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Reflect Outdoor Balm SPF15 (100g)

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Miessence Reflect Oudoor Balm SPF15 (100g) is a water-free nourishing balm with natural minerals that helps to reflect damaging ultraviolet radiation. Microfine zinc oxide helps offer protection from harmful rays whilst Organic olive oil keeps the skin supple. Potent antioxidants including natural vitamin E, beta carotene and polygonum extract, protect the skin from signs of damage caused by the elements. Use any time you are exposed to the elements.

Why Use it?

For those who love the outdoors – Few this make us feel more alive than having fun in the elements. Whether it is pounding through the salty surf, swooshing down powdery ski runs, or just playing with our kids in the park; if you’re out in the sunshine, you need to protect your skin.

But why do we need natural sun protection? We all know that sunscreen is the way to prevent sunburn… but what are those chemicals in commercial sunscreens? Latest research has begun to discover some serious problems:

  • Octyl-methoxycinnamate – produces free radicals (singlet molecular oxygen) known to be toxic to cells (1)

  • Titanium dioxide – causes DNA damage (the cells genetic material) due to superoxide radicals, active oxygen radicals and hydroxyl radicals when exposed to light (2) (3) (4)

  • Oxybenzone – is rapidly oxidised in the presence of light and inactivates important antioxidant systems in the skin (the skin’s natural protection system) (5)

  • PABA – produces free radicals in the presence of light (1)

  • Cinoxate – causes DNA damage (sister chromatid exchanges) (6)

Medical Research Papers: 1) Chem Res Toxicol 1996 Apr-May; 9(3):605-9; 2) Mutat Res 2000 Mar 3; 466(1):1-7; 3) Free Radic Biol Med 1999 Aug; 27 (3-4);294-300; 4) FEBS Lett 1997 Nov 24; 418(1-2):87-90; 5) J Invest Dermatol, 1996 Mar 106(3):583-6; 6) Mutat Res 1989 Jun 21;2(2): 213-21

Zinc oxide is the mineral used in Reflect. It has over a 300 year history of safety with no known adverse reactions (which is why it is often used to treat babies). It protects against UVB and most of the UVA spectrum and is the closest thing to a total sunblock on the market today. No other sunscreen ingredient provides broader protection (1).

(1) Excerpt from: Dr. Pinnell, The J. Lamar Callaway Professor of Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, is a consultant for sunSmart, Wainscott, NY, and SkinCeuticals, Dallas, TX. Dr. Madey is the medical/scientific liaison for SkinCeuticals, Dallas TX.

How to Use it:

Apply generously to skin surfaces exposed to sunlight 20 minutes before exposure. Reapply every two hours. Store below 30oC / 86oF

Ingredients:

Organic olea europae (olive) fruit oil, zinc oxide, organic butyrospermum parkii (shea) fruit butter, organic unrefined cera alba (beeswax), mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin E), organic copernicia prunifera (carnauba) wax, natural coconut extract, proprietary blend of essential oils, organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) CO2 extract, daucus carota (carrot) CO2 seed extract.

Further Information
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MiessenceCataloguev12-2012.pdf

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