Ingredients (provided at iherb.com)- “Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 3.0%, Zinc Oxide 4.5 %. Inactive Ingredients: Aqua, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, polysorbate-20, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin acrylates copolymer, cetearyl alcohol, stearic acid, xanthan gum, avena sativa (oat) protein, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, carota sativa (carrot) extract, avena sativa (oat) betaglucan, glycrrhiza glabra (licorice) extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) extract, caprylic/capric triglyceride, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglyerin.”
This product earns a overall score of 3 in the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Sunscreen Report. The two ingredients with hazard scores above a 3 are Octinoxate (6) and Phenoxyethanol (3/4, depending on usage). There are two ingredients with no data, and they are Cetearyl Olivate and Sorbitan Olivate. This sunscreen provides good UVB protection, moderate UVA protection, and it has respectively moderate and excellent UVA/UVB balance and sunscreen stability.
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens.
2. It was made with no animal ingredients or testing.
Product Description(provided at iherb.com)- “Practice safe sun with this effective formula made with natural oat protein and betaglucans that moisturize, help reduce irritation and fight the signs of aging.”
Price– From around $9 for a 4 oz. bottle.
Performance– As stated in yesterday’s post, I used this product only on my face to avoid the white residue left by the Loving Naturals Sunscreen. Since this sunscreen isn’t formulated specifically for the face, I kind of expected it to cause me to break out. However, I was pleasantly surprised to still see clear skin after three days of using this product (which is how long I used it before trying out another sunscreen that was made for facial application…I’ll be reviewing that one tomorrow). It did cause my skin to look a little greasy, but this is something I’ve come to expect with any and all sunscreens. It did a fine job of protecting my face from the sun too, which is obviously very important.
Scent– It has a pretty typical sunscreen scent, and it also smells slightly tropical.
Rating– 8/10. I deducted a point for the greasiness and another for the two questionable ingredients.
Would I purchase this item again? Sure!
* Samples were provided by Kiss My Face. Opinions were provided by me.
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