It’s that time of the year again, when the days get longer and the sun shineth bright upon our skin. Each jar of Sun Buddy is handmade by Austin herbalist Caroline Caswell in a small batch with ethically sourced and homegrown ingredients.
I N G R E D I E N T S: SPF 30
Zinc oxide (non-nano) is the key protector here, effectively shielding against UV rays by remaining on the top layer of the skin, not absorbing into the blood stream.
Avocado oil provides nourishment and UV protection to the skin through beta-carotene, lecithin, proteins, fatty acids, vitamin A, D, and E. This oil is also wound healing to dry, cracked, and inflamed skin.
Sunflower oil deeply moisturizing for hot dry sunny days. The resilience of a sunflower. Antioxidant compounds reduce free radicals and aid in radiant aging by battling sun spots and discoloration. Dissolves excess toxins from the skin.
Chaparral this resilient pungent desert plant bakes in the sun all day long and protects itself and other beings from the harshities of desert life. Strong anti-microbial, anti-fungal, sun-protecting properties make it an ideal ally in this formula.
Calendula sun god and ultimate emollient wound healer brings with it all that is wild and lovely from basking in the sun all day. Anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, vulnerary.
Shea butter vitamins A, E, and F and natural fatty acids feed the skin and provide anti-inflammatory, collagen-boosting, moisturizing action.
Rosewater soothing and tonifying to the skin. allows the cream to be light, airy, and easily applicable.
Aloe Vera the ultimate reliever from the harsher side of the sun's rays. Adds moisture to the skin.
Beeswax binds it all together and provides a waterproof barrier. Yes this sunscreen is waterproof! Just reapply after a dip and every couple hours.
Cocoa and mica powders for added shimmer and blending into various skin types
Lavender and Chamomile essential oils these calming scents also provide mild sun protection and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin.
Caroline Caswell is a western folk herbalist, artist, and educator living in Austin, Texas. Her herbal practice focuses on bioregional medicinals and thoughtful interactions with plant life and ecology. She is an advocate for affordable and accessible health care for all people. Having personally experienced the shortcomings of allopathic medicine, she believes in warm and welcoming community-based wellness centered around support for those who are harmed and underserved by capitalism, racism, and patriarchy. Upon completing the Clinical Intensive path at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine, Caroline devotes her energy as a forever learner and listener of the plants and the people who hold them dear. She now teaches for the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine and works in the Education Department at the American Botanical Council.