Protect the Oceans and Corals in particular …
GREENBUSH is an ethical sun care brand,
made in France allowing optimal sun protection, healthy composition and respect for the environment.
GREENBUSH SPF 50+ sun stick & GREENBUSH SPF 50 sunscreen, offer maximum and long-lasting protection to the most sensitive skin, prone to sunburn and intolerant to chemical filters. Because maintaining biodiversity is essential, GREENBUSH sun care products are composed only of mineral filters that do not degrade the coral; in fact over the past thirty years, 30% of coral reefs have been irreversibly lost. However, these are essential for the survival of the marine ecosystem, since 25% of marine species live in close dependence on coral. The chemical filters, dispersed in the sea when we surf or swim, are very toxic to the algae on which the survival of corals depends. The widespread use of chemical sunscreens causes coral bleaching, which is synonymous with death.
Every year 15,000 tons of sunscreens are poured into the oceans and chemical filters destroy corals in less than 48 hours. GREENBUSH is composed of a mineral screen, stable and effective over time, offering high tolerance and optimal protection against UVB AND UVA (short and long).
FIGHT AGAINST UVA AND UVB
UV is the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. There are three types of UV: UVA, UVB and less known, UVC. While UVCs are filtered out by the ozone layer, UVA and UVB rays, on the other hand, reach us and we protect ourselves against it when we use sun protection.
The medium wavelength UVB rays are the main culprits of sunburn. The effects of UVA rays, of longer wavelength, are certainly less visible in the very short term, but they are no less harmful: they penetrate the skin deeply, down to the dermis.
The damage to the skin is cumulative, which means that the daily damage adds up over the long term. UV rays damage the DNA of skin cells. Affected cells may die or repair themselves; if the damage is too much to repair, it can promote the development of skin cancer.
PROTECTION SIGN, The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of a sunscreen is a measure of its effectiveness. It indicates the protective power of a product against sunburn. It therefore mainly concerns anti-UVB protection.
The GREENBUSH sun stick has a 50+ sun protection factor, so very high protection is achieved.
GREENBUSH sunscreen has a sun protection factor of 50, so high protection is achieved.
WHAT IS A MINERAL FILTER ?
There are two types of ultraviolet filters that fight against UVA and UVB rays, mineral (or inorganic) filters and chemical (or organic) filters.
Organic filters are therefore, as their name suggests, organic molecules. They provide sun protection by absorbing UV radiation.
While mineral filters, which are titanium dioxide (TiO2) and zinc oxide (ZnO), act by diffusing ultraviolet rays.
WHY GREENBUSH CHOOSED MINERAL FILTERS ?
GREENBUSH chose mineral filters for two main reasons.
First and foremost for the health of our consumers.
If you are looking for a sunscreen that is more respectful of your health, you have certainly come across the word “nanoparticles” before. But what exactly are nanoparticles in sun filters?
There are two types of mineral filters: those with nanoparticles and those without nanoparticles.
Nanoparticles are particles whose size is less than 100 nanometers, which are naturally present in nature and which have the property, in cosmetics, of reducing the whitening effect of filters of mineral origin.
GREENBUSH sun care products do not contain nanoparticles, hence the white color of our sunscreens on application.
The second reason for using mineral filters is for the health of the oceans. Because maintaining biodiversity is essential, GREENBUSH sun care products are composed only of mineral filters that do not degrade the coral.
In fact, over the past thirty years, 30% of coral reefs have been irreversibly lost. However, these are essential for the survival of the marine ecosystem, since 25% of marine species live in close dependence on coral.
The chemical filters, dispersed in the sea when we surf or swim, are very toxic to the algae on which the survival of corals depends.
The widespread use of chemical sunscreens causes coral bleaching, which is synonymous with death.
Every year 15,000 tonnes of sunscreen are poured into the oceans and chemical filters destroy corals in less than 48 hours.
Tips for use
Apply in sufficient quantity and regularly. Studies show that a good application of SPF 50 sunscreen corresponds to 2 mg / cm ^ 2 on the skin, whereas the average application of users is 0.5 mg / cm ^ 2.
Avoid exhibitions between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Do not expose children and babies to the sun
Nanoparticles caused a scandal a few years ago. Indeed, previously sunscreens (organic or not) were difficult to spread and left white marks on the skin. To overcome this problem, some brands have resorted to titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in the form of nanoparticles.
Due to their small size, nanomaterials can penetrate and diffuse in living organisms, even inside cells; they can harm plants, micro-organisms and animals.
Spanish researchers have shown, for example, that titanium dioxide nanoparticles used in sunscreens for their anti-UV properties are found in the Mediterranean, where they have detrimental effects on the phytoplankton which constitutes the staple food of marine animals. If the base of the food chain is disrupted, the entire ecosystem will be affected.
And for humans, they easily enter the human body and can pose serious problems for our health (cancer, disruption of cell function, malformations, etc.).
However, the new 2013 legislation requires each brand to notify the presence of nanoparticles on each of its labels. But a real ban was unfortunately not enforced and it is still found in many products today.
Since June 2016, the general assembly of the Cosmebio label has decided that manufacturers of organic sunscreens should no longer contain mineral sunscreens in “nano” form. Today, we will therefore favor creams certified by Cosmebio!
Cosmos Organic label certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to the COSMOS standard: 95% minimum of ingredients of natural origin on the total of the product (water and minerals considered as natural) 95% minimum of organic ingredients on all plants, 10% minimum of ingredients organic on the total of the product (water and minerals considered as non-organic because they are not cultivated).
100% of the total is of natural origin
70% of the total ingredients are from organic farming
Cosmos Organic certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to the Cosmos standard available on
production and processing processes that respect the environment and human health
the development of the concept of green chemistry
responsible use of natural resources
respect for biodiversity
free petrochemical ingredients (excluding authorized preservatives): parabens, phenoxyethanol, perfumes and synthetic dyes