Ecocert Organic + USDA NOP Organic product - The polyphenols in green rooibos act as a natural sunscreen. The most important active substance in it is the unique flavonoid aspalathin which binds to cancer causing 'free radicals' before they cause any harm. It has many other beneficial properties:
Laboratory studies have found green Rooibos contains polyphenol antioxidants (monomeric flavonoids aspalathin, nothofagin, quercetin, rutin, isoquercitrin, orientin, isoorientin, luteolin, vitexin, isovitexin, and chrysoeriol), flavonoids and phenolic acids that are potent free radical scavengers. The extract is also rich in beneficial trace elements and minerals.
The unfermented green rooibos in sunumbra® was developed to maximize antioxidant levels. It is a unique natural extract with a polyphenol content over 25%. The rooibos is collected from the mountainsides of the southern Cape region of South Africa and taken directly to drying facilities, thereby 'freezing' any enzymatic action. This ensures no fermentation and subsequent loss of antioxidant value. Special harvesting and gentle processing techniques are required to guarantee the complete spectrum of active ingredients in the extract.
"Hi Sue, I have just returned from playing 18 holes of golf on a beautiful sunny day. In fact it's most unusual to have such hot days this time of the year and I was concerned that I would not have enough coverage from Sunumbra I had applied at 8am this morning. I am delighted to say that at 1.30 pm when I got off the course and into the car the first thing I did was look in the mirror to check how burnt I was only to find I hadn't a sign of sunburn. I love the product and am so pleased to finally find something that does not burn my sensitive skin when I apply it and then lasts as long as 5 hours. It feels good but mostly it works. Thanks for all the time and research you have gone into to produce this organic, non chemical product. Regards." Cassie Scott.
"Anybody with kids will understand, they are the harshest critics and least likely to be persuaded into using something that they don't like. My kids love this stuff. It smells nice and feels good on their skin. My wife loves it, because she is obsessed with trying to find lotions and potions that are made from natural products. Given that my kids don't scream when I put it on and my wife isn't lecturing me about petrochemicals, I am only too happy to use it. It works great, we are in the warm Mediterranean Sea all the time and have healthy, happy skin." Dominic Tucci, Italy.
"People who are interested in using sunscreen products that don't contain any harmful ingredients and do not harm the environment, should consider using Sunumbra. It is truly a consumer friendly product, especially for children. It is easy to apply as it spreads very well. It did not leave my skin feeling sticky nor did it feel that my skin's pores had been clogged up which other sunscreens do. My skin felt moisturised. What I like as well is that it has a very high UVA rating whereas the majority of other sunscreens don't offer UVA protection at all." Liret Swanepoel.