RASPBERRIES: THE NATURAL SUNBLOCKER
I recently came across a lot of interesting articles about how there are natural ingredients out there like Raspberries and Carrots to help protect your skin against the sun's harmful rays. When it comes to the amount of posts out there, I've seen quite a few and unfortunately I haven't found many actual references that show where the real scientific research! Although I absolutely LOVE the idea of trying to utilize natural ingredients and organic skincare and cosmetic products whenever I can, I don't want skin cancer either :/
The good news however, is that there is some supportive research out there and I was glad to see that really is a natural alternative to all of the sunblock products containing rather harmful ingredients! In one study published in 2000 by Elsevier Science and conducted by scientists from Canada, China, British Columbia, and France- it was determined that raspberries can shield skin from UV-B and UV-A damage.
They actually scatter wavelengths of ultraviolet light, in addition to absorption; that in turn, can act as a broad spectrum UV protectant. Not only do raspberries provide protection against both UV-A & UV-B, but they can also provide a layer between skin and oxidative stress on your skin- i.e. environmental factors. In fact, raspberries were found to be comparable to sunscreens containing titanium dioxide and can provide 28-50 UV-B and up to about 7.5 UV-A sun protection factor [SPF].
LOOKING FOR A GREAT NATURAL SUNSCREEN PRODUCT CONTAINING THE POWER OF RASPBERRIES?!
THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:
SUN D-FENSE Lotion
If you're looking for a great natural way to protect yourself AND the whole family- this is the perfect affordable product. I'm super picky when it comes to scent and formula-especially when it comes to sunscreens!
To my pleasant surprise, this product doesn't have an annoying scent and leaves no annoying residue either :) The bottle is well-designed and makes getting out the right amount of product with no issues and waste!
The formula dries in under 2 minutes and has just the right consistency of being a lotion that spreads easily and well! This Sun D-FENSE Sunscreen from AMG Naturally is packed full of great natural ingredients like raspberry seed oil and carrot seed oil too :)
This is wonderful for any age and skin type and I'd highly recommend this one to those with sensitive skin. The best part is, this sunscreen from AMG doesn't contain harmful ingredients, but botanicals that offer a natural sun barrier & still allows for Vitamin D to be safely absorbed by our bodies!