Ingredients

We believe in making safe, healthy and ultra-effective products from the best fruit, plants, flowers and safe synthetics. Every ingredient we put into our products is carefully thought out to make sure it is the safest and most effective ingredient we can use and is most beneficial to you and your skin.

The Purposes of our Safe, Effective and Beneficial Ingredients

SUNPLUS is packed with ultra-healthy, skin nourishing, plant-based, natural superfood ingredients, so it not only protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, it also moisturizes, soothes and protects your skin from pollutants and premature aging. It does not sting your eyes and is soothing enough for sensitive skin and children.

Why do we even use some synthetic ingredients? Because we want to deliver the very best experience and product to you – and it is necessary to balance natural and synthetic ingredients to create a lotion that will deliver the very best experience, feel and skin nourishment. Synthetics help maintain the safety and integrity of the products and help in the delivery of other plant and fruit based ingredients to create the most effective and good feeling products.

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Skin Superfoods – Moisturizers, Antioxidants & Vitamins

Just like your body needs a variety of healthy foods to thrive, your skin needs a variety of beneficial ingredients to look its best.Your skin cells absorb skin beneficial superfoods contained in our lotions. We pack our lotions with a balanced variety of antioxidant and vitamin rich plant, flower and berry superfood ingredients.What do they do exactly? 

What do skin superfood do exactly?

The answer is, alot:

+Sun Damage Restorer: Phytosterols repair skin after sun damage that we can’t even see.

+Slow Premature Aging: Antioxidants fight free radicals and combat oxidative damage, which is a leading cause of skin cancer and premature aging.

+Protect Against Environmental Pollutants: Antioxidants fight free radicals and combat oxidative damage, which is a leading cause of skin cancer and premature aging.

+Wrinkle Fighters: Ellegic acid prevents early wrinkles and boosts your skin’s natural collagen and elastin production, which makes your skin look more youthful and firm.

+Intense Moisturizer: Phytosterols also reduce water loss on the skin, keeping you hydrated and moisturized for longer.

Skin Nourishing Superfood Ingredients from Nature

Other Beneficial Ingredients

Moisturizing & Hydrating

Our moisturizing ingredients make your skin feel softer and look smoother and younger. And make it feel better after a day in the sun. They work in several different ways. One, as magnets that attract water. They pull moisture from the air into the upper layer of your skin. Others help get rid of dead skin cells first to even out the moisture levels in your skin. And others help maintain and preserve the moisture already in your skin. We carefully balance all of this and only use the safest and most effective moisturizers, or emollients and humectants.

Our moisturizing ingredients include:


ALLANTOIN
Healing Moisturizer
Allantoin is a chemical compound naturally produced by many organisms, including animals, plants, and bacteria. Odorless, safe, non-toxic, and non-allergenic, allantoin is moisturizing and keratolytic, meaning that it softens keratin in the skin. This property helps skin to heal more quickly and to bind moisture more effectively, making products containing allantoin useful for dry skin and for healing wounds, burns, and scars. It is also effective against sunburn, chapped lips, cold sores, diaper rash, and similar skin irritations.

CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC
Gentle Moisturizer
Capric/Caprylic is derived from coconut oil and glycerin, it’s considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient. It’s included in cosmetics due to its mix of fatty acids that skin can use to replenish its surface and resist moisture loss. Caprylic/capric triglyceride can also function as a thickener, but its chief job is to moisturize and replenish skin. This ingredient’s value for skin is made greater by the fact that it’s considered gentle.

CYCLOPENTASILOXANE & CYCLOTETRASILOXANE
Soothing & Moisturizing Emollient
Cyclopentasiloxane and cyclotetrasiloxane are emollients that soothe and soften the skin by keeping moisture locked in. They also correct dryness by preventing water loss and prevent scaling by holding more water on the skin’s surface. They are an excellent lubricant that sufficiently stretches water layers on the surface of the skin.
It is believed that cyclopentasiloxane and cyclotetrasiloxane may have some capacity to remove wrinkles and skin blemishes.

DIMETHICONOL
Silky Moisturizer
Dimethiconol improves the feel, appearance, and performance of our lotions. It acts as a silky moisturizer and delivery agent for other skin care ingredients. It helps with skin irritation due to its low surface tension, meaning it spreads easily across the surface of skin and forms a protective covering, while still allowing skin to “breathe”. Oxygen, nitrogen, and other nutrients can still pass through. However, it does not allow water to pass through, which is an ideal quality for preventing dry, dehydrated skin.

GLYCERIN
Gentle Moisturizer
Glycerin is a clear, viscous, water-soluble liquid which occurs widely in nature. It's a traditional cosmetic material and has been used for many years because it's so safe and effective.
As a humectant, glycerin draws moisture from the air into your skin to keep it hydrated and soft. It's very mild and does not cause irritation.

HYALURONIC ACID
Powerful Moisturizer
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally-occurring substance in skin known for its stunning capacity to attract and hold onto 1000x its weight in moisture. It works overtime by replenishing skin to enhance a healthy, supple look and feel.

SQUALENE (Amaranth seed)
Boosting Moisturizer
Our 100% plant based Squalene mimics your skin’s natural oils, making it an excellent emollient. The antioxidants in these oils also fight skin damage and free radicals, which can both accelerate the aging process. Squalene is also a detoxifier and regular use can also boost collagen production, resulting in firmer skin. It’s also a natural antioxidant and has antitumor properties, protecting your skin from carcinogens. Peak production of this natural moisturizer occurs in the teen years, with production slowing down in your 20s or 30s. As a result, your skin becomes drier and rougher. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. So, when applied topically, squalene has tremendous benefits. Boosting hydration can help your skin appear more vibrant and healthier.

Performance Boosters

Our performance boosting ingredients help our sunscreens last longer in the water and while you sweat, increase SPF effectiveness and the delivery of other beneficial ingredients. Think of them as a way to make our already superb blend of ingredients work even better.

Our performance boosting ingredients include:


ACRYLATE COPOLYMER
For Staying Power
We use this copolymer in many of our makeup formulas for its ability to create a flexible, water-resistant finish. Acrylate Copolymer is a film-former and is used in many cosmetic products for its adhesion and water resistance.

POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE
Gold Standard Emulsifier & For Staying Power
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate is the golden standard emulsifier for emulsions (oil+water mixtures) that are difficult to stabilize. It is especially powerful in in sunscreens as it can boost SPF protection and increase the water-resistance of the formula.

Emulsifiers

Skin lotions and sunscreen lotions are made up of water and oil components. An emulsifier is needed for products that contain both water and oil components. The stabilizing effect of emulsifiers means that the product remains blended and will not separate. Creams and lotions are water and oil droplets held together by materials called emulsifiers: without them, oil droplets would float on top of the water.

Our emulsifiers include:


CETEARETH-20
A Safe Emulsifier and Surfactant
Ceteareth-20 functions as an emulsifier and surfactant. An emulsifier is needed for products that contain both water and oil components. The stabilizing effect of emulsifiers means that the product remains blended and will not separate. Creams and lotions are water and oil droplets held together by materials called emulsifiers: without them, oil droplets would float on top of the water. Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension between two substances, such as two liquids or a liquid and a solid. In skin care products, surfactants work to degrease and emulsify oils and fats and suspended in oil, allowing them to be washed away.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL
A Safe Emulsifier
Cetearyl alcohol is an oil-soluble mixture of fatty alcohols. It supports the main emulsion system and gives texture to our lotions. We balance our emulsifiers so that they break down easily when applied to the skin, allowing the fresh ingredients to be of utmost benefit. An emulsifier is needed for products that contain both water and oil components. The stabilizing effect of emulsifiers means that the product remains blended and will not separate. Creams and lotions are water and oil droplets held together by materials called emulsifiers: without them, oil droplets would float on top of the water.

GLYCERYL STEARATE
A Safe Emulsifier
The surfactant qualities of glyceryl stearate allow oil and water to mix. The stabilizing effect of these two ingredients means that the product remains blended and will not separate. Creams and lotions are water and oil droplets held together by materials called emulsifiers: without them, oil droplets would float on top of the water.
When used in a moisturizer, this forms a protective barrier on the surface of skin, greatly assisting moisture retention.

PEG-100 STEARATE
A Safe Emulsifier
The surfactant qualities of glyceryl stearate allow oil and water to mix. The stabilizing effect of these two ingredients means that the product remains blended and will not separate. Creams and lotions are water and oil droplets held together by materials called emulsifiers: without them, oil droplets would float on top of the water.
When used in a moisturizer, this forms a protective barrier on the surface of skin, greatly assisting moisture retention.

Gentle Preservatives

Preservatives play a crucial role in keeping cosmetics safe. We rely on preservatives to create an inhospitable environment for microorganisms while maintaining an optimal pH level for your skin health. Preservatives prevent bacteria and other microorganisms from living in a product. Without them products can be easily contaminated with bacteria, fungi, molds and can cause disease.

Our preservatives include:


PHENOXYETHANOL & ETHYLHEXYGLYCERIN
Gentle preservatives
We use Phenoxyethanol as a gentle preservative to control bacteria growth in our cosmetics. This organic compound is clear and viscous with a faint rose scent. Phenoxyethanol is on the Soil Association's list of preservatives approved for use in organic cosmetics.