Contains natural plant extracts including Aloe Vera, comfrey and arnica – see below for list of ingredients
How does it work?
Gloves In A Bottle is a Shielding Lotion and works by creating a protective waterproof ‘shield’ with the outer layer of skin.This shield will remain in place for 2 to 3 hours and will not wash or rub off and so allows the natural oils and moisture in the skin to be retained and at the same time protects against outside irritants.
The big difference between GIAB and regular moisturisers is that it remains in place for 2-3 hours (won’t wash or rub off) and actually enhances the skin’s ability to retain more of its own oils. This is more effective than adding artificial moisture which soon comes off and simply masks the problem for a short time.
How to use Gloves In A Bottle:
Wash hands with soap and water and dry thoroughly.
Apply a pea-sized drop onto clean dry skin and rub in well. After 30 seconds or so it will be completely absorbed into the outer layer of skin cells.
It will not wash or rub off and will remain in place for 2-3 hours coming away as skin cells naturaly exfoliate but whilst in place will protect against chemical irritants and the drying effects of handwashing and use of alcohol gels.
Gloves In A Bottle is hypoallergenic and fragrance free and is not a ‘beauty product’ but more of a practical solution to help solve the common problem of sore, dry, and cracked hands and conditions like contact dermatitis. It is therefore ideal for people whose hands are continually in water or for those who regularly wash or gel their hands eg nurses.
Ingredients List for GLoves In A Bottle SPF15:
Octinoxate has a solid record of safety (decades of research and thousands of studies establishing its safety in sunscreens as indisputable). There are no studies that demonstrate octinoxate, when and as used in SPF products, is harmful. In the sole studies cited when such claims are made, the conditions are completely inapplicable to how sunscreen ingredients are used in skincare products. For example, such “studies” use extremely high concentrations of octinoxate (much higher than would ever be used in sunscreens) or even fed to lab animals.
Understanding the active ingredients in sunscreen is a bit like learning a foreign language that uses a different alphabet. Suffice it to say in short that sunscreens are made up of a combination of two types of ingredients: those that reflect ultraviolet (UV) rays and those that absorb UV rays. Although that might sound simple enough, there are also two types of rays: UVA rays and UVB rays. UVB causes sunburn at the outer layers of skin, but UVA causes sun damage that reach deeper layers of skin. Both UVA and UVB radiation can contribute to the development of skin cancer. Octisalate (octyl salicylate) is an organic compound (colorless liquid with an oily consistency and a slight floral fragrance) that is used to absorb UVB rays and also add water-resistant properties to the formula. It is not a particularly strong absorbent, so it usually appears along with other ingredients. Octisalate degrades when exposed to sunlight, which means it needs to be reapplied frequently. The FDA has determined that the levels used in cosmetic and beauty products would not cause any adverse reaction and has approved octisalate for use in sunscreen with up to 5% concentration . Keep in mind that a sunscreen’s Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a gauge of how well the formula protects the skin from UVB rays. It does not gauge protection from UVA rays.
FDA-approved sunscreen active ingredient that provides primarily UVB protection. Its UVA range is very narrow, and so it is not used alone in sunscreens. Homosalate is internationally approved for use in sunscreens, up to a maximum concentration of 15%. It’s considered non-sensitizing, and is most often seen in sunscreens rated SPF 30 and greater.
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT (ALOE VERA)
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT (ARNICA)
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT (COMFREY)
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT (CHAMOMILE)
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT (YARROW)
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN)
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)
ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER