All of us that commit to maintaining a healthy lifestyle free of unwanted and toxic chemicals know selecting a sunscreen can be overwhelming. We want to avoid getting a sunburn, but we also don’t want to slather our bodies with horrible chemicals at the same time. I tell many people to start with the Think Dirty App to check and see if the products they are using are indeed clean enough to use on their bodies. I also recommend using the site ewg.com as well. These two reference sites will enable you to learn more about the ingredients listed in a product before you purchase for yourself or your family.
Many sunscreens include ingredients such as Oxybenzone and Rental Palmitate: which are known carcinogens and are considered highly toxic to our systems. These really should be avoided altogether or minimally used. Our local store sunscreens typically include the mysterious “fragrance” listed as an ingredient…the company’s making the product do not need to list exactly what is in the fragrance, but typically it is not natural. Finally, the ingredients Homosalate, Octisalate and SD Alcohol are also commonly found in popular brands. These three are known to be common eye, skin irritants and allergens. Sunscreen is regulated by the EPA to let the public know if a product is effective, but I find the “safe” part a bit questionable.
Young Living has just released a sunscreen, after-sun spray and insect protection product you may now feel confident using to protect yourself from the sun and insects. I believe in these products and I feel happy to recommend them to friends and family. I have included the description for the newly launched Mineral Sunscreen Lotion from the company website for your review.
Cheers to Good Health!
Made with ingredients you can feel good about, Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen Lotionprovides protection against UVA and UVB rays without harsh chemical ingredients. Instead, the non-greasy sunscreen offers broad-spectrum SPF 10 protection using naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients, including non-nano zinc oxide—a physical UV blocker. The lightweight formula goes on smooth and stays water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes, so you can feel comfortable while you stay moving. With hypoallergenic ingredients and skin-loving essential oils—such as Helichrysum, Carrot Seed, and Frankincense—this gentle sunscreen rubs on smoothly without a white residue, so you can effortlessly add it to your time outdoors.
Benefits and Features
- Broad-spectrum SPF 10 sunscreen protection
- Blocks UVA and UVB rays
- Water- and sweat-resistant for 80 minutes
- Helps prevent sunburn
- Smooths easily onto skin and won’t leave a white residue
- Formulated for those with sensitive skin
- Made with naturally derived plant- and mineral-based ingredients
- Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic
- Formulated without UV chemical absorbers, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, animal-derived ingredients, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic dyes