7 essential features of the new Mission Nature sunscreen
1. 100% natural, physical sunscreen
Mission Nature sunscreen provides a physical protection and stays on the surface of the skin, unlike sunscreens containing chemical filters which are absorbed by the epidermis. Many people have mistakenly believed they’ve had a reaction to the sun, when their reaction was more likely to the sunscreen containing chemical filters. As well, most of these lotions contribute to polluting the environment. No Compromise: Ingredients we don’t use, which are found in most chemical filters: Oxybenzone, Octisalate, Octinoxate, Avobenzone, (Parsol), Octyl Methoxycinnamate, PABA, Benzophenone, 2-Ethylhexyl-4-Dimethylaminobenzoic acid… Other ingredients we don’t use that can be found in physical filters: Polysorbate 20, Perfume or synthetic fragrances, PEG, Parabens, Phenoxyethalnol, Titanium dioxyde…
2. Natural and organic ingredients:
All of the ingredients in Mission Nature’s sunscreen meet the strictest standards of natural and organic composition. Main Ingredients: Organic Jojoba Oil: One of the preferred ingredients of the Aztec people, Jojoba oil is moisturizing and is suitable for the sensitive of skin. Organic Shea Butter: Used in Africa for thousands of years, this ingredient is very hydrating and helps to relax the skin. Organic Sunflower Oil from Quebec: Rich in vitamin E, very hydrating and softening Buriti Oil: Directly from the Brazilian rain forest, very rich in carotenoids, antioxidant and photoprotector. Prevents skin damage from the sun and adds a beautiful beige-orange colour to our sunscreen. Zinc Oxide: Natural ingredient which is very effective in protecting from the sun, and when added to a high-quality formula, becomes transparent upon application.
3. No Nanoparticles
Almost all sun lotions using chemical filters are absorbed by our children’s skin. Even natural ingredients such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide can be composed of nanoparticles, too fine to stay on the skin’s surface. Search for products that mention “without nanoparticles.”
4. High protection with SPF 30+
An SPF of 30 is an excellent choice and sufficient for solar protection. Our sunscreen is rated 30+ because the results obtained by an independent certified laboratory were higher than SPF 30. What is SPF? SPF is an indication of protection (Sun Protection Factor). This indication measures mainly the length of sun protection following application. The SPF is multiplied by 10 minutes, which means an SPF of 20 gives 300 minutes or 5 hours of protection. Does your dermatologist recommend an SPF of 75? You can report back that no product can be rated higher than SPF 50 according to the new regulations of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in Canada (I think this should be the USA?) An SPF of 75 does not offer your child a better protection. Many consumers wrongly believed that an SPF of 50 protected twice as well as a SPF of 25. Only the length of protection is significant. In the marketing craze of sun protection products, many manufacturers are profiting from the consumer’s confusion by offering products of SPF 90 and even 100. Here is the advice of a well-known dermatologist, Dr. Neal Schultz. A short video explains very well that an SPF of 30 is sufficient. http://www.dermtv.com/are-very-high-spf-sunscreens-better
5. Easy to Apply
A physical sunscreen is applied uniformly on the skin without penetrating it. As soon as the cream becomes transparent, move on to another part of the body. The sunscreen has to stay on the surface of the epidermis in order to maximize its effect. A physical sunscreen is effective as soon as it’s applied, unlike chemical filters which need to be applied 20-30 minutes before sun exposure.
Becomes transparent on application: Unlike many formulations using zinc oxide, Mission Nature sunscreen becomes transparent as it’s applied, due to the quality of it’s composition.
Good viscosity: A good viscosity makes application easier, especially on children’s foreheads, preventing the cream from running into the eyes.
Non-greasy: Although the cream is very moisturizing, it’s not greasy.
No strong odour: The cream has a subtle, pleasant, apricot odour.
6. Approved by Health Canada
In order to be sold in Canada, all sun protection products must be assigned a NPN (Natural Product Number) or a DIN (Drug Identification Number) by Health Canada. Our sunscreen carries an NPN because it doesn’t contain any chemical filters (which must carry a DIN). Please note that Health Canada refers to the FDA (USA) for the approval of sun protection products in Canada.
7. No misleading claims
Many claims on sunscreen labels are contested because, in many cases, they create a false sense of security for consumers. For our sunscreen, we use only statements permitted by Health Canada and those of our organic ingredients that are certified by the independent organization Quebec Vrai.
Statements such as “waterproof” or “sweat resistant” can’t be used any more. Manufacturers may specify a duration of either 40 or 80 minutes that their products protect skin in water or against perspiration according to standard tests. Considering these short time periods, it is necessary to be careful and apply sunscreen more than once during water play, regardless of the claims on the product.
Approved by professional associations
Many products are recognized or approved by various professional associations. Please note that in many cases, the manufacturer must simply pay a fee to the association and follow certain conditions. Many products displaying this statement have not been subject to testing.
All sunscreens, whether physical or chemical, even with the statement “hypoallergenic,” should be first tested by the user on his or her own skin. Apply a small amount of cream to the inside of the arm or calf and observe the skin after a few hours – you’ll know if it’s safe for you. Observe the tested location again after 48 hours to confirm the result. Once again, the advice of reputed dermatologist Dr. Neal Schultz. This video summarizes the new regulations of the FDA. http://www.dermtv.com/new-sunscreen-regulations-fda