Organic, Chemical-free Sunscreen That You’ll Use Year Round

October 23, 2008 | 6 Comments

Having an organic and chemical free sunscreen on hand, even in the fall and winter is important if you enjoy the outdoors like we do.

UVA and UVB sunrays travel directly to the earth, regardless of the weather.  We absorb these rays, but our babies absorb them much faster because their skin is so thin and sensitive.  Things like sand and snow actually reflect these dangerous rays too.  Reflective rays are powerful, and snow can reflect dangerous sun rays up to 88%!

Protecting our babies from reflective rays is best done with a safe, chemical free sunscreen!

Chemical-free Sun Protection

Soleo Organics is an all natural sunscreen for adults and children of all ages. Originally developed in Australia, Soleo Organis Sunscreen is the most natural and innovative sunscreen in the world.

Soleo Organics Sunscreen is a SAFE ALTERNATIVE to common synthetic sunscreens and completely free from chemicals, including: Chemical UV-absorbers, Chemical Preservatives, Titanium Dioxide, Parabens.

Organic Sunscreen

Soleo Organics Sunscreen contains the following ingredients:

  • grapeseed oil
  • sunflower seed oil
  • vegetable ois
  • cera alba
  • capric/caprylic triglyceride
  • candelilla cera
  • macadamia seed oil
  • lecithin
  • theobroma grandiflorum seed butter
  • green tea leaf extract
  • roman chamomile flower extract
  • safflower seed oil
  • cucumber extract

Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 22.3%

Q&A With Soleo USA

SafBaby Question:  What ingredients in your sunscreen are organic?

Soleo USA:  All of our “Inactive ingredients” (the cream) are organic.

SafBaby Question:  Your packaging states that your sunscreen is “hypo-allergenic”.  Can you define that term please.

Soleo USA:  Soléo is formulated for even the most sensitive skin, and is designed for even the most sensitive skin types.

SafBaby Question:  What is the particle size of the zinc you use?

Soleo USA:   We do use micro sized zinc oxide. While the specific sizes are proprietary, they are larger than 100 nanometers. That being said, one of the key reasons for ONLY using zinc oxide (in addition to being the most widely acclaimed, physical sunscreen), is that zinc is also an essential mineral that is typically deficient in most people’s diets.

We really like the way that this sunscreen feels on the skin.  Sometimes our eyes burn from other natural sunscreens, but not with Soleo USA!   With all these natural ingredients, simply massage your tube of sunscreen for a few moments to get all those organic ingredients creamed together!

Soleo USA is a SPF 30, blocking both UVA and UVB rays, is water resistant, and retails for $19.59 for a 2.6 oz. tube here.

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Category: 0-1 yr, 1-3 yrs, 3-5 yrs, 5+ yrs, Product Reviews, Sun Protection

  • http://www.kinesys.com Jeff

    Organic? Zinc oxide is “inorganic”. I think this is a good sunscreen but Chemical free and organic are misleading. All sunscreens using minerals like Zinc or Titanium need a chemical and mechanical process to micronize these mineral to make it small enough to be used on the skin.

  • Bryan

    “Having an organic and chemical free sunscreen”

    I’m guessing your definition of a “chemical” means synthetic since all the ingredients listed contain chemical compounds (though they are naturally created). Even pure water is a chemical….

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical

    Unless I am wrong in what you are defining as a “chemical” you still have a chemical in your product…. If I am wrong please tell me what a “chemical” is that it doesn’t include ZnO.

    Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 22.3%

    ZnO is a chemical manufactured by high temperature oxidation of metallic Zn.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_oxide

    You claim “organic” yet almost 25% of your product is an inorganic compound which is manufactured and not renewable. If that’s the case then Ethanol blended gasoline is “organic” since it contains 10% of a grown product….

  • http://www.soleousa.com Rick

    Let me correct both Jeff’s and Bryan’s comments below.

    First great observations! Zinc is a chemical, and if you want to get completely technical, any chemist would consider all things to be “chemical” since all things are made up of chemical compounds.

    That being said, Jeff, Soleo is not trying to be misleading. The ingredients in the “inactive” mix (the cream) are all organically sourced from highly credible suppliers. The zinc oxide is used as a highly stable, broad spectrum sunscreen. Zinc, while accurately described as a chemical, is also an essential mineral. The contrast that Soleo is trying to draw is that it uses NO chemical UV absorbers, NO synthetic preservatives or artificial fragrances or alcohol. Since you’re obviously web savvy, just type in “chemical sunscreens” in your browser and see for yourself the information available. Check credible sites like http://www.ewg.org to get unbiased information if you want to research this topic. Soleo won’t sting your eyes and is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. You are partially incorrect in that we don’t use a chemical process on our zinc, but it is milled instead.

    As for Bryan, you are correct in that Soleo is not using any synthetic chemicals or preservatives. Their process to develop Soleo’s zinc is proprietary. I would not agree with your “ethanol” analogy as zinc is an essential mineral, and is important for all living cells. Soleo was invented from its inception to be made ONLY of ingredients that were good on your skin, good should any get inside your body, and is also biodegradable. You’ve also grossly misstated the “organic” claim argument in your third comment, as if Soleo’s trying to be misleading. As I’m sure you probably know, an “organic’ designation can be made according to the USDA if a certain percentage of ingredients are organic, and “certified organic” can be claimed if 95% of ingredients are certified organically sourced. This, however, is only pertinent to organic foods, not personal care products. There are no industry-wide recognized standards yet for personal care products, but I know the Soleo team is actively helping in the development of such accepted standards.

    The bottom line, as Soleo is concerned, is that Soleo represents an evolution of choice for people who are seeking clean alternatives. At last count, there were over 980 sunscreens sold in the US, and only four or five clean alternatives currently exist, led by Soleo.

  • Clarice T.

    OMG! Thanks for the clarification guys… I didn’t know geeks were also cruising safbaby… I’m a mom and I’m so confused right now… Is Soleo the best sunscreen I can get for my child? That’s all I really want to know…

  • safbaby2

    We feel you mama!
    We truly love this sunscreen and have done the research to back us recommending it too.
    We like the way it feels and trust the ingredients to be as safe as it gets.
    Check this out for a little more info on the ingredients:
    http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/special/sunscreens2008/findyoursunscreen.php?brand_id=&query=soleo+
    We will continue to use this sunscreen for our family and are aware that there are a few other safe options too.
    It does not get any safer than this though, as far as sunscreens are concerned.

  • Michael L>

    Right on! I’m a Union Carpenter of 23 years and a surfer of 40 years and I’m in the sun alot. I’ve only recently started searching for these type of products not only for myself but for my 2 year old grandson, my 25 year old daughter, who I’ve tried to teach to be healthy spiritually and physically, and my active 74 year old mom, can’t slow her down. Thank you for showing both sides of the concerns of caring people who aren’t afraid to speak out, and hopefully honest, health and chemical experts.

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