Today I’m reviewing my final natural sunscreen: MelanSol. This company is graciously offering all Humbled Homemaker readers a 25% off discount! Use code: Humble1!
My final natural sunscreen to review is MelanSol.
One thing I noticed right off the bat was the much-thinner consistency of this sunscreen compared to the others I reviewed. Also, instead of a chalky white color (like many sunscreens on the market today), the color is more of a peachy-tan. And it rubs in perfectly!
Special features of MelanSol include:
- contains non-nano zinc oxide
- reflects sunlight away from your skin (instead of absorbing sunlight onto your skin–like traditional sunscreens do)
- contains no chemical active ingredients, synthetic preservatives, colors or synthetic fragrances, alcohol or BPA
- contains: antioxidants Bio-Melanin, combined with green tea extract, a mixed form of natural vitamin E
- starts working immediately; no need to apply before going outside (I’ve never seen this in another sunscreen)
- child-safe (over age 6 months)
“MelanSol contains an all natural ‘system’ of potent natural antioxidants that help boost your skins ability to fight free radical development before skin dange occurs. The innovative ‘system’ of 3 antioxidants contained in MelanSol, in combination with natural active ingredients (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), give your skin two levels of powerful all natural UV skin protection that starts working the moment it is applied.” (per their website)
I reviewed both the SPF 20 and SPF 30 versions of MelanSol. I really didn’t see a difference in these. However, I spent about the same time out in the sun while using them. I did not burn with either version.
What is the difference?
The SPF 20 filters 95% of UV rays and the 30 filters 97%. Basically, the SPF 20 is more formulated for daily use for those who burn easily (they also make a SPF 10 for those who do not burn easily). The SPF 30 is for those who will be spending extended time out in the sun.
MelanSol is giving all Humbled Homemaker readers 25% off any of their products through 8/15/12! Use code: HUMBLE1!!
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**Disclaimer: I am not in any way, shape or form a medical professional. I am simply a mom who loves to research. Please conduct your own research and consult with your trusted health professional before making any decisions regarding your health. This blog is for entertainment purposes only.
*I was not compensated in any way for this post, but I did receive free products to review.
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I am so glad to learn of natural sunscreen, I have heard so much about the toxic stuff, that it is good to know there is good stuff.
The SPF 30 is for those who will be spending extended time out in the sun.
I visited the website and saw the ingredients list. Zinc oxide is the active ingredient vs. chemicals and all the other ingredients are great.
MelanSol’s products reflect sunlight away from your skin. Normal sunscreens’ ingredients are used too absorb sunlight on the skin.
I never knew what all those SPF’s were about or were used for. 🙂
I like the fact that it contains anti-oxidants that soak in and protect the cells from damage.
I like that they also have moisterizers with sunscreen.
just the fact that it is all natural – didn’t think there was a healthy alternative out there for sunscreen!
I knew that zinc oxide is an ingredient in natural sunscreen, but I never knew about nano particles.
I learned why they dont make any hirer then 30. I also like to see a natural sunscreen.