Monday, June 7, 2010

EWG Safest Suncreens for 2010

The Environmental Working Group has a list of the Best Beach and Sport Sunscreens for 2010...I am packing up my eight year old for camp and have a long list of toiletries. We stopped by the drugstore to see if I could find any on the list but, sadly, non of the top sunscreens were to be found at the CVS near me. At the health food store nearby I did see both JASON Natural Cosmetics and California Baby which are mineral based sunblocks--without chemical sunblock. Mineral based sunblocks are the safest option. Environmental Working Group rates each product--0 is the safest 9 being the unsafest. If you click on the link you can see how each product earned the rating. I don't slather my kids with sunscreen every day--I use it as sparingly as possible. Whenever possible I opt for hats, shade and swim suits with the most coverage.

Jason Natural Cosmetics
Sunbrellas: Mineral Based Physical Sunblock, SPF 30+
Sunbrellas: Chemical Free Sunblock, SPF 30+
Earth’s Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+

California Baby
Sunblock Stick No Fragrance, SPF 30+
Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+
Sunscreen Lotion Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+
Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+, Citronella
Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+

If you are going to stick with Coppertone, below are the products which are the safest by Coppertone. These sunscreens contain both mineral and chemicals sunblocks.

ultraGUARD Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15
Oil-Free Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 15
Sport Sunblock Lotion, SPF 15


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post. I am just learning about how toxic our laundry detergent is for my asthmatic son and am wanting to do buy all new safe products that come into contact with his skin. I really liked the quote you posted in the post related to this that says to only put products on your skin that you would eat. I love your blog!

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