Is Your SPF Carcinogenic? September 17 2020

The below article is from American Spa. Many of us who are interested in health and wellness have known for years that these ingredients were bad, but now the FDA is finally admitting this!  These ingredients are absorbed into the bloodstream over time and are potentially carcinogenic.

“Newly published U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) research in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that even after one application, several sunscreen active ingredients are absorbed into the body’s bloodstream. The clinical trial tested six ingredients commonly found in chemical sunscreens—avobenzone, homosalate, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, and oxybenzone—and found that all six ingredients were systematically absorbed, whether administered in a lotion, an aerosol spray, a non-aerosol spray, or a pump spray. The study also found that the active ingredients can stay in the body long after absorption. Although the FDA did acknowledge the need for further research on these ingredients, the organization underscored that the findings of the study do not necessarily indicate that any of the six ingredients are unsafe. Moreover, according to the FDA, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are used in mineral sunscreens, are recognized to be both safe and effective, and additional data on those ingredients is not needed at this time.”

There are alternatives that are safe and also more effective.  Lira Clinical only uses Zinc and Titanium Dioxide, both are earth minerals which are organic and safe.  In addition, the high percentages of zinc allows for longer protection which means less reapplying. Lira has a wide variety of sun protection products to choose from, something for every skin type!

Lira SPF Solar Shield 30 Oil Free ~

Shield your skin from harmful sun damage with this light-weight and essential UVA/UVB protection. This anti-aging moisturizer rejuvenates and strengthens with a silky matte finish and 21% zinc for more physical SPF protection.


Lira SPF Solar Shield 30 Classic Tint ~

Essential daily moisturizer with SPF 30 for all skin types. Delivers refreshing and nourishing ingredients for skin protection and repair. Provides a healthy glow with beautiful tinted coverage with 21% zinc for more physical SPF protection.


Lira SPF Solar Shield 30 Hydrating ~

Essential daily moisturizer with SPF 30 for normal to dry skin types. Hydrates with an array of nourishing botanicals and protects skin with powerful antioxidants. Contains 21% zinc for more physical SPF protection.


Lira BB Creme ~

An all-in-one beauty revolution, our BB Crèmes can be used as your daily moisturizer, SPF 30 sun protection and full coverage flawless foundation.

Full of anti-aging ingredients our BB Crèmes are also anti-inflammatory and healing making them the perfect solution for sensitive skin and use after resurfacing treatments.  Contains zinc and titanium dioxide for safe and effective SPF protection.


Lira BB Lip Balm ~

Lira Clinical’s ground-breaking BB Lip technology gives you a one-of-a-kind lip experience! Volumizing peptides are combined with topical probiotics balancing and protecting lips with a kiss of color. BB Lip increases hydration with skin compliant botanicals such as shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba esters for a smooth look and feel. Lips are instantly plump and pucker-perfect for any photo shoot or selfie. Contains titanium dioxide for safe an effective SPF protection.