We are required to label our products with ingredients. I don’t understand why we don’t see all of the ingredients in sunscreens on their labels. They list their “active ingredients” but no other ingredients. Why is that? I am deeply concerned with sunscreen chemicals. What those chemicals have done to the ecosystems in spring water, lakes, and the ocean is disturbing.
We see the damage in coral reefs and ecosystems in lakes and rivers. Back in the day, I remember having to shower before going into the pool or ocean. That could be helpful to reduce the amount of chemicals getting released into the water, but the real concern too, is that those chemicals shouldn’t be in a sunscreen that’s put on our skin. Let alone a child’s skin.
There are a few of sunscreens for the body that, in my opinion, are a better option to use. Coola Sunscreen, Sun Bum, and Honest Beauty.
For the face I feel great about using our Skin Guardian Moisturizer where the seaweeds we use along with Zinc and Titanium Dioxide protect the skin organically from UV radiation. I use my mineral foundation with an SPF 20 over this (mineral makeup coming soon). In our studies using the Skin Guardian against ten other widely recommended sunscreens applied to the skin, exposed to UV radiation over a 30 minute period, Skin Guardian protected the skin against moisture loss and there was no redness noted after the exposure period. It was tested on women 30-62 years of age. 50 women. All caucasian. 45 women were very fair skin. This test was done with Skin Guardian alone with no mineral makeup over the skin.
Protecting your skin from hard UV radiation is so important; however, being aware of widely used skin protectants is just as important. Take a closer look at what you’re putting on your and your family’s skin.