Take a peek at the list of ingredients on the back of your average bottle of sunscreen. If you can’t pronounce or understand anything on the list, they you probably shouldn’t put it on your body. We use only natural, organic ingredients that are derived from sources anyone can understand and trust. Explore our ingredients below!
Not only is aloe a great moisturizer, but it is also very soothing to the skin. Aloe vera is great in sunscreen for the same reasons why it is great to treat sunburns!
Coconut Oil – Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Now found in all of our sunscreens, caprylic/capric triglyceride is a fraction of a coconut oil chemical segment. At the molecular level, caprylic triglyceride never goes rancid and is completely stable. This ingredient has a silky feel to it that leaves your skin feeling smooth and non-greasy.
Derived from palm oil, this certified organic ingredient is a type of moisturizer called a humectant, which actually draws water to the skin. Glycerin also lowers the freezing point of our sunscreens.
Green Tea - Camellia Sinensis
We are incredibly excited to add green tea to our sunscreens this year. Green Tea is a wonderful moisturizer that also has skin calming properties similar to aloe vera and lavender.
Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil
Also found only in our facial sunscreen, Immortelle Oil is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that evens out the complexion of our skin.
Lavender - Lavandula Angustifolia Oil
Goddess Garden uses lavender essential oil in all of our sunscreens except the Sport and Baby products. Lavender gives our sunscreen its wonderful fragrance, but this lovely plant is also a strong anti-inflammatory that is good for minor burns, insect bites, and stings. We love our lavender!
Minerals – Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide
The active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, unlike many other sunscreens that use active synthetic chemical ingredients such as oxybenzone and avobenzone. When zinc and titanium are used together like in Goddess Garden, they help make sunscreen go on sheer and non-whitening!
This simple ingredient is a suspending agent that keeps our formula well-balanced. Although its name sounds a little spooky, polyhydroxystearic acid is non-toxic.
Radish - Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Goddess Garden uses radish root as a part of our plant -based preservation system. A fun fact about radish in our sunscreen is that this ingredient is actually alive! Radish root is a “living” lactic acid just like the fermentation process is “alive.” This means that we don’t have any synthetic preservatives in our sunscreens so you know it’s good for you and good for the earth.
Red Raspberry - Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil
New to our products in 2015, Red Raspberry Seed Oil has natural photoprotective properties and has been tested to be up to SPF 28 by itself. This powerful natural ingredient is also packed with anti-aging antioxidants that will keep your skin looking youthful. Just like many of our other ingredients, our Red Raspberry is sourced right here in the U.S.A.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Seed Oil
Our shea butter is sourced from fair trade farms in Togo, Africa. Shea butter comes from mechanically processed nuts that come from the shea tree. As an ingredient, shea butter is primarily used as a moisturizing agent. It is also an anti-inflammatory agent that reduces damage from airborne toxins and environmental impurities like pollution.
This is yet another ingredient derived from palm oil. Stearic acid helps keep your skin soft.
Sunflower - Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil
Sunflower is a fantastic moisturizer that has a ton of vitamin E, which acts as a powerful antioxidant that keeps your skin looking young. Our sunflower seed oil is certified organic, non-GMO, and is sourced right here in the U.S.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
Tocopherol keeps our essential oils from going rancid. It is also a free radical scavenger that has great antioxidant properties!
This very common ingredient is found in many food products because it thickens and stabilizes our formula. For our sunscreen, it actually creates a thickness that makes the lotion more spreadable. Xanthan gum is a chain of sugars that comes from the fermentation of glucose (sugar).