“May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!” ~ Irish Blessing
It is that time of year again – when we can enjoy the sunny outdoors! But we have to be careful or those fun, sunny activities are followed by painful, dangerous sunburns.
But what is just as bad? Many of the sunscreens on the market! According to Natural News, new studies say that 84% of sunscreens on the market are harmful to us. Many contain inadequate protection, ingredients that break down in the sun, or even chemicals that are harmful to us and are known to cause cancer.
Don’t fret though! SkinDeep.com has come to your rescue and rated (from 0-10, low hazard-> high hazard) 1,095 common, and not so common, sunscreens to help you pick what is best for you and your family.
Top 10 products (limited to one product per brand)
Here are some that might be easier to find -although they don’t all have quite as good as rating.
Recommended products from popular brands
And just as important, here is a list of major brands that have no recommended sunscreens. All of these are rated a 3-6, moderate hazard or worse:
Aubrey Organics (6), Avalon Natural Products (8), Aveeno (21), Banana Boat (41), Biore (1), Biotherm (11), Bull Frog (9), Burt’s Bees (2), Cetaphil (2), Clean & Clear (2), Coppertone (41), Cover Girl (4), Dove (4), Dr. Scholl’s (2), Elizabeth Arden (12), Eucerin (5), Garnier (3), Gillette (1), Hawaiian Tropic (10), Jergens (2), Juvena (2), La Roche-Posay (5), Lancome (28), LORAC (5), Lubriderm (1), Maybelline (1), Murad (9), Nature’s Gate (7), Nivea (4), Paradise Gold (4), Phisoderm (2), Pond’s (2), Purpose (2), RoC (6), Skin Simple (1), Target (.method) (1), The Body Shop (3), Vichy (2), Zia Natural Skincare (3)
To check out the full report or to look sunscreens up individually go here.
On a personal note, I have used Badger sunscreen with good results. This year I plan on trying California Baby sunscreen. I like all of their other products so much that I want to give their sunscreen a try as well.
Have you tried a sunscreen that is rated as low hazard? I would love to hear your reviews!