What I love about attending Craft Fair events is that I meet and chat to so many wonderful people like you!
There is so much misinformation and bogus claims floating around on the internet about natural beauty products, and that can have a damaging impact on your skin and health.
It is not uncommon for me to lose my voice after an event as I often spend a lot of time talking with and educating visitors, undoing false information they have picked up along the way.
So, I thought it would be a great idea to start busting some of those myths. What do you think?
Today, I thought I would start with:
True or False? Raspberry Seed Oil Can Be Used As A Natural Sunscreen
In 2000, a *study suggested that Raspberry seed oil was comparable to that of titanium dioxide preparations with sun protection factor for UV-B (SPF) and protection factor for UV–A (PFA) values between 28-50".
As a result, lots of DIY skincare enthusiasts and makers started to ditch mainstream sunscreens in favour of creating their own natural ones using Raspberry seed oil.
The statement was not backed up by any other comparable or controls and no other tests on Raspberry seed oil were made.
Formulating a sunscreen requires rigorous testing to determine its SPF rating and must meet certain standards before the green light is given to take it to market.
It is the only skincare product that is subject to such rigorous testing and one of the main reasons why you don’t see many small indie brands launching them.
Therefore, Red Raspberry Seed Oil does not have the ability to block out harmful UV rays and should not be considered a safe and effective method of sun protection on its own.Conclusion:
Be wary of DIY posts and articles that suggest making your own sunscreen. Without the appropriate testing you will not know what the SPF rating is, which can potentially put your skin and its health at risk.
If you find your skin is irritated after using a sunscreen, read this blog
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*Scientific Study: Characteristics of Raspberry Seed Oil, B Dave Oomah, Stephanie Ladet, David V Godfrey, Jun Liang, Benoit Girard. Food Research Programme Canada Published in Food Chemistry issue 69, 2000, page 187-193.