Back in September I wrote a post about DeVita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30
that got a lot of action. Many people responded with how much they too love this facial sunscreen. After borrowing mine, my mom also fell in love with it, but when she went to order her own she discovered that its beautiful glass bottle dispenser had been replaced with a tube. When she called the company to find out why, they said they were having trouble with the dispenser and it was leaving too much product in the bottle. To be honest, it’s true. Just a heads up to folks who bought it, when you think you are finished, open up the bottle and you’ll find lots more inside (oh and keep the bottle turned upside down on your shelf towards the end).
Despite the bottle change, I'm still a total fan of DeVita’s super light all natural sunscreen, but I wanted to write about another truly awesome find I recently discovered, with a glass bottle all its own. As you may know, I love the ultra pure, almost edible skincare line called 100% Pure
, and I just tried their Organic Pomegranate Antioxidant Hydration SPF 20
– it’s divine! Of course the sunscreen protection is not chemical based and comes from Titanium Dioxide
and Zinc Oxide
, which blocks the sun's harmful UVA (ultra violet aging) and UVB (ultra violet burning) rays. And the ingredients that follow are an amazing blast of antioxidant protection. In a base of organic aloe
juice you’ll find pomegranate
seed oil, white tea
extract, rosemary leaf, oregano
, thyme, grapefruit seed, goldenseal and cinnamon… and that’s pretty much all you’ll find! Not a single nasty thing in there. All of these herbs are incredibly high in antioxidants. And besides slathering them onto your face, I recommend adding them to your diet
. What you put inside can actually have a major effect on how well your outside reacts to the sun.
The other great thing about having such heavy hitter antioxidants in your sunscreen is that they not only protect your skin against the sun, but also against environmental damage (free radicals
) such as pollution, radiation, smoke, smog, car exhaust, etc. I also love this moisturizer because it’s nice and light and rubs in easily, making it perfect for the summer. It’s slightly pricier than the online discounted prices for DeVita’s (I found it for $22.00 here
). But for such fantastic ingredients I think it's worth it, and I know your skin will too.
Active Ingredients: 15% Titanium Dioxide, 10% Zinc Oxide
Inactive Ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Juice), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Organic Cera Alba (Beeswax), Organic Camelia Sinensis Leaf (White Tea) Extract, Extracts of Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Origanum Vulgar (Oregano), Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme), Citrus Grandis Seed (Grapefruit Seed), Origanum Vulgare Leaf (Goldenseal), Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark (Cinnamon)