You know that sunscreen is a must, all day, every day! But you have the option to use a sunscreen that is non-toxic to your skin. Many chemical sunscreens contain ingredients that give the sunscreen a better consistency, but there is evidence that some of these ingredients are hormone disrupters or carcinogenic.
Two major risk factors for skin cancer are exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and severe sunburns.
UVA rays contribute to early skin aging, such as wrinkles, while
UVB rays are the main cause of sunburns.
While UVA rays play a role in some skin cancers, UVB rays are thought to cause the majority of skin cancers. Using broad-spectrum sunscreen on exposed skin can help protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
Toxic Sunburn Protection
Conventional sunscreen contains toxic chemicals, parabens, known carcinogens, and oxybenzone, which is meant to absorb ultraviolet light but is also absorbed through your skin. The EWG says 56% of beach and sport sunscreens contain the chemical oxybenzone which penetrates the skin, gets into the bloodstream and acts like estrogen in the body. It can also trigger allergic reactions. Data are preliminary, but studies have found a link between higher concentrations of oxybenzone and health harms.
If you do prefer the idea of chemical-free sunscreens, there's one ingredient to look for: Zinc oxide, an effective physical blocker. It is the only ingredient you need for excellent broad-spectrum protection!
John Masters Organics SPF 30 Natural Mineral Sunscreen hydrates, protects and prevents sun damage from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays. Green tea soothes inflammation associated with sunburns while jojoba oil deeply nourishes and softens the skin.
Aqua (water), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice,* capric caprylic triglycerides, ethyl hexyl palmitate, glyceryl stearate, glycerin, cetyl alcohol, jojoba oil,* shea butter,* panthenol, tocopherol acetate, allantoin, sodium pca, green tea extract,* magnesium aluminum silicate, hyaluronic acid, calendula extract,* ethyl hexyl glycerin, benzyl alcohol
* Certified Organic