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NEWS ALERT! Regarding reports about sunscreens being harmful...

From SUN SAFE FLORIDA

Dear Members and Partners:

In discussing a recent JAMA publication discussing the absorption of small amounts of sunscreen into the skin, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reiterated that sunscreen is important to public health and should continue to be used by those who work, play, and travel in the sun. Sun Safe Florida agrees with FDA's advice and wanted to make sure you're aware of this important conversation.

The aforementioned study is part of FDA’s ongoing work to update the science around sunscreen ingredients that have been in safe and effective use for decades. The study found that small amounts of sunscreen ingredients are absorbed by the skin when applied at maximum usage condition over several days – not real-world use conditions. The amount used in this study is roughly the equivalent of 2 to 5 bottles of sunscreen in just a few days. And the study notes that absorption does not mean there are health risks involved; it just suggests more information should be collected on the topic.

This report did not conclude -- and no evidence demonstrates -- that absorption of small amounts of sunscreen ingredients has harmful effects on human health. Each of these ingredients has been in safe and effective use for decades, with FDA approval, and each sunscreen ingredient has a safety profile that confirms its safe use when used appropriately.

Both the FDA and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) reiterated in the context of this study that the results should not deter people from the use of sunscreen given its benefits to public health. Sunscreen saves lives and millions of people around the world use these products daily to protect their health and the health of their families.

We will be sure to update you if there is further information on this topic, and thank you for being part of Florida's movement to keep our families, friends, and neighbors sun safe!


SUN SAFE FLORIDA follow up investigation:

  

Dear Members and Partners:

In a continued effort to keep our coalition members and partners informed on the recent JAMA publication discussing the absorption of small amounts of sunscreen into the skin, Sun Safe Florida wanted to share a recent Research Check from The Conversation. Research Checks are built to interrogate newly-published studies and how they’re been reported in the media. The analysis is undertaken by one or more academics not involved with the study, and reviewed by another to make sure it’s accurate.

The analysis from the Research Check showed that there is no evidence that the chemicals found to enter the bloodstream are harmful. The Conversation further pointed out that the findings give us no reason to stop using sunscreen. Sunscreen is proven to reduce the risk of skin cancer, and it is our best defense.

The Research Check also dove deep into how the study was performed, and testing conditions were the extreme limits. The participants applied sunscreen to 75% of their body, and then reapplied every two hours, which ultimately led to the use of about one bottle per day for each participant. This was all performed under conditions where the compounds within the sunscreen were unlikely to break down, such as toweling off after swimming or sweating.

It is important to note that going above the FDA guidance level does not tell us that there is a risk. Even during this most extreme case, the levels that were found are at least 100 times below the European Union’s safety threshold. 

Often, what is being reported in the media isn’t factual. Sun Safe Florida remains committed to stand behind science, and if you ever have questions, we are happy to share additional science with you.

Stay sun safe, Florida!

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Are Bronzo Sensuale products Natural? 

      There is no actual definition of “natural” according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Natural skin care is the care of the skin (the largest organ of the body) using naturally-derived ingredients (such as botanicals, extracts, roots, essential oils and flowers) combined with naturally occurring carrier agents, surfactants, humectants and emulsifiers. The classic definition of natural skin care is based on using botanically sourced ingredients currently existing in or formed by nature, and manufactured in such a way to preserve the integrity of the ingredients. We strive to be as natural as possible, but to be all-natural is virtually impossible, especially with products used without refrigeration.

Are Bronzo Sensuale products Cruelty-Free?

      We do not use animal derived or animal tested ingredients. We are recommended by PETA, Leaping Bunny, and all similar organizations worldwide.

Are Bronzo Sensuale products Organic Certified? 

      Currently, there are no legally defined parameters for certifying cosmetics as being organic. Cosmetic ingredients are not like food, so trying to apply food based standards are problematic. We strive to make the most effective products containing certified organic ingredients but without regard to the food concept of organic. Otherwise, we would have to forego the use of such technologically advanced ingredients as Sunscreens and Vitamins, which cannot be certified as organic. Our formulas are regularly updated as more and more ingredients become available in certified organic counterparts.

Are Bronzo Sensuale products Certified Vegan?

      Yes, our products are certified vegan and vegan approved, and they do not contain animal derived ingredients.

Are Bronzo Sensuale products chemical and preservative free?

      No. If our products could be maintained without preservatives or with only natural preservatives, we would do so. It is imperative that our products are free of contamination and maintain their sunscreen protection for at least two years. They must remain so even after the consumer opens and uses the product. Therefore, we make sure that each formula meets these requirements. However, we are constantly updating our formulas to reduce or eliminate chemicals as more natural replacements become available.

Are Bronzo Sensuale products Made in the U.S.A.? 

​      Yes, all our products are made at FDA approved facilities here in America. We are Made In the U.S.A. certified.


DETAILED INGREDIENT LIST

Our Oils:

Certified Organic Soybean Oil is loaded with anti-oxidants that promote skin health and help to heal the damage that is done to skin by pollution and by sun exposure. Anti-oxidants contained in Soybean Oil such as Vitamin E and Vitamin B complex are key to helping the radiance and the natural beauty of skin. Vitamin E and Vitamin B complex are also instrumental in helping to control and to prevent the development and the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, Soybean Oil will help fix uneven skin and will create more even skin tone, thereby improving the texture of skin delivering a more glowing and brighter skin.

Certified Organic Carrot Oil provides extraordinary skin protection and conditioning benefits derived from the high quantities of oil soluble carotenoids that it contains. Carotenoids are a class of easily assimilated antioxidants. Antioxidants protect human cells from harmful free-radical attack. Free-radicals are stray oxygen molecules that attack healthy cell walls and react with polyunsaturated fats to create a chain reaction of unlimited free-radical regeneration. Free-radicals are produced by a wide range of environmental pollutants, including UVR (Ultraviolet Radiation). If left unchecked by antioxidants, free-radicals damage both the structure and function of cell membranes, resulting in premature aging, cancer and an array of degenerative diseases.

Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil  Bronzo Sensualé  Certified Organic Hemp Seed Suntan Oils and Lotions are derived from cold pressed organic hemp seeds (Cannabis Sativa). Hemp Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids, including Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3). Hemp seed protein provides a well-balanced array of amino acids, and also contains Arginine and Histidine, which are responsible for additional nutritional content. Hemp Seed Oil is known for its extraordinary moisturizing properties and can be applied after a shower, in a bath, or as a massage oil! 

Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Oil Recent studies have shown that aloe vera gel facilitates the healing of damaged skin tissue. It can decrease the redness and swelling associated with a burn. The gel also prevents skin damage resulting from exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with direct sunlight. 

Certified Organic Jojoba Oil is obtained from the crushed bean of the jojoba shrub. Native Americans have used jojoba for hundreds of years for treating sores, cuts, bruises, and burns; as a skin conditioner, for soothing windburn and sunburn. When sebum production decreases due to age, pollutants, or environmental stresses, jojoba oil can replicate sebum oil.

Beta-Carotene (the GOOD Vitamin A): UVA exposure causes premature aging by an increase of oxidative stress in skin. In a study using human skin cells, the researchers found that beta-carotene suppressed UVA-induction of  enzymes which are key to degradation of the extracellular matrix during premature skin aging.  Scientists showed that UVA rapidly destroys beta-carotene in the cells, indicating that the carotenoid has to be replenished after sun light exposure. 

Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) Researchers have concluded that ozone pollution rapidly pares away vitamin E from the thin surface layer skin, called the "stratum corneum." The stratum corneum's role is to help prevent pollutants and other chemicals from entering the body. With a reduction in the strength of this barrier, free radicals gain an easy porthole into the body. The researchers also concluded that the depletion of vitamin E could expose important skin fat molecules to pollution. The destruction of these `lipids,' regulators of matter streaming into and out of the skin, could aggravate skin ailments. Oxidation, or the aging process of the skin, occurs primarily because UV light stimulates the production of free radicals. In its own defense, the body manufactures natural antioxidants. However, aging and sun exposure make the body's sustained fight against UV rays more and more difficult. As a result, the free-radical damage can lead not only to older-looking skin, but also to potential skin cancer. Studies suggest that topical vitamin E application sent the skin extra vitamin E protection reducing skin damage caused by UV rays. Because antioxidants absorb radiation not neutralized by sunscreens, vitamin E increases their protection and lessens the damaging effects of solar UV radiation. Vitamin E does more than protect skin from the sun. Studies show topical vitamin E improves skin moisture by offsetting dryness caused by aging and environmental factors.

Organic Natural  Fragrance derived from imported organic lavender, mint, and Florida lemon and orange.

Our Lotions: 

Purified Deionized Water removes toxins and oxidants and reducing agents. There are some medical benefits claimed to be associated with deionized water which can chelate toxins.

Certified Organic Carrot provides extraordinary skin protection and conditioning benefits derived from the high quantities of oil soluble carotenoids that it contains. Carotenoids are a class of easily assimilated antioxidants. Antioxidants protect human cells from harmful free-radical attack. Free-radicals are stray oxygen molecules that attack healthy cell walls and react with polyunsaturated fats to create a chain reaction of unlimited free-radical regeneration. Free-radicals are produced by a wide range of environmental pollutants, including UVR. If left unchecked by antioxidants, free-radicals damage both the structure and function of cell membranes, resulting in premature aging, cancer and an array of degenerative diseases.

Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil  Bronzo Sensualé  Certified Organic Hemp Seed Suntan Oils and Lotions are derived from cold pressed organic hemp seeds (Cannabis Sativa). Hemp Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids, including Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) and Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3). Hemp seed protein provides a well-balanced array of amino acids, and also contains Arginine and Histidine, which are responsible for additional nutritional content. Hemp Seed Oil is known for its extraordinary moisturizing properties and can be applied after a shower, in a bath, or as a massage oil! 

Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Extract Recent studies have shown that aloe vera gel facilitates the healing of damaged skin tissue. It can decrease the redness and swelling associated with a burn. The gel also prevents skin damage resulting from exposure to ultraviolet radiation associated with direct sunlight. 

Beta-Carotene (the GOOD Vitamin A): UVA exposure causes premature aging by an increase of oxidative stress in skin. In a study using human skin cells, the researchers found that beta-carotene suppressed UVA-induction of  enzymes which are key to degradation of the extracellular matrix during premature skin aging.  Scientists showed that UVA rapidly destroys beta-carotene in the cells, indicating that the carotenoid has to be replenished after sun light exposure. 

Certified Organic Shea Butter praised for its anti-aging and moisturizing properties, shea butter is  known as "women's gold”. It also contains cinnamic acid which is a naturally occurring sunblock.

Allantoin is derived from botanical extracts of the comfrey plant, a moisturizing and keratolytic effect, increasing the water content of the extracellular matrix and enhancing the desquamation of upper layers of dead skin cells, increasing the smoothness of the skin; promoting cell proliferation and skin protection.

Synthetic Lanolin contains over 25% water and helps hold moisture to the skin.

Phytosqualene: Squalene is found naturally in your skin and provides oxygenating and detoxifying effects that help maintain the skin’s health, moisture and softness. The amount of Squalene in our skin declines as we age, so topical application helps maintain the moisture and especially treats the skin for roughness, and dryness. By keeping our skin moist you effectively treat wrinkles and the appearance of aging skin. In keeping with our ethical skin care products, Phytosqualene is sourced from olive oil extracts. Squalene has a natural affinity to skin, with it's soft, silky, non greasy touch and natural skin absorption it restores the skin’s suppleness and flexibility.

L-Tyrosine, a building block of protein helps lotions to penetrate the skin. It has been shown to encourage the natural tanning of the skin when exposed to sun.

Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E) Researchers have concluded that ozone pollution rapidly pares away vitamin E from the thin surface layer skin, called the "stratum corneum." The stratum corneum's role is to help prevent pollutants and other chemicals from entering the body. With a reduction in the strength of this barrier, free radicals gain an easy porthole into the body. The researchers also concluded that the depletion of vitamin E could expose important skin fat molecules to pollution. The destruction of these `lipids,' regulators of matter streaming into and out of the skin, could aggravate skin ailments. Oxidation, or the aging process of the skin, occurs primarily because UV light stimulates the production of free radicals. In its own defense, the body manufactures natural antioxidants. However, aging and sun exposure make the body's sustained fight against UV rays more and more difficult. As a result, the free-radical damage can lead not only to older-looking skin, but also to potential skin cancer. Studies suggest that topical vitamin E application sent the skin extra vitamin E protection reducing skin damage caused by UV rays. Because antioxidants absorb radiation not neutralized by sunscreens, vitamin E increases their protection and lessens the damaging effects of solar UV radiation. Vitamin E does more than protect skin from the sun. Studies show topical vitamin E improves skin moisture by offsetting dryness caused by aging and environmental factors.

Organic Natural Fragrance derived from imported organic lavender, mint, and Florida lemon and orange.

Some of our products may also contain a few of the following:

Sunscreens: Used separately or in combination, Octyl Methoxycinnamate an ultra violet light absorber derived from Cinnamon, Octyl Salicylate derived from Berries, Zinc Oxide an organic sunscreen reflects and blocks UVA and UVB rays, Avobenzone helps absorb the full spectrum of UVA rays.

Less than 1% of: Isopropyl Palmitate a skin conditioner, Cetearyl Alcohol an emulsifier, Acrylate Copolymer a binding agent, Stearyl Alcohol, Botanical Cetyl Alcohol an emollient and emulsion stablizer derived from plants, EGMS (Ethylene Glycol Monostearate) contributes to the lotion’s body, opacity and soft velvety feel, Sodium Laurel Sulfate an emulsifier, Triethanolamine a dispersing agent, Methylchloroisothiazolinone a preservative that properly adjusts the pH and prevents fungus growth.​​