No SPF factor
It would be easy and inexpensive for us to add an SPF factor to our skin care products, like many companies do. But from a philosophical point of view we will not do this, because of the possible health risks.
This might seem controversial, considering everything you have been told about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. However, we have done extensive research into this matter, and here is what we have discovered…
The daily use of skincare products containing SPF factors may be dangerous to your health. This is because SPF factors are synthetic materials, which are absorbed into your skin and then into your bloodstream. The jury is still out on the possible harmful effects of some of these chemicals over time.
Since we believe that there are serious questions about the long-term safety of SPFs, we will not take the risk of including them in our skin care products. They do not fit with our philosophy of guaranteeing that every ingredient in our skincare products must be safe enough to ingest.
The only safe sunscreens are those that are not absorbed into the skin, such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. But, these are not practical for use in skin care products because they create a film/barrier on your skin.
These sunscreens which are not absorbed into the skin should be used if you are out in the sun for long periods.
Using skin care products containing an SPF factor on a daily basis is not necessary for most people. As well as the potentially negative health effects already mentioned above, the daily use of sunscreen can contribute to Vitamin D deficiency.
Recent studies have found that up to 60% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D, which is partly due to the increase in sunscreen use.
It is worth noting that many experts now believe that the most deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, is not caused by excessive exposure to the sun at all. In fact, melanomas commonly appear on parts of the body that are almost never exposed to the sun. The underlying cause of melanomas (like many cancers) is linked to genetics, unhealthy lifestyle choices and poor nutrition.
If you refer to our articles section you can find more information about the importance of sunlight for health. It is referred to as a 'Free Wonder Drug'.