Convenient to carry – the stick travels well in a backpack or purse. Perfect for everyday when you are caught in the sun… no excuses.
Dr. Dan was the first to innovate a reef friendly, mineral based sun stick!
Many have followed since 2004 – but half of them have harmful chemicals added .
Dr. Dan’s continues to reformulate this product to keep current with the latest facts on maximizing people’s health and remaining environmentally friendly. These are often one in the same.
How can Dr. Dan’s Chemical-Free SunStick SPF30 help me?
The sun emits radiation in the form of ultraviolet light. The most common rays are UVB and UVA. Both of these rays produce suntan. UVA produces a cosmetic tan that is short lived. UVB produces a longer lasting tan. Both UVB and UVA can cause damage to your skin but UVB causes sunburn and changes to your skin that can cause cancer. UVA rays do not cause sunburn but can cause skin cancers just as UVB rays do. All sunscreens contain ingredients to block the sun’s UV rays. The amount of protection is indicated by a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). Dermatologists recommend an SPF of 30 or above for an effective sun blocking lip balm. Most lip SPF’s contain either Oxybenzone or some sort of Octisalates. It is well known that these chemicals may cause allergic reactions, and can make your skin much worse.
Dr. Dan’s SunStick SPF30 has no such chemicals; instead we use two natural, inert minerals called Titanium dioxide and Zinc Dioxide. These minerals act like tiny mirrors and reflect the UV rays back away from you lips. These tiny protectors are slightly white, which is why Dr. Dan says “if your skin is a little white, it will be alright!” In addition, our natural yellow wax and chemical-free base plus antioxidant Vitamin E create the perfect moisturizing combination.