Health Benefits at a Glance:
The minerals and herbal extracts in our highly innovative and natural Shade Factor ™ Sunscreen Lotion can provide formidable protection against the sun in two instances. First, the minerals help to reflect harmful UV-light off of your body. Second, it can use herbal extracts help to moisturize and nourish your skin health when exposed to direct sunlight. Furthermore, Shade Factor™ Sunscreen Lotion also packs anti-wrinkle and DNA-repairing extracts , making for a high quality, paraben-free and multi-faceted skin protection and support formula.
Why it Works:
The importance of using sun protection cannot be overstated. Even on cloudy days, harmful UV-rays can have an impact on your skin. If you are looking for a natural, paraben-free and effective sunscreen that doesn’t absorb topically, Shade Factor™ Sunscreen Lotion is for you. Being mineral and herb-based ShadeFactor™ Sunscreen Lotion helps protect against UVA1, UVA2, and UVB rays [1-3].
It uses the potent sun-block supporting minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to support reflection of the sun like a mirror. We have also added natural botanical extracts to our Shade Factor ™ formula, which can nourish and moisturize your skin while protecting you from harmful UV-lights. On top of that, Shade Factor™ Sunscreen Lotion contains compounds that can support anti-wrinkle  and anti-inflammatory processes using extracts from oats, green tea, licorice root, milk thistle, and more [1,2].
The Science Behind the Product:
Because Shade Factor™ is mineral-based, you will have to rub it in a minute or two longer than some other chemical-based sunscreens, .
Zinc Oxide (ZnO) and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) are active ingredients found in Shade Factor™ Sunscreen Lotion. Zinc Oxide can play an important role in absorbing and blocking UVA and UVB rays. Therefore, this Zinc Oxide is considered “broad-spectrum” UV-protector. Zinc Oxide is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. Titanium Dioxide, also approved by US Food and Drug Administration, play a role to reflect and block UVA and UVB rays . This Mineral Sunscreen Lotion can help to protect against UV-light.
How to Use:
Because Shade Factor™ is mineral-based, you will have to rub it in a minute or two longer than some other chemical-based sunscreens,]. Shade Factor™ Mineral Sunscreen Lotion is scientifically designed to support the block of UVA1, UVA2, and UVB rays with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide minerals [3.]
- Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure
- Reapply at least every 2 hours
- Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating
Sun Protection Tips:
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad-Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including:
- limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses
- Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor
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