Updated: May 31
I love spending time in the sun and water, and I prioritize protecting my skin. When it comes to taking care of my face, lips, and the backs of my hands, my absolute favorite product is Ola Chica Mineral-based SunBalm. It not only feels amazing but also never irritates my eyes. Even if I forget to remove it after my outdoor activities, I don't experience breakouts or end up with a white residue all over my face.
What sets Ola Chica SPF 30 Sun Balm apart is its organic formula which is nearly transparent, water-resistant, and free from harsh chemicals. It's not only beneficial for your skin but also environmentally friendly.
The key ingredient, zinc oxide, is the safest and most effective sunscreen component. In fact, 20% of the formula consists of non-nano zinc oxide, which forms a physical barrier between your skin and the sun. By scattering and reflecting harmful UVA and UVB rays, it provides excellent sun protection. Additionally, the inclusion of carrot seed oil, mango seed butter, and sunflower oils aids in repairing sun damage.
Gone are the days of having a white lifeguard nose! These oils help emulsify the zinc, making it more transparent.
The ingredients in Ola Chica Sun Balm include organic mango seed butter, organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, organic sunflower oil, organic carrot seed oil, organic non-coated non-nano zinc oxide, and vitamin E. Our Sun Balm is created locally in small batches exclusively for Ola Chica.
When I have the privilege of being in tropical locations, I opt for REEF SAFE sunscreens for the rest of my body. I highly recommend brands like ThinkSport and All Good Sunscreens. I encourage you to do some research to make your own informed decision when choosing your sunscreen.
You can find more information at https://savethereef.org/about-reef-save-sunscreen.html.