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You don't have to lather yourself with toxic synthetic chemical sunscreens for protection from the sun when there are natural, healthy choices available.

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Sue's sunscreen journey

Sue's sunscreen journey with sunumbra

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Best Sunscreen for Dark Skin

kids putting on sunscreen

Looking for the best sunscreen for dark skin, or a really dark skin tone, has always been a hard task!

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Best Daily Sunscreen for Faces

good morning sunshine day

Requests flood through for recommendations for the best daily sunscreen for faces

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Zinc oxide

sunscreen ingredients UV effectiveness

All of sunumbra's sunscreen products use larger particle zinc oxide without any nano particles

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Brain diagram

Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid the body makes from another amino acid called phenylalanine

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Superoxide dismutase

UV spectrum portrait skin

Superoxide Dismutase is perhaps the most potent anti-oxidant known to man. Itis an enzyme upon which a major part of the skin's defence system depends

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Sodium Olivoil Glutamate

Olea europaea (Olive)

Sodium OLIVOIL Glutamate is a non-ethoxylated, vegetal derived surfactant

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Red raspberry seed oil

100 per cent cold pressed, Extra Virgin Canadian Red Raspberry Seed Oil is prepared using a proprietary cold press process that uses no solvents or chemicals

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Nicotinamide helps with Immuno-suppression induced by UV radiation, which of course, promotes skin cancer

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Magnesium Chloride

Magnesium Chloride is recognised by many medical professionals as the 'Master Magnesium Compound' for both dietary and topical uses, due to its high potency and efficient action

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Kigelia extract

Kigelia extract comes from the fruit of the Kigelia tree which is found in sub-Saharan Africa. It is known as the “Sausage tree” owing to the size and shape of its fruit)

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Green rooibos extract

The polyphenols in green rooibos extract act as a natural sunscreen

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Geranium essential oil

Geranium flower

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is a perennial shrub that is used to extract geranium essential oil

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Cedarwood essential oil

cedarwood oil

Chosen essentially for its wonderful woody, warm, balsamic aroma, Cedarwood essential oil also has a relaxing, calming effect when diffused.

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Carnauba wax

Carnauba wax comes from the leaves of the Copernicia cerifera palm (also know as The Tree of Life) which grows only in Brazil

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Broccoli sprout extract

Broccoli sprouts

Sulforaphane is the active component of Broccoli sprout extract

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Black tea extract

Black tea extract has been called a natural alternative to sunscreen

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Basilicum hairy root

basilicum hairy root

Ocimum basilicum hairy root culture extract is the extract of a culture of the hairy root cells of Ocimum basilicum L., (Lamiaceae)

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baobab seed oil

baobab pod

Baobab seed oil (Adonsonia digital), is wild gathered and Eco-certified 100% organic

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Astaxanthin belongs to a class of naturally occurring pigments called carotenoids

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