Most sunscreens are filled with endocrine-disrupting chemicals that aren't actually effective against UVA *and* UVB anyway. The only safe sunscreen is a mineral-based one (we use zinc oxide) and the particles of the zinc oxide need to be at least 90 nanometers (nm) to be considered safe (otherwise known as "non-nano-particle"). Our zinc oxide is 150 nm, meaning it is safe for everyone in your family!
We make ours at 30 SPF, no fragrance or unnecessary ingredients in a 4 oz glass pump bottle. Because we make natural products with no extra chemicals, we package in sizes to allow you to go through the formula in a reasonable amount of time. This bottle should last one person 3 months with daily use.
Beau Soliel is one of several products we make for summer outdoor living. Be sure to also check out Disco Inferno (for burns, baby- BURNS!), Bug Off!, (our much beloved safe bug spray), and A Jewel of a Salve (for Poison Ivy and bug bites).
Ingredients (locally sourced whenever possible): Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Zinc Oxide, Emulsifying Wax (vegan)*, Vitamin E Oil.
To read more about this product, check out a blog post here.
How to Use:
Our sunscreen is a simple formula with no extra chemicals or fragrances added. Since we eschew shelf stabilizers, homogenizers and other endocrine-disrupting chemicals, some separation may eventually occur in a natural lotion such as this one. If this happens to you, simply shake vigorously to re-emulsify. Voila!
There is a best by date on this product, please do not use after that date, as oils can go rancid and the formula can get less effective over time.
Safe, natural sunscreens must be reapplied after getting wet, overly sweaty, or after 4 hours in the sun. Any sunscreen that claims it is waterproof, a higher SPF, or lasts longer is using something fishy! Caveat Emptor!
Apply topically where skin is exposed.