After a week in Belize, I was victim to some strong sun rays. Usually I'm protected, but I managed to sweat off sunscreen out at sea all day and returned home with the worst sunburns in history. Luckily, I had a variety of after-sun care waiting for me in my apartment. Trial and error brought Max Green Alchemy Sun Rescue Cream on top, my favorite remedy for sunburn relief.

Max Green Alchemy is known for it's vegan, cruelty-free, all-organic (about 99%) products. The last thing I want to put on sun burns are icky chemicals. All I could do was imagine the hard work of the Mayans out in the sun all day and how they would soothe themselves with herbs and other natural ingredients.

Max Green Alchemy Sun Rescue Cream is the perfect solution. It's paraben-free, lanolin-free and petrol chemical-free. In fact, the main ingredients are exactly what you want to put on your skin for relief: vitamin C ester and vitamin E for free radical and environmental protection; aloe vera leaf and calendula blossom for that cooling effect; kukui nut oil and rosehip oil to expedite the healing; and shea butter and jojoba oil to amplify the hydration process.

The cream is a complete treat for the skin and has an amazing floral, herbal scent. Max Green Alchemy Sun Rescue Cream works, not only for sun damage, but itchy, inflamed and peeling skin. Usually, from my experience, it takes about a week for the sunburns to fully heal. I have to admit, it was no more than three days with Max Green Alchemy (remind me never to go on a boat at sea all day with a bottle of sunscreen two squirts full!).


Purified Water, Octyldodecanol (plant emollient), Aqueous Herbal Extract (Urtica Dioica* (nettles) Leaf, Hypericum Perforatum* (st. johnís wort), Camellia Sinensis* (green tea) Leaf, Symphytum Officinale* (comfrey) Leaf, Calendula Officinais* (calendula)), Helianthus Annus* (GMO-free sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate (plant emulsifier), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM-botanical sulphur compound), Octyl Stearate (plant emollient), Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate (plant conditioner), Behenyl Alcohol (plant emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (plant emulsifier), Simmondsia Chinensis* (jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (shea butter), Aleurites Moluccans (kukui) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis* (aloe vera) Leaf, Calendula Officinalis* (calendula), Borago Officinalis* (borage) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (wheat) Germ Oil, Glycine Soja (soy amino acid), Citrus Amara (neroli), Cymbopogon Nardus* (citronella), Glycerin (vegetable source), Parfum (frangrance of plant origin), Sucrose Cocoate (plant emulsifier), Anthemis Noblis* (chamomile), Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender), Pelargonium Capitatum* (germanium), Daucus Carota+ (carrot) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C ester), Mixed Tocopherols (plant derived GMO-free natural vitamin E).

* Organic + Wildcrafted