I know lots of people are excited about Young Living’s newest product, their Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, but also have tons of questions. So I am here to help answer them and prove why this is the best sunscreen on the market today for kids and adults!
#1 What ingredients does it include?
Buriti Fruit Oil
– comes from a palm tree found in Brazil
– found in many skin care products, self-tannin products and sensitive skin care products
Raspberry Seed Oil
– 2000 study found that Raspberry Seed Oil is a natural sun protector
Ucuuba Nut Butter
– know to help nourish dry, irritated skin
– maintain youthful appearance
– Carrot Seed
– + More
#2 What ingredients does it not include?
If you want to learn more about the negative effects of these ingredients, google “dangers of xxx” to learn more.
#3 Why is this only SPF 10?
When tested, the product came back as an SPF 10. But let’s look at the science behind SPF. Below is a chart that shows SPF coverage and protection against the UVB rays. SPF 10 = 90% protection against the UVB rays, SPF 15 = 93.3%, SPF 30 = 96.7%, so the differences are negligible.
#4 What does SPF stand for?
Sun Protection Factor that calculates or measures how well the product protects your skin from the sun or the UVB rays. It does not measure UVA protection.
#5 What is the difference between UVA and UVB?
UVA rays have more long term damage to the skin like premature aging. UVB rays are what cause sunburns. So make sure that you have a sunscreen that protects again both.
#6 Does Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion protect against both UVA and UVB?
$7 Is it water-resistant and sweat-proof?
Yes, it is both water-resistant and sweat-proof up to 80 minutes.
#8 How often should you reapply it?
There is no exact answer because everyone’s skin is very different. My son was born a towhead with extremely light hair and a fair complexion. My dad on the other hand has a nice olive skin tone because his family comes from the Mediterranean area. He rarely has to apply sunscreen through-out the day because of his complexion.
A great way to calculate your application throughout the day is by calculating how many minutes it typically takes your skin to burn (with out any protection) and multiply by the SPF that you are applying. For example, I usually burn in 15-20 minutes. I am blessed because I have a mixture of my mother’s fair skin and my dad’s olive complexion. My calculation would look like this:
20 minutes to burn X 10 (SPF for Young Living Mineral Sunscreen Lotion) = 200 minutes
That means I would need to reapply every 200 minutes, or every 3 hours and 20 minutes. Now, this is a general rule of thumb and I actually apply about every 2 hours because we live in the Mile-High City which means we are closer to the sun than most people are. The good news is, the application won’t be too overbearing.
#9 Can you use this product on children?
Yes, you can use on children 6 months an older. They do not recommend applying to younger babies because it actually has not been tested on children under 6 months of age. This is an industry standard and found on other common sunscreen brands. Two of my other top recommendations, since Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen lotion is out-of-stock, are Think Baby and BabyGanics Sunscreen Stick. Both have good ratings on the Environmental Working Group’s website.
#10 I know it does not include nano-particles but why should I care?
Nano-particles literally means a nano sized particles or an incredible small sized particle. 100,000 nano-particles can be found in the width of one strand of hair. VERY TINY particles. Nano-particles are used in sunscreens because they “smallness” helps the sunscreen absorb into your skin that you don’t get a white, pasty look. They are so small that they can easily be found in your bloodstream and in our cells. Even if you are using a “natural” product that contains zinc oxide it might still contain nano-particles. Since there have been no studies on nano-particles we do not know the long term health effects they have on our body.
#11 If Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotion does not contain nano-particles, how does it apply to the skin?
It is a lightweight formal that applies in a sheer application. Young Living coats the zinc oxide with Jojoba esters to help with skin absorption. Jojoba esters are used in many cosmetics such as lipsticks, shampoos and moisturizing lotions.
#12 Is the product gluten, vegan and vegetarian certified?
It contains no wheat derived ingredients but has not been tested or certified to be gluten free. It is vegetarian but not considered vegan because it contains beeswax.
#13 How do I know what sunscreens and good and bad?
I use the Environmental Working Group’s website to help me rate products. Click this link for more resources on sunscreens available today.
Benefits and Features:
- Broad-spectrum SPF 10 sunscreen protection
- Blocs UVA and UVB rays
- Water resistant and sweat proof for 80 minutes
- Helps prevent sunburns
- Smooths easily onto skin and won’t leave a white residue
- Made with naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients
- Formulated for those with sensitive skin
- Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
- Formulated with out UV chemical absorbers, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetics fragrances, or synthetic dyes
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