We love the Sun. We believe limited, smart exposure is actually pretty o.k. for the skin. Covering up the skin is always your best option...and don't even get us started on what chemical SPF products do to the ocean's reefs and our human bodies.
Our mineral based SPF 15 Sun Balm can offer your lips some extra protection. It glides on silky smooth *(and virtually clear) like our regular balms but we formulated it to be extra thick and creamy for longer staying power while out in those shining rays!
Juicy tangerine with hints of vanilla...the unique scent of roman chamomile lends a calming note. Packed full of amazing cold pressed oils to moisturize and protect.
Red raspberry seed oil: Exceptionally high in tocopherols, this lovely oil nourishes, is anti-inflammatory and proven to help in the absorbance of the Sun's rays.
Sea buckthorn seed oil: Super rich and off the charts in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols..
Pomegranate seed oil: Deeply penetrating and an anti-oxidant powerhouse.
Here's the deal with Zinc Oxide.We use non nano Zinc Oxide in our Sun Balm. Zinc Oxide is the only all natural, broad spectrum (blocks both UVA and UVB) sun screen available today. Zinc Oxide is a mineral. It protects your lips by sitting on top of them and thus, provides a physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays. It actually deflects the rays away from the skin to prevent any harm. For adequate protection it must be applied often.
We get our SPF 15 factor verified yearly in a 3rd party lab (on human beings).
SPF 15 means that your skin is protected 15x's 'longer' than without the SPF 15 product. If you have very fair skin, perhaps the Sun makes you 'pink' in just 3 minutes. Therefore, an SPF 15 product would grant you 45 minutes in the Sun... HOWEVER, there are many limiting factors: Time of day? Cloud cover? Eclipse? Are you on the water (or snow) where Sun rays are more concentrated? At a high altitude where you are literally closer to the Sun? Be Sun Smart. Listen to your body. Listen to the Sun. Wear big brimmed hats.
*Just a few swipes of Sun balm are needed for protection, many swipes will indeed give your lips a xtra white tint, which is fine too. Be sure to apply it often for protection and to keep that physical zinc barrier present.