(as seen on MelanSol website)
Traditional sunscreens are lotions or oils that use active ingredients to either absorb or reflect UV radiation. What the inventor of MelanSol® discovered is that this sunscreen definition fell short of what is truly necessary to help prevent skin damage like the basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma skin cancer he experienced. Because his research revealed that an unchecked accumulation of free radicals (oxidants) is the underlying cause of sunburn and longer term skin damage like skin cancer, a sunscreen formula also needed to contain a "system" of potent natural antioxidants to help skin cells fight the development of free radicals before they can harm your skin. The cornerstone of each MelanSol® formula is a complete "system" of antioxidants. Super antioxidant Bio-Melanin (date fruit extract), in combination with mixed natural vitamin E and Green Tea, allow you to safely enjoy the sun because they act "synergistically" to continuously capture and terminate free radicals that form on your skin. The proprietary "system" of antioxidants contained in MelanSol®, in combination with natural active ingredients (zinc oxide and titanium dioxide), give your skin two levels of powerful all natural UV skin protection that begins to work the moment it is applied.
Having extremely fair skin, it is important for me to use sunscreen when I venture out into the hot South Florida sun. So I take my sunscreens seriously.
MelanSol has a very nice, smooth consistency. It wasn’t too watery where it smeared all over. And it wasn’t so thick that you couldn’t get it spread evenly. I also liked that I didn’t smell like a pina colada after applying it.
Of course, we had an outdoor event that the family attended. My brother-in-law, being a stubborn male, refused to put any type of sunscreen on whatsoever. So he ended up with a nasty burn. And because of the ingredients in MelanSol, you can put it on afterwards to help sooth burns. So I was able to convince him to put it on. It helped sooth the burn. Plus he didn’t get that nasty peeling afterwards.
Whereas, my sister and I had used MelanSol from the beginning and did not have any issues with getting burned even though we were out in the blazing sun for hours.
In conjunction with the Wakela’s World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my experience with the brand. The opinions stated here are mine alone.