well as being softening, moisturizing, healing, etc., like Sweet Almond Oil (SPF 5), Virgin Coconut Oil (SPF 2-8), Cold Pressed Avocado Oil (SPF 4-15!), Shea Butter (SPF 3-6), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (SPF 2-8), ...add some Organic Aloe Vera Gel to sooth heated skin, Beeswax for protection and water resistance, Colloidal Silver Water for it’s strong anti-inflammatory properties, and Mandarin (sweet and relaxing), Vanilla (strong anti-oxidant), and Ylan-Ylang (calming and antiseptic) Essential Oils for their beautiful and child friendly scents (unscented option is also available), and voila we have magic… except for one more ingredient…
The best and only 'good' ingredient that can block both UVA and UVB, that I have found is Zinc Oxide. It is easy to get confused about Zinc Oxide as it is listed as toxic when inhaled (a non-issue when used in a cream, but very important for people who work with it in powder form in larger quantities).
There is much controversy about Zinc Oxide that has been nano sized or mironized (micronized Zinc Oxide can contain nano particles, much like sawdust in a batch of wood chips), made small enough to penetrate the skin. The fear is that when exposed to sunlight, Zinc Oxide nanoparticles may promote the generation of free radicals and increase the risk of mutations. Although no research that I have found is conclusive, the verdict is not out on this one and therefor I have chosen to stay clear and only use a high quality uncoated pharmaceutical grade Zinc Oxide UPS ranging in size between 0.18 - 0.36 microns (much larger than nano and micro particles).
Our Sun Cream contains 20% Zinc Oxide, giving it a SPF 30. The great news is that the Zinc Oxide is a broad-spectrum blocker, protecting from both UVA and UVB, and stays on the skin dispersing and absorbing ultraviolet radiation, protecting your living skin underneath… yeah!
Zinc oxide is also an anti-oxidant and is able to soothe, protect and help skin heal, and can be used as a mild astringent and an antiseptic. It can help treat and relieve moist, painful or itchy skin conditions.
Why does it matter? The crime list of sunscreens agains humanity is long and ugly and I shall address a few of them…
I learned long ago that I was better off without using sunscreen, but it was not until I really delved into the subject that I learned exactly why.
Long story short… almost all commercial sunscreens contain active chemicals like oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, and octisalate. These endocrine disrupters enter the bloodstream directly and interfere with hormones, namely estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid hormones.
These chemicals can cause abnormal development of fetuses and growing children, early puberty and premature breast development in girls, and small and undescended testicles in boys, as well as contribute to development of breast and ovarian cancers in women and prostate cancers in men.
Other ingredients used in commercial brands can have specific effects as well. Retinyl Palmitate showed to speed the development of skin tumours and lesions when exposed to sunlight, while the chemical fragrances that makes sunscreen smell like a day on the beach have been linked to organ toxicity and immunotoxicity.
The sun comes with an abundance of gifts, and is to be enjoyed in anyway that works for you ♥ As always I strongly encourage anyone to do your own research and find your own truth :)
Love, light, and happy and healthy skin everyone!
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