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June 8, 2018

Go Green’s Safe Sunscreen Swap!

June 8, 2018 | Blog

School is out! In honor of summer break, trips to Barton Springs, and BBQs, we present you with our Safe Sunscreen Swap! While sunscreen is a necessity in our neck of the woods, make sure you are choosing the safest options for you and your family. According to the Environmental Working Group, over 67% of sunscreens on the market do not provide adequate protection from harmful UV rays and/or contain dangerous ingredients.

A few general guidelines to keep in mind when shopping for sunscreen:

  • Avoid any product that contains OXYBENZONE – Oxybenzone acts as an estrogen and is linked to significant hormone disruption in men.
  • Avoid any product that contains VITAMIN A – Vitamin A can react with UV rays and increases the risk of skin tumors. Sport sunscreens are notorious for containing Vitamin A.
  • Avoid SPRAY SUNSCREENS – The FDA has raised concerns about inhalation risks, and the spray makes it difficult to apply evenly and accurately.

Beach and Sport Sunscreens

Banana Boat Sport SPF 30
Bare Republic Clearscreen Sport SPF 30

Kids Sunscreen

Coppertone Kids SPF 50
Kiss My Face Organics Kids SPF 30

Facial Moisturizer with SPF

Aveeno Positively Radiant Facial Moisturizer SPF 15
Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15

Worst Offenders and Toxic Sunscreens to Avoid

  • Panama Jack Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 85
  • Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, SPF 60+
  • CVS Health Sun Lotion, SPF 60
  • Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 15, 30 & 50
  • Panama Jack Sunscreen Continuous 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 Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 70, 85+ & 100+
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 70, 85+ & 100+

For a complete list of sunscreens and more information, visit www.ewg.org

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