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We believe in the healing power of the sun as a dynamic source of life-sustaining energy. The sun is vital for a healthy, joyful life experience and should be enjoyed safely.
This summer, use chemical-free skin care products that provide natural and safe protection from UV rays that can cause skin cancers and aging effects in skin.
SunSheer is formulated to protect DNA, skin and cell membranes from damaging effects of UV radiation. It contains no harmful chemicals that may cause accelerated damage to skin long-term and subsequently weaken internal tissues and organs.
Trapping radiation, zeolite is an innovative way of protecting your skin from the harmful effects of UV rays at the cellular level. Zeolite will assist your skin into building and strengthening its natural UV defense, healing and processing mechanisms. It is comparable to a sunscreen SPF 50, while enhancing your skin's natural melanin pigment growth, giving you that glowing healthy tan.
SunSheer is formulated specifically to protect from aging effects and cancers in skin due to UV exposure. Our cream repairs skin damage that may result from overexposure to sun, including damage to cellular DNA that can lead to skin cancers and premature aging in skin.
• Skin is naturally protected from sunburn with an SPF equivalent 50
• Provides vitamin and minerals essential for repair of UV damaged skin and DNA
• Supports the skin into building natural UV defense
• Enhances skin's melanin growth, strengthening UV natural defense and a natural glowing tan
• Skin is naturally protected against damage to cellular DNA and cancers Skin is moisturized & soothed
Sunscreen Health Impact actually Worse than UV Damage
The Environmental Working Group writes: "The ideal sunscreen would completely block UV rays that cause sunburn, immune suppression and damaging free radicals. It would remain effective on the skin for several hours. It would not form harmful ingredients when degraded by sunlight. It would smell and feel pleasant so that people would use more of it. No sunscreen meets these goals. Consumers must choose between "chemical" sunscreens, which have inferior stability, penetrate the skin and may disrupt the body's hormone system, and "mineral" sunscreens, made with zinc and titanium, often "micronized" or containing nano-particles." Over the past decade, dozens of studies from third-party scientific groups have examined the potential health hazards of sunscreen chemicals as they have been found to permeate the skin. Sunscreen's active ingredients are present in large concentrations in order to filter UVA and UVB rays, and are intended for repeated application to large portions of the skin. This means increased concentration of toxic chemicals on large absorbing skin areas. Sunscreen chemicals may cause poisoning, hormone disruption, degenerative changes in cells of the skin, DNA damage, free-radical generation leading to premature ageing, compromised immune system and melanoma cancer. Active (and hazardous) ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms -mineral and chemical filters -each posing different health hazards.
Chemical sunscreens deserve special awareness, as they are known to permeate the skin. Chemical sunscreens typically include a combination of three to six of these active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Laboratory studies indicate that these chemicals break down when exposed to sunlight, mimicking estrogen and disrupting the hormone system. Research suggests that oxybenzone, 4-MBC and octinoxate are toxic to reproductive systems and interfere with normal development. In North-America, oxybenzone is found in 80 percent of chemical sunscreens. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has detected oxybenzone in more than 96 percent of the U.S. population, with higher concentrations during the summer months. Other studies have detected common sunscreen chemicals in breast milk, which affects the normal development of fetuses and newborns.
When exposed to sunlight, mineral filters such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have been found to undergo a chemical reaction that releases free radicals that damage surrounding cells. Free radicals cause cell and DNA damage, premature ageing and increases the risk of skin cancer. The environmental working group writes: "mineral sunscreen could pose a risk of skin damage if manufacturers do not select forms that are coated with inert chemicals to reduce photoactivity." In other words, they use chemicals to alter the hazardous effects of mineral filters breaking down in sunlight. There is absolutely no research on chemicals used to reduce photoactivity of mineral sunscreens. Additionally, mineral filters release carcinogenic nanoparticles the size of one-twentieth the thickness of a human hair. Nanoparticles are not properly regulated, allowing manufacturers to cheap out on quality and safety. These particles are volatile; they can lodge in the lungs, reach the bloodstream and extensively damage living cells and internal organs. On top of it all, nanoparticles react to UV rays faster, increasing the amount of free radicals produced, drastically increasing UV damage in the body. Although all mineral sunscreens must be delivered in nanoparticle form to be efficiently block UV rays, misleading claims are out there; companies sell products advertised as "non-nano" titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Sunscreen nano ingredients have been shown to damage ecosystems as they accumulate in the food chain, disrupting hormones of animals and humans. The environmental impact of nanoparticle pollution ha not been sufficiently assessed, but experts suspect that nanoparticles are highly prone to bioaccumulation.
UNDERSTANDING THE HEALTH EFFECT OF UV RAYS
Wearing sunscreen and avoiding sunburns does not mean your skin is adequately protected. UVA and UVB rays have very distinct properties when interacting with the skin. UVA rays damage skin cells called keratinocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis, where most skin cancers occur. UVAs penetrate deeper into skin tissue where they release free radicals, damaging DNA and skin cells, promoting skin aging and causing skin cancer. UVB rays stimulate the production of new melanin and a thicker epidermis, which are your body's natural defense against UVA damage. They also cause sunburns, which are the body's natural warning protection system against UVA damage. UVB rays are necessary to build the precursors to vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is a hormone essential to calcium absorption, promoting bone health. It is also essential to a strong immune system and helps protect against breast, colon, kidney and ovarian cancer. About one-fourth of North-Americans have low levels of vitamin D, which have been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, colon cancer mortality, breast cancer, skin cancer, metabolic disease, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, upper respiratory tract infections and other microbe-caused infections. Ironically, sunscreens create the opposite effect of what they are designed for. They block UVBs and allow harmful UVAs to penetrate deeper. In order for the consumer to feel safe, sunscreen companies focus on blocking sunburn causing UVBs, which are only a symptom of skin damage. Blocking UVB absorption can be dangerous as it neutralizes the body's natural UVA defense mechanisms and impedes vitamin D to naturally build in the body. Furthermore, many sunscreens contain anti-inflammatory chemicals that can prevent sunburns, instigating a false sense of security where users wrongly assume they are being adequately protected from the harmful effects of UV rays. Most sunscreens further enhance the damage produced by UVA rays by separating it from its ultraviolet particle UVB, allowing UVA rays to penetrate deeper into the skin, reaching connective tissues and blood vessels. "One study of three common sunscreen ingredients found that after one hour of UV-exposure, the number of free radicals on sunscreen-treated skin was actually higher than on untreated skin." "Experts caution that the unintentional exposure to and toxicity of active ingredients erodes the benefits of sunscreens." Sunscreens alter the innate intelligence of our skin cells. On one hand, they neutralize UVB rays, which are the body's natural defense system against UVA damage. On the other hand, they enable harmful UVA rays to penetrate deeper into the body.
THE SUN AND ITS HEALING POWERS
The sun, a dynamic source of life-sustaining energy, is truly one of the most powerful healing therapies in the world. And it is free, probably why nobody is promoting it.
• Helps cure cancer in conjunction with whole foods
• Heals skin disorders such as psoriasis, acne, eczema and fungal infections of the skin
• Lowers cholesterol and blood pressure Cleanses the blood and increases oxygen content as it penetrates deep into the skin
• Builds a strong the immune system as white blood cells increase with sun exposure
• Cures depression
There are many ways to avoid skin damage and burning without having to use damaging sunscreen: Stay hydrated. Your skin is more likely to burn if you have are dehydrated. Naturally increase skin resistance to UV rays by gradually exposing it to the morning sun for short periods of time. Avoid prolonged mid-day exposures. Avoid sunglasses. The optical nerve in the eyes sends signals to the hypothalamus. The gland has the ability to adjust skins resistance to UV rays on the basis of how much light your eyes receive. Cleanse your liver of toxins and heavy metals as they play a major role in UV protection. Adding zeolite to your diet is a powerful way to detox. Sunburn is caused by oxidation of the skin cells. Eat colorful foods -they are high in antioxidants and support counteracting the sunburn effect. A new and innovative way to benefit from the healing properties of the sun while protecting your skin against UV damage is to apply micronized zeolite on your skin. Zeolite does not act as a sunscreen in the sense that it does not deter the UV rays from entering the skin, letting you benefit from the healing properties of the sun. Zeolite assists the skin into building and strengthening its natural UV defense, healing and processing mechanisms. It also protects against DNA damage, keeping your skin and cell membranes safe at the cellular level.
[Organic Raw* ] Coconut Oil*, Cacao Butter*, Zeolite, Beeswax*, Antioxidant blend of essential elements (potassium citrate, silica, potassium carbonate, oleic acid, hydrogen negative ions.)
Rub into skin until full absorption, 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 3 hours or after sweating. We strongly recommend being conservative with sun exposure until zeolite supports your skin at building stronger UV defense mechanisms.
EarthSun products are 100% raw. We like to think of them as living breathing formulas with natural healing properties. Since there are no chemicals, preservatives, synthetic emulsifiers or artificial dyes, they need just a little care and consideration for optimal freshness.
Keep your products away from direct sunlight and/or heating devices. Close your containers tightly after each use and make sure to keep water out of the bottles. Store the products in a cabinet, room-temperature or cooler. The natural melting point of our cream is 23°C. This means that in hot temperatures, the product will be liquid - simply shake the jar before opening to mix the ingredients. In cold temperatures, the product consistency will be solid - scoop out a bit with a spoon and rub on your skin, it will melt right in.