Natural Sunblock May 11, 2016 10:30

Sunblock, we need it, but some products can do more harm than good. Most of the sunblocks and sunscreens we can buy at the pharmacy give us a false sense of security, while they do indeed protect from sunburn they don't necessarily protect from skin cancer. The FDA stated in 2007 that it is "not aware of data demonstrating that sunscreen use alone helps prevent skin cancer”. That's not all, chemical sunscreens are thought to actually accelerate skin cancer (rates of skin cancer have gone UP with rates of sunscreen development and use) or contain endocrine disrupting ingredients.

Our sun block of choice is made right here on Vancouver Island, Healing Bliss Botanicals Skin Bliss Sunblock is 100% natural, child-safe, vegan, biodegradable, the list goes on. It's also set in an organic face & body lotion base, so it moisturizes while it protects. We just restocked our favourite sunblock, so come on in to our Fort Street store to snag some. We have SPF 30 & 45 in stock, but it's flying off the shelves so pop in soon.