Mineral Sun Protection
100% All Natural SPF 30 Full Spectrum Sunblock
Biodegradable, Reef Friendly, Fragrance and Chemical Free!
"Let Nature Protect Your Natural Beauty"
Mineral Sun Protection
SPF 30 Full Spectrum Sunblock
Using Minerals from the earth to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays was originally discovered by the natives of Acapulco centuries ago and is the most natural and effective mineral sunblock. Using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide derived from clay, CORAL Skin Care’s SPF 30 Mineral Sun Protection delivers a protective barrier on the surface of skin reflecting the sun’s harmful rays. Enriched with Aloe, Green Tea, Shea butter, Coconut + Jojoba Oils and Vitamin E, our Biodegradable, Reef Friendly Formulation is 100% Fragrance, Chemical, Paraben and Gluten free. Water resistant and non-allergenic, CORAL Skin Care’s Natural Mineral Sun Protection is the perfect choice for the health of you and your family.
Many chemicals used in mainstream, brand name products are not only toxic to our bodies, but they enter the environment and are very harmful to coral reefs, living organisms and eco systems. Most Nature and Provincial Parks require the use of biodegradable products such as sunscreens and soaps when used within their parks.
Help protect our fragile coral reefs and aquatic ecosystems by choosing our all natural, biodegrable formula.
INGREDIENTS: Zinc Oxide (6%), Titanium Dioxide (6%), Aqua (Deionized Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflwer) Wax, Lecithin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sorbit, Olivate, Tocopherol (Vitamin-E), Xanthan Gum
RESEARCH, HEALTH CONCERNS AND FACTS ABOUT SUN EXPOSURE
The increase in numbers of skin cancer rates in the USA is a major concern for physicians. New research shows that the active ingredients (toxic chemicals) in some sunscreens may contribute to genetic damage and skin cancer (The Scientist, Mar/Apr. 1999, page 7). Current advice on sun and skin care strongly recommends the heavy use of chemical sunscreens on the delicate skin of babies and young children, as well as adults. The consumer falsely believes a sunscreen forms an invisible protective barrier against harmful solar rays. In fact, the sunscreen chemicals can absorb the rays' energy, become energized, and chemically reactivate themselves, which can lead to chemical reaction in the skin that creates free radicals that cause DNA damage.
Research done by Dr. Marianne Berwick through The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of 16 epidemiology studies reported and The University of California suggested that the more sunscreen a person used the higher chance of developing skin cancer. Dr. Frank Garland of the University of California, believes the increased use of chemical sunscreens is the primary cause of the increase of skin cancer cases. Dr. Gordon Ainsleigh in California believes that the use of sunscreens causes more cancer deaths than it prevents. He estimated that the 17% increase in breast cancer observed between 1991 and 1992 may be the result of the pervasive use of sunscreens over the past decade. (Preventive Medicine, Vol. 22, Feb. 1993)
Drs. Cedric and Frank Garland of the University of California have pointed out that while sunscreens do prevent against sunburn there is no scientific proof they protect against basal cell carcinoma in humans.
Researchers encourage consumers to READ THE LABELS on all sunscreen and sun protection products. If the product contains any of the following chemical ingredients, please use discretion and caution before applying to your skin:
Benzophenones (dixoybenzone, oxybenzone)
PABA and PABA esters (ethyl dihydroxy propyl PAB, glyceryl PABA,
p-aminobenzoic acid padimate O or Octyl dimethyl PABA
Cinnamates (cinoxate, ethylhexyl, p-methoxycinnamate)
Salicylates (ethylhexyl salicylate, homosalate, octyl salicylate)
Avobenzone (butyl-methyoxydibenzoylmethane; Parsol 1789)
Propylene Glycol and Ethylene Glycol: Called a humectant in cosmetics, it is industrial antifreeze, and the major ingredient in brake and hydraulic fluid. Material Data Sheets warn to avoid skin contact as it is systemic and can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.
Furthermore, the greatest risk of melanoma has been in countries where sunscreens have been heavily promoted. For example, Queensland, Australia, where the medical establishment has tirelessly promoted the use of sunscreens, has more evidence and cades of melanoma per capita than any other place (Garland, Cedric F., et al American Journal of Public Health, April 1992). In 1997, Europe, Canada and Australia changed sunscreens to use only three specific sunscreen ingredients, avobenzone, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as the basis of sunscreens. All others were banned.
Publications, research and studies:
“Chemical Sunscreens—Cancer in a bottle?”
Chemical Sunscreens may cause Skin Cancer”
“Swimmers Sunscreen killing off Coral”
“How safe and effective are sunscreens”
Moderate Sun Exposure is Healthy!
Humans have evolved and thrive in the presence of sunlight. Pigments in our skin or melanin protect us from sunburn. The closer you live to the equator, the more melanin you were born with. A suntan brings the melanin to the surface of the skin creating the brown color we call a suntan and this protects us from sunburn.
Dr. Ester Johns, Northern California Cancer Center, reports that sunlight is the only way we get Vitamin D, which can lower breast cancer by 40%. Sunlight exposure may reduce breast cancer 30-40% and ovarian cancer by 80%. Rates of breast, prostate, ovarian and colon cancer are lower in persons with more sunlight exposure. Cancer rates are highest in northern states with the least sunlight. White women in the South had a 41% lower risk of breast cancer. Dr. Gordon Ainsleigh estimates 30,000 cancer deaths in the USA could be prevented each year if people would adopt a regime of regular, but moderate sun exposure.
There is evidence that, in older people, too little sunshine can increase susceptibility to a range of serious diseases. (AARP Your Health, June, 2004) Studies now show that Vitamin D (from direct sunlight) not only helps the body absorb calcium, building stronger bones, but also protects against a host of other problems, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and cancers of the breast, prostate and colon. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to an increased risk of falls among people over 65 and to persistent and unexplained bone and joint pain.
CORAL Skin Care encourages the use of suncare products made with all natural ingredients or pure mineral sunscreens that act as reflective sun blocks such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which provide a physical barrier to the sun. The ingredients in CORAL Skin Care’s Mineral Sun Protection includes the powerful antioxidant Green Tea which some researchers suggest reduces skin damage from radiation, and Vitamin E, which slows cell damage, and provides anticarcinogenic protection.
The Importance of Green Tea in Natural Sunscreens
Recent studies suggest that GREEN TEA was shown to help protect skin cells, and the effects of both UVB and UVA rays by its photoprotective effect on human skin and its polyphenolic antioxidant contents.
GREEN TEA protection works in the cell after exposure to ultraviolet rays. Studies suggest it causes abnormal cells to kill themselves, a type of programmed cell suicide that prevents the development of abnormal growths. GREEN TEA inhibits UVB-induced erythema response in the skin (redness reaction). At the same time GREEN TEA supports the production of melanin, the skin's own natural sunburn protection. GREEN TEA helps reduce the risk of sunburn.
Links about Green Tea Research:
“Green Tea linked to skin cell rejuvenation”
CORAL Skin Care products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Mineral Sun Protection
All Natural Full Spectrum SPF 30