Sol de Ibiza: zero plastic = zero waste
To make it happen the first step was the selection of the ingredients: a sunscreen made by natural ingredients only, which is good for kids, adults and the environment. What they definitely didn’t want, was to produce another piece of plastic that could find his way into the sea, that’s why Sol de Ibiza is completely plastic-free.
What are Sol de Ibiza’s ingredients, then? How can Sol de Ibiza be so effective and yet be so innocent?
Chemical sunscreens have ingredients (oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate) that may potentially cause health problems. According to some recent researches, they seep through the skin into the bloodstream after only a couple of hours. These chemicals persist in the blood for up to seven days and exceed, by up to 40 times, the allowed limits.
De minerals in Sol de Ibiza natural sun screen
Mineral sunscreens, on the other hand, use two natural minerals – zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – as active ingredients. These minerals simply sit on top of your skin and protect it by reflecting away UV rays. The American authorities (FDA) have defined these filters, generally regarded as safe and effective.
Zinc oxide is the best of the two mineral sunscreen active ingredients because it is truly a broad-spectrum blocker. That means it protects you and your family from both UVA and UVB rays. Titanium dioxide does a good job of keeping UVB rays out, but it’s not as effective when it comes to UVA rays.