4 Nontoxic Sunscreens Safe for Your Summer Sweat Sesh

Did you know that the chemicals in your sunscreen absorb into your bloodstream?

EEK!

To make things a tad worse, a recent study in the peer-reviewed medical journal JAMA found that several active ingredients in different sunscreens enter the bloodstream at levels that far exceed the FDA’s recommended threshold without a government safety inspection.

The FDA acknowledged this by confirming sunscreens have not been subjected to standard drug safety testing.

Double EEK!

One of the four ingredients the JAMA study measured includes oxybenzone, which according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), is a known allergen and hormone disruptor.

But hear me out. I am in NO way suggesting avoiding sunscreen altogether. Instead, I think our call to action is to be mindful of the sunscreen that we are using. We are in the age of information and there are so many resources available to us. We need to know better, do better. Safe sunscreens are out there but require a little bit of research.

So what sun protection products are safe?

I use the Environmental Working Group website or the app THINKDIRTY as a tool to see how toxic my products are.

Here are my four recommended nontoxic sunscreens.

Honest Company

honest mineral sunscreen

This is the first safe ingredient sunscreen I ever bought and it’s still a staple in my beach bag until this day. It’s ingredients are hypoallergenic, fragrance free, safe for babies and ingredients pose a low health risk according to the EWG.

Sunology

sunology nontoxic sunscreen

Another effective yet safe sunscreen brand is Sunology.  It is made without oxybenzone, avobenzone, and parabens.

Beautycounter Countersun

beautycounter nontoxic sunscreen

I’ve been using this sunscreen for the past two years and I plan on using it for my sweet little baby this summer. This sunscreen protects again UVA, UVB and blue light. It is water resistant and does not include oxybenzone.

Laguana Herbals

laguna herbals nontoxic sunscreen

Rating a low 1 of 10 on the EWG scale, this is a super safe yet effective sunscreen. It is made with non-nano zinc oxide and 4 organic non-GMO ingredients.

 

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About Erica Biesiada

Erica Biesiada is a health and wellness blogger and podcaster for Bring Your Own Kombucha and a full time attorney. She has a public relations and journalism degree from Seton Hall University and a law degree from Widener University School of Law. She is passionate about finding a balance between #treatyourself and providing your body with the utmost care by way of nutrition and exercise. She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and her newborn baby Elizabeth.

2 thoughts on “4 Nontoxic Sunscreens Safe for Your Summer Sweat Sesh

  1. Are these also options that are save for aquatic life? That’s another issue with a lot of sunscreens today. They are killing off coral and polluting the waters. Any info on that would also be appreciated. Thanks!

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