Baby Sun Shield is a unique 100% all-natural formula developed for the health conscious consumer and for the most sensitive skin types.
Instead of synthetic chemical ingredients, it contains natural zinc oxide in a new patented transparent form called Z-cote. Natural tropical oils, botanical extracts, anti-oxidant vitamins, and pure essential oils are used for this completely natural, hypo-allergenic, non-whitening formula that protects, moisturises and soothes the skin.
Sun Shield is formulated using the latest scientific research findings and information on sun protection: UVB rays are mostly involved with sunburns, while the deeper penetrating UVA rays are involved with premature aging and wrinkling. Many chemical sunscreens protect only from UVB rays, & allow penetration of damaging UVA rays. Zinc oxide is the only ingredient that is FDA-recognized as having both UVB and UVA broad-spectrum protection, as well as having therapeutic benefits.
Many healthcare practitioners believe that a Sun Protection Factor of 15 (SPF 15) is basically all that is needed for overall protection from the sun. An SPF 25 blocks 93.3% of the sun’s UVB rays, while an SPF 30 blocks 96.7%. Therefore, the SPF 15 provides a level of maximal screening of the suns rays, and SPF values above this point give less and less added protection.
Please note that babies under the age of 6 months should not go in the sun. You should also be very careful with children under the age of 3, keeping them out of hot sun between the hours of 11 am and 3 pm.