The Other Side of Sunscreen
Did you know that some sunscreens can be more hazardous to your health than beneficial to your skin? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a huge study detailing findings that many sunscreens that we trust to protect our skin could contain elements that are permeating our skin and could cause damage to our bodies and increase the risk of cancers.
EWG’s sunscreen guide warns that sunscreens containing oxybenzone or vitamin A, or both, should be avoided. As it turns out, a huge percentage of sunscreens, especially American brands, contain high levels of these elements.
EWG’s Sunscreen Guide for 2010 allows visitors to search the database for the product score rating of the sunscreen that they use, and also to browse for the sunscreens with the best rating. EWG’s top rated sunscreens are all mineral based. Mineral based sunscreens contain zinc or titanium and contain no known hormone-disrupting chemicals. Find out how safe your sunscreen is, or what sunscreen you should be using with EWG’s 2010 Sunscreen Guide.