Testing 1, 2, 3, testing! I am hoping this post finds my readers and followers well. I am also hoping that the category I chose actually appears on this post instead of some of my other topics from my blog. I want to talk today about sunblock and especially highlight a sunblock which I love and why.
Its that time of year again. Most of us have sunblock for our face that we wear all year long, but as we journey outside to enjoy the summer months, we begin to wear sunblock on more areas of our skin than simply our face. Whether we are gardening, or observing social distance at small outdoor gatherings, we are finding our way to enjoy life hopefully more than a month ago during the stay at home orders. We may have SPF in our makeup and in our day creams, but as we spend more time outside we become more sun conscious. Personally, I enjoy the freedom to wear makeup or to not wear it at all. I enjoy knowing there is a sunblock I can use everyday which will not only provide the protection I need, but also be good for my skin, and will allow me the freedom to go makeup free or simply enjoy under my makeup. Purito’s Green sunblock has stepped up to the plate and delivers.
|Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin|
First of all, this sunblock is a true sunblock in that it uses physical blocking ingredients to protect your skin rather than a chemical block such as Oxybenzone. According to Prevention oxybenzone and similar chemical blocks work by causing a chemical reaction where the UV rays are converted into heat and released from one’s skin. Oxybenzone and other similar chemicals have been found to be potentially hazardous to our health and coral reefs. Therefore, I have avoided the chemical blocks or sunscreens using chemical blocks. This sunblock actually absorbs so quickly into the skin, that I often can not tell where I have applied it. Therefore, if there is a complaint, it’s only that I have to apply it quickly, so I can remember where I have placed it. As a skin cancer survivor, I use it daily on my face an any exposed area including my feet. My experience has been that it repels ra ys at least as well, if not better than other sunblocks and sunscreens I have tried. I burn easily, and I usually burn no matter how much I apply of sunscreen. So far, I have not burned wearing this sunblock. This product is from South Korea, and the Asian sunblocks seem to have a component that does not allow them to break down as quickly, nor leave any residue whatsoever other than moisture.
I have read that the the super high level absorbability is due to the the amount of moisture in the sunblock, which according to YES STYLE is 70% moisture in Purito’s Green Level. Even with the product including this high degree of moisture, it also provides more than most with an SPF of 50. This sunblock is the have your cake and eat it too sunblock! You can have the same protection as if you were wearing of a big wad of zinc oxide on your skin. You know the look, where one looks like someone smeared marshmallow on your face, and you get with your friends who look healthy and radiant, while you feel as though you are ready for Halloween. I am serious about this white cast. There is no white cast at all. Oh, and yes, this product will not sting your eyes, because the folks that made it avoided all the bad chemical stuff.
Yes, so what does this product do for one’s skin other than provide sunblock? Lets see. This sunblock contains centella asiatica, also known as tiger grass. Centella Asiatica has great healing abilities, and has been used in Asia for a very long time. The tigers love it too! This product supports the skin’s own ability to heal, reduces redness, inflammation, and is contained in many Asian products. Yes, this is great to wear in the sun, or have handy with all the stresses our skin is exposed to in one day. The tigers enjoy rolling in it in Asia when their skin is irritated or needs healing. And quite naturally, a layer of this on your skin daily is awesome for our skin too! Also, within the 70% is hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1000 times the amount of water per molecule. I think of hyaluronic acid as a plumping molecule. It’s used in the injections that many people receive at dermatologist office for fillers. It also works great as a topical and yes, in this product, the first ingredient is water. Hyaluronic acid loves water with that 1000 times its molecule size ratio! Also, this product uses tocopherol, a form of vitamin e according to Honest.com, which is a safe way to protect the skin from UVA/UVB rays, while in the sun.
I realize this is a whole lot of information, but I must also share one of my favorite ingredients, vitamin B or niaciminide. This ingredient may not look like much on the label, but it is so good for sensitive skin . This ingredient also reduces the appearance of acne scars and age spots, unfortunately freckles, which I do miss having on my face, but reduces inflammation and is a great friend for your skin. I like it because it’s gentler on my skin than vitamin C, which I do use a few times a week, but this reduces redness and spots and naturally on a daily basis. If you pick up a product claiming to brighten skin, see if it contains niaciminide, vitamin c, or both. Many people who are sensitive to vitamin c have found success with niaciminide on its own. I have been able to discern this information from the many skin care groups I have joined while on my own skin care journey. It’s great to learn one is not alone in the journey. I really love the on-line skin care community because it’s nice to find out what people who have normal paychecks are using!
So, to sum this review quickly, Purito’s Green Level Sunblock is EWG verified safe as its name suggests and is also cruelty free. The price point is also a major plus, ranging from $12-$15. I order this product in bulk and pay a little less than 12 per tube, also avoiding shipping costs. Even though there is less in the bottle than traditional sunscreens, the bottle I find to be the equivalent of a large bottle. A little goes a long way. Plus, speaking for myself, I can not afford to either spend a large amount on sunscreen since I need significant coverage daily, nor can I afford to use one that does not meet my skin’s needs with my high risk of skin cancer. When I learned many sunscreens actually were correlated with potentially causing cancer, I was concerned for obvious reasons. I am thankful that I found this physical sunblock among a few others which are considered safe. I highly recommend this Purito’s Green Level Sunblock, and will be happy to send links to anyone looking to purchase. I am not sponsored, and I will not receive a commission at this time for any orders. I am hoping to one day own my own skin care shop. Thanks for reading and enjoy the outdoors!