Ingredients

The six natural medicinal ingredients in Moondust Natural Facial Base include:

  • Zinc Oxide occurs naturally in the earth’s crust as the mineral “zincite”. It has been used for centuries as a specialized skin ointment in Ayurvedic medicine. Zinc oxide was chosen for its property as the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB reflector that is approved for use as a sunscreen by the FDA. It acts as a physical sunblock by scattering ultraviolet light more effectively than other substances. Moreover, it is photostable. Zinc oxide suspended in a creme base has the added advantage of sitting on the surface of the skin without being absorbed which may not be the case with the microfine or nano form currently in use in sunscreens. It acts to block the final apoptotic phase of sunburn. (The zinc oxide in Moondust suncare products is derived from natural sources)
  • Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory activity and effectiveness in the treatment of burns. Thus, it has been selected for its ability to help ameliorate the initial inflammatory phase of sunburn and to help in the healing process.
  • Bee propolis has been shown to be effective for the treatment of burns. Thus, it has been selected for its potential to treat sunburn.
    (Dermatologic patch-testing for bee propolis and other honey bee product allergies is recommended for children prior to use)
  • Camomile has been documented to have anti-inflammatory activity. Therefore, it has been selected for its ability to help soothe the inflammatory phase of sunburn.
  • Glycerine is a natural moisturizer and preservative.
  • Rosewater is a natural astringent and perfume.

The six natural medicinal ingredients in Moondust Natural Skin Protector include:

  • Zinc Oxide occurs naturally in the earth’s crust as the mineral “zincite”. It has been used for centuries as a specialized skin ointment in Ayurvedic medicine. Zinc oxide was chosen for its property as the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB reflector that is approved for use as a sunscreen by the FDA. It acts as a physical sunblock by scattering ultraviolet light more effectively than other substances. Moreover, it is photostable. Zinc oxide suspended in a creme base has the added advantage of sitting on the surface of the skin without being absorbed which may not be the case with the microfine or nano form currently in use in sunscreens. It acts to block the final apoptotic phase of sunburn. (The zinc oxide in Moondust suncare products is derived from natural sources)
  • Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory activity and effectiveness in the treatment of burns. Thus, it has been selected for its ability to help ameliorate the initial inflammatory phase of sunburn and to help in the healing process.
  • Bee propolis has been shown to be effective for the treatment of burns. Thus, it has been selected for its potential to treat sunburn.
    (Dermatologic patch-testing for bee propolis and other honey bee product allergies is recommended for children prior to use)
  • Camomile has been documented to have anti-inflammatory activity. Therefore, it has been selected for its ability to help soothe the inflammatory phase of sunburn.
  • Glycerine is a natural moisturizer and preservative.
  • Rosewater is a natural astringent and perfume.

The seven natural medicinal ingredients in Moondust Natural Sunscreens include:

  • Zinc Oxide occurs naturally in the earth’s crust as the mineral “zincite”. It has been used for centuries as a specialized skin ointment in Ayurvedic medicine. Zinc oxide was chosen for its property as the broadest spectrum UVA and UVB reflector that is approved for use as a sunscreen by the FDA. It acts as a physical sunblock by scattering ultraviolet light more effectively than other substances. Moreover, it is photostable. Zinc oxide suspended in a creme base has the added advantage of sitting on the surface of the skin without being absorbed which may not be the case with the microfine or nano form currently in use in sunscreens. It acts to block the final apoptotic phase of sunburn. (The zinc oxide in Moondust suncare products is derived from natural sources)
  • Melanin was chosen because it is the natural sunscreen of the human body, which usually protects itself from solar radiation by increasing melanin production. It ranges in colour from red and yellow {pheomelanin} to brown and black {eumelanin} with the latter being the most effective. It likely acts as a chromophore by absorbing light energy and undergoing a subsequent conformational change involving the excitation of electrons. The resulting energy may be converted into lower energy radiation and heat which can be dissipated. However, certain individuals are not able to produce enough melanin to fulfill this function and the result is sunburn. Thus, there is reason to suppose that it may be one of the most suitable ingredients for a commercial sunscreen. Based on past and present scientific studies, melanin derived from black sesame [Sesamum indicum] has been selected for its application as an active sunscreen to block the apoptotic phase of sunburn.
  • Aloe vera is known for its anti-inflammatory activity and effectiveness in the treatment of burns. Thus, it has been selected for its ability to help ameliorate the initial inflammatory phase of sunburn and to help in the healing process.
  • Bee propolis has been shown to have antiproliferative activity towards cancer cell lines and has been used successfully in the treatment of burns. Thus, it has been selected for its potential to treat sunburn and to halt the progression of transformed cancer cells in the skin.
    (Dermatologic patch-testing for bee propolis and other honey bee product allergies is recommended for children prior to use)
  • Camomile has been documented to have anti-inflammatory activity. It may also display anti-proliferative and selective apoptotic activity towards various cancer cell lines. Therefore, it has been selected for its ability to help soothe the inflammatory phase of sunburn and its possible role in helping to eliminate transformed skin cells.
  • Glycerine is a natural moisturizer and preservative.
  • Rosewater is a natural perfume.