Sunscreen – Help Needed!

I think most people by now have come across the article on 2015 sunscreens to avoid and what you should be using. (http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/06/neutrogena-sunscreen-toxic-avoid/)

I take sunscreen very seriously because of my Irish fair skin and family history.  In the past I only trusted Neutrogena particularly on my face.  I only use Neutogena face cleansing products on my face and have for years and years.  It’s Dermatologist recommended, right?

As you can imagine I was very disheartened to hear it may be toxic for my skin.  Whether that’s sunscreen only or all of their products, I decided to explore the suggested products according to the “Environmental Working Group” (EWG).  I don’t know who this group is and frankly sounds like a new category for the Westminster Dog Show but what the hey – they explored an important topic.

Reading through the list there are many brands on the “best” list that are familiar to me:  Bullfrog, Burt’s Bees, Earth’s Best, Jersey Shore Sun (GTL), and The Honest Company.  If you don’t know by now, The Honest Company was founded by Jessica Alba to make baby and home products available that are safe and healthy for all.  I’m sure there are many wonderful products people have tried but I can tell you the sunscreen is going in the garbage.

honest sunscreen lotion

One important feature of a product that is a must is that it’s not greasy/oily.  This was about as greasy as baby oil in the 70’s and totally skeeved me out.  I couldn’t get it off my face fast enough that I used Bath & Body Works antibacterial hand soap to wash it off.

So, I am asking for help on sunscreen recommendations.  If you know of any brands on the “best” list in the link listed above that not only is a good sunscreen, safe for the face, water-resistant and non-greasy, please let me know.  My skin thanks you…

 

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2 thoughts on “Sunscreen – Help Needed!

  1. Used BullfFrong years ago. I think I stopped using it because I couldn’t find it in the store. Don’t know how they rank, but we use AVON products on the kids. Carter has sensitive skin and we haven’t had any problems.

  2. We switched to Ava Anderson last year for sunscreen, chap stick, and bug spray. It’s a non toxic cream. It’s thick when applying, but has been great.

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