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Enjoy the warm wavelengths of sunshine and stretch your time spent in the sun. Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Beach Balm is a nourishing natural sun-stick made with a bevy of sun-loving botanicals and non-nanoparticle, uncoated zinc oxide.
Living Libation's Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Beach Balm frees you to spend long, lazy days lounging in the summer sun. This plant-based balm is perfect for those scorching, heat-seeking days where a hat and cotton clothing are too cumbersome!
This handcrafted, portable sun-stick is formulated with sun-harmonizing botanicals that come to life under our star’s nourishing rays. Pure sunlight ignites the beneficial properties in these excellent elixirs that also smell like summer fun. High concentrations of sun-friendly flavonoids and carotenoids lend rich colors to some of these robust essences. This melody of tropical coconut, sweet flowers, warm spices, and verdant flora is a sensual invitation to long, languid summer days. Into these essences we have swirled balmy beeswax for its porous powers, rich cacao butter to soothe and moisturize thirsty skin, and non-nanoparticle, uncoated zinc oxide to shield skin on sunny days.
Fear not the sun! With Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Beach Balm you are free to hit the beach, the trail, water play or the poolside lounge chair all day.
Frequently Asked Questions: Zinc Oxide
What is zinc oxide?
Zinc oxide (ZnO) is an awesome option as a sunblock. It is a white, inorganic compound created from metallic zinc. We use non-nanoparticle, uncoated, pharmaceutical-grade zinc oxide in Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Beach Balm as it is the purest form of zinc available.
Unlike nano-particle minerals and chemical sun blocks, zinc doesn’t interfere with the health or respiration of the skin. The molecular size of zinc particles is too large to be absorbed by the skin. Instead, it sits on top and absorbs sun rays, protecting the skin.
Does the zinc oxide give skin a white sheen?
Yes. We do add botanical pigments, yet the zinc in Everybody Loves the Sunshine Zinc Beach Balm does give skin from the palest to the darkest tones a white sheen, and as of right now this is unavoidable. Yet, if a person is seeking a skin-wise and natural sun block, zinc oxide is still the very best option.
What about people of color?
People of color have used zinc paste for skin protection for hundreds of years. There are beautiful photos of women with darker skin in South East Asia with their faces veiled in white from the sheen of a zinc-rich paste called burak to keep their skin cool.
Zinc oxide will create a white or ashy cast on darker skin tones.
Is there a way to minimize the white sheen?
We have clients with the full range of skin tones who do not mind the white protection of zinc.
Yet, if you are not fond of the sheen or find it tricky to work with, you can minimize the sheen by putting some of the product in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and then rub it on the face and body.
If you still find this unsuitable, you could also add some tint with a bit of makeup pigment that matches your skin tone.
Are there other options?
Yes. You can always use Everybody Loves Sunshine (without zinc) and wear a hat if you need extra shade.
Glide over the skin, paying special attention to your chin, nose, and shoulders. Be sure to reapply at least every two hours and more often if you are sweating, swimming, or the UV index is high.
**Our face and lip balms, butters, and crèmes may soften or liquefy when set in the sunshine or in warm spaces. Room temperature or cooler is best for the most luxurious texture and consistency. Pop in the fridge for swift solidification.
|Jojoba - Simmondsia chinensis||Glorious, Golden Jojoba nourishes and conditions thirsty skin. Jojoba has unparalleled ability to moisturize the skin, balance oil production, deep clean pores, and create long-lasting conditioning effects that soften skin to perfect silk. It is brimming with peptides and lipids and contains the highest levels of phenolic compounds found in nature along with nutrients and all soluble forms of vitamin E. One of the most nourishing skin oils of all!|
|Coconut - Cocos nucifera||Pure, Virgin Coconut crème becomes a liquid at 75-degrees. When it comes in contact with a 98-degree body, it effortlessly melts into the skin. Luscious Coconut crème eases premature aging and protects and heals dry skin.|
|Cacao Butter - Theobroma cacao||Creamy Cacao Butter, a magnificent moisturizer of Mesoamerica for eons imparts a delicious chocolate aroma and is deeply hydrating. It is made from the highest quality heirloom cacao beans to make the most sensual, skin-soothing delight. This emollient extraordinaire is pressed from chocolate beans and contains fabulous fatty acids. One of the most antioxidant-rich edibles on earth, cacao is a true superfood. Its buttery sweetness glides seamlessly on the skin, inspiring sensual love and feeding our delicate tissues with purity.|
|Seabuckthorn - Hippophae rhamnoides||Seabuckthorn sends its lipids into the skin, diminishing imbalances from the inside out. This supercritical extract is packed with omega fatty acids 3, 6, 7, and 9, antioxidants, vitamins, palmitoleic acids, carotenoids, and phytosterols. A single drop of seabuckthorn oil contains 190 different bioactive compounds. This bright orange essence is incredibly regenerative and complexion-clearing - relaxing redness and paring puffiness. Seabuckthorn is an excellent addition to cleansers for acne. Seabuckthorn stealthily harmonizes skin with sun.|
|Zinc Oxide||Non-nanoparticle, uncoated, pharmaceutical-grade zinc oxide is the purest form of zinc available. The molecular size of these zinc particles are too large to be absorbed by the skin. We prefer uncoated zinc oxide as this is purer than titanium dioxide and coated zinc oxide is made with a synthetic silicone coating, triethoxycaprylylsilane. Uncoated zinc is known to improve the appearance of age spots and melasma, too.|
|Raspberry Seed - Rubus idaeus||Ravishing Red Raspberry Seed oil is like a pleasant parasol on the sun. This special cold-pressed plant oil is lavish in essential fatty acids (linoleic, alpha linolenic, and oleic acids), vitamin A, carotenoids, tocopherols, and tocotrienols. Tocopherols are primarily gamma and alpha tocopherols and are ready to bless the skin with moisturizing magic. Lovely to use outdoors, especially for mid-day play.|
|Tamanu - Calophyllum inophyllum||Enchanting Tamanu is a regenerative berry oil that is easily absorbed deep into the skin to keep moisture in and protect the skin from dryness. Tamanu is said to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of scars. Even for a fatty oil, it has a high (92%!) lipid content. It is also a wonderful ingredient in moisturizers for acne-prone skin.|
|Schizandra Berry - Schisandra chinensis||Used for over 3,000 years as one of the most important herbs in Chinese medicine, Schizandra berry slows signs of aging of the skin. This wonderful berry inspires positivity and energizes the spirit. A staple in Traditional Chinese Medicine, these red berries have been used for thousands of years to boost the body’s chi.|
|Laurel Wax - Myrica pubescens||Lovely Laurel waxes poetic on your cheeks and balms a breathable, loving layer on your skin. This fine fruit wax is a blessing from the berry of an evergreen shrub that grows at high altitudes in the Andes.|
|Immortelle - Helichrysum italicum||Everlasting Immortelle is stellar and shines divine for all kinds of skincare. This fragrant-floral oil is wild-crafted on the island of Corsica where the flowers prosper with ocean breezes and sunshine. The flowers grow at an altitude of 4,000 feet on the rocky countryside cliffs. Immortelle aids in abating the appearance of scars, spots, melasma, redness and fine lines. This multifaceted gem of an oil is uplifting emotionally as well.|
|Carrot Seed - Daucus carota||Queen Anne’s lace anoints your face with queenly grace. Carrot oil stimulates oil production in pitch perfect ratios, regardless of your skin’s current state. Oily, dry, and combination skin can all benefit from the stimulating, moisturizing power of carrot seed.|
|Rose Otto - Rosa damascena||Rose Otto offers oh-so-much-more than an ambrosial aroma. It is also the most tonifying of all the rose oils. It is an incredibly elegant and precious essence. It takes sixty roses to make a single drop of rose otto essential oil! This regal botanical adds resiliency, elasticity, and moisture to the skin to minimize signs of aging and give the skin a rosy glow. It reduces the look of age spots, and it also smells amazing!|
|Cape Chamomile - Eriocephalus punctulatus||Captivating Cape Chamomile’s exudes a beautiful, fine fruity-floral fragrance that is one of my favorite aromas. Cape chamomile has a high content of rare, nourishing ester and azulene compounds that impart a teal blue hue to soothe all manner of skin imbalances. This rejuvenating essence regulates sebum and softens the appearance of scars, and spots.|
|Frankincense - Boswellia carterii||Sacred Frankincense is the pièce de résistance of skincare! It relaxes redness, firms the skin, minimizes melasma, and infuses the skin with copious moisture. It’s also wonderful for reducing the appearance of scars and age spots.|
|Sandalwood - Santalum album||Succulent Sandalwood is the perfect antidote for sun drenched skin that is hot and dehydrated. It helps the skin retain more moisture, reduces the appearance of scars and age spots, and clears pores. Sandalwood is an ancient body and face oil beloved as a calming, soothing tonic. The honey-syrup scented essence satiates dry, sensitive skin.|
|Ginger - Zingiber officinale||Ginger is a hero in our arsenal as it packs an herbaceous punch! Warm and zingy, it energizes the skin and assists with easing signs of premature aging by enhancing elasticity and firmness. Diminishes the appearance of melasma and harmonizes the skin to those golden rays.|
|Lavender - Lavandula angustifolia||Lovely Lavender is a gentle-yet-powerful skin tonic that is restorative and calming. It relaxes redness and cools heat. Lavender can be used to improve the appearance of scars, even out skin tone, cleanse acne prone skin, and balance the skin’s sebum levels.|
|Geranium - Pelargonium graveolens||This gentle giant of skincare firms skin, reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and is an exceptional toner for acne-prone skin.|
|Sweet Thyme - Thymus linalool||Sweet Thyme is as strong as it is soft! It contains all the fortifying and toning power of the other types of thyme oils without causing irritation as it purifies pores. It is known to stimulate and energize the body and mind while being mild enough for use on young children and the elderly. Thyme Linalool is lush in linalool and is a treasured ingredient in our gentle skincare serums.|
|Turmeric - Curcuma longa||Treasured Turmeric is a tonic of golden-goodness for skin. Through supercritical extraction, all of turmeric’s lipophilic (oil-loving) compounds are captured from the plant’s roots. This special extraction process captures much more of the aromatic volatile oils, lipids, and pigments than a typical powdered herb.|
|Calendula - Calendula officinalis||CCalendula is a sunned-skin's super hero. This bold extract harnesses the powerful anti-aging properties of marigold petals that send redness and heat packing. Traditional uses find that scars and puffiness are all soothed with calendula, too.|
|Palmarosa - Cymbopogon martini||Pleasant Palmarosa essential oil is distilled from a tropical, fragrant grass resulting in an aromatic oil that smells like a lemony-geranium-rose and is simply splendid for the nose! This formidable skin rejuvenator rich in mighty monoterpenols, emollient esters, loving linalool, and generous geraniols poises pores and skin tone. Palmarosa smoothes skin and has a reputation of bringing balance to blemish prone and dry skin.|