We’ve all heard our parents or our esthetician or that online skincare expert we follow give their annual “don’t forget your sunscreen!” plug.
The truth is, their annual plug is one of the most crucial pieces of skincare advice you’ve ever received.
However, what we’ve learned is that which sunscreen product you choose plays a massive role in either working for or against your health.
Just how well is your sunscreen protecting your wellness journey?
What we didn’t know in the Good Old Days
While most of us have fond memories of lathering up from a neon-coloured, family-sized bottle of sunblock – often sharing with the whole neighborbood – before jumping into a care-free summer day spent outside (those were the days!), studies are beginning to show that the ingredients which made up those seemingly trusty, chemical sunscreens were actually not a win-win for anyone – including your long term health and Mama Earth.
Research has shown that the unnatural ingredients used in chemical sunscreens (like many other chemical-filled products) have actually had negative effects on overall health and the environment.
And speaking of negative effects we didn’t know about (or have) in the good old days – another evolving risk, which studies have recently discovered, is that we now need to protect our skin not only from harmful UV Rays and the side effects of unnatural chemicals in our skincare products – but even the Blue Light from your computer and phone screens comes with its fair share of damaging effects to your skin.
But listen, we’re not here to pile on the bad news. Promise.
The Incredible Benefits of Natural Sunscreen
When it comes to summer skincare, no one wants to use a product that provides protection from one risk but exposes you to another.
We’re all about exploring and promoting the best product options that provide protection and nourishment for the whole you and our beautiful planet.
While it can seem overwhelming to think that our skin is at-risk almost … all day long… we’ve got some really great news to share about the best natural sunscreens out there that have taken your long-term health – and the multitude of risk areas – into careful consideration while curating their trustworthy products.
Addressing these multiple risk factors at once is as simple as choosing the right product that’ll fight those battles for you – without causing further harm to your health.
Here’s the key understanding behind the growing natural wellness mission:
Hopping on the natural sunscreen train not only removes the worry of chemical, sun and blue light damage – but introduces your overall health to ingredients that naturally work in your long-term favour.
What’s the main difference between Chemical and Natural Sunscreen?
In addition to spreading unnatural chemicals into our eco-systems, most chemical sunscreens are formulated to be absorbed into your skin and protect your skin by soaking up UV rays. The difference between chemical sunscreen and natural sunscreen is not only in the ingredient list, but also in how it protects you. Most natural sunscreens use two key ingredients called zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are naturally occurring minerals. As opposed to being absorbed into the skin, they work by sitting on top of your skin’s top layer and protect you by deflecting the rays of the sun. Not only are these natural minerals not harmful to your health, but they pose no risk to the health of the environment, either.
Protecting your whole self: The Wellness Exchange Experience
When you start exploring the world of natural wellness, you realize that literally everything is connected.
What we put into our skin is connected with our immunity and overall health and to the earth’s wellness.
The great news about living in 2022?
We’ve got genius brands and companies doing the brunt of this crucial research for us – so that making real, lasting change on our bodies and the environment – is now as simple as shopping at a trusted store and picking up trusted brands off the shelf.
It literally couldn’t be more simple for us.
When you shop at The Wellness Exchange, you have access to staff who know the full downlow on nourishing ingredients and which ingredients can best suit your specific wellness journey. You also know that each product on our shelf has gone through a high-standard Wellness Exchange process of selecting ingredients which are safe, trustworthy, and supportive to your long-term health. We’re proud to be a business that’s making long-lasting wellness a possibility for everyone.
Why do we offer different Natural Sunscreen brands?
We actually offer several brand options for natural sunscreen. This is because each brand has its own unique benefits and we want you to pick what’s best for you. Some people are drawn to the mission behind the brand, the flexibility or durability of certain products or the specific ingredients chosen by a particular brand.
We think you should have lots of options when it comes to choosing what’s best for your own health.
But, so that you don’t feel overwhelmed by the options, we’ve broken down some of our favourite highlights from brands we carry who, we believe, are leading the way in natural sunscreen options. These brands have thoughtfully curated products which not only protect you from the growing number of risk factors but nourish and heal your skin while doing so.
Here are our FAVOURITE Natural Skincare brands at The Wellness Exchange.
The Brands We Love and Recommend for your Wellness Journey
“We believe that clean beauty should feel as good as it is healthy” – Coola
The COOLA Brand Highlights:
Brand: SALT & STONE
“We believe nature is powerful in tandem with skin science. In pursuit of that balance, we have created products that leverage ingredients from ocean to mountain and are carefully formulated for the active body.”
The SALT & STONE Brand Highlights:
Brand: EMINENCE ORGANIC SKINCARE
“We continue to use hand-picked fresh ingredients to create products that contain potent healing and beautifying properties. Many of these ingredients are combined with pure waters drawn from a thermal hot spring lake containing minerals and trace elements found nowhere else on earth.” – Eminence Organic Skincare
The EMINENCE Brand Highlights:
Brand: DERMA E
“DERMA E is proud to be a trusted brand when it comes to clean beauty. With our products, you never sacrifice effectiveness for safety—you get unparalleled results and the security that comes with using beauty products that are good for you.” – DERMA E
The DERMA E Brand Highlights:
At the Wellness Exchange, we are all about those sweet summer memories of care-free summer days. Choosing authentically-protecting, naturally-nourishing products is one way we can protect future generations and keep those sweet summer memories flowing for years to come.
Stop by one of our stores to shop the top-quality products which have been thoughtfully curated by these incredible brands to support your long-lasting summer memories.
Your summer skincare shouldn’t pose further risk – we can’t wait to help you browse our fully-stocked shelves so you can choose the best products for your life-long wellness journey.
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Interested in learning more about how you can make the most of your natural wellness journey? Check out our blog for Natural Wellness Newbies!