HOW DOES a mineral sunscreen work?
SOLSTICE is a natural zinc. The main active ingredient with the highest SPF protection is zinc oxide. Together the ingredients create a protective layer on your skin which shield you from UVB and UVA rays and free radicals. This layer reflects the suns rays so they are not absorbed into your skin. This method of protection is much safer than a chemical sunscreen which needs to be absorbed into the skin and can cause skin irritation. Chemical sunscreens do not protect from free radicals and contain ingredients which suck out moisture and are toxic for your body and our ocean.
The most dangerous chemicals in sunscreen are Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. If your sunscreen contains these please stop using it immediately. These ingredients have been proven to change hormone levels in your body disrupting your endocrine system and can cause problematic free radicals in your skin cells when exposed to the sun.
In Australia environmental scientists have proven that Oxybenzone can cause reef sterility and is toxic for marine life. Approximately 14,000 tonnes of sunscreen enters the ocean each year. Please choose and use sunscreen wisely. Protect your health and the health of the ocean.
RAMA project recommends that you treat sunscreen as something precious. Use the minimum amount and wear a hat, sunscreen and clothing to protect you in the hottest parts of the day.