Choosing the ingredients for Sunny Q Sunscreen was not something that was taken loosely. Sunny Q Sunscreen is a multi-faceted product that can be implemented into ANY skincare routine: for any age and all skin types! UVB radiation is linked to skin cancer changing the DNA of your skin and severely damaging the top layer. UVC rays are not necessarily linked to skin cancer, but are absorbed by the atmosphere and do not reach the earth’s surface. With SPF 30, Sunny Q allows for optimal protection for everyday use.
- Non-nano Zinc Oxide - This specific type of zinc will not enter the bloodstream. Significantly safer than regular Nano zinc oxide, this is the reason Sunny Q Sunscreen has chosen Non-nano zinc over Nano zinc. Zinc is a mineral that sits on top of the skin and, alone, plays an imperative role in protections from the harsh UV rays
- African Shea butter (unrefined): Derived from the karite tree in Africa, the nuts from the fruits that grow on this tree are boiled, crushed and manipulated into a light-colored fat known as shea butter. Absorbing quickly into the skin (naturally). Loaded with vitamin A and E, it helps keep skin in optimal health and also protects against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Raw (and the most natural) shea butter is usually yellow or green in color. Since it is extracted manually, this allows the butter to retain vitamins, minerals and other healing properties. Shea butter also contains Vitamin F, skin that lacks vitamin F can look dull or dry; this vitamin also helps aid in fighting against premature aging. Shea butter contains UV-B absorbing triterpene esters, such as cinnamic acid and tocopherols. Triterpenoids are used for medicinal purposes in many Asian countries for antiinflammatory effects, including antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antivirals. An increasing number of triterpenoids have been reported to exhibit cytotoxicity against a variety of cancer cells without manifesting any toxicity in normal cells. Triterpene is considered to be the most potent anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic triterpenoids known to mankind.
- Red Raspberry Seed Oil: *NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH RASPBERRY ESSENTIAL OIL FOR AROMATHERAPY* Packed with fatty acids and vitamins. Cold-pressed Red Raspberry Seed Oil has been proven to absorb UV rays (UVB AND UVC Rays specifically). Red Raspberry Seed Oil has linoleic acid in it which helps rebalance the skin’s natural oils and reduces acne breakouts. Red Raspberry Seed Oil can help soothe inflammatory skin conditions and has high levels of phytoserosis helping skin retain moisture.
- Jojoba Oil: Jojoba oil is a desert shrub that is primarily used to treat eczema, psoriasis, and any type of dermatitis. It actually is not an “oil” at all. It is a liquid polyunsaturated wax that has a very similar consistency to our skin’s own natural consistency. What makes it a sun protectant is the myristic acid. Full of natural antioxidants and minerals, the nutrient-dense oil is a key component in Sunny Q (it also helps emulsify the zinco so it rubs in clear)! Being it is very similar to our skin’s own natural oils, it does not leave a greasy residue and tricks the skin into thinking that it has produced enough oil to balance oil production.
- Almond Oil(unrefined): Using unrefined almond oil is imperative in preserving all of the nutritional benefits of almonds. Rich in emollient properties, it helps prevent water loss from the skin; almond oil is heavily recommended for people with sensitive skin due to this quality. Almond oil is loaded with vitamin E which helps protect against sun damage and premature aging. It does this by reducing DNA damage, chemical changes and structural changes in the skin that have been caused by the sun’s rays.
- Aloe Vera Gel: An effective and highly reputable way to heal sunburns, aloe vera gel is also a great preventive to incorporate into your skin care routine for sun protection! Aloe Vera Gel is extracted from an aloe succulent and adds intense hydration to the skin. What differentiates aloe from other natural hydrating moisturizers is the fact that it absorbs into the skin instantaneously, which means that it's great for people who already have oily skin. A common misconception about applying hydrating products to oily skin is that it will “make your skin more oily” -- this is completely false! Whether your skin is oily or dry, 9 times out of 10 your skin is dehydrated. By applying serums and moisturizers that add hydration, you are tricking your skin into thinking that it has already produced enough oils, therefore leaving your skin with a ‘glow from within’! Aloe reflects as much as 20% of the sun’s harmful UV rays and is packed with vitamins A-E.
- Calendula Oil: Extracted from marigold flowers, calendula oil is anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial. An amazing ingredient for those with sensitive skin, it helps relieve the side effects of those who have eczema and rashes. It helps promote firmer, more hydrated skin along with slowing down the development of wrinkles. Popular with parents, calendula oil is implemented into a lot of baby skincare products because it leaves the skin so soft and less irritated than those used without calendula oil. Calendula increases blood flow to the skin and boosts immune response on contact, leaving it a great asset to the Sunny Q ingredients list.
- Rosemary Oil: This oil right here helps reduce excess oil production, which means that this ingredient is AMAZING for people who are afraid of their skin looking ‘too oily’ while wearing sunscreen. Not only will it provide your skin with essential vitamins, but also iron and calcium! Rosemary oil improves circulation to help reduce puffiness and absorbs deep into the skin for extra hydration!