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Top 10 Safest Eco-Friendly Sunscreens

May 27, 2010
If you care about the sunscreen safety for you and your family, make sure it does not contain potentially harmful chemicals, such as oxybenzone or vitamin A.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has recently released the 2010 Sunscreen Guide that evaluates over 1,400 sunscreens, lip balms and moisturizers to pick up the best and the safest for your health. Here is the top-rated sunscreens that offer UVA and UVB protection and contain fewer harmful ingredients.

1. Badger Sunscreen for Face and Body, SFP 30


Sunscreen Badger Sunscreen for Face and Body SPF 30 is one of the most popular eco-friendly sunscreens on the market.

It contains zinc oxide as a sun blocking ingredient, that is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. Badger sunscreen is made of certified organic ingredients, such as extra virgin olive oil, golden yellow beeswax, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, lavender oil, orange oil and others. This not only helps to protect against sunburns but also moisturizes the skin.

The sunscreen is suitable for children of all ages and adults thanks to its natural content. It is also water resistant, being active even after 40 minutes of swimming.

2. California Baby, Sunblock Stick, SPF 30


California Baby SPF 30, Sunblock Stick is chemical-free sunscreen that can be used even for babies skin. It does not contain fragrance, PABA or harmful chemicals and at the same time effectively protects skin from UVA and UVB rays thanks to its highly micronized, non-whitening titanium dioxide.

The California Baby sunscreen is water resistant, being effective after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. The stick provides smooth and even application without stains, making sure your child gets all the needed protection.

It is also very convenient to take it along due to it compact design.

3. Loving Naturals Sunscreen, SPF 30


Loving Naturals Organic SPF 30 Sunscreen is an eco-friendly natural sunscreen made only of organic ingredients. The main sunblocking agent is non-nano particle zinc oxide that protects you from wide range of UV rays.

The Loving Naturals sunscreen contains only natural ingredients, such as grape seed oil, organic sunflower oil, organic olive oil, organic hemp seed oil, organic green tea and others that have moisturizing effect.

You can be sure that this sunscreen does not contain doubtful chemicals that can absord the skin and have detrimental effect on your skin or the environment.

4. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30


Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 is an organic sunscreen that is meant to protect you from sun exposure and reduce your risk of premature skin ageing or developing skin cancer.

This eco-friendly sunscreen does not contain chemicals, including parabens and is easily biodegradable. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen is rich in natural oils and extracts, including grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, macadamia oil, green tea, roman chamomile and others.

The sunscreen is suitable for children and adults.

5. Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 30


Thinkbaby Safe Sunscreen SPF 30 provides strong protection against UVA and UVB rays and retains its effectiveness in the water and under sunlight. It does not contain hormone disrupting chemicals, parabens and PABA.

One of the main sun protecting ingredients of the Thinkbaby sunscreen is zinc oxide. The sunscreen texture is smooth and easy to apply without leaving greasy stains.

The sunscreen has a nice scent and is very stable on the skin.

6. All Terrain Aqua Sport Performance Sunscreen


All Terrain Aqua Sport Performance Sunscreen is made specifically for those, who love water sports, giving extra protection under sunlight and in the water.

The sunscreen is highly water-resistant and retains its effectiveness even after 80 minutes of activities in the water. It offers protection against UVA and UVB rays, preventing sunburn and other unwanted side-effects of sun exposure.

All Terrain Sunscreen contains natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, bladderwrack extract, cucumber extract, grapefruit extract and others.

7. UV Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF30


UV Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF 30 offers an effective protection against UV exposure. It contains zinc oxide as the main sun protecting ingredient, as well as a great number of moisturizing natural extracts and oils, including green tea, grape seed oil, macadamia oil and others.

The sunscreen does not contain preservatives or fragrances. UV Natural Baby Sunscreen goes in a recyclable package, which is a good eco-friendly option.

8. L'uvalla Face & Body Sunscreen SPF 20


L'uvalla Face & Body Sunscreen SPF 20 is made of quality natural oils, extracts, cold pressed virgin oils that nourish and moisturize your skin. The sunscreen is produced cruelty free, which means no humans or animals were abused.

It offers effective protection from UVA and UVB rays for adults, children those with sensitive skin.

L'uvalla Sunscreen is free of preservatives, chemicals and PBAs, being also sustainable.

9. Bull Frog Ultimate Sheer Projection, SPF 30


Bullfrog Ultimate Sheer Protection is another natural sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays.

The formula of the sunscreen is quite rich, including the unique blend of seven soothing extracts, six moisturizers and four powerful antioxidants, which leave your skin moisturized and nurtured.

The sunscreen is waterproof and hypoallergenic, which is suitable for adults and children. It is easy applied on the skin, preventing the pores from clogging.

10. Desert Essence Age Reversal Sunscreen Mineral Daily Face Protection SPF 30


Desert Essence Age Reversal Sunscreen Mineral Daily Face Protection SPF 30 is designed to protect against UVA and UVB rays.

The sunscreen is chemicals free, containing natural ingredients such as vitamin E, grape seed extract and pomegranate extract, which not only moisturize your skin but also reduce wrinkles and other skin ageing signs.

The sunscreen can be applied underneath make up, giving your skin a healthy appearance.

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Oct 19, 2012 04:31 PM » posted by: KaroOl
There are few eye creams with SPF, peirod. Most that you find cost a lot more than this one. I have used it since it came out. It is gentle, and a bottle lasts a long time. You can't find it in stores. Only downside the pump doesn't get every last bit of cream out of the bottle. When it stops working I use a clean cotton swab to get the last bits of cream out. You only need a small amount to cover both the eyelid and under the eye.

Feb 12, 2011 11:11 AM » posted by: sara davis
Sun Putty...Top-rated (1/10) on EWG... I really like their innovative ingredients...nothing but natural, plant-based, not-synthetic, effective compounds; no "filler" ingredients...awesome stuff...goes on clear...protects great and nurtures your skin...I love it!

May 31, 2010 03:07 PM » posted by: Leila24
I am using Badger sunscreen and I like it. It is not oily, smells good and really works.


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