It's no secret that the best way to protect your skin from the suns harmful rays and prevent premature aging is to slather on a great sunscreen daily. We often run to the drugstore and buy whatever sunscreens are on the shelves without knowing the actual safety and effectiveness of the product. So what sunscreens should you be buying for yourself and your family?
The best sunscreens are listed in The Environmental Working Group, known as the EWG. They recently came out with their yearly sunscreen review where they report on and score the safety for 240 sunscreens. The ratings are based on levels of toxic chemicals and UVA protection. Many sunscreens contain chemicals that are absorbed into the body and can impact our health.(1)
I reviewed all the products listed and narrowed them down to my top five! These sunscreens all had the highest marks according to the EWG--they are all rated "excellent" in terms of UVA protection AND contain ingredients that pose a "low" health concern. Plus, they absorb nicely and feel good on the skin. :)
Suntegrity's mineral sunscreen for the body provides a 20% non-nano, uncoated zinc-oxide formula with broad-spectrum protection against the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. This fragrance-free sunscreen contains powerful organic and vegan ingredients such as green tea extract, cucumber extract, and pomegranate seed oil for added protection. It's non-greasy formula is great for adults and children.
Neutrogena's zinc sunscreen is a mineral based product with naturally sourced 100% zinc oxide technology, perfect for sensitive skin. This fragrance-free sunscreen contains anti-oxidants and layers invisibly under make-up. I love how it dries on my face with it's non-greasy, lightweight finish. YAY!
The Honest Company Mineral Sunscreen is ideal for babies and children as well as adults with sensitive skin. The fragrance-free formula contains non-nano zinc oxide and is made with simple ingredients like shea butter and coconut oil that keep your skin soft and hydrated.
Planning on staying active this summer? Juice Beauty's Sport sunscreen is your best bet. This chemical free, organic product is water resistant and can be used from head to toe! It's formulated with coconut, aloe and jojoba providing antioxidant rich hydration. It blends into the skin nicely and absorbs quickly with no white residue.
All Good's sunscreen stick is ideal for those on the go! Throw this stick into your bag and apply the easy to use sunscreen from anywhere! The moisturizing stick is formulated with skin-saving certified organic oils, such as jojoba, coconut and avocado. All Good makes several sunscreens that have the highest EWG ratings so check them out too!
You can shop for these sunscreens listed by clicking on any of the brand links in the post or use the shopping carousel below! ENJOY the sunshine--safely! xxMelissa
Source (1): Environmental Working Group