Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Protection Facial Sunblock Fragrance Free 30 SPF 4 oz (113 g)
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Protection Sunblock Facial Fragrance Free uses extracts of aloe vera, lavender and green tea to soothe and repair, protecting sensitive skin against the free radical damage that often results from exposure to the sun. Mineral Protection Sunblock has been renovated and improved with higher sun protection factors and enhanced natural technology for ultimate sun protection and skin care benefits. Very Emollient Mineral Protection helps prevent sunburn with an effective, mineral-based, UVA & UVB broad-spectrum reflective barrier. Very Emollient Sunblock is for all skin types.
- Water resistant
- Paraben Free
- Long-lasting UVA/UVB protection
- Chemical-free, mineral sunscreens provide a UV reflective barrier on the skin
- Fast-absorbing, lightweight formula with light fragrance
- Certified organic Aloe Vera and Chamomile moisturize and soothe skin
- Grape Seed Oil, Tea Tree and Vitamin E provide antioxidant protection
Your first line of defense against damaging sun exposure, Alba Botanica light-textured and fast absorbing broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB) Sun Care products are also enriched with vitamins, certified organic herbs and pure plant proteins for optimum benefits.
To many of us, tan skin indicates a healthy, out-doorsy lifestyle. However, it doesn't necessarily indicate healthy skin. In fact, there is probably no other single factor as destructive to the long-term strength and youthfulness of skin than the sun.
Although the most immediate effects of sun-damage are endured by the surface epidermal layer of our skin in the form of sunburns and drying, over time, exposure to UV radiation can penetrate deep into the underlying dermis and negatively effect the collagen structures within (a process called photoaging). This results in an eventual reduction in skin elasticity and the development of wrinkles. In addition, the alteration of these collagen structures can weaken the tiny blood vessels that are supported within them, making the vessels more likely to rupture and lead to discoloration as well as decreased circulation.
The truth is that as much as 90 percent of the wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging skin that we usually think of as signs of aging can be attributed to sun damage, this according to the the American Skin Association, a national organization for education on skin health. What's worse, skin cancer is now the most common cancer, striking more than 800,000 annually in the U.S.
Which is not to say that panic is in order. While these dangers are real and should be taken seriously, diligent use of sunscreen as well as a daily moisturizer -- especially one enhanced with antioxidants -- capable of replenishing essential oils lost to the sun, can go a long way towards helping skin withstand many of the external causes of aging.
Alba shares your concern that animals not be used to test cosmetics, toiletries and household products. Alba does not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor do they ask others to do so for them. Furthermore, Alba requires that all their ingredient suppliers meet the same criteria of no animal testing. Alba offers a unique collection of quality personal care products for caring consumers seeking natural, organic and cruelty-free ingredient alternatives within the vegetarian ethic.
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 8.0%, Titanium Dioxide 2.0%
Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Echinacea Purpurea Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*, Myrtus Communis Leaf Extract*, Glyceryl Isostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate. *Cerrified Organic Ingredient
Suggested Use: Apply liberally 15 to 20 minutes before going into the sun. Reapply as needed or after swimming, perspiring, towel drying. Children under 6 months of age: ask a doctor.