Elements | Daily Defense Lotion
Graydon's Elements is everything you've been looking for in a cream — it helps to shield your skin from the damaging rays of the sun and exposure to pollution.
Elements is blended with 12.5% non-nano zinc oxide. You can feel good knowing that zinc oxide helps protect against harmful UVA & UVB rays!
It is also infused with a host of protective oils and extracts (including buriti, raspberry, pumpkin, rice bran and seabuckthorn).
This medium weight moisturizing cream will infuse your face and body with the protection you've been craving, with a matte finish and without the greasy tacky feeling other creams of this nature tend to impart.
This unscented recipe also includes spirulina which is loaded with chlorophyll and rich in (GLA) gamma-linolenic acid helping to make your skin supple... and they've topped the formula off with polyphenol rich matcha tea which has been shown to provide internal and external protection from UV radiation and in turn, photo aging.
Non Nano Zinc Oxide • a soft white powder that works to provide 28 times the skin’s natural protection against the sun’s UVA & UVB rays.
Buriti • restores moisture in sun-exposed skin and possesses a naturally occurring SPF factor.
Spirulina • exerts sun damage protection by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation.
Red Raspberry Seed Oil • this superb anti-oxidant is known for its prevention of rashes, eczema, skin lesions and also has properties which provide broad-spectrum UVA and UVB shielding.
How to Use:
On Your Face: Apply liberally under you makeup 20 minutes before going outside. If using as a sunscreen only remember to re-apply every 2 hours and always after swimming or perspiring heavily.
aqua (purified water), zinc oxide (non nano), glyceryl stearate*, coco-caprylate/caprate*, dicaprylyl ether*, sodium olivoyl glutamate*, cetearyl alcohol*, cetyl alcohol*, stearyl alcohol*, caprylic/capric triglyceride*, butyrospernum parkii (shea) butter, lauryl glucoside*, polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate*, glycerin*, prunus avium (cherry) kernel oil, vegetable glycerin, aloe barbadensis (aloe) juice, mauritia flexuosa (buriti) oil, oryza sativa (rice bran) oil, cucurbita maxima (pumpkin) seed oil, **glyceryl caprylate, **glyceryl undecylenate, spirulina maxima (spirulina) powder, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, xantham gum, camellia sinensis (matcha) powder seabuckthorn (hippophae rhamnoides) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, citric acid *vegetable wax, **natural vegetable preservative
People call Graydon an ingredient anthropologist because she’s always on the lookout for incredible plant based ingredients that nourish and protect your skin. She is a 'real food' advocate, multi-tasking mother, a yoga inspired healthy skin educator who can often be seen walking her dog with a mug of green tea. In creating this line of skincare, the focus of her work was to leverage the transformative power of pure plant-based ingredients to create products that are as effective and luxurious as any mainstream luxury brand.
Graydon products contain a plethora of bioactive (having an effect on the skin) ingredients which work to maintain and restore the youthful beauty in your skin. Bursting with omega rich oils, antioxidants, phytosterols, linoleic and alpha-linolenic acid, carotenoids, high levels of both tocotrienols and tocopherols (which are the natural isomers of Vitamin E), flavonoids and a plethora of vitamins and minerals, the ingredients and research within the line offers you unparalleled quality and product functionality.
Graydon does not use any mineral oils, chemicals, parabens or sulfates. No artificial dyes or synthetic aromas. They are gluten free, almost all vegan, and organic whenever possible. Although nuts have excellent nourishing qualities, Graydon chooses not to use nut derived ingredients due to the prevalence of nut related allergies although this is not formally claimed on the labels as they do not (currently) use a certified nut free laboratory to produce our products. It goes without saying that Graydon doesn’t use stuff that your skin doesn't like to 'eat' including fillers, petrochemicals, nasty chemicals, phthalates, artificial fragrances or colours.
But who really wants to sacrifice beauty and indulgence for just 'clinical' or 'natural'? We all deserve a little luxury and these products feel great and look gorgeous on your skin. We love the simple, beautiful, high quality packaging and the specially sourced ultra-hygienic airless pumps to keep products fresh.
Graydon’s recipes originate from her kitchen but they send the formulas over to their chemist where they undergo tweaking and testing so that they're commercially viable while still maintaining their 'homemade' integrity.
Made in Toronto, Canada