Belly Button & Baby Sunscreen Lotion – SPF30

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CA$27.99
Overview

With over 30% Zinc Oxide content in Belly Button & Baby Sunscreen Lotion SPF30, it blocks UVA against human dermis, and it's no wonder that this product is one of the top sunscreens in Canada. It is ranked as a top sunscreen by the Environmental Working Group — they work on behalf of consumers like you, not for businesses like us. This Sunscreen Lotion has been on EWG’s Safe Sunscreen Guide 3 years in a row (2015, 2016 and 2017). Most sunscreens only protect your skin at the UVC level, but this product will protect your skin all the way down to the UVA level. Read more about sunscreen protection levels here.

You’ve undoubtedly heard about the importance of using sunscreen before — so what makes Belly Buttons & Babies Sunscreen Lotion SPF30 different than other sunscreens? This Sunscreen provides higher UVA/UVB protection, water resistance, and anti-aging properties. For all-over sun care protection, this mineral based lotion also moisturizes the skin. Organic, Health Canada and FDA approved, Fragrance-free, Non-nano, non-silicone coated. 

Place of Production: Canada

Size:4oz / 125mL

Shelf Life:2 years

Directions: Apply generously prior to sun exposure.

 

Ingredients

Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 30%. 

Other Certified Organic Ingredients: Purified Water, Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax), Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

 

Zinc Oxide

is widely used to treat a variety of skin conditions, including dermatitis, itching due to eczema, diaper rash and acne. It is used in products such as baby powder and barrier creams to treat diaper rashes, calamine cream, anti-dandruff shampoos, and antiseptic ointments. It is also a component in tape (called "zinc oxide tape") used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts.

Zinc oxide can be used in ointments, creams, and lotions to protect against sunburn and other damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet light (see sunscreen). It is the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB absorber that is approved for use as a sunscreen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is completely photostable. When used as an ingredient in sunscreen, zinc oxide blocks both UVA (320–400 nm) and UVB (280–320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Zinc oxide and the other most common physical sunscreen, titanium dioxide, are considered to be nonirritating, nonallergenic, and non-comedogenic. Zinc from zinc oxide is, however, slightly absorbed into the skin.

Many sunscreens use nanoparticles of zinc oxide (along with nanoparticles of titanium dioxide) because such small particles do not scatter light and therefore do not appear white. There has been concern that they might be absorbed into the skin. A study published in 2010 found a 0.23% to 1.31% (mean 0.42%) of blood zinc levels in venous blood samples could be traced to zinc from ZnO nanoparticles applied to human skin for 5 days, and traces were also found in urine samples. In contrast, a comprehensive review of the medical literature from 2011 says that no evidence of systemic absorption can be found in the literature.

Zinc oxide nanoparticles can enhance the antibacterial activity of ciprofloxacin. It has been shown that nano ZnO which has the average size between 20 nm and 45 nm can enhance the antibacterial activity of ciprofloxacin against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli in vitro. The enhancing effect of this nanomaterial is concentration dependent against all test strains. This effect may be due to two reasons. First, zinc oxide nanoparticles can interfere with NorA protein, which is developed for conferring resistance in bacteria and has pumping activity that mediate the effluxing of hydrophilic fluoroquinolones from a cell. Second, zinc oxide nanoparticles can interfere with Omf protein, which is responsible for the permeation of quinolones into the cell.

 

 

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