thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen - 3 oz. Tube
they are continually expanding our mission to provide safe products by
identifying consumer product categories with known human health
issues. Specifically, we target products that contain high levels
of hormone disruptors and carcinogens. Then they work with
leading scientists worldwide to create safe alternatives.
majority of sunscreens currently on the market are full of questionable
ingredients and known carcinogens. Simply looking at the
ingredients you’ll quickly realize you don’t recognize any of
them. Many existing sunscreens have been brought to
market with little concern for their safety. Not only do
ingredients in sunscreen interact with skin, but data shows after
application of lotions, some of the same chemicals can be detected in
the bloodstream. Most people wear sunscreen to reduce the
chance of developing cancer, so why apply something that could
potentially increase this risk?
This question has unfortunately left many people moving away
from using sunscreen at all.
For use on children or adults.
biologically harmful chemicals
UVA and UVB protection
Very stable under
Oxide – Average particle size >100micron
• Highest level as
determined by FDA - Water Resistant (80 Minutes)
Paraben Free and
Very High Zinc
produced in the USA
formulation applies easily and absorbs easily despite having such a
high Zinc content. SPF 50+
to pass Whole Foods Premium Care line requirements
Does not have an
obtrusive smell that many organic sunscreens have.
utilized for UV absorption
• A member of the Safe
Cosmetics Campaign Compact
• Top Rated on Environmental
Working Group database Skin Deep of 1400 sunscreens.
sunscreen developed by thinkbaby and thinksport
LIVESTRONG sunscreen is highly effective, falls into
the highest category for water resistance and has a sensible SPF 50+
rating. A quick look on your local drugstore shelf will show an
increasing number of chemical sunscreens boasting ultra-high SPFs of 60
and greater. An SPF higher than SPF 50 offers only minimal
improvement in sun protection and does not provide insight into its
ability to protect for both UVA and UVB. Instead, these
ultra-high SPFs are inflated through the use of chemical UV absorbers.
thinkbaby and thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreens utilize average zinc oxide particles
greater than 200nm. Kevin Brodwick, founder of thinkbaby
and thinksport, explains why: “We always use the
precautionary principle and as we expect the debate on the safety of
nano particles to continue, we asked a simple question: Does the
product have to contain nano particles to be an effective
sunscreen? The answer is, quite simply, ‘no.’ “
over the age of 6 months and anyone who will be exposed to sunlight
should use sunscreen.
thinkbaby/thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen is
perfect for anyone spending time in the sun, including pregnant women,
children over 6 months, and anyone with sensitive skin.
thinkbaby/thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen is a
physical sunscreen which means it works immediately upon application.
It is not necessary to apply 30 minutes before you are exposed to
sunlight as is the case with chemical sunscreens. Thinkbaby/thinksport
sunscreen is classified as “very water resistant.” This is the FDA’s
highest possible rating. It will maintain
its SPF after 80 minutes of water immersion. The Environmental
Working Group recommends reapplying sunscreen every two hours.
thinkbaby/thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen is
perfect for sensitive skin. We recommend testing on a small area
of the body to ensure that you don't have any sensitivites.
that claim to be hypo-allergenic are nothing more than marketing hype
in our opinion. As the population's exposure to chemicals has
risen, there has been a direct correlation to things that people become
allergic to. Simply google environmental exposure and allergies
to view some of this research.
new and improved thinkbaby/thinksport formula can be applied easily and
absorbs quickly. Be sure to apply all areas that will be exposed to
sunlight, including behind the ears, neck, hands, feet, and scalp.
Reapply every two hours or more as needed. While the sunscreen
applies very easily, we recommend not spreading it too thin. Otherwise
you will decrease the effectiveness of the sunscreen. Keep in
mind that physical sunscreens work by reflecting sunlight.
else you might want to know....
difference between physical and chemical sunscreens
(or mineral) sunscreens work by protecting the skin with a physical
barrier on top of the skin. Mineral sunscreens contain an active
ingredient of either zinc or titanium oxide. Thinkbaby sunscreen has the
active ingredient of zinc oxide. Chemical sunscreens penetrate the skin
and are absorbed into the blood stream. Active ingredients such as oxybenzone
in chemical sunscreens and can act as endocrine disruptors in the body.
truth about SPF ratings
sunscreen is rated SPF 50+. The
American Academy of Dermatology recommends children over 6 months and
adults use a sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher. Some chemical sunscreens
advertise SPF ratings as high as 100, however, the FDA is revisiting
their rating system as there is a common misperception about how SPF
ratings work. In short, sunscreens with very high SPF ratings do not
provide better protection. In addition, it’s important to note that the
current SPF rating system does not rate UVA; it only rates UVB.
Dermatologists recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects
against both UVA and UVB exposure.
sunscreen, nano particles refer to 0
micron to 1 microns or 1 to 100 nanometers. We acquire
100> nm size zno. There is concern within the scientific
community that very small particle sizes may affect biological
processes. Nanoparticles can easily pass through the epidermis
and therefore could interact at the cellular level. To our knowledge
there hasn’t been any direct statements that have concluded what sizes
are safe and which are not. But in the general category of
nanoparticles there is concern not just for babies but their general
use. They could have the potential for greater disruption for
infants, whose bodies are going through significant development.
This is the same concern that scientists have in relation to what
harmful chemicals pose on infants. The challenge surrounds on how
to do testing. It certainly wouldn’t be advisable to conduct testing on
babies or animal studies. So they will have to be done on cells
to see their potential to interact and then we’ll have to extrapolate
whether there would be similar concern within our biological
systems. We can only theorize at this point that very small
particles could disrupt cellular mechanisms that are very sensitive.
There is not significant enough research to conclude that nano
particles are safe. You will not find a legitimate researcher to
agree that there is enough knowledge at this point and the testing is
complex. We specifically utilize larger particle zinc oxide.
thinkbaby/thinksport LIVESTRONG sunscreen comes in
3oz tube made of environmentally friendly packaging that does not
contain BPA, vinyl, or phthalates.
The packaging and contents are environmentally safe.
tube is marked with an expiration date.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano).
Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE,
CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES, SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED), PINE
WOOD RESIN, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED
CASTOR OIL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL,
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E), OLIVE OIL,
RASPBERRY SEED OIL, CRANBERRY SEED OIL, HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM
VEGETABLE), WHITE CURRANT (NATURAL FRAGRANCE).
tested on animals.