A child’s sensitive body cannot take too many chemicals, especially in the skin, so this one determined mom created a “tiny mirrors” sunscreen that actually deflects the UV rays . . . even during high noon.
By Liam Parker
- Having 5 serious sunburns increases risk for skin cancer by 80% – the most common form of cancer.
- In a 2016 report from Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly 50% of the 1,000 sunscreen users surveyed said they look for a “natural” product when shopping for sunscreen.
- “…this is the only natural effective ingredient that is recommended by both Health Canada and FDA to be a complete ultraviolet radiation blocker.”
Most health products, including supplements, are as useless as a white crayon (and any other “useless as a…” saying you can think of). I should know, because I’m a sales writer and health researcher for the natural health industry. I’ve lost count the number of products I have written about and researched on that fell flatter than a cake.
And – I can count on two hands (okay, three) the number of products that not only work, but they go above and beyond in helping to protect people’s lives. Literally! Sunblocz, a natural, chemical-free sunscreen for kids is one of them. A child’s sensitive body cannot take too many chemicals, especially in the skin, so Sunblocz is quite a find for many concerned parents.
And get this: Sunblocz works like “tiny mirrors” in their skin! I’ll tell you more on that in a bit. It’s pretty cool, so stick with me here.
“Sunblocz” isn’t a typo. I’m not the best speller, though I should be, but I got this right. “Z” is for “zinc.” And zinc is for blocking the harmful (killing) ultraviolet rays from the hot summer sun.
In fact, this is the only natural effective ingredient that is recommended by both Health Canada and FDA to be a complete ultraviolet radiation blocker.
Meet Majda Ficko, the Inventor of (“Tiny Mirrors”) Sunblocz
Majda is a mom who is a fierce force to be reckoned with. You see, she has a son named, Demitri. He was born with a rare syndrome called Cornelia de Lange, which left him severely mentally and physically disabled.
Demitri suffers from skin rashes, and every product Majda tried either didn’t help, or he had bad reactions from.
I’ll let Majda pick up the story from here, and how it led to inventing Sunblocz:
“He was always in pain . . . I never had a solid night sleep . . . so I was desperate, so I decided I had to make something myself.
I found a research chemist, and worked with her for two years to make a perfect product to help Demitri. It not only healed his diaper rashes, but it also helped with heat rash, eczema, dry skin, bug bites and cold sores.
I never intended to sell the cream . . . my research chemist and I just formulated it for Demitri . . . but the cream worked so well that Demitri’s doctor encouraged me to sell it so that it can help other parents.
I call it Baby Butz.”
Since then, many doctors from both Canada and the United States has requested samples for their own patients.
Four Years Later, Sunblocz is Invented
Because they didn’t want any chemicals in their children’s skin, many parents on social media, mommy bloggers and elsewhere, were saying they were making their own safe sunscreen using the Baby Butz cream mixed with 50% coconut oil.
Majda told her chemist this, in which the chemist then asked if she was going to make a sunscreen. Well, since there were so few safe alternatives – that actually works more effectively – she decided to make a better, more convenient version of what parents were making.
Four years later, and ten simple ingredients that are easy to pronounce and understand, they made a natural, safe and very effective sunscreen with “tiny mirrors.”
There will be a demand for Majda’s Sunblocz, because in a 2016 report from Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly 50% of the 1,000 sunscreen users surveyed said they look for a “natural” product when shopping for sunscreen.
As a health researcher and writer for the alternative health industry to replace drugs and chemicals, there were three things I found out about this sunscreen and the company, Olen Skin Care that made me sit up straight (I tend to slouch at the computer) and take notice:
1. The hippo is the company’s logo, because hippos make their own sunscreen.
And here I thought I knew everything.
2. The “Z” in Sunblocz is used because this pretty awesome sunscreen for kids has the highest allowed percentage of zinc oxide, which is 24.5%.
I was hard pressed to find that many natural sunscreens with that high amount, along with other natural ingredients that are healthy for the body.
You see, zinc helps protect your children’s skin by laying on their skin, and acting like “tiny mirrors” that actually reflect the harmful ultraviolet rays off the skin.
“As a mineral-based sunscreen active ingredient, zinc oxide
reflects light off the surface of the skin where the sunscreen
is applied back into the environment, much like a mirror.”
Melanie D. Palm, M.D., San Diego–based dermatologist,
cosmetic surgeon and founding director of Art of Skin MD.
That’s great news for you protective parents, because studies have been done which showed having 5 serious sunburns increases risk for skin cancer by 80% – the most common form of cancer.
One such study was carried out by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, which was funded by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and grants from the National Institutes of Health.
3. In 2019, Majda was the first person to receive an Environmental Safe Certification from Dr. Craig A. Downs of Haereticus Environmental Laboratory, which is called the “Protect Land+Sea Certified.”
In the past four years, Dr. Downs and his group tested over 200 sunscreens, and not a single one had passed. Until Sunblocz was tested.
Sunblocz does not contain chemicals called oxybenzone and octinoxate, which can be harmful to coral reefs, which are part of the earth’s ecosystem.
It’s as safe for the earth as it is for your children’s skin.
DID YOU KNOW?
Key West, Florida and Hawaii voted to ban the sale of sunscreens that contain the reef-damaging chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. This ban begins in 2021 (with the exception of prescriptions).
Majda says, “My products help parents keep their babies and children safe. That is the whole reason why my company, Olen Skin Care is here.”
If you have any questions for Majda, you can reach her at Majda@OlenSkincare.com. Or you can pay her a visit at OlenSkincare.com.