Are Sun Creams Safe?

Are Sun Creams Safe?

john Hamilton on 1st Jun 2022

{ reports that the carcinogen Benzene, which is linked to blood cancers has been found in sunscreen products, this is yet another revelation in the long line of issues with main stream sunscreens which we have been saying for 10 years ...Lab asks FDA to recall 40 batches of sunscreen from Neutrogena, Banana Boat and more - CNET}

Could the advise being given be wrong its starting to look that way from where I am ..I often ask as a 'longitude of wellbeing life' scientist in research of cell decay and mutation and if you want people to live longer and healthier we have to address such things first like cancers and cell deterioration before we can get people living longer and without being geriatrics. The question I ask all the time and so should you why if spf's work, is skin cancer at unpreceded levels in the western world ??? especially in countries that use a lot of spf's/ sun blocks and at low levels in country's which have lots of sun yet hardly use them??? ...So please read below and you decided. I and my partner karen who love the sun have not used them for 20 years and many of our customers in the tens the thousands don't and guess what they don't get skin cancer or bad reactions or ageing on their skin... they get a tan which they never could before and there vitamin D levels are high... so read the below and be aware of just what you are using 

Recent action by the FDA in 2019 has taken to banning many chemical ingredients found in SPF products, evidence linking these ingredients to harmful effects on the body. Is it not time to consider natural, safer alternatives?

Click the link below to read further on this latest development >>

also this just came out

The latest health warnings says “ sun burn warnings have become so extreme that most of us are starved of vitamin D”.by using sun creams (spf's) which blocks Vitamin D being produced in the skin, according to experts including cancer specialists this is our most important of vitamins and using a sun screen (spf) stops us absorbing it, while at the same time the chemicals in sun screen actually increases the damaged from UVA the main cause of premature ageing and skin cancer .


and as if that's not enough now we have it cause birth defects

We really need to Understand what the different UV lights are and use things which protect you from them: and belive us doctors & dermatolgists don't know the diffrance at all because I keep asking them and get the same reply of not reaily.   

UVA light contributes to skin ageing and the development of skin cancer as it penetrates deeper into the skin where new cells are forming. It has a consistent intensity throughout the day and is even in winter, it can penetrate through cloud, glass, water and clothing even hats and umbrella shades .

UVB light is more like a heat ray and can lead to surface sunburn its very unusual to get skin cancer from B light unless you keep getting burnt time after time. You have to be in direct sunlight for a prolonged period.. it cannot go through anything so behind glass or wearing clothing a hat or being in shade it is completely non damaging. It does however make your skin product vitamin D, also gives you the tan look and the build up of a tan does stop you getting burnt.

Now many sunscreen are usless at protecting you from UVA and the ones that are do so through chemcals which are of great concern to cell health ... talk about jumping from the pot to the fire 

A recent comment made by a USA medical centre has highlighted the following “and this is how when wearing a sunscreen shows that the ingredients in commercial sunscreens actually increase the risk of skin cancer and induce premature ageing”. Sunscreens are expected to offer significant protection from UV-induced skin damage and oxidative stress, however simple tests are detecting ‘free radicals’ in sunscreens exposed to UVA, so is the very thing that is designed to protect us in fact causing us more harm than good ?


Have you heard of Free Radicals: . Free Radicals trigger peroxidation, which leads to oxidative damage, which in turn leads to cell breakdown, resulting in skin ageing,cell decay and cancers 

Have you heard of Antioxidants: Antioxidants are reducing agents, they reduce and limit the effects of oxidative damage. Our cells are well equipped with antioxidant enzymes and reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging molecules, however their scavenging capacity is not endless and may become saturated with the daily dose of oxidative stress, called life…

So where can you find Antioxidants?

In Vital Oils, not petroleum oils, just pure unadulterated vital oils, packed with antioxidants. Scientifically, Peach Oil, Grapeseed Oil & Avocado are considered to have the most ‘powerful antioxidants’ ’. The theory of directly applying an unadulterated form of antioxidants, which can be absorbed by the skin and will restore antioxidant enzymes, was raised in a paper by the Journal of Investigative dermatology in 2003. So, it would seem that, simply put, by applying the oils topically (eg: onto the skin) they form a defence line and work from within to fight against free radical damage.

So where can you get these Oils ?

The Essentially Yours Company has known for years the immense benefits of antioxidants and it’s one of the main reasons why we specialise in making products with vital oils. ( we even asked birmingham universty medical testing unit to look into this for us) So it’s no surprise that we have in our range two products (one for the face and one for the body) that will deliver these antioxidants, in a way that experts are highlighting through research, referring to ‘endogenous protection’ which means ‘from within’ when applied directly to your skin. click on links below this

NES141 No: 7 Synergistic body Oil 

holiday kit oil and after sun 

face oil

Vital Oils, Essential Oils, Plant extracts and vegetable derived ingredients are a healthy, natural way to look after your skin on a daily basis, just as you would through a healthy diet. At the same time they also provide a super boost to the skins hydro lipid film (this is what keeps your skin supple). Using the facial oil is simple, apply it under your blending cream or moisturiser to give you the benefits.

The best way we’ve found to use the Body Oil:

From personal experience, we’ve found that the key to using the No: 7 Body oil is to make sure that you don’t let the skin burn in the first few days, so for the first 2-3 days of your holiday or in the early part of spring apply the Body oil regularly onto damp skin (little and often say after showring) and only stay in the sun for short spells,  Especially if you’re in the sea or the pool, apply the oil after you’ve washed off the chlorine from the pool or the salt from the sea. Personally skin will tell you when it’s had enough with a slight tingle to the skin, or redness then know it’s time to head for the shade or to cover you tan you can be out longer .

We’ve found that it’s vital to stick to this routine, if you don’t do this and you start to burn, your skin won’t recover so you won’t be able to achieve that lovely golden glow.

Once you’re past the first 2-3 days you will find that the skin starts to take on a healthy glow which you can then build on with regular use of the body oil.

(If you’re out and about sightseeing or shopping then applying the NES106 Body Lotion over the top of the No: 7 Oil works really well to lock in the oil and leave a matt finish)

An added bonus is to shower at the end of the day with our Peppermint & Cucumber shampoo & body wash (NES301) followed by our lovely Sensitive skin body lotion (NES106) to lock in the tan.

If after all of the above, you really can’t bear to be parted from your SPF cream, put our Oil on first and then apply your SPF product over the top.

Sun Fact: SPF 50 only filters out 1% more UVB light than SPF30. and a green scientific paper reported in tests that the main chemicals in spf's-sunblocks actually increase the damage of UVA the main cause of ageing cells and skin cancer.


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