The Coast is Clear: Non-Toxic Sunscreens

Harsh rays can be terrifying but chemical-laden sunscreens are too. Most sun lotions contain toxins like oxybenzone  — a probable carcinogen that can damage DNA. These terrifying chems can seep into your skin and wash off your body into lakes and oceans impacting marine life negatively. Instead, go for eco-friendly mineral-based sunscreens that block rays without nasty chems. They use natural UVA and UVB blockers like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Fear not — to help us sort through it, here is a list of the top 10 Environmental Working Group - approved mineral-based sunscreens:

  • All Terrain

  • Badger

  • Beyond Coastal

  • California Baby

  • Caribbean Solutions

  • Desert Essence

  • Episencial

  • Estion

  • Jason Natural Cosmetics

  • Kabana Skin Care

Greenista Cocktail Factoid: Researchers estimate that about 4,000 to 6,000 metric tons of sunscreen wash off swimmers annually into oceans worldwide and that sunscreen-induced bleaching threatens up to 10% of coral reefs.

Greenista Girl Brianne

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