I don’t often put sunscreen on. I don’t like it, but it is important to protect our skin. I know that.
I do put face lotion on my face everyday. Combing daily face lotion with SPF is a great way to insure I protect my face every day thus preventing wrinkles, sun damage, and potential cancer.
We were sent some [amazon_link id=”B00CMJD4HI” target=”_blank” ]Everyday Coconut, Daily Face Lotion SPF 15, 12 Oz.[/amazon_link] to try:
Light, fast absorbing lotion with Certified Fair Trade coconut oil provides moisture and broad spectrum UV protection. Gain further protection from damaging free-radicals with anti-oxidant rich neem and papaya extracts. For all skin types.
I love coconut oil as a lotion, and I use it often just plain. I’ve also read that plain coconut oil provides sun protection, and last summer I used it successfully to protect my shoulders.
You can trust the ingredients in Everyday Coconut to be fair trade:
Virgin Coconut Oil
Virgin Coconut Oil is traditionally extracted oil from fresh fruit of the coconut palm, Cocos nucifera. Coconuts have been cultivated in coastal West Africa and been part of the diet and skin care for centuries. Virgin coconut oil is an important food oil, and is applied to skin and hair directly to protect from sun and wind damage.
Virgin Coconut Oil is high in natural antioxidants and protects skin from damaging free-radicals. It also helps keep skin firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Virgin Coconut Oil can help heal and repair the skin and make the skin smoother and more evenly textured by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells. We extract our Virgin Coconut Oil by hand in Togo, West Africa from fresh coconuts grown organically on small farms. We use our Virgin Coconut Oil in its natural, unrefined state for maximum effectiveness.
Antioxidant properties of unrefined Coconut Oil
Refined coconut oil has been stripped of natural antioxidants and is highly prone to free-radical generation. Free radicals damage skin cells and cause skin aging and cancer. The antioxidants in virgin coconut oil not only prevent free-radicals from forming in the oil, but also help protect against free-radicals that the skin is exposed to.
To Alaffia, fair trade means paying a fair price or wage in the local context, providing equal employment opportunities, engaging in environmental sustainable practices, providing healthy and safe working conditions, being open to public accountability, and reducing the number of middlemen between producers and consumers. We believe fair trade should be environmentally, economically and culturally sustainable and give local communities the opportunity to self empower.
This product is affordable compared to most face lotions. At only $8.99 for 12 ounces, it will last a long time.
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