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Why Love Sun Body

There are hundreds of sunscreens on the market today. While marketed as safe and effective:
  • The majority of sunscreens do not provide effective UVA protection
  • Chemical active ingredients, also referred to as chemical sunscreens, are hazardous for humans and the environment, including coral bleaching
  • Many sunscreens contain hazardous inactive ingredients

Chemical sunscreens were developed for their ease of use and inexpensive ingredients. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone, homosalate, octocrylene and octisalate. Many of these sunscreens are ineffective and studies have shown in addition to hormone disruption, skin penetration, skin allergies, cell damage and other concerns.

Chemical sunscreens work by absorbing UV radiation. This means UVA rays, the type responsible for more serious damage, reach deeper layers of skin. Also, most chemical UV filters protect from UVA or UVB rays and not both, so chemical sunscreens have a mix of these synthetic chemical filters.

These chemicals in sunscreen don't just sit on top of the skin, they absorb in the bloodstream.

According to studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration after a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds.

The FDA has stated only two active ingredients –  zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – can be marketed without approved new drug applications because they are generally recognized as safe and effective

Out of the sixteen currently marketed active ingredients, two mineral ingredients – zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – do not penetrate and are not absorbed through the skin. Two ingredients – PABA and trolamine salicylate – are not GRASE for use in sunscreens due to safety issues. There are twelve ingredients for which there are insufficient safety data to make a positive GRASE determination at this time. The ingredients requiring additional investigation are cinoxate, dioxybenzone, ensulizole, homosalate, meradimate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, padimate O, sulisobenzone, oxybenzone, and avobenzone.

FDA advances new proposed regulation to make sure that sunscreens are safe and effective 

Manufacturers make the zinc oxide particles smaller to minimize the whiteness of the skin after application. Companies may enticingly label sunscreen products as “invisible zinc”, “sheer” or “clear”. These words give clues that these products most likely contain nanosized zinc particles.

One of the reasons that nanoparticles are clearer and sheer is that they reflect less and less of visible light as the particle size becomes smaller and smaller.

Nanoparticles are not as good as blocking blue light. Blue light may have an important role in oxidative stress to the skin and in stimulating melasma more than ultraviolet radiation type A (UVA). Extensive research has concluded that non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide, two UV filters that are made from naturally occurring minerals, are the safest ingredients for protecting your skin from UVA + UVB rays. 

The Safest, Most Advanced Natural Sunscreen on The Planet

“The reality is the majority of sunscreens are not safe, healthy, or effective. We launched Love Sun Body because we wanted to give people the opportunity to enjoy the sun again by offering the safest and highest quality sunscreens, which are truly effective and safer than any sunscreen on the market today.

At Love Sun Body, we developed revolutionary sunscreens, Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens. Love Sun Body sunscreens are the first and only sunscreens in the United States that have been certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural, meeting and exceeding the FDA OTC Monograph System, the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection and Health Canada Natural Health Products Regulations. All of our products are biodegradable and our packaging is recyclable”.  -  Dr. Terry Zickerman, CEO, Love Sun Body

Third Party Certification

Given the lack of global regulation on natural cosmetics and the misleading marketing from many companies, Love Sun Body has pursued Cosmos Natural Certification as a way of proving to consumers and retailers that our products are truly 100% natural and environmentally responsible. Many companies use the phrase “natural” even when chemical ingredients co-exist with natural ingredients in a formula. The unregulated use of “all-natural” devalues the notion that a product is completely natural. Having Cosmos Natural certify that our formula is of 100% natural origin – may prompt explanation – but it gives us an opportunity to educate consumers and ensure they know that our product is sourced and produced responsibly, with an understanding of where our ingredients come from and are truly 100% natural and free of any harmful chemicals.

Third-party certification means that an independent organization has reviewed the manufacturing process of a product and has independently determined that the final product complies with specific standards for safety and quality. This review typically includes comprehensive formulation/material reviews, testing and facility inspections. Most certified products bear the certifier’s mark on their packaging to help consumers and other buyers make educated purchasing decisions. 

The Highest Standards
Back in 2002, the five main organizations involved in organic and natural cosmetics standards came together and agreed to cooperate over developing a single, harmonized standard. These five COSMOS members are:
  • BDIH (Germany)
  • Cosmebio (France)
  • Ecocert Greenlife SAS (France)
  • ICEA (Italy)
  • Soil Association (Great Britain)

COSMOS stands for "COSMetic Organic and Natural Standard", which sets certification requirements for organic and natural cosmetics products in Europe. The standard is recognized globally by the cosmetic industry.

The Cosmos standard is the global certification for natural and organic cosmetics. These standards are used by over 1600 companies manufacturing and selling over 25,000 products in more than 45 countries worldwide – some 85% of the certified cosmetics market. COSMOS-certified products are produced to the highest standards for organic and natural cosmetics, and are safe, effective and good to use.

  • No chemical filters
  • No synthetic ingredients
  • No GMO ingredients
  • No petroleum based ingredients
  • No parabens and phthalates
Sustainability and Traceability 

When it comes to sustainability and traceability, all aspects of our operations come into play: sourcing ingredients, packaging, labeling, manufacturing and waste reduction … all in the name of protecting the climate, the forest, waters and people.

Each plant and mineral ingredient that we source is certified Cosmos natural. We source ingredients from manufacturers that start with natural raw ingredients sourced from sustainable practices and use methods that are environmentally sound and good for communities.

All of our products are biodegradable, all of our packaging is recyclable, minimized and is environmentally friendly.

Our manufacturing incorporates natural cleaning ingredients.

Our Formulas 

Following six years of research & development, we created sunscreens that are more advanced than anything else on the market.  

100% of our sunscreen total ingredients are from natural origin, are safe and effective, blends evenly, moisturizing matte finish, water resistant and luxurious.

  • All SPF 30 products are formulated with non-nano zinc oxide
  • All SPF 50 products are formulated with non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide
  • Inactive ingredients are all natural plant based, that have not been genetically modified (GMO), no parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients, petroleum-derived ingredients, paba-free, hexane, gluten, phthalates, silicones, sulfates and ureas
  • Meets European standards for UVA and UVB protection
  • All formulas water-resistant 80 minutes, sweat-resistant
  • Moisturizing sunscreens rub in very well and dry quickly
  • Hypoallergenic (relatively unlikely to cause an allergic reaction)
  • Non-comedogenic (formulated so as not to cause blocked pores)
  • Cruelty-free & Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Coral Reef Safe
  • Safe for adults, children and babies 6 months or older
  • Our products meet the most stringent regulatory, third-party testing and certification
  • No eye-stinging ingredients
  • Patent Pending 
  • Made in the USA

Love Sun Body 100% Natural Mineral Sunscreens are the first and only sunscreens in the U.S. certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural and have been clinically tested hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and are reef safe.

UVA rays are responsible for skin damage and can lead to skin cancer. Broad spectrum sunscreens protect against both UVA and UVB rays. In the nations regulated by the European Commission, manufacturers voluntarily comply with a recommendation that broad spectrum protection by the ratio of UVA to UVB protection, requiring one third of the SPF number to be UVA protection.

Love Sun Body formulas offer truly effective sunscreens, meeting and exceeding the regulatory requirements of the FDA OTC Monograph System, the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection and Health Canada Natural Health Products Regulations. Love Sun Body 100% Natural Mineral Sunscreens are made with the safest UVA and UVB filters - our SPF 30 formulas contain over 20% non-nano zinc oxide and SPF 50 formulas contain over 20% non-nano zinc oxide and over 7% non-nano titanium dioxide.

Love Sun Body was given the best score for safety and efficacy by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Love Sun Body sunscreen formulas are certified PETA Cruelty Free and Vegan with no eye stinging ingredients.

Green businesses are socially and environmentally responsible 

Love Sun Body was conceived as a green company and is committed to environmentally-conscious business practices including recycling, manufacturing, socially responsible investments (SRI) that focus on conservation of natural resources, manufacturing and implementation of clean air.

 Love Sun Body is proud to have the highest standards in sunscreen and cosmetic sunscreen.

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