Nanoparticles, Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Titanium Dioxide and UV Chemical Absorbers.
Zinc Oxide is known is the gold standard for SPF protection. It is used here micronized, nano-free Zinc Oxide that goes on clear and does not leave a white residue. Red Rasperry Seed Oil is rich in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and provides natural photoprotection while soothing and moisturizing the skin. Avocado Oil contains a variety of monounsaturated fats and naturally occurring Vitamin E. It provides a protective barrier over the skin that helps against photoaging while it hydrates and soothes. Carrot Seed Oil is a soothing anti-oxidant that has powerful antiseptic and photoprotective propertives. Vitamins C, E and Ferulic Acid have the same photoprotective powerhouse combo found in Mad Hippie's Vitamin C serum. Shea Butter has been prized in Africa for its moisturizing and soothing qualities, and is a rich source of the powerful anti-oxidants Vitamins A & E, as well as crucial fatty acids that are important in retaining skin elasticity. Jasmine Oil has been shown to be uplifting,
energizing, aromatherapeutic effect and is a powerful antiseptic oil that helps to balance moisture and increase skin elasticity. Finally, sodium hyaluronate is a salt of hyaluronic acid. It has been shown to have better skin penetrating capabilities than hyaluronic acid alone. It works to plump up and moisturize the skin whie reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
So not only does this sunscreen have an amazing broad spectrum sun protection ingredient in it, it has anti-aging qualities too. Great anti-aging qualities. This is more of a sunscreen/anti-aging moisturizer than a regular sunscreen in my opinion. Personally, I think it rocks. It is not too thick and the Zinc Oxide is not visible when applied, which is a plus. Also, it literally sinks right into the skin, making skin feel silky and lovely. It's a light lotion with a beautiful scent, which I think must be due to the Jasmine Oil. Jasmine happens to be my favorite scent, so that makes me very happy. I think this is a great sunscreen and I also think it makes a great anti-aging lotion too. Wear this and you will not need to wear another anti-aging lotion because you will already have everything in one package. This is great for dry, mature, combination, and normal skins. Very oily and acneic skins might not do as well with this.
Mad Hippie SPF 30+ Broad Spectrum Zinc Oxide Sunscreen retails for $24.99 and can be found online at www.madhippie.com. It can also be found at mass market retailers such as Whole Foods, The Vitamin Shoppe, iHerb, Natural Grocers, New Seasons Market, PCC Natural Markets, Central Market, Mother's Market & Kitchen California, Lassens and Earth Fare.
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