Which Sunscreens are Safest + Best?

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Which Sunscreens are Safest + Best?

As you work toward a bliss filled bod you want to focus on a healthy diet. You also want to focus on using as many natural products as you can to help reduce your body’s toxic load.

Most of the beauty creams and sunscreens we all use today are often filled with synthetics and less than stellar ingredients. Your body has a hard coppertone kids1 e1308537369213 Which Sunscreens are Safest + Best? time knowing what to do with this crud. Ultimately this gunk lingers in your body and can weigh on your mood, your energy and even your figure. As the warmer summer temperatures approach, do your best to lather up with a suncream that provides good (UVA and UVB-sunburn) protection with less hazardous gunk. In your pursuit of a good suncream this summer check out the list I put together below. For a more detailed overview on safe sunscreens (my list is based on this guide) check out this reference.

Sunscreens to Try This Summer*

The following popular sunscreens were determined by our U.S. environmental protection team to contain fewer chemical ingredients than their peers. I chose to highlight a few of the brands that I personally come across most often in pharmacies, grocery stores and in the press.

  • Coppertone Kids Pure + Simple = Moderate hazard rating of 3 out of 10.
  • Coppertone Sensitive Skin = Moderate hazard rating 3 out of 10.
  • Bull Frog Quik Gel, SPF 50 = Moderate hazard rating 3 out of 10.
  • Alba Botanica = Moderate hazard rating 3 out of 10.
  • Doctor T’s Supergoop = Moderate hazard rating 3 out of 10.
  • Neutrogena Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 = Moderate hazard rating 4 out of 10.

Popular Sunscreens To Avoid*

The following popular sunscreens were determined by our U.S. environmental protection team to contain more chemical ingredients than their peers. I chose to highlight a few of the brands that I personally come across most often in pharmacies and grocery stores.

  • Banana Boat = High hazard ratings 6-7 out of 10.
  • No – Ad = High hazard ratings 7 out of 10.
  • Neutrogena Baby Pure & Free Sunblock, SPF 60 = High hazard rating 7 out of 10.
  • Neutrogena Healthy Defense, Oil-Free, SPF 45 = High hazard rating 7 out of 10.
  • Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray, SPF 15 = High hazard rating 7 out of 10.
  • Bull Frog Quik Gel Sport Spray, SPF 50 = High hazard rating 7 out of 10.

* Sunscreens with low hazard ratings average between 0 and 2. Sunscreens with moderate hazard ratings are between 3 and 6. Sunscreens with high hazard ratings are between 7 and 10.


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