New Study Probes Sunblock

For decades, the importance of using sunscreen has been the mantra of many medical professionals. A new report from the Environmental Working Group, however, says that the vast majority of sunscreens contains unsafe chemicals. How can you know if what you are using is safe?

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The best sunscreens

Here are some sunscreens that make the grade:

  • All Terraine -- Aquasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30; Terrasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30; and Kidsport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30
  • Badger -- Sunscreen for Face and Body, Unscented, SPF 30; Sunscreen for Face and Body, Lightly Scented, SPF 30; and Sunscreen for Face and Body, Lightly Scented, SPF 15
  • Beyond Coastal -- Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30
  • California Baby -- Sunblock Stick No Fragrance, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Lotion Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+; Citronella and Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+
  • Caribbean Solutions -- Natural/Biodegradable SolGuard, SPF 25; Sol Kid Kare Natural Sunscreen, SPF 25
  • Desert Essence -- Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
  • Episencial -- Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35
  • Estion -- Sunscreen with Zinc, SPF 38
  • Jason Natural Cosmetics -- Sunbrellas: Mineral Based Physical Sunblock, SPF 30+; Sunbrellas: Chemical Free Sunblock, SPF 30+; and Earth's Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+
  • Kabana Skin Care -- Green Screen Organic Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 20; and Green Screen Organic Sunscreen, SPF 22, Skin Tone Tinted
  • L'uvalla Certified Organic -- SPF 20 Sunscreen Face/Body
  • La Roche-Posay -- Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream
  • Little Forest -- Sunscreen Lotion For Babies and Kids, SPF 30+
  • Loving Naturals -- Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Miessence -- Reflect Outdoor Balm, SPF 15
  • Purple Prairie Botanicals -- SunStuff, SPF 30; Sun Stick, SPF 30; and SunStuff, SPF 15
  • Soleo Organics -- All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+; Soleo Organics/Wyland Organics All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+; and Soleo Organics/Atlantis Resort All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • thinkbaby and thinksport -- Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Trukid -- Sunny Days Face and Body Stick, SPF 30+
  • UV Natural -- Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+; Sunscreen Sport, SPF 30+; and Sunscreen, SPF 30+
  • Vanicream -- Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35

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