Did Your Sunscreen Make The Chemical-Free Cut?

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The Environmental Working Group has released their 2010 Sunscreen Guide, and it’s sure to raise a few sunburned brows. Although they analyzed 500 different sunscreen products, they were able to recommend only 39 of them.

“Our top-rated sunscreens all contain the minerals zinc or titanium,” the EWG states on the web report. “They are the right choice for people who are looking for the best UVA protection without any sunscreen chemical considered to be a potential hormone disruptor.”

Here, in alphabetical order, are the 39 sunscreens that lived up to their strict standards:

1. All Terrain AquaSport Performance Sunscreen with SPF 30
2. All Terrain KidSport Performance Sunscreen with SPF 30
3. All Terrain TerraSport Performance Sunscreen with SPF 30
4. Badger SPF 15 Sunscreen For Face & Body Lightly Scented
5. Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen For Face & Body Unscented
6. Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen For Face & Body Lightly Scented
7. Beyond Coastal Lip & Face Screen SPF 30
8. California Baby Sunscreen Lotion Everyday/Year-Round SPF 30+
9. California Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen No Fragrance
10. California Baby SPF 30+ Sunscreen Citronella
11. California Baby Sunblock Stick SPF 30+ No Fragrance
12. California Baby Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year-Round SPF 30+
13. Caribbean Solutions Natural/Biodegradable SolGuard SPF 25
14. Caribbean Solutions Sol Kid Kare Natural Sunscreen SPF 25
15. Desert Essence Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
16. Episencial Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35
17. Estion Sunscreen with Zinc SPF 38
18. Jason Natural Earth’s Best Sunblock Mineral Based SPF 30+
19. Jason Natural Sunbrellas Chemical Free Sunblock SPF 30+
20. Jason Natural Sunbrellas Mineral Based Physical Sunblock SPF 30+
21. Kabana Skin Care Green Screen Organic Sunscreen SPF 20 Fragrance Free
22. Kabana Skin Care Green Screen Organic Sunscreen SPF 22 Skin Tone Tinted
23. L’uvalla Certified Organic SPF 20 Sunscreen Face/Body
24. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream
25. Little Forest Sunscreen Lotion For Babies and Kids SPF 30+
26. Loving Naturals Sunscreen SPF 30+
27. Miessence Reflect Outdoor Balm SPF 15
28. Purple Prairie Botanicals Sun Stick SPF 30
29. Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff SPF 15
30. Purple Prairie Botanicals SunStuff SPF 30
31. Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+
32. Soleo Organics/Atlantis Resort All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+
33. Soleo Organics/Wyland Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+
34. thinkbaby/thinksport SPF 30+ Sunscreen
35. Trukid Sunny Days Face and Body Stick SPF 30+
36. UV Natural Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+
37. UV Natural Sunscreen SPF 30+
38. UV Natural Sunscreen Sport SPF 30+
39. Vanicream Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35

The EWG notes that none of the products on this list are in spray or powder form. Furthermore, none contain oxybenzone or vitamin A, which has been shown to have photocarcinogenic potential, meaning it may increase skin cancer risk when exposed to sunlight.

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