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Bad Sunscreens—Now What?

Solutions from Life Extension

The verdict is in: Certain chemicals in sunscreen are dangerous to our coral reefs. The chemicals that are currently in the news are oxybenzone and octinoxate. However, ingredients that are also environmentally dangerous include avobenzone, butylparaben, homosalate, and 4-methylbenzylidine camphor.

Thankfully, Life Extension has alternatives that won’t harm the environment and work to avoid sun damage to our skin. They have both oral and topical products that address the harm caused by ultraviolet (UV) light radiation that damages cellular DNA and inhibits the body’s normal DNA repair process.

Shade Factor – Lotion

Life Extension offers an SPF 30, paraben-free, broad-spectrum topical sunscreen lotion. It has an active formula of 6% titanium dioxide and 6% zinc oxide in combination with botanical extracts from oats, green tea, licorice root, milk thistle, and more—all designed to nourish and moisturize the skin and promote cellular DNA repair.

Shade Factor Oral

This supplement works to support healthy skin, before, during and after spending time outdoors. It uses three unique ingredients to support the body's natural immune response to UV exposure: nicotinamide, polypodium leucotomos extract and red orange complex. Shade Factor –Oral promotes healthy DNA function and encourages the production of adenosine triphosphate, a complex organic chemical necessary for intracellular energy transfer. For prolonged UV exposure, a topical sunscreen should be used in combination with it.

Ronda Pitcher, owner of Healthy Lives Naturally, is a Life Extension representative residing on the North Shore of Oahu. Ronda has Life Extension products available at Waialua Fresh, 67-071 Nauahi St, in Waialua, or they can be ordered directly from her. To receive a 15% discount on products, mention Natural Awakenings Hawaii

For more information or to order, call 808-348-5454, email HealthyLivesNaturally@gmail.com or visit tinyurl.com/HLNaturally

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