Substance Natural Sun Care Creme by Matter
Gentle & effective, our chemical-free Sun Care Creme keeps delicate skin protected by creating a natural physical barrier to protect against the elements. Natural oils of shea butter, sesame seed, and jojoba oil offer added sun protection, while moisturizing and soothing sensitive skin. Our botanical blend of organic calendula, grapeseed, and green tea extract cool and soothe over-exposed skin. Water-resistant, this formula is safe for children of all ages. And also for grown ups!
Health Canada Approved. NPN 80048804
NOW AVAILABLE IN REFILLS!!!
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20% water, helianthus annus* (sunflower seed oil), isoamyl cocoate, glycerin (vegetable), leuconostoc (radish root filtrate), calendula officinalis* pot marigold), hypericum perforatum* (St. John’s Wort) flowers, glyceryl stearate (vegetable emulsifier) sesamum indicum* (sesame) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii*(Shea Butter), cetyl alcohol, bentonite, simmondsia chinensis* (jojoba) seed oil, lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) oil, cymbopogon martini (palmarosa) oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, tocopherol, xanthan gum, vitis vinifera* (grape) seed extract, camellia oleifera* (green tea) extract *certified organic
HOW TO USE
Apply liberally on exposed skin and reapply at least every 2 hours. Reapply after swimming or sweating. Reapply immediately after towel drying. For children under 6 months, please consult a physician. FEATURES: All of our Substance Sun Care products are the equivalent to an SPF 30 and are safe for infants 3 months and up It is always recommended to do a patch test before using Apply liberally on exposed skin Mineral sunscreens will often leave a white residue. This white residue is the active zinc oxide, which acts as a reflector to the sun’s rays. To reduce the whitening effect, rub in, until the whiteness dissipates Apply at least every 60-80 minutes and reapply after swimming or rigorous activity. Mineral-based sunscreens take immediate effect; there is no lapse time between application and effectiveness For sensitive skin, it is recommended to do a patch test by placing a small amount of our sun care cream on the back of the wrist. If redness appears, wash with soap and water and discontinue use If separation of product occurs, shake well, or knead tube to remix product before using WARNINGS: For external use only. If rash occurs, discontinue use and consult a healthcare practitioner. When using this product, keep out of eyes. Rinse with water to remove. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help right away. SUN PROTECTION MEASURES: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF value of 15 or higher, limit time in the sun, especially from 10 am-2 pm and wear protective clothing and sunglasses.
This product is packaged in a plastic tube refillable at Pretty Clean Shop. Or in a reusable, refillable , recyclable glass mason jar with metal lid.
This product is an alternative to what is widely know as "chemical sunscreens". A physical barrier sunscreen (such as our Sun Care for Baby) physically blocks the sun’s UV rays. These are often found in ingredients of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Often, sun blocks containing these two ingredients have been messy and opaque. Substance Sun Care Cream, however, uses micro-ionized non-nano zinc oxide. This we feel is the safest & most effective option. It creates the same physical barrier but is more transparent, and less messy when rubbed in. Physical barriers also have the added benefit over chemical sunscreen of blocking UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin’s surface, increasing the risk of cellular skin damage. Most chemical sunscreens do not block UVA rays effectively. The best-known and proven UVA protection is provided by products that contain zinc oxide. Furthermore, chemical sunscreens can be an irritant to sensitive skin.
END OF LIFE
The original packaging should be used for as long as possible and later repurposed or donated to give it a new life. For the mason jar packaging, the metal lid is recyclable in metal recycling or single stream recycling. The glass jar is recyclable in glass recycling or single stream recycling
Toronto-based Denise Williams founded Matter Company, a luxe range of all-natural skincare products, in 1996. After pursuing environmental studies, and inspired by a profound interest in the natural world, Williams turned her attention to the traditional practices of herbalism. She apprenticed with a renowned herbalist and learned firsthand about growing, harvesting and wild-crafting herbs and plants, earning a certification as a Therapeutic Herbalist. Armed with knowledge about plants and their medicinal properties, Williams began creating skincare products that were not then available on the market and that were good for the body – both inside and out. Skin salves and first aid ointments were formulated in her kitchen, using all-natural ingredients such as shea butter, plant and herb extracts, and scented with aromatic essential oils; and without chemicals like parabens and petrolatum. The resulting skin-soothing formulas were gifted to friends and family, and became such a hit that Williams decided to launch a full-fledged natural skincare line focused on the healing power of herbs. Thus, Matter Company was born.