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There are an alarming 75% of toxic sunscreens on the market, say what! Yup, you read that right, I'm sure at least one of the sunscreens you have in your cabinet contains TOXIC ingredients or even worse is expired. Unless you are already in the know about this disturbing truth here are some alarming facts.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just published their 2014 guide to safe sunscreens. They reviewed over 2000 sunscreens and over 257 brands. They found more than 75% of the sunscreens contained toxic chemicals that can increase your risk of cancer and other health issues.

More than 2 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every year. And even though more and more people are using sunscreen each year, the incidence of skin cancer continues to climb world wide. In 1990’s, 4 different studies indicated a higher risk of malignant melanoma among individuals who used the most sunscreen! Say what again. That's totally ass backwards. 

Toxic Chemicals in Sunscreen
  • Para amino benzoic acid
  • Octyl salicyclate
  • Oxybenzone
  • Cinoxate
  • Dioxybenzone
  • Phenylbenzimidazole
  • Homosalate
  • Menthyl anthranilate
  • Octocrylene
  • Methoxycinnamate
  • Parabens
These ingredients may
  • Absorb into the blood
  • Release free radicals in sunlight
  • Act like estrogen
  • Disrupt hormones
  • Cause allergic reactions
  • Cause skin irritation
  • Have no rigorous safety standards
So what is the solution? Use products with mineral ingredients such as zinc, or titanium. Furthermore, wearing clothing with sun protecting qualities such as UV50 or silver technology, that cover the body more completely. To see our Guide to sun protective clothing here!


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