Our new Ava SUNSCREEN is made from NON-nanoparticle zinc oxide (21%), organic fair trade shea butter, organic beeswax, organic cocoa, organic jojoba and organic olive oil.
SS01 SUNSCREEN 2.9 oz $18.95
In its recently released 2011 Sunscreen Report, the Environmental Working Group states that it is unfortunate that consumers must …."pick your sunscreen: nanomaterials or potential hormone disruptors.”
Well, there is no need to make this choice with Ava’s new sunscreen – we have NEITHER! NO hormone disruptors, NO nanomaterials and NO harmful chemicals. (“The major choice in the U.S. is between “chemical” sunscreens, which have inferior stability and may disrupt the body’s hormone systems, and “mineral” sunscreens (zinc and titanium), which often contain micronized- or nano-scale particles of those minerals.”)
“We have determined that mineral sunscreens (zinc) have the best safety profile of today’s choices. They offer UVA protection, which is sorely lacking in most of today’s sunscreen products.” – EWG, Sunscreen Report, May 2011
"The American Academy of Dermatology recommends a broad-spectrum (protects against UVA and UVB rays) water resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, for year round use." Ava’s 30+ SPF fits this perfectly!
Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Double Board certified, nationally recognized Plastic Surgeon writes - "What a stellar accomplishment. Congratulations Ava! This is a very significant contribution. Everyone can benefit from a sunblock like this: It is safe and protects against both UVA and UVB harmful rays. We will be making this available in our plastic surgery office and giving it the 'High Recommendation' for our patients. Thank you for listening and responding to our need for a non toxic sunscreen. I know you have been working hard on this one for sometime"
Patrick K. Sullivan, MD
Associate Prof. of Plastic SurgeryBrown University Alpert School of Medicine