We love the Sun. We believe limited, smart exposure is actually pretty o.k. for the skin. Covering up the skin is always
your best option...and don't even get us started on what chemical SPF products do to the ocean's reefs and
our human bodies.
Hurraw's mineral based SPF 15 Sun Balm can offer your lips some extra protection. It glides on silky smooth *(and virtually clear) like our regular balms but they formulated it to be extra thick and creamy for longer staying power while out in those shining rays!
Juicy tangerine with hints of vanilla...the unique scent of roman chamomile lends a calming note. Packed full of amazing cold pressed oils to moisturize and protect.
Red raspberry seed oil: Exceptionally high in tocopherols, this lovely oil nourishes, is anti-inflammatory and proven to help in the absorbance of the Sun's rays.
Sea buckthorn seed oil: Super rich and off the charts in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols..
Pomegranate seed oil: Deeply penetrating and an anti-oxidant powerhouse.
Here's the deal with Zinc Oxide. Hurraw uses non-nano zinc oxide in their Sun Balm. Zinc oxide is the only all natural, broad spectrum (blocks both UVA and UVB) sun screen available today. As of 2019, zinc oxide is one of only two GRASE (Generally Recognized As Safe and Effective) ingredients for sun protection. The other is titanium dioxide but there are some not so great issues with ingesting titanium dioxide so Hurraw left it out of their lip balm. Thumbs up FDA for safer consumer protections and regulations! Now, please enforce them -- *crickets*
Zinc oxide is a mineral. It protects your lips by sitting on top of them and thus, provides a physical barrier against UVA and UVB rays. It actually deflects the rays away from the skin to prevent any harm. For adequate protection it must be applied often. Hurraw's SPF 15 factor is verified yearly in a 3rd party lab (tested on human being skin).
SPF 15 means that your skin is protected 15x's 'longer' than without the SPF 15 product. If you have very fair skin, perhaps the Sun makes you 'pink' in just 3 minutes. Therefore, an SPF 15 product would grant you a safer 45 minutes in the Sun... HOWEVER, there are many limiting factors: Time of day? Cloud cover? Eclipse? Are you on the water (or snow) where Sun rays are more concentrated? At a high altitude where you are literally closer to the Sun? Be Sun Smart. Listen to your body. Listen to the Sun. Wear big brimmed hats.
*Just a few swipes of Sun Balm are needed for protection, many swipes will indeed give your lips a extra white tint, which is fine too. Be sure to apply it often for protection and to keep that physical zinc barrier present.
*Due to the herbal extracts and zinc (mineral) constitutions Hurraw uses in the Sun Balm, variations in color may occur and is normal.
Active Ingredient: Non-Nano Uncoated Zinc Oxide 17%
Ingredients (INCI): Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*, Zinc oxide, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Euphorbia cerifera cera (candelilla) wax, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil*, Theobroma cacao (cacao) seed butter* , Aroma, Tocopherol, Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) seed oil*, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil*, Citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel oil, Citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil, Anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) flower oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla) seed*, Benzyl benzoate‡, Limonene‡, Linalool‡, Anise alcohol‡ (‡natural component of essential oil or aroma)
*certified organic ingredient 60% organic 12% wild grown 100% natural
Hurraw Balm is certified organic by the Montana Department of Agriculture. Although our Sun Balm contains 60+% organic ingredients, any product containing Zinc Oxide can not be 'certified' as made with organic ingredients under the NOP agricultural organic guidelines.