Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Lotion is a sun care formula that masterly mixes zealous zinc with a bouquet of sun-skin harmonizing botanicals to extend your outdoor play under the sun’s zenith and to keep your sun-kissed skin smooth and glowing.
What is zinc oxide?
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is an awesome option as a sunblock. It is a white, inorganic compound created from metallic zinc. We use non-nanoparticle, uncoated, pharmaceutical-grade zinc oxide in Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Lotion as it is the purest form of zinc available.
Unlike nano-particle minerals and chemical sun blocks, zinc doesn’t interfere with the health or respiration of the skin. The molecular size of zinc particles is too large to be absorbed by the skin. Instead, it sits on top and absorbs sun rays, protecting the skin.
Does the zinc oxide give skin a white sheen?
Yes. We do add botanical pigments, yet the zinc in Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Lotion does give skin from the palest to the darkest tones a white sheen, and as of right now this is unavoidable. Yet, if a person is seeking a skin-wise and natural sun block, zinc oxide is still the very best option.
What about people of color?
People of color have used zinc paste for skin protection for hundreds of years. There are beautiful photos of women with darker skin in South East Asia with their faces veiled in white from the sheen of a zinc-rich paste called burak to keep their skin cool. Zinc oxide will create a white or ashy cast on darker skin tones.
Is there a way to minimize the white sheen?
We have clients with the full range of skin tones who do not mind the white protection of zinc.
Yet, if you are not fond of the sheen or find it tricky to work with, you can minimize the sheen by putting some of the product in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and then rub it on the face and body. If you still find this unsuitable, you could also add some tint with a bit of makeup pigment that matches your skin tone.
Are there other options?
Yes! Check out our sun care section for other sunscreen options.
How to Use: Shake Zinc Lotion gently before each use. Apply a few generous squirts to exposed skin and be extra diligent with your nose, chin and shoulders. Reapply at least every two hours and more frequently when the UV index is high and when you are sweating or swimming. Please note that healthy time in the sun, and the time to reapply this zinc formula, ranges for everyone depending on their skin type, base tan level and geographical location. If your skin starts to feel warm, you will know it is time to reapply or seek shade.
Ingredients: Jojoba - Simmondsia chinensis, Coconut - Cocos nucifera, Seabuckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides, Zinc Oxide, Raspberry Seed - Rubus idaeus, Tamanu - Calophyllum inophyllum, Schizandra Berry - Schisandra chinensis, mmortelle - Helichrysum italicum, Carrot Seed - Daucus carota, Rose Otto - Rosa damascena, Frankincense - Boswellia carterii, Sandalwood - Santalum album, Ginger - Zingiber officinale, Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens, Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia, Sweet Thyme - Thyme linalool, Turmeric - Curcuma longa, Calendula - Calendula officinalis, Palmarosa - Cymbopogon martini, Cape Chamomile - Eriocephalus punctulatus