Red raspberry seed oil: Exceptionally high in tocopherols, this lovely oil nourishes, is anti-inflammatory and may help in the absorbance of the Sun's rays.
Sea buckthorn seed oil: Super rich and off the charts in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols..
Pomegranate seed oil: Deeply penetrating and an anti-oxidant powerhouse.
Here's the deal with Zinc Oxide. We use non-nano zinc oxide in our Sun Balm. Zinc oxide is the only all natural, broad spectrum (blocks both UVA and UVB) sun screen available today. As of 2019, zinc oxide is one of only two GRASE (Generally Recognized As Safe and Effective) ingredients for sun protection. The other is titanium dioxide but there are some not so great issues with ingesting titanium dioxide so we'll leave it our of our lip balm. Thumbs up FDA for safer consumer protections and regulations! Now, please enforce them -- *crickets*
Zinc oxide is a mineral. It protects your lips by sitting on top of them and thus, provides a physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays. It actually deflects the rays away from the skin to prevent any harm. For adequate protection it must be applied often.
SPF 15 means that your skin is protected 15x's 'longer' than without the SPF 15 product. If you have very fair skin, perhaps the Sun makes you 'pink' in just 3 minutes. Therefore, an SPF 15 product would grant you a safer 45 minutes in the Sun... HOWEVER, there are many factors to sun exposure: Time of day? Cloud cover? Eclipse? Are you on the water (or snow) where Sun rays are more concentrated? At a high altitude where you are literally closer to the Sun? Be Sun Smart. Listen to your body. Listen to the Sun. Wear big brimmed hats.
*Just a few swipes of Sun Balm are needed for protection, many swipes will indeed give your lips a extra white tint, which is fine too. Be sure to apply it often for protection and to keep that physical zinc barrier present.
*Due to the herbal extracts and zinc (mineral) constitutions we use in the Sun Balm, variations in color may occur and is normal.
made with organic, vegan, & raw ingredients.™
Active Ingredient: Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide 11%
Ingredients (INCI): Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Euphorbia cerifera cera (candelilla) wax, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Zinc oxide, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (cacao) seed butter*, Flavor/Aroma, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil*, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil*, Tocopherol, Citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil, Anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) flower oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) seed*, Benzyl benzoate‡, Limonene‡, Linalool‡, Anise alcohol‡, Geraniol‡ (‡natural component of essential oil or aroma)
*certified organic ingredient 64% organic 14% wild grown 100% natural
Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture (USDA Organic Regulations) and COSMOS Natural certified by Ecocert (EU Organic Certification Body).