|100% All Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30|
* 6% Titanium Dioxide (Micronized) "T-Lite"
* 6% Zinc Oxide (Micronized) "Z-Cote"
OTHER NATURAL INGREDIENTS
* Deionized Water
* Sunflower Oil
* Lecithin (Sunflower-based)
* Coconut Oil
* Xanthan Gum
* Green Tea Extract
* Jojoba Oil
* Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
* Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A)
* Shea Butter
* Eucalyptus Oil
|Summary of Ingredient Benefits|
The above ingredients are the ONLY ones in this product! Unlike chemical suncare products, it doesn't contain numerous synthetically-made components. A skin condition called Contact Dermatitus results in 5.7 million doctor visits per year in the USA. Sunscreen allergies are very common when using traditional chemical products. Click here to learn more about sunscreen allergies. Tropical Sands contains no chemical emulsifiers, no chemical fragrances, no parabens, and no chemical preservatives, and it's biodegradable! It is formulated and manufactured under strict guidelines in a FDA-approved facility, and MADE IN THE USA! Click Here For Examples Of Chemical Ingredients In Other Popular Brands
TITANIUM DIOXIDE AND ZINC OXIDE--These active ingredients in Tropical Sands SPF sunscreen lotions are natural minerals derived from clay and beach sand deposits; they are not harsh synthetically-produced chemicals. Both are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as sunscreens. Zinc oxide has been used worldwide for over 75 years as a safe blocking agent to prevent excessive sun exposure. Unlike chemical sunscreens that absorb ultraviolet light, Mother Nature has provided titanium dioxide and zinc oxide which remain on the skin to reflect and scatter both UVA and UVB rays away from the body--forming a physical barrier shield, without irritating or clogging the pores.
The natural mineral sunblock, on certain skin types when applied heavily, may leave a mild white appearance, providing the comfort that it remains on the surface of your skin where you need the protection. Tropical Sands SPF 30 Lotion contains 6% zinc oxide and 6% titanium dioxide.
As with all sunscreen lotions, re-apply frequently and after swimming, perspiring, or towel-drying. If you notice any flaking or crumbling after application, you may have applied the lotion too heavily and this is excess lotion that can be brushed off... the UV protection is still there. For best results, apply in moderate amounts so it will rub in well. It's also been noticed that drier skin causes more possibility of flakiness, as the oils in the lotion are absorbed quickly.
The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide used in Tropical Sands is micronized, with a coated variable particle size in the range of 100-200nm (Nanoparticles are considered to be less than 100nm). This allows our sunscreen lotions to be more cosmetically appealing compared to coarser particles. The protection is less visible, yet remains on the skin's surface. Read More About The Micronized Ingredients We Use
DEIONIZED WATER--A common form of purified water.
SUNFLOWER OIL--Is a superior moisturizer, with unusually high amounts of Vitamins A, D and E. It's highly recommended to treat dry, weathered, aged, and damaged skin.
LECITHIN--Found in the membranes of plant cells (soy), it is widely used in cosmetics as an emollient and water-binding agent.
COCONUT OIL--Used by the islanders through the centuries to protect and moisturize their skin while aiding in acquiring a glorious, glowing dark tan. It's mild and gentle for those with skin sensitivities
GLYCERINE--Used as an emollient, glycerine shores up the skin's natural protection by attracting just the right amount of water to maintain the skin's homeostasis. There is also research indicating that the presence of glycerine in the intercellular layer helps other skin lipids do their jobs better.
XANTHAN GUM--A natural thickener and emulsifier.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT--Is effective in reducing sunburn, according to researchers at Case Western Reserve University and the dermatologist who headed the study. More than 20 studies have indicated that it may prevent some cancers including those of the skin. Green Tea is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals from UV radiation and helps protect skin cells. Click here for more information about Green Tea and sun exposure
JOJOBA OIL--A non-fragrant natural emollient with excellent moisturizer and skin conditioning properties.
VITAMIN E--offers antioxidant protection, which may reduce cancer risk, slows cell damage, and provides anticarcinogenic protection. Also acts as a natural preservative.
VITAMIN A--keeps skin cells healthy, moist, and resistant to cell damage. Applied topically may prevent skin cancers. Vitamin A derivatives are used to treat skin disorders such as acne, exzema, psoriasis, and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and reverse the effects of sun damage on the skin.
SHEA BUTTER--A natural plant lipid that is used as both a thickener and an emulsifier. Also has effective moisturizing and skin protecting characteristics.
EUCALYPTUS OIL--Is a pore opener. It is an essential oil that when mixed with other oils is easily absorbed by the skin and assists other oils to likewise be absorbed, thus aiding in the moisturizing process. Also well-known as a natural insect repellent.
Be sure to shake all of our products well prior to use, since settling of some of the ingredients is normal. This perfect blend of ingredients results in a pleasant-smelling product without the addition of chemical fragrances. Click here for links to publications about sunscreen
The largest human organ is your skin, and from head to toe, it's important that you preserve and protect this precious organ. Make it part of your daily routine to keep your skin healthy, protected, and glowing with Tropical Sands/Mexitan. We're a proud signer of the Compact For Safe Cosmetics!
*The above information and any statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Mexitan products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Apply as directed on the label for best results.