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LASPA Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 | $40

Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin – Face and Neck

Formulated with a unique SPF blend, LASPA keeps skin smooth and protected by using essential oils, plant materials, zinc oxide to deliver a translucent, non-greasy result. LASPA has added antioxidants to reduce inflammation and to prevent skin cell damage. None of LASPA products contain harmful chemicals such as parabens, artificial fragrance or colours, or chemical UVA/UVB filters.

LASPA SPF3O NATURAL MINERAL SUNSCREEN OFFERS:

  • 100% Natural Source with Certified Organic and Antioxidant Ingredients

  • Clinically Tested and Health Canada Approved

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection

  • 80 Minute Water and Sweat Resistance

  • Hypoallergenic Tested – Perfect for sensitive skin

  • Fragrance Free sun protection

  • Biodegradable

  •  Green Tea and Rosemary added to SPF30 for Antioxidants

  •  Not Tested on Animals

  • Reef Safe


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DermaEnvy Skincare is proud to stock La Spa Naturals Sunscreen - Made in Canada without harmful fillers/byproducts used in traditional box brands and useful addition of ingredients such as 20% zinc oxide in the SPF30 for UVA/UVB sun protection year round.

Mineral vs Chemical Sunscreens

Sunscreens use either a physical or chemical filter to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Zinc Oxide (as used by LASPA) and Titanium Dioxide are natural mineral sun blocks that sit on your skin and stop both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. Chemical sunscreens use synthetic chemicals to reflect the sun’s rays after they have penetrated the skin’s surface.

Using a zinc oxide based natural mineral sunscreen such as LASPA offers the following benefits:

  • Zinc Oxide provides a broad spectrum protection against both UVA/UVB rays whereas chemical filters don’t necessarily provide this function

  • Zinc Oxide is effective immediately upon application, whereas chemical filters need approximately 20 minutes to be absorbed

  • Zinc Oxide reduces or eliminates the risk of allergies or skin irritation that can be caused by the chemicals used in chemical sun filters

  • Zinc Oxide avoids the risk of health issues that have been documented concerning the cumulative effects of chemical sunscreen ingredients on reproductive health (see below for a further discussion on Sunscreen Ingredients).

BROAD SPECTRUM UVA/UVB PROTECTION

Using a sunscreen that is labeled Broad Spectrum is critical to protecting your skin from BOTH forms of UV light that can harm your skin, and that can lead to skin cancer. An SPF sunscreen that is NOT BROAD SPECTRUM only protects you from UVB rays, and leaves you exposed to the harmful effects of UVA Rays (such as premature aging, wrinkles, and dark spots). A zinc based mineral sunscreen provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection.

CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS OF CONCERN

Consumers should be aware of the dangers of chemical sunscreen ingredients. Common ingredients of concern include Oxybenzone, Homosalate, and Octinoxate. Oxybenzone has been associated with developmental and reproductive toxicity, allergies and immunotoxicity, all of which is of greater concern because it also enhances skin absorption. Homosalate is used as a sunscreen agent to absorb UV light. Research shows that as it absorbs UV rays, homosalate will break down into what the Environmental Working Group refers to as harmful byproducts. Octinoxate is considered by The European Commission on Endocrine Disruption to have hormone-mimicking effects.

WHY LASPA SUNSCREEN - Avoid other ingredients with known health risks such as Artificial Fragrances, preservatives such as methylisothiazolinone or hydroxycitronellal. Choose your sunscreen carefully to avoid nasty compounds. Select mineral sunscreens to protect yourself. Read more about the effects chemical sunscreen ingredients can have on your body.

Formulated with a unique SPF blend, LASPA keeps skin smooth and protected by using essential oils, plant materials, zinc oxide to deliver a translucent, non-greasy result. LASPA has added antioxidants to reduce inflammation and to prevent skin cell damage. None of LASPA products contain harmful chemicals such as parabens, artificial fragrance or colours, or chemical UVA/UVB filters.

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide
Inactive Ingredients: Isoamyl Cocoate (Plant Derived), Organic Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Extract), Organic Cera alba (beeswax)*, Organic Copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax*, Sorbitan Sesquioleate (Plant Derived), Organic Persea gratissima (avocado) oil*, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Organic Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

DIRECTIONS: apply generously (and evenly) 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply
at least every 2 hours. For use on children less than 6 months of age, consult a health care practitioner. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. Reapply
immediately after towel drying.

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 and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses. For external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. If rash occurs, discontinue use and consult a health care 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 or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

Chemical Sunscreens often contain ingredients that are not only harmful to humans, but not surprisingly to aquatic life and coral reefs. Many countries around the world and some cities have banned sunscreens containing a list of common chemical sun filters in order to prevent further damage to precious reefs and marine life.
LASPA contains only mineral based sunscreen actives, and no toxic ingredients that would be harmful to humans or aquatic life. Protect your environment and yourself with natural mineral based sun care.