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Garden of Eve - Newsletter

Sun Care

   Living Healthy, Living Green News

The Sun is Our Friend

We must respect it for its gifts and be cautious of its power.

Wondrous rays of sunshine lift our spirit, enhance our energy and

                                         protect our health.  

Without the Sun, life as we know it on this planet would not exist.  Plants would not grow creating chlorophyll, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and other valuable nutrients.  Sunlight supports the health of our eyes and assists the synthesis of vitamin D so that we can assimilate calcium for the health of our bones and many other health needs.  The sun feeds our pineal and pituitary glands affording us restful sleep, proper balance of endocrine function and hormones that influence our growth, maintain our youthful appearance and balance our moods. 
It helps prevent disease.

It is important to get some sunlight exposure regularly.  Since there are many different skin types with varying degrees of melanin, the amount of sun exposure that is healthy and beneficial varies for different people.  The mid-day hours (approximately 11 am to 3 pm) are when the sun is most intense and therefore are the best hours to take cover.  To totally avoid sun is unhealthy.

The cosmetic industry has developed a multitude of sunscreen products, with many different SPF (sun protection factor) levels and multiple interpretations of the meaning of those SPF levels.  There are many harmful synthetic ingredients used in sunscreen products.  During a study conducted at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in February, 2001, five sunscreen ingredients were found to have estrogenic properties: octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC), benzophenone-3, homosalate, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC), octyl-dimethyl-PABA.  Other commonly used ingredients cause irritation.  Most alarming are the associated carcinogenic risks. (see the Skin Deep Report, March Newsletter.)  I believe it is wise to avoid products that contain these and other synthetic ingredients.

 Sun protection is more than skin deep.

There is more we can do to protect our skin than just using topical products.  Research has shown that eating sufficient essential fatty acids (efa) helps protect our skin from UVA-UVB rays. It is noted that a diet rich in omega 3 and omega 6 oils (6:3 ratio) is effective in preventing cancer specifically skin cancer.  Most American diets are deficient in omega 3 oils.  Good sources of omega 3 oils are wild deep water fish, fatty fish, walnuts and flax seeds. It is also important to eat foods rich in anti-oxidants (vitamins A, C, E, and trace minerals zinc and selenium) preferably from plant sources e.g. sea weeds and raw vegetables.

Sun care pointers:

      ♥   It is safe to be in the sun only as long as it does not cause a sunburn. That is the key.
      ♥   Eat sufficient omega 3 & omega 6 oils; eat foods rich in anti-oxidants.
      ♥   When sun exposure beyond your skins limit is unavoidable, use sun protective products     
         that are free of synthetic ingredients.
      ♥   Be sure to nourish your skin with a good after sun product.  Citrus & Sass is an  
         excellent sun repair cream.  It contains Kukui nut, Coconut and Sesame seed oils, all of  
         which are noted specifically for their after sun skin replenishing qualities.

Our skin loves to be soothed and replenished with natural plant ingredients.  After fun in the sun at the sea or pool side you will find Citrus & Sass a delightful refreshing treat for your skin!

Garden of Eves approach to sun care

I saw the need for a non-toxic sun protective product.  My skin has always been too sensitive
(or aware) to use commercial sunscreen products.  I decided it was time to see what I could create with pure plant oils and micronized mineral zinc oxide.  I developed two products one for body, another for face that has extra skin nurturing properties of plant extracts and essential oils (Calendula, Sea Buckthorne berry and Lavender.) This face cream can be used as a luxurious day cream with sun protection factors.

Both of these products are great for all skin types; babies and children too. 
They are made of certified organic oils of plants that are particularly rich sources of anti-oxidants and known to have significant UVA and UVB block potential with micronized zinc oxide added for long lasting and non-irritating sun protection.


Contest Winners for
Name that sun product there are two

                                                         Sun Love           face cream
                                                      Sizzle Less         body lotion     


Developing the Sun Care products has been more involved than any other product I have formulated.  At this time the SPF level is 3.7.  Because I know this will suit some people I am offering the products now.

I am still working on the products to reach SPF 15.  I have reformulated and will send them to the lab for SPF Testing again this week.  I am confident that my innovative and uncompromising approach to solar protection that is non-irritating and non-toxic will soon manifest a product that will meet most peoples needs for solar protection. 

Thank you for bearing with me and for sharing in my excitement of this product.

By the Way

As promised the creators of the winning product names will receive a sun product of their choice. My thanks to all who participated in the Name that Sun Product Contest.  You will receive trial sizes of the sun care products.  

Thanks for being part of the process and the fun!

Sun Love
is face care and sun protection developed into one luxurious non-greasy face cream.  Perfectly pure and free of harmful synthetic ingredients, it is made with certified organic oils of: Coconut, Shea butter, Sesame, Jojoba, Rosehip seed; and Red Raspberry seed oil.  This is a beautifully balanced cream that is rich in anti-oxidants and contains all natural whole plant source UVA-UVB protection plus zinc oxide.  Extra nourishing extracts of Calendula and Sea Buckthorne berry plus the essential oil of Lavender are incorporated to make this an exceptional sun protective and beauty enhancing face cream for all skin types.
Available in lavender or no scent.

Sizzle less
is a non-greasy, effective UVA and UVB absorber derived from natures plants and zinc oxide: Certified organic Coconut oil, Shea butter, Sesame, Jojoba, Rosehip seed oils; and Red Raspberry seed oil.  It is great for all skin types, babies and children too. 


* Sun Care Trio *


Sun Love            face creme            1.3 oz.     $ 32.00
Sizzle-less          body lotion           4.5 oz.     $ 25.00
Citrus & Sass     after sun lotion     4.5 oz.     $ 25.00

Total   $ 82.00   ...   Sun Care Trio:   $ 72.00   (save $ 10.00)
April Bonus:
Purchase the 'Sun Care Trio Kit' and receive a .5 oz Bonus product:
Your choice of Sun Love or Sizzle-less
Sun Care Trio ........................................ $72.00



Enter Code: APR06 in the comment box and specify your choice:
      -   Sun Love for face or
      -   Sizzle-less for body


Custom Blending
For help choosing skin care products to meet your individual needs, contact Eve to schedule a consultation.


Yours in Health and Beauty,