The Science Behind Sunbutter: Ingredients and Benefits

The Science Behind Sunbutter: Ingredients and Benefits

At Daybreak, we are passionate about promoting a healthy relationship with the sun through our natural suncare products. Our Original Sunbutter is a testament to this mission, offering a multitude of health benefits that go beyond mere sun protection. This blog post will explore the overall benefits of our Original Sunbutter and provide an in-depth breakdown of each ingredient and the science behind its effectiveness.


Overall Health Benefits of Original Sunbutter

Original Sunbutter is designed to rejuvenate and protect your skin, enhancing its natural health and resilience. Here are some of the general health benefits you can expect from regular use:

  1. Enhanced Skin Health: Our Sunbutter deeply nourishes and moisturizes the skin, promoting overall skin health.
  2. Natural Sun Protection: The ingredients provide a natural barrier against harmful UV rays, reducing the risk of sunburn and long-term sun damage.
  3. Improved Skin Conditions: The formulation helps alleviate various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dryness by promoting healing and reducing inflammation.
  4. Anti-Aging Properties: By promoting cell regeneration and protecting against environmental damage, our Sunbutter helps maintain youthful, radiant skin.
  5. Chemical-Free Care: Unlike traditional sunscreens and skincare products, our Sunbutter contains no chemical fillers, ensuring your skin is treated with only the purest natural ingredients.

Now, let’s dive deeper into the science behind each ingredient in our Original Sunbutter and how they contribute to these benefits.

Ingredient Breakdown and Their Effectiveness

Beef Tallow

What is it? Beef tallow is rendered fat from cattle, rich in essential vitamins and fatty acids.

Scientific Benefits:

  • Vitamin A: Promotes cell turnover and collagen production, essential for skin repair and regeneration.
  • Vitamin D: Supports skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. It also enhances the skin’s immune system and helps destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging.
  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant that protects against environmental stressors, reducing oxidative damage and inflammation.
  • Vitamin K: Helps reduce dark spots and supports the healing of scars and wounds.


Coconut Oil

What is it? Coconut oil is derived from the meat of mature coconuts and is known for its hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties.

Scientific Benefits:

  • Moisturization: Coconut oil penetrates deeply into the skin, providing long-lasting moisture and creating a protective barrier.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Lauric acid in coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe irritated skin and reduce redness.
  • Antimicrobial: The fatty acids in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties, protecting the skin from infections.


Zinc Oxide

What is it? Zinc oxide is a natural mineral used in various skincare products for its protective properties.

Scientific Benefits:

  • Sun Protection: Zinc oxide provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays by reflecting and scattering sunlight.
  • Healing Properties: It promotes the healing of skin tissues and reduces inflammation, making it beneficial for treating minor skin irritations and wounds.
  • Barrier Function: Acts as a physical barrier, protecting the skin from environmental irritants and pollutants.



What is it? Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honeybees, often used in skincare for its protective qualities.

Scientific Benefits:

  • Moisture Locking: Beeswax forms a protective layer on the skin, locking in moisture and preventing dryness.
  • Anti-Allergenic: It is known to soothe and protect the skin from irritants, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
  • Healing: Its antibacterial properties help in the healing of minor cuts and abrasions.



What is it? Turmeric is a spice derived from the Curcuma longa plant, known for its vibrant yellow color and medicinal properties.

Scientific Benefits:

  • Antioxidant: Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, fights free radicals, preventing oxidative damage to the skin.
  • Anti-Inflammatory: Turmeric’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness and inflammation, promoting even skin tone.
  • Wound Healing: It accelerates the healing of wounds by reducing inflammation and oxidation, and increasing collagen deposition.



Original Sunbutter is a carefully crafted blend of nature’s most effective ingredients, each selected for their ability to enhance and protect your skin’s natural health. By using our Sunbutter regularly, you not only protect your skin from the sun but also promote its overall well-being, addressing various skin conditions and signs of aging.

We believe in the power of natural ingredients and the importance of a healthy relationship with the sun. Experience the benefits of Original Sunbutter and join us in our mission to redefine how we connect with nature’s greatest healer – the sun.


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