Alba Botanica Facial Sheer Shield Sunscreen Spf 45
Alba Botanica Facial Sheer Shield Sunscreen Spf 45 provides long-lasting protection that absorbs to a clean, matte finish. Its oil-free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic formula won’t clog pores and wears well blended with or under make-up. Whether brunching on the patio or basking at the beach, today is your day in the sun. Features a convenient, cosmetic pump dispenser. Water-resistant, biodegradable formula is certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. Free of oxybenzone, octinoxate, PABA, nano-sunscreens and Vitamin A. *Free of ingredients identified to have a potential adverse impact to coral reefs.
Water-resistant (80 minutes)
Good for sensitive skin
Convenient, cosmetic pump
Reef friendly* & biodegradable formula
How to Use
Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours during sun exposure. Use water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Children under 6 months: ask a doctor. Sun Protection Measures: Spending time in the sun increases risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease risk, regularly use sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 15 or higher and other protective measures including: limit time in the sun especially from 10 am to 2 pm; wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, and sunglasses.
Country of origin: United States of America
is reef-friendly: yes
is biodegradable formula: yes
is vegetarian: yes
is cruelty-free: yes
is artificial colors free: yes
is harsh sulfates free: yes
is parabens free: yes
is phthalates free: yes
is synthetic fragrances free: yes
Size: 2 oz
Pack of: 1
Selling unit: each
Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (10.0%), Octocrylene (10.0%), Octyl Salicylate (5.0%) Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract(1), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol(1), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. (1) Certified Organic Ingredient.
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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
The Alba Botanica® brand was born in 1979 and follows a simple mission – to Do Beautiful.
To honor that vision, we created a vibrant line of body-loving products that nourish the skin, hair, and of course, the soul. Our product family constantly evolves alongside health, beauty, and ingredient knowledge and trends, with many exciting new products introduced each year. Whether we’re creating a fan favorite formula or working on the next big thing, we’re dedicated to making high quality, 100% vegetarian products that overflow with botanical ingredients. From the choices we make in the field to the final products we put on shelves, we aim to help fellow women look beautiful on the outside while feeling beautiful on the inside.
Do beautiful means keeping our Earth healthy and happy, too. We appreciate the importance of being good stewards of natural resources, so we do beautiful by reducing our environmental footprint whenever we can. We believe in keeping our friends close, including the furry kind. That’s why we never test our products, or any of the ingredients used in them, on animals. We’re on a do beautiful mission to create vibrant products that treat the Earth and all its inhabitants as well as they do our bodies.
Alba Botanica® is grounded in compassion and the ethical treatment of all living things. We look out for our furry friends by ensuring that none of our products, or any of the ingredients in them, are tested on animals
The Leaping Bunny logo is an internationally recognized symbol for cruelty-free cosmetics, personal care, and household products. In 1996, eight national animal protection groups banded together to form The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). This organization created and administers the Leaping Bunny Program. All Alba Botanica® products are registered under this program. So when you see the little Leaping Bunny symbol on our labels, you know that no animal testing is used in any phase of product development by our company, our laboratories, or our suppliers. Join us in supporting a compassionate and cruelty-free way of life. Learn more at www.leapingbunny.org.
We love our friends, including the furry kind. That’s why we never test our products or any of the ingredients in them on animals. Our products contain no meat or by-products of animal killing. We also exclude all cruelly obtained animal ingredients, even if the animal isn’t killed. We limit our use of animal products to ingredients that have been deposited by animals and are of no future benefit to them, such as beeswax.
Did you know that up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers, scuba divers, and snorkelers into coral reef environments each year? That’s a BIG problem because common chemical sunscreen ingredients such as Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3), Butylparaben and Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) can bleach and seriously damage coral reefs. (*Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. October 2015.)
So why is that a big deal? Coral reefs are incredibly important because they protect coastlines from storm surge and spawn fish that keep our ocean environments healthy and diverse. Damage to our coral reefs poses a serious threat to marine life and is responsible for dangerous coastal erosion. We love our fishy friends and the coral reefs where they live, so we offer a wide range of environmentally friendly sunscreen options. Alba Botanica® sunscreens are made with biodegradable and reef friendly* formulas, so you, and the oceans, can feel good about what you put on your skin.
Help keep coral reefs safe:
Choose sunscreens that avoid ingredients such as Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3, BP-3), Butylparaben and Octinoxate (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate)
Use FDA approved water resistant sunscreen which will stay on your skin and out of the water
Use sunscreen that has been tested biodegradable and is proven to break down in the environment
*Free of ingredients identified to have potential adverse impact to coral reefs.
Biodegradable Formulas & Recyclable Materials
We believe in leaving behind a legacy, not a carbon footprint. Protecting living things is very important to us, so we create many biodegradable formulas that break down in nature and we package our products sensibly and minimally.
When you see a biodegradable claim on our label, it means the formula has been tested by an accredited third party laboratory in accordance with industry standard methodology for biodegradability claims. These formulas meet the required organic carbon to CO2 conversion rate necessary for Biodegradable Certification. This means the formula is designed to break down in nature with minimal impact on the Earth.
We believe in making environmentally conscious decisions about what we use inside and outside our products. Many of Alba Botanica® products are packaged in bottles made from 100% post-consumer resin. All of our plastic packaging has symbols to make recycling easy. Our unit cartons are made with FSC certified paperboard to ensure that the paper stock was sustainably sourced. We review our packaging and manufacturing processes regularly to identify opportunities to further reduce the brand’s environmental footprint.
For years, many conventional scrubs contained plastic microbeads that washed down drains, through pipes, and eventually made their way into our waterways. That’s never been our style. Alba Botanica® brand has never used plastic microbeads in our face or body scrubs and never will. Instead, we use naturally exfoliating ingredients such as ground walnut shells, pumice, and ground coffee beans.
We believe in using natural exfoliating ingredients because water treatment plants are unable to process the large quantities of microbeads that are washed down drains. Microbeads soak up toxins and are easily consumed by fish and other marine life. This harms animals and could be harmful to us too as toxins make their way up the food chain. Because billions of plastic microbeads are currently polluting our waterways, particularly The Great Lakes, we support initiatives to stop the use of these harmful ingredients.
Active Ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Homosalate (10.0%), Octocrylene (10.0%), Octyl Salicylate (5.0%) Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract(1), Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol(1), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate. (1) Certified Organic Ingredient.