WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS

PHYSICAL SUNSCREENS

NO Nanoparticle and NO nasty chemicals.

MINERAL The most natural, safe protection. Contains the only two ingredients recognized by the FDA as safe.

  • Zinc Oxide- nano-particle free, nontoxic, broad spectrum for UVA and UVB naturally healing, safe for people with melasma or rosacea (flare ups brought on by heat)
  • Titanium Dioxide-nano-particle free– nano-particle free, nontoxic, broad spectrum for UVA and UVB, also safe for heat activated skin issues.

Safe for our bodies

  • The minerals are absorbed into the skin immediately for protection against the sun and then sit on the skin’s surface and physically prevent UV and UVA rays from penetrating your skin. Helps prevent skin cancer. There are no known side effects.

Safe for our environment

  • No known issues to the environment, sustainably mined and recycled.
  • No known issues to marine life- fish, coral, reefs.

With this in mind, BNO’s Natural Sunscreen (tinted, Tan,and tint free), has Zinc Oxide and additional natural ingredients to moisturize and nourish while protecting your skin with

OILS

  • Olive oil- Organic, fights free radicals, moisturizing
  • Jojoba Oil- Organic, natural humectant
  • Shea Butter- Natural,an emollient, high amounts of vitamin E

Natural oils are safe for our body and the environment

Our body needs the sun’s vitamin D for healthy bones, our immune system, and its mood boosting powers. However, remember to always protect your skin with sunscreen, hydration, and a great moisturizer. BNO has our Organic Sunscreen in tan, nude, and tint free plus a luxurious line of after sun moisturizers.

CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS

NANOPARTICLES or Nano’s that are in CHEMICAL sunscreens have the power to cause large amounts of damage to our bodies and our earth.

  • Damage to our Bodies-because nanos are so small, they can penetrate deep into your skin and also into your body and lungs via inhalation, posing many threats including possible organ damage. Studies have also revealed the development of cancer, endocrine reproductive disruption and DNA mutation in humans.
  • Damage to our Environment-Just as nanos can affect humans it also disrupts our environment. With the super small size of nanos, they can infiltrate and survive in wastewater plants that run into our streams, rivers, and waterways that end up in the soil food is grown in. Our oceans and sea life are also affected by the nano interaction in seawater with UV light as it produces Hydrogen Peroxide, which has been shown to inhibit phytoplankton growth, a vital nutrient for reefs, its inhabitants, and many species of living coral.

CHEMICALS These chemicals are known to cause damage to both our bodies and our environment. The FDA is now calling for more testing on chemical sunscreens and the ingredients not always fully listed by name, specifically the inactive ingredients, preservatives (methylisothiazolinone), and fillers that can also be harmful.

Look on your sunscreen bottle, these chemicals below have dangerous effects

DAMAGE to our Bodies

  • Oxybenzone – Hormone disruptor, skin reactions, absorption into breast milk, amniotic fluids, blood and urine
  • Avobenzone – Toxic with chlorine, cause skin allergies and is a hormone disruptor

DAMAGE to our Environment

  • Oxybenzone- Damage to coral and reef DNA, causes “reef zombies” coral that appears to be living but can now longer reproduce, it has been banned in Hawaii
  • Avobenzone- Does damage to reefs and sea life

WHY HAWAII BANNED CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN

Hawaii is the first state in the U.S. to legally ban chemical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens contain oxybenzone and octinoxate which destroy coral reefs, fish and pollute the water.

As part of our mission to protect the earth, BE NATURAL ORGANICS will ONLY sell our Physical Organic Sunscreen that is 100% chemical and nano particle free and safe for the environment.

The recommended SPF 30 is to protect the skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays that can cause premature aging & skin cancer. For healthier skin we have included vitamins A, D, & E to nurture and retain moisture in skin.

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Hyaluronic Acid Molecules

It is vital to maintain proper hydration in all layers of the skin for optimal skin health. Be Natural Organics’ Hyaluronic Serum contains three different weight molecules to deliver hydration and support from the epidermis down to the hypodermis.

Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid – This is the smallest size molecule and is able to penetrate into the deepest layers of the skin (the hypodermis) where most cellular repair takes place. It binds to water molecules, pushing them into the lower layers of skin to prevent dehydration there.

Medium Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid – These medium-sized molecules bind more water than the low molecular weight molecules and are able to penetrate into the middle layers of the skin where cellular activity takes place. It may offer a more immediate visual effect on the complexion as it hydrates and softens wrinkles.

High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid  This is the largest size molecule which holds the most water (up to 1000 times its weight). This smooths and plumps the skin, improving the appearance of fine lines.

NOTE: Our hyaluronic acid is produced through the fermentation of barley and other grains by Bacillus subtilis bacteria.

  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO.

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SUNSCREEN FOR THE WINTER… HUH?

We all know the importance of sunscreen in the summer but not all realize it’s extremely important in the winter months too. I didn’t until I started investigating for this blog. 

Did you know?

  • Snow and ice actually intensify and reflect up to 90% of UV rays.
  • UV rays and sun damage can cause skin cancer.
  • UV rays are responsible for those nasty wrinkles we don’t want, the number is a staggering 90%.
  • Even if it’s a cloudy day the sun still comes through.
  • Winter sport enthusiasts are at a higher risk, so sunscreen is a must! 
  • Skiers and snowboarders’ risk of UV damage is increased by 4-5% for every 1000 feet they are above sea level.
  • The ozone layer is our UV protector, but is at its thinnest during winter months.
  • The blustery wind, cold temps, dryness, windburn and yes sunburn all combine to make your skin more susceptible to damage and premature wrinkling.
  • 30 SPF is the recommended number for best coverage applied every 3-4 hours.

BE NATURAL ORGANICS sunscreen is 100% chemical and nano FREE. Our sunscreen is used to fight sun damage, is a foundation and a moisturizer, what more could you ask for? It is the recommended 30 SPF, comes in tan, nude, and no tint and 3 sizes that are perfect to always have on hand. So, this winter bundle up, put on a smile and wear that sunscreen!

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE BORAGE PLANT

Borage oil is derived from the seeds of the Borage plant also known as Borago Officinalis or Starflower, its color and shape are beautiful, but the rest looks like the torturous man-eating plant from the Little Shop of Horrors movie. That visual aside, what this little plant can do for your skincare regimen is amazing and is found in BE NATURAL ORGANICS SHIMMER OIL

The best active found in Borage oil is the GLA. It has the highest content of GLA (gamma linolenic acid) found, even more than evening primrose oil which packs quite a punch of GLA itself. I know our customers are very well versed in organic ingredients; however, for the newbies let me tell you about a lovely GLA also known as King’s cure-all. This acid is an omega 6 fatty polyunsaturated acid that is excellent for problematic, dry skin and is extremely soothing for all skin types, believe me you want this in your skincare products! Shimmer also contains raspberry seed oil from Poland that contains collagen and ravages free radicals and macadamia nut oil from Australia with its Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids is age defying. Believe me when I say BNO searches the globe for the most pure and potent ingredients for our products.

Whether your looking for a pure light serum or something richer, we have you covered.

Best of all, they are
both EWG Verified

Our Squalane Serum consists of one incredible ingredient – Olives! Our Squalane Serum is an extremely potent antioxidant; combating free-radicals and the damage they cause to the skin. This makes it particularly nice for those who spend a lot of time in the sun or are dealing with sun damage.

Our Squalane Light Serum is 100% derived from the sugar cane plant which is much lighter oil than our original olive derived Squalane Serum. Squalane made with sugar cane is odorless and prevents moisture loss so that your skin will retain its current flexibility giving a more luminous appearance.

How to Redeem Reward Points

Our new website will be up and running soon. Points are not transferable so use the tutorial below to redeem your points before 02/01/21. 

Directions on how to find and redeem BNO reward points: 

  • Login into your Be Natural Organics account 
  • Go into your account – https://www.benaturalorganics.com/myaccount.asp 
  • Under Other Features, click on the link “BNO Rewards” 
  • Type in the number of points you have accumulated. You must have a minimum of 200 points.   
  • Click “Redeem Now” 
  • Add your desired products to your shopping cart, proceed to check out, add coupon codes (if applicable), select shipping rate, click “Proceed to Checkout”, select shipping and billing address. Your rewards total should be reflected in the gift certificate area. Click on “Place Order” 

THE HISTORY OF CYBER MONDAY

Thank you, Ellen Davis, senior vice president of research and strategic initiatives of the National Retail Federation (NRF) for inventing and marketing Cyber Monday.

Her research showed that when people went back to work the Monday after Thanksgiving, they were shopping online using their work computers for the faster internet speeds and their children had no way to see what they were getting on the home computer, who would have thought? 

The NRF sent out a press release days before turkey day in 2005, using the new term “Cyber Monday”, online retailers were thrilled to see a 77% jump in sales! 

Insane fact- Cyber Monday 2019 during peak hours spending was 12 million per MINUTE!

BE NATURAL ORGANICS is thankful for last year’s biggest Cyber Monday sale ever. This year we are committed to making it even bigger and better with incredible deals.

BE GRATEFUL JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!

I get it, 2020 has been a really hard year to find things to be grateful for, COVID-19, a divided country, high unemployment…

When you think of the times in the past where you’ve been grateful for your health, the love of your life, bills that were paid and food on the table, you felt a spark of gratitude. 

At other times life can bring you down so low that you feel you have absolutely nothing to give thanks for. For your own well being, find something to be grateful for. 

Did you know… 

Happy thoughts negate unhappy thoughts. Research has “positively” shown happy, positive emotions are exceptionally good for our body, brain, and spirit.

Sounds like an easy thing to do right? Not always, it takes training, emotional strength and persistence. There are ways you can train yourself, just use your smarts and senses to learn how.

  • Schedule a gratitude reminder on your phone to come up in the morning and evening, take a second to start your day with positivity and before bed reflect on something good from the day, you well sleep better.
  • Be present! Stop your multi-tasking mind, look at the sun, smell the fresh rain, smile at the person next to you.
  • Say Thank you more often- it spreads gratitude!
  • Start a gratitude journal- on your phone or a paper journal, write at least 3 things a day, soon your mind will just do it automatically.
  • 21-day gratitude challenge- No judgment, gossip or criticizing for 21 days! 
  • Exchange self-pity for gratitude and move forward towards a happier life.

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EWG….. What or Who are They?

EWG, is an acronym for Environmental Working Group. The EWG is the largest nonprofit agency created to protect US citizens from exposure to harmful toxic chemicals. This includes the personal care industry as well as many others.

All products featured on EWG’s website go through rigorous testing and information gathering in order for a product to be given a safety rating. Be Natural Organics is thrilled that our products have received outstanding ratings.

Another rating is EWG Verified. This seal is given to those products after passing a program of purity.

Currently, BNO has three best-selling products that are EWG Verified.

Hyaluronic Serum – Perfect for skin that is dealing with aging as well as a multiple of other concerns. Provides lush amounts of hydration.

  • Holds up to 1000% in moisture
  • Plumps skin for a more youthful skin
  • Does not clog pores

Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser– A gentle foaming cleanser

  • PH balanced
  • Gentle for all skin types
  • Safe for sensitive, mature skin, adults and children

Squalane Serum – All natural oil derived from pure olives that deep dives into your skin for optimal moisture

  • It does a phenomenal job softening and plumping fine lines providing the appearance of a youthful look
  • The perfect primer under cosmetics for a professional look

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