There have been many recalls to different brands of sunscreen over the years which calls into question the safety and efficacy of many of these sunscreen brands.

A new study from the Environmental Working Group, which looked at more than 1,700 SPF products, found that only about 25% are both safe and effective.

Worst Type of Sunscreens

The aerosol sunscreen recalls in 2021, many due to the detected levels of benzene, goes to show just how questionable some ingredients in these sunscreens can be.

Aerosol sunscreens in general potentially pose the greatest risk and questionable ingredients.

Overall you want to avoid:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Sprays
  • Powders
  • Phalates
  • Parabens

Best Type of Sunscreens

You are much better off going with a lotion based sunscreen instead.

Your safest bet when it comes to sunscreen is go to with a mineral based sunscreen the uses the active ingredients zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

Unfortunately, there are other concerning sunscreen chemicals still make up 50% of the U.S. sunscreen market.

Here are some great non-toxic mineral based sunscreen brands:

Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen

Think Sport Sunscreen

Think Kids Sun Screen

Pipette Mineral Broad Spectrum

Attitude Sunscreen

Roe Wellness Sunscreen

Two Peas Organic Sunscreen

Face Sunscreens

Cocokind Daily SPF

Versed Sunscreen 


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