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Which Sunscreen is Best?

Goodness Garden Organics Sunny Body vs. Aveeno Protect + Hydrated Lotion

Sunscreen is supposed to protect us from the damaging effects of the sun, namely premature aging and skin cancer. Some ingredients in sunscreen, though, have been shown to damage skin by generating free radicals--and worse, they may act as endocrine disruptors, mimicking and disrupting hormones. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Lotion Sunscreen with SPF 30 contains some of these hazardous ingredients.

 

Savvy Alerts:
Oxybenzone
Avobenzone
Octocrylene
 

 

Oxybenzone

Oxybenzone’s role in sunscreen is to absorb UV light, but according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), it is the most problematic of the sunscreen chemicals. It can penetrate the skin, potentially causing cellular damage that may lead to skin cancer. It can also cause allergic skin reactions and may disrupt hormones.

Savvy Pick

Who would expect that wearing sunscreen could do more harm than good? Why take the chance when sunscreens with natural protection are available? Garden Goddess Organics Sunny Body with SPF 30 provides powerful protection from the sun with all natural and organic ingredients like aloe vera, sunflower seed oil, and the minerals titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. It shields you from harmful UVA/UVB rays and nourishes your skin with antioxidants too!

 

 

Randy Boyer & Andrea Donsky are the founders of The Healthy Shopper. To find coupons for natural & organic products visit www.thehealthyshopper.ca