- Protects against both UVA and UVB rays
- Good for the whole family
- Contains vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin D
- Non-greasy for your face and body
A few years ago, an article was published discussing five chemicals found in the majority of the sunscreens on the market. One of these chemicalsâ€”PABAâ€”is among the most common ingredients in sunscreen. PABA can trigger an allergic reaction in many people, often causing an uncomfortable, itchy rash.
The other four ingredients all have long, complicated, scientific names, including benzophenone-3, homosalate, octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC), and 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC).
While these chemicals do protect your skin from sun damage, some experts have concerns about them. All four have been found to mimic estrogen in your body, with 4-MBC being of most concernâ€”and many experts tell me that we should avoid them.
Plus, these chemicals also pose an environmental hazard. All fourâ€”particularly 4-MBCâ€”have been found in fish from lakes where hordes of sunscreen-slathered people also swim!
Epicuren is a safe, natural, and effective sunscreen. It works unbelievably well and offers a broad spectrum of skin protection. (While it is naturally derived, people may still have reactions to it.)
Epicuren contains a combination of micronized zinc oxide, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, and magnesium silicate, specially blended to help protect you from the damaging effects of the sun. It also contains aloe vera, rose oil, and a special enzyme concentrate, which helps it blend evenly and invisibly into your skin. Plus, itâ€™s non-greasy, so you can use it on your face and body.
Epicuren sunscreen has an SPF of 20, and protects against both UVA and UVB rays. And itâ€™s good for the whole familyâ€”even the kids!
Usage Recommendation: Apply 20â€“30 minutes before going outside, and reapply frequentlyâ€”especially after you go in the water.
List of Ingredients:
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