BALMY is proud to present a sun lotion made out of natural, raw ingredients. Every ingredient has a purpose, so there is no unnecessary or harmfull components.
Avoid Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals
In fact, many reports show that most sunscreens actually raise skin cancer risk. This may be due in part to the fact that many sunscreens contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as oxybenzone. Oxybenzone is a known hormone disruptor that is not recommended for use on children. It has been banned in many locations world-wide.
BALMY sun lotion relies on a physical mineral barrier that stays on the surface of the skin rather than penetrating through as most chemical sunscreens do. Unlike most sunscreens, natural sunscreens may not be as waterproof or have as high (or broad spectrum) SPF. Natural versions may not protect as fully against UVA and UVB rays.
Protect the Coral Reefs
Recent research is showing compounds in many types of sunscreen harm ocean life, especially coral. Researchers estimate that over 5,000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off of swimmers each year. This “swimmer pollution” threatens a large part of the coral life in the ocean and indirectly many other ocean species as well. This is because these compounds may awaken dormant viruses in symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae, which provide food and color to the coral.
Some sunscreen ingredients have even now been banned in some places due to their negative environmental effects on the coral reefs. BALMY sunscreen recipe avoids all such ingredients.
BALMY is not lab tested, and therefore can not guaranty the SPF.