- Water resistant (up to 80 minutes) and biodegradable with broad spectrum protection
- 100% vegetarian ingredients
- No animal testing
- NO: parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances
Your first line of defense against damaging sun exposure, Alba Botanica's light-textured and fast absorbing broad-spectrum (UVA & UVB) Sun Care products are also enriched with vitamins, certified organic herbs and pure plant proteins for optimum benefits.
To many of us, tan skin indicates a healthy, out-doorsy lifestyle. However, it doesn't necessarily indicate healthy skin. In fact, there is probably no other single factor as destructive to the long-term strength and youthfulness of skin than the sun.
Although the most immediate effects of sun-damage are endured by the surface epidermal layer of our skin in the form of sunburns and drying, over time, exposure to UV radiation can penetrate deep into the underlying dermis and negatively effect the collagen structures within (a process called photoaging). This results in an eventual reduction in skin elasticity and the development of wrinkles. In addition, the alteration of these collagen structures can weaken the tiny blood vessels that are supported within them, making the vessels more likely to rupture and lead to discoloration as well as decreased circulation.
The truth is that as much as 90 percent of the wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging skin that we usually think of as signs of aging can be attributed to sun damage, this according to the the American Skin Association, a national organization for education on skin health. What's worse, skin cancer is now the most common cancer, striking more than 800,000 annually in the U.S.
Which is not to say that panic is in order. While these dangers are real and should be taken seriously, diligent use of sunscreen as well as a daily moisturizer -- especially one enhanced with antioxidants -- capable of replenishing essential oils lost to the sun, can go a long way towards helping skin withstand many of the external causes of aging.
Alba knows life is complicated - but superb personal care doesn't have to be. Alba's sensual, exotic body care products reflect your need for effective, individualized body care. Delight your senses, enhance your natural beauty, match your personal style. Simple, pure, individual. Alba is committed to reducing their footprint so that this company helps to preserve and heal the planet, now and for future generations. Alba recognizes the need to be good stewards of all natural resources. Alba will continuously work to reduce their ecological footprint in everything they do as a business, from the field to the final product.
Since 1979, Alba has been dedicated to sophisticated, sensual body care that's pure, effective and reflects your individual style. Alba Botanicals strives to meet your highest expectations with excellent, effective products that fit in with your lifestyle. They draw inspiration from nature -- blending pure botanicals, essential oils and vitamins and minerals with sophistication and care. Life is complicated -- but beauty doesn't have to be.
They've created a range of products that reflect their passions. Alba Botanicals are committed to saving the Rainforest and utilizing fair trade ingredients as seen in their Rainforest product line. Alba Botanicals is inspired by the exotic experience of the tropics, as seen in the Hawaiian line of Skin Care, Sun Care and Spa Treatments, as well as by the world-class advances in natural Sea Enzyme skin care and botanical-influenced Hair Care lines.
Alba shares your concern that animals not be used to test cosmetics, toiletries and household products. Alba does not test their products or ingredients on animals, nor do they ask others to do so for them. Furthermore, Alba requires that all their ingredient suppliers meet the same criteria of no animal testing. Alba offers a unique collection of quality personal care products for caring consumers seeking natural, organic and cruelty-free ingredient alternatives within the vegetarian ethic.