Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Our Fav Non-Toxic Sunscreens Right Now- Have You Tried Them?



Summer is well underway, and we have had plenty of time to try a couple of new safe sunblocks.   Some we have loved, whie others - truth be told- have left us a bit too white and oily.   If you are currently looking for your next fav sunblock - here are 3 to try.


Our sunblock choice right now?


 We always look for nontoxic alternatives that we cross reference on the Environmental Working Group's 'Guide to Sunscreens Database'.  This database is a great tool because it tells you exactly what is in your sunblock and how toxic or safe the ingredient is. It also gives each product a rating so that you know if what you are buying is safe for you and your family ( try to stick to products with a 1 or 2 rating).


  Three reasons we love this particular  trio (pictured)? Well,  other than the fact they have the lowest ratings and thus are non-toxic and safe for the whole family;                          


  1.     MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is awesome. It just is.  It goes on incredible lite and feels gel- like. Matte finish. There is no reason not to use this  year round.  Perfect for mom and dad. I am obsessed with this one.
  2.  Babo Botanicals SPF 30 Fragrance Free Clear Zinc Sport Stick 0.6 Ounce - Sunscreen SPF 30, EWG Rated 1, Non Nano Natural Zinc: this stick is the only one that my boys LET me put on their face without a major struggle. And its 100% no toxic and safe (1 rating on EWG). Enough said.                  
  3. ALBA BOTANICA, Mineral Sunscreen Kids SPF 30 - 4 oz: i have found it is pretty widely available and not as expensive as some other nontoxic brands.  This we all use on our bodies
  4. Goddess Garden - Kids Sport Natural Sunscreen 30 SPF - 1 oz.(not pictured) When we can't find Alba Boticals we opt for Goddess Garden since it is pretty widely available (Whole Foods and Target both carry them).  We also lve this one comes in a small travel size wich we always keep in my purse or in the car for when we need a touch up during the day!  Rated a 1 n the EWG database.

Why is it important to choose a safe, non-toxic sunscreen? Think about it we are rubbing sunscreen all over our largest organ, our skin, on a daily basis... but did you know that some of the most well known sunscreen brands actually contain chemicals linked to  speeding the growth of cancerous tumors when used on skin exposed to sunlight and containing hormone disrupting chemical that act like estrogen in the body and have been seen to alter sperm production in animals and associated with endometriosis in women. ( Read our post 

THE BEST AND THE WORSE SUNBLOCKS FOR KIDS: IS IT TIME TO TRY A NEW SUNSCREEN?

 to find out more and learn which are this year's worse/ most toxic sunscreens for kids)

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