I’m sure many of you have seen the news this week about sunscreen, and the findings from a small study that the active ingredients of commonly-used sunscreens end up in the bloodstream at much higher levels than current U.S. guidelines from health regulators. The results of the study have triggered a government safety investigation. But this isn’t really news, for years, organizations and independent groups have been arguing that common ingredients in sunscreen: avobenzone, oxybenzone, and octocrylene may cause cell damage and mutation and endocrine disruption. In Hawaii and Key West the sale of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate have been banned because of their damaging impact on aquatic life.
It doesn’t mean we should ditch sunscreen altogether, protecting your skin from the sun is important, and luckily there are plenty of options to come on the market without the toxic chemicals mentioned above. With summer (finally) approaching, I’ve pulled together mineral based sunscreens for face and body at a variety of price points. Not only are these safer to use but they are less damaging to our oceans as well. If you have any other favorite brands you like please let me know in the comments. These are all great options for the #cleanswapchallenge!
Face/Moisturizer with Sunscreen
Jose Rosebrook Tinted Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 (my daily primer-click here to get 15% off applied at checkout)
Babo Botanicals Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 (click here to get 15% off applied at checkout)
Badger Face Sunscreen SPF 25
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer (Sheer)
Suntegrity Mineral Sunscreen Unscented SPF 30 (click here to get 15% off applied at checkout)
Love Sun Body Fragrance Free SPF 30 (click here to get 15% off applied at checkout)
Babo Botanicals Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 (click here to get 15% off applied at checkout)
Bare Republic Mineral Body Lotion SPF 50
BeautyCounter Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30