SST Formulations use the highest quality minerals from around the world.
These minerals are finely milled before other skin loving ingredients are added. Minerals have been shown to have great benefit for the skin including natural sun protection and are what SST Cosmetics uses instead of synthetics for their formulations.
Parabens are used as a preservative in many cosmetic and personal care products, including makeup. Parabens are classified as endocrine disruptors Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with endocrine (or hormone) systems at certain doses. These disruptions can cause cancerous tumors birth defects, and other developmental disorders. You can rest assured knowing that all your SST products are free from all forms of Parabens.
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Paraben Free Formulas
Boron Nitride Free
Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide Sun Filters
Medical Grade Skincare
Professional Grade Skincare – SST’s SKIN is developed using evidence-based research in order to provide products with a high strength of actives and sophisticated delivery systems which penetrate the layers of skin. SST Professional Skin Care is superior to over the counter products for this reason along with:
- Better quality raw goods with no fillers used at the time of production
- Higher concentration of active ingredients
- High Research standards and formulas regulated by both the FDA and Health Canada
- Formulated for specific skin needs, not for all – Target Specific.
Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide Sun Filters – According to EWG “Active ingredients in sunscreens function as either mineral or chemical UV filters that keep harmful rays from the skin. Each uses a different mechanism for protecting skin and maintaining stability in sunlight. The most common sunscreens contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. A handful of products combine zinc oxide with chemical filters..
In 2019 and 2020, FDA published two studies showing that the ingredients oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and avobenzone are all systemically absorbed into the body after a single use (Matta 2019, Matta 2020). The FDA also found that the sunscreen ingredients could be detected on the skin and in blood weeks after application ended (Matta 2020).
These findings are troubling, because they show that sunscreen chemicals are circulating in the blood, and the FDA has indicated that the agency does not have enough information to determine whether the chemicals are causing harm.
The 2019 proposal from the FDA also concluded that the risks of using aminobenzoic acid, or PABA, and trolamine salicylate outweigh their benefits, and it proposed classifying them as unsafe. The FDA-proposed monograph gave the GRASE designation to just two active sunscreen ingredients: zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.