Safe Sunscreen Protection

With Memorial Day approaching and hopefully sunny weather in the forecast, we need to look at what sunscreen we are using.

There’s been media coverage on the new research from the FDA that these four chemicals (avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, and ecamsule) found in sunscreen, get absorbed into the bloodstream. The chemicals in sunscreen seep into your bloodstream after just one day, FDA says. Applying about 1 ounce every 2 hours when in the sun increased the amount of these four chemicals in the bloodstream to levels the agency says triggers the need for more testing, potentially raising health concerns. These ingredients are known as endocrine disruptors. Another ingredient, retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A may harm skin because it can react with UV rays and increase the risk of skin tumors.

What to do? Luckily for the research and recommendations from ConsumerReports and EWG, here’s a list of this year’s safer sunscreens.
At the bottom of this list are the most toxic sunscreens to avoid.

It’s worth your time to check what you are using for yourself and loved ones and substitute for a healthier sunscreen.
Wishing you a happy & healthy holiday and summer!

For ‘Beach & Sport’ Sunscreens

All Good Sunstick, Unscented, SPF 30
Attitude 100% Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
Badger Active Natural Mineral Sunscreen Cream, Unscented, SPF 30
Goddess Garden Sport Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Kabana Organic Skincare Green Screen Sunscreen Lotion, Original, SPF 32
Poofy Organics The Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30 & Poofy Organics The Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30
Sunology Mineral Sunscreen, Body, SPF 50
Thinksport Sunscreen, SPF 50+
Waxhead Sun Defense Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30
For ‘Kid-Friendly’ Sunscreens:

Adorable Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+
All Good Kid’s Sunscreen, SPF 30
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen, Sensitive Skin, SPF 50
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Zinc Oxide Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Badger Kids Active Sunscreen Cream, Tangerine & Vanilla, SPF 30
Bare Republic Baby Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen, Baby, SPF 30+
BurnOut Kids Sunscreen, SPF 35
California Baby Calendula Sunscreen, SPF 30+
COOLA Suncare Baby Mineral Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50
Equate Baby Zinc Sunscreen Mineral Lotion, SPF 50
Goddess Garden Kids Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Just Skin Food Baby Beach Bum Sunscreen Stick, SPF 31
Hawaiian Sol Sol Kid Kare, SPF 50
MDSolarSciences KidCreme Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40
Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen, SPF 50 (make sure it’s Pure & Free)
Nurture My Body Baby Organic Sunscreen, SPF 32
Sunology Mineral Sunscreen, Kids, SPF 50
thinkbaby Sunscreen, SPF 50+
thinksport Kids Sunscreen, SPF 50+
Tom’s of Maine Baby Sunscreen Lotion, Fragrance Free, SPF 30
Waxhead Sun Defense Baby Zinc Oxide Sunscreen, SPF 35
For ‘Moisturizing’ Sunscreens:

Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer, SPF 30 (this company offers some really great facial moisturizers and facial apple peel too!)
Badger Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen, SPF 25
Block Island Organics Natural Face Moisturizer, SPF 30
Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense, SPF 30
Goddess Garden Face the Day Daily Moisturizer, SPF 30
Sanre Shaded Rose Solar Calming Facial Cream, SPF 30
Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen & Primer, SPF 30

Most Toxic Sunscreens to Avoid (these companies also spend lots of money on advertising so they may be the most popular used.)

Toxic Sunscreens to Avoid:

Panama Jack Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ & 85
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, SPF 60+
CVS Health Sensitive Skin Sun Lotion, SPF 60+
Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 15, 30 & 50
Panama Jack Sunscreen Spray, SPF 15, 30 & 70
NO-AD Sun Care Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 50
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50 & 85+
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Spray, SPF 100+
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 70, 85+ & 100+

Worst Sunscreens for Children & Kids

Banana Boat Kids Continuous Spray Sunscreen, SPF 100
Banana Boat Kids Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 100
Coppertone Water Babies Sunscreen Lotion Spray, SPF 50
Coppertone Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50
Coppertone Kids Wet Protect Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50
CVS Health Children’s Clear Spray, SPF 50 and 70
Equate Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Stick Sunscreen/Spray, SPF 70+
Up & Up Kids Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50

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