My top is down…


my sunglasses are on, and I’m listening to “Toothbrush” by DNCE.   Catchy tune!  It’s finally summer.  Which means it’s time to talk sunscreen.

Unfortunately, most sunscreens contain some pretty scary ingredients.  Lab studies have shown that some of the common chemical UV filters can mimic hormones and cause skin irritation.  Oxybenzone, one of the most common, was given a hazard rating of 8 by the Environmental Working Group.  The worst possible rating is 10.

So I was super excited to discover Raw Elements, a company whose mission is to deliver the safest, most effective sunscreen in the world.  They use zinc oxide, which gives broad spectrum, physical protection from UVA and UVB rays.  Their products have the highest possible rating (1) from the EWG, and contain over 90% organic ingredients.

If you want to cut to the chase, and check out their products, here’s a link:

Raw Elements

And when you place an order, be sure to use the code “happyhealthyandhot” for 10% off your order.  Their prices are reasonable to begin with.  This is a great deal…and a cute promo code!

Besides the fair prices and super safe formula, there are even more reasons to love Raw Elements.  The ingredients are not just safe, they are actually good for your skin.  They include green and black tea, which help to protect the skin from damage by free radicals. Hemp seed oil has a great balance of fatty acids, and is restorative to the skin.  Coffee extracts have many anti-aging properties.

The one drawback of zinc oxide is that it can give a whitish cast to the skin which is not very flattering.  I want my skin to be healthy, but I want to look good too!  Raw Elements offers tinted formulas that totally solve that problem.  There are two tinted formulas…a stick and one that comes in a tin.  I love the stick because it is so portable and easy to apply.  The one that comes in the tin is referred to as a tinted moisturizer, and that’s exactly what it is.  It blends in well but gives the skin a nice glow.  It is intended for the face but you could use it anywhere.  The tin is very generous.

sunscreen 4

You can also get the stick and tin without tint.  (The tin without tint is a bit larger.)

sunscreen outside
This is the tin without the tint.  Generously sized!

I love these products.  They stay on really well.  Sunscreens cannot be called waterproof, but these are extremely water resistant.  And they are so nice and moisturizing!

So, can Raw Elements sunscreen help you feel happy, healthy and hot?  Absolutely!  I am always happy supporting a company with such a great mission.  And I’m happy that I can have safe sun protection while I’m enjoying outdoor activities like standup paddle boarding, swimming, or just going for long walks.  The ingredients in Raw Elements support the health of your skin, and you are avoiding some potentially dangerous ingredients in conventional sunscreen.  And the glowing skin and great body that result from being active outdoors are very hot!


Raw Elements  

Don’t forget to use the code “happyhealthyandhot” for 10% off your order!




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