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SUNUMBRA P – Embrace the sunshine

Sunumbra P is a Natural Sunscreen with Organic Ingredients and a core purpose to make a difference inpeople’s lives as well as the environment by embracing the sunshine.
Don’t damage your skin with chemicals to avoid getting sunburnt. Zinc Oxide, as a mineral sunscreen, is 100% natural, provides a high level protection for both UVA and UVB, plus has excellent healing qualities.

Three of the great Sunumbra P sunscreens available:

Sunumbra P Sport SPF 40+ (RSP: R265.00)
Sunumbra sport is a natural sunscreen containing organic ingredients that is specially formulated for the active outdoors person
Sunumbra sport is a natural sunscreen containing organic ingredients that is specially formulated for the active outdoors person to ensure…

5 Star rating (UVA)

SPF40+ (UVB)

Fully certified ISO/COLIPA for UVA & UVB

Water resistant 40 minutes

High protection Broad Spectrum

Sunumbra P Sunkids SPF 40 (RSP : R299.00)

•Protects against UVA and UVB light at the highest level•Contains natural, organic, photo-protective botanicals
•Contains the powerful anti-radiation properties of zinc oxide
•No harmful chemicals
•Dermatologically tested and approved
•Specially formulated for children and people with sensitive skin•A tinted sunscreen using natural botanicals containing pigments•Tested on human skin only, not animals
•PH in balance with children’s skin
•Can be used by anyone with a dietary or environmental concern

Sunumbra P SPF 30+ (RSP : R299.99)Natural sunscreen

● Organic ingredients
● SPF 30+ (UVB)

● 5 ***** UVA rating (highest level)
● Free of Parabens
● 100% Free of harmful Chemicals
● A tinted sunscreen using natural botanicals containing pigments● Not tested on Animals

● No Animal derivatives
● Water resistant
● Developed, Formulated and manufactured in South Africa

Tip: As this is a tinted sunscreen, any clothing stains that may result from the natural oils can be removed by simply applying dish washing liquid directly to the stain (because regular laundry detergent does not contain oil-removing properties), then launder as normal.

Why you should choose and natural sunscreen?

Natural and organic preservatives do not damage your health. Commonly used Parabens are endocrine disruptors mimicking estrogen, upsetting hormone balance, plus are carcinogenic.
No Petrochemicals or Mineral oils: they clog up skin pores, trap toxins, slow skin cell growth, disrupt normal hormonal functions, rob bones and the nervous system of magnesium, can be estrogenic, plus absorb oil soluble vitamins A, D, E and K from you and then excrete them.

  • Natural Colorants are non-toxic – vs toxic Synthetic ones
  • Natural organic ingredients smell delightful. Added Fragrance can be toxic.
  • Avoid unnatural Polymers for Water Resistance, which coat the skin and prevent it breathing
  • Many Organic plant extracts provide Anti-oxidants, which protect against free radical damage and atmospheric toxins, eliminate chemical reactions, and repair skin cells.

Direct benefit from every ingredient. No fillers are required to counteract negative reactions to chemicals.
Reverse sun damage. Switching from toxic chemical sunscreens to non-toxic sunscreens with added organic ingredients, you can possibly reverse some existing sun damage

What chemicals to avoid and what are their potential health risks:

Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate): gender bending (estrogenic)
Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3): allergic reactions and hormone disrupting.
Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane): becomes toxic in sunlight! Octocrylene: potentially carcinogenic!
Homosalate: Hormone disruptor; forms toxic metabolites
Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl Paba / Paba Ester): releases free radicals; damages DNA; estrogenic and allergic reactions.
Ensulizole (Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid: potentially carcinogenic!
Mexoryl SX: Degrades 40% in sunlight, produces reactive oxygen species.
Octyl Salicyclate: penetration enhancer; allows other chemicals into blood.
Benzophenone (Sulisobenzone): irritates skin & eyes. Penetration enhancer.

Avoid toxic cosmetic ingredients. A healthy lifestyle is vital to combat toxins from modern industries.

Choose cosmetics with healthy ingredients and avoid these toxic ones:

Sodium Laurel, Lauryl Sulfate, or Sodium Laurel Sulfate: Combined with other chemicals this becomesNitrosamine, a powerful carcinogen, which penetrates the skin’s moisture barrier, allowing chemicals in.PEG (Polyethylene Glycol), Polysorbates, or Ethoxyylate alcohol: all contain dioxane, which is carcinogenic and probably one of the most potent toxins known to man.

Propylene Glycol: can cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, skin growth prevention, or just plain irritation.
Phenol Carbolic Acid: Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.

Acrylamide: Can cause breast cancer

Toluene (Benzoic; Benzyl or Butylated Hydroxtoluene): can cause anaemia, low blood cell count, liver and kidney damage and birth defects.

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