Beauty is not only skin deep
Did you know 90 percent of visible skin changes associated with ageing are caused by UV?
Which is tricky, if you don’t like smearing goop on your face.
The good news is, there’s a gentler answer to chemical laden sunscreens, in the form of Mother Nature.
That’s right. The sun provides energy for plants, in return plants release oils with SPF properties to protect themselves from the sun.
According to a study published in “Pharmacognosy Magazine” in 2009, products containing carrot seed oil have a natural SPF of around 6
Cupuacu Seed Butter
This is one of natures sunscreens, that offers protection from both UVB and UVA rays.
Cupuacau has a large capacity for water absorption, as well as preventing the evaporation of water loss through the skins tissue, making it a perfect ingredient for dry, dehydrated skin.
It also has wonderful moisturising properties, helping to restore the skin’s own natural moisture.
Grape Seed Oil
This oil has great natural sunscreen ingredients, protecting the skin against damaging UV rays.
It is also rich in Linolenic Acid, which helps to promote cellular repair.
Hemp Seed Oil
This oil has natural sunscreen ingredients and an SPF of 6.
Hemp seed is thought to resemble our bodies own natural oils, the molecular compounds found within this oil, is important for cellular growth, due its large carbon and hydrogen content.
Macadamia nut oil is one of the best all natural sunscreens.
It is closely related to our skins own natural oil helping to lock in moisture, which gives it a slow absorption rate.
This combined with its natural occurring sun protection factor of 6, makes it a perfect oil for warding of damaging UVA rays.
This is a wonderful body butter, which offers natural sunscreen protection against UVB rays.
Rice Bran Oil
SPF 1.7 High in vitamin E and omega 6, rice bran contains protective antioxidants that help protect against UVA Rays.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil
A study looking into Raspberry Seed Oil concluded that “Raspberry seed oil showed absorbency in the UV-B range with potential for use as a broad spectrum UV protectant.
One further study determined that Raspberry Seed Oil offers protection against both UVA and UVB. Tests concluded that the Raspberry Seed Oil under test had an SPF value of comparable effectiveness to titanium Oxide
Lovely shea butter is one of the best natural sunscreen ingredients, due to its wonderful healing and moisturising properties offering a natural SPF of 4.
This is an excellent source of vitamin E, it has wonderful moisturising properties due to its high levels of oleic acid.
Sunflower oil helps to prevent moisture loss through the skin, so it is great oil for re hydrating the skin, keeping moisture locked in.
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IN-VITRO DETERMINATION OF SUN PROTECTION FACTOR AND EVALUATION OF HERBAL OILS Jyotsna A Saonere Suryawanshi http://www.ijprjournal.org/File_Folder/37-43(ijpr).pdf