Hurraw Organic Lip Balm Sun SPF15 Tangerine Chamomile 4.8g
- Bee free, Shea free, Soy free, Palm free.
- 54% Certified Organic Ingredients.
- Ecocert COSMOS Certified - 100% Natural Origin.
- SPF 15
- Glides on silky smooth
- Juicy tangerine with hints of vanilla...the unique scent of roman chamomile lends a calming note. Packed full of amazing cold pressed oils to moisturize and protect.
- Product Details
This mineral based SPF 15 Sun Balm can offer your lips some extra protection. It glides on silky smooth like Hurraw regular balms but it is formulated to be extra thick and creamy for longer staying power while out in those shining rays!
Juicy tangerine with hints of vanilla...the unique scent of roman chamomile lends a calming note. Packed full of amazing cold pressed oils to moisturize and protect.
Yes, many swipes will indeed give your lips a whiteish tint. This shows that the zinc barrier is present and that is good. If your lips aren't slightly whitened, they are not protected. There is no GRAS approved sunscreen that is clear!
Here's the deal with Zinc Oxide. Harraw use non-nano zinc oxide in their 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 it is left out of Harraw lip balms.
Zinc oxide is a bright white 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 'longer' than without the SPF 15 product. If you have very fair skin, perhaps the Sun makes you 'pink' in just five minutes whereas a darker complexed human might get more time. HOWEVER, SPF factor is not as simple how much extra time you get as one must also consider the amount and intensity of sun exposure. 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? When did you last apply your zinc? Be.Sun.Smart. Listen to your body. Listen to the Sun. Wear big brimmed hats.
Is Hurraw! SPF balm "Reef Safe?”: Probably-ish. The amount of zinc oxide that would disperse from a few swipes of SPF balm would likely not negatively affect a reef’s biological and ecological characteristics. But what if a million people went in the water by that reef wearing SPF lip balm? There is no yes or no answer, it all depends on the situation.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 16%