Before going into my top 11 picks for safe skincare, a few of you may be wondering how sunscreen could be unsafe? Don't fret as I am hear to answer this question, as well as provide you with a trusted tool (EWG) to conduct your own further research on sunscreen.
How can sunscreen be unsafe?
For some who have been involved in green beauty and green skincare, this may seem like a silly question. However I remember, when I first learnt of the dangers of sun cream. The conversation began with a statistic from a Mayo Clinic Proceeding, that "Skin cancer rates are rising by 4.2% annually, despite the fact that we spend less time outdoors and wear more sunscreen."
The answer is that almost 75% of sunscreens tested by the EWG (Environmental Working Group) are found to be toxic and can actually cause more harm then good towards your skin. The EWG 'Sunscreen Hall of Shame' actually calls out some of the most popular sunscreen brands on the market today, including Panama Jack, Hawaiian Tropics, Aveeno, Neutrogena, CVS, and Coppertone.
For more information on how sunscreen can unsafe and to find additional safe alternatives visit the EWG here.
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The Sun-Lite SPF 20 Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion is an all-natural, non-toxic organic sun block that has no silicone oil (Dimethicone), no titanium dioxide (which Canada considers a carcinogen), no fine particles (including metals). This sunscreen contains 100% natural mineral pigments and offers exceptional moisturizing benefits, due to the 100% organic hand-filleted Aloe Vera (the most healing substance nature has provided overexposure to the sun). Another ingredient we love in this sunscreen is PX3 which is derived from pine bark of three pine species and binds with collagen and elastin to help rebuild elasticity in your skin and also helps reduce hyperpigmentation (so none of those brown sunspots appear).
Good Luck finding the perfect safe sunscreen! My sinceriest hopes, is that this list of 11 sunscreen picks will help you towards not only protecting your skin, but also protecting your body from toxic chemicals.
xoxo Noelle Lynne