Sun Bum Lip Balm
Features / Benefits:
- Relieves the drying effects of sun, wind and sea
- Restores and nourishes chapped lips
- Contains soothing Cocoa Butter
- Gluten Free / 100% Vegan
- Petrochemical Free
- PABA Free
- 0.15 OZ / 4.25 G
The Skin Cancer Foundation and Sun Bum
Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It’s the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world’s most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.
For the general public’s protection, Sun Bum always defers to the recommendation of the Skin Cancer Foundation, the CDC and the FDA when choosing active ingredients.
“In all cases we recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen offering protection against both UVA and UVB rays… (Such sunscreens) combine several different active chemical sunscreen ingredients in order to provide broad-spectrum protection. Usually, at least three active ingredients are called for. These generally include PABA derivatives, salicylates, and/or cinnamates (octylmethoxycinnamate and cinoxate) for UVB absorption; benzophenones (such as oxybenzone and sulisobenzone) for shorter-wavelength UVA protection; and avobenzone (Parsol® 1789), ecamsule (Mexoryl), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide for the remaining UVA spectrum.” – The Skin Cancer Foundation
Skin Cancer Facts
- One in five Americans will get skin cancer in their lifetime.
- We can reduce the risk by 80% simply by regularly applying approved sunscreen products.
- Water and snow reflection can increase the potency of UV radiation by up to 50 percent.
- There are more diagnosed cases of skin cancer each year than of all other cancers combined.
We are not a giant disconnected company trying to increase profits by cutting corners and quality in order to squeeze an extra dime out of you. We are a community of sun loving friends who developed a specific formula to protect our very own children, families, and friends from the harmful dangers of the sun.
Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against the harmful effects of both UVA (aging rays) and UVB (burning rays). To be classified as offering broad-spectrum protection, a product needs to absorb or reflect at least 90% of the UV rays. All Sun Bum Sunscreens offer broad-spectrum coverage.
UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and are primarily responsible for premature skin aging and wrinkling. UVA rays have also been shown to cause skin damage at the cellular level. UVB rays damage the outer layers of the skin. They are the main cause of sun burn and play a key role in the development of skin cancer.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Below is the approximate percentage of UVB rays blocked depending on SPF rating. The difference is suprisingly small. A higher SPF helps if you are fair skinned or have a history of skin cancer. Remember, no sunscreen blocks 100% of UV rays.
All of our sunscreens have the highest possible Water Resistance rating of 80 minutes. Waterproof is no longer a claim that can be made according to the ruling made by the FDA in 2011. There are only two allowed Water Resistant ratings, 80 minute or 40 minute. Advances in research have allowed companies to formulate sunscreens that adhere well to your skin. However, regardless of the claims, you will have to reapply if you’re sweating heavily or doing activity in the water.
Yes, in all cases, Sun Bum follows the recommendations and guidelines set by he Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the FDA. The Skin Cancer Foundation is internationally recognized as the educational leader to the public and medical communities related to skin cancer prevention. Sun Bum sunscreens are stringently tested, approved, and recommended by the SCF.
Sun Bum uses a mix of organic and inorganic sunscreens as recommended by the FDA, SCF, and ACS, as opposed to the recommendations of non-scientific lobbyist groups. We based our decisions on real science, on how to best protect our friends and families from the FACT that someone in America dies every minute from skin cancer.
We totally respect, understand, and appreciate your concerns about sunscreen ingredients, and we know there is much debate, so we will continue to work hard to stay informed on new “scientific” findings from around the world.
Also known as Avobenzone, Parsol® 1789 offers full spectrum UVA protection. Because of its ability to protect against a wider range of rays then other organic sunscreens it has become a go to ingredient to achieve broad spectrum coverage.
Oxybenzone is a widely used sunscreen ingredient. It is approved and recommended by the FDA and Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective sunscreen and it has been in use for over 20 years. Oxybenzone is used in combination with other sunscreens to help cover the broad spectrum of UV rays.
We do use Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide in our PRO products and in our Clear Zinc Oxide that are nano sized. Claims about negative effects of nano-particles and possible toxicity are not backed up by scientific research. All studies including the most recent one on the subject from January of 2012 showed that nano-particles do not enter the blood stream and do not pass the outer layer of skin. Even the Environmental Working Group (EWG) agrees on the safety of nano-particles, “we find nano-scale zinc and titanium to be reasonable choices for use in sunscreen, particularly given the known hazards of UV exposure.”