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Another new star on the scene at re:fresh beauty bar:
and we’re loving everything about this brand! (arriving end of May)
Made from the world’s safest and most sought-after naturally sourced and organic ingredients, Soleil leaves your skin protected, radiant and healthy. Our mineral-based and organic formulas provide the most effective protection from UVA and UVB rays, rejuvenating and repairing
with powerful anti-oxidant and anti-aging ingredients.
Know the difference between mineral vs. chemical sunscreen.
Soleil breaks it down for us:
MINERAL SUNSCREEN VS. CHEMICAL
There are two types of sunscreens: mineral and chemical.
Both provide UV protection, but each works differently.
Chemical sun blocks are the most common.
• Chemical sunscreens penetrate the layers of the skin and work by absorbing and scattering UV rays on contact.
• They are popular because of the ease of application and clear texture.
• In large quantities, these chemicals enter the bloodstream and are foundin the blood, urine, and breast milk.
• One of the most common chemical sunscreens is Oxybenzone (or benzophenone-3). It acts as synthetic estrogen and can cause serious hormonal reactions. In addition, the American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS) named benzophenones “Allergen of the Year 2014.”
• Chemical sunscreen actives also produce free radicals, which cause premature aging and DNA mutations that can potentially lead to cancer.
• Chemical sunscreen actives not only affect your health, but are also known to cause viruses in coral reefs, threatening up to 10% of the world’s coral communities*.
Mineral sunscreens, like many Soleil Toujours products, on the other hand, are created from two naturally sourced minerals derived from the earth: titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
• They are referred to as “physical” sunscreens because they do not penetrate the skin, and reflect and scatter UV rays on contact.
• Once applied, they begin working immediately and are more stable than their chemical counterparts (some chemical sunscreens can break down in the sun).
• They do not damage coral reefs.
• Traditionally, mineral sunscreens have been associated with a white hue and thick, spackle-like consistency. However, modern technology has improved the texture and finish, creating more pleasant and efficient applications.
• Soleil products use the latest and most advanced mineral sunscreen technology, delivering a light-weight, sheer application that transforms the way we think and feel about sunscreen.