If you’re headed to the pool this month, don’t pack your drugstore brand sunscreen from last summer. Instead, throw it in the trash and buy an all-natural sunscreen such as the one from Soleo Organics.
Studies show that the chemicals found in sunscreens are absorbed through the skin and end up circulating in the blood stream. And the main chemical in 90% of all sunscreens just happens to be octyl methoxycinnamate…which kills cells in mice, even at very low doses. Numerous other ingredients found in most common sunscreens have also proven toxic, (such as oxybenzone–a hormone disrupting chemical).
Replace your old sunscreen with one like Soleo that uses zinc oxide to reflect and scatter UVA and UVB rays. Soleo is full of non-toxic ingredients that are so safe I’ve been using it on my 2-year-old whenever she plays in the backyard:
Ingredients: zinc oxide 22.3%, vitis vinifera seed oil (grapeseed), helianthus annus seed oil (sunflower), capric/caprylic triglyceride, vegetable oils, candelilla cera, cera alba (beeswax), macadamia ternifolia seed oil, theobroma grandiflorum seed butter, camillia sinensis leaf extract (green tea), anthemis nobilis flower extract (roman chamomile), lecithin, carthamus tinctorius seed oil (safflower), cucumis sativus fruit extract (cucumber), tocopheryl acetate.