With summer starting in just a few short weeks, I know what’s on your mind… beach days, BBQs, pool time, water park craziness. But so is sunscreen. Which one should I use? What brands are safe? Which ones don’t leave a pasty white film? … some of those thoughts sound familiar?
The most important thing when it comes to choosing sunscreen is – you know what I’m going to say – that it’s free of harmful chemicals. And I know what you’re thinking… “but pretty much all of them have harmful ingredients, so what do we use?!”
I get it, good sunscreen is hard to find. The struggle is real. You want toxin free, a nice consistency, no white film, good protection from the sun’s damaging rays and a pleasant scent, right?
My son even likes it. Well, he doesn’t like to wear any sunscreen, kids and sunscreen are like oil and water, aren’t they? He knows I won’t buy the toxic junk so when it comes to clean sunscreen, this one gets his approval. If your kids are as picky about sunscreen as mine are, you know know that is a good sign. Learn what he has to say about it in this live stream he & I did for my Facebook group.
I’m very happy to have a good, safe sunscreen to recommend. Block Island Organics is completely non-toxic mineral based made without nanotechnology, which is important. Mineral sunscreens are often made with nanotechnology which is not a good thing because nanoparticles have been shown to cross the cell barrier driving into organs, even attaching to brain cells. They’ve also caused developmental issues in animals.
The entire line is free of parabens, phthalates, dyes, artificial fragrances, sulfates, petrochemicals… I could go on. Suffice it to say, nothing harmful in there! Yo. They are completely transparent about the ingredients they use, all are listed on the site
Their products are non-comedogenic & vegan formulated and gluten free which is so important for those of us who are gluten intolerant (me!) or have Celiac.
Their SPF 30 and their Face Moisturizer SPF 30 made the list of Environmental Working Group’s top sunscreen picks for 2017. This line is made in the USA and they do not test on animals.
The Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 is extremely moisturizing and blends very well. If you have dry skin this will be an oasis of hydrating sun protection. If you have oily skin you may find it a bit heavy. My skin is normal with an oily t-zone, however, as I age it’s getting drier. I found that my tinted moisturizer went on smoothly after applying the sunscreen. Happy to report that it does not irritate the eyes the way many sunscreens do.
What is the worst thing about most natural sunscreens? They leave that pasty white film which no one likes. This one does not! Major plus.
Where does the name come from? The family run business started out of an eco spa on Block Island (which looks beautiful btw), Rhode Island called Koru Eco Spa. Their philosophy is: actively enjoy the outdoors with the motto “Play Smart. Play Safe. Non-Toxic Suncare.”
Not only do you get a chance to win a free bottle, Block Island Organics is offering my audience a discount as well! Use code kellyb to get 20% of any product in the line. The code is valid June 10th – June 28th.
Enter here for your chance to win a free bottle of Block Island Organics Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30! Giveaway is valid only in the U.S.
UPDATE: This giveaway has ended but stay tuned, I’ll be doing more in the near future!
In the meantime, I invite you to participate in my free challenge. It can be overwhelming to know what products are safe and which to avoid. To help people figure it out and minimize their body’s toxic burden, I’m running a fun, FREE green your beauty routine challenge in July:
5 Days To A Clean, Green Beauty Routine ?
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One of the questions I am most often asked is, “what sunscreen should I use?!” Using quality sunscreen that is free of toxic chemicals is important but equally important is keeping an eye out for changes in your skin.
Do you go to the dermatologist for yearly skin checks? Do you take you kids for yearly skin checks? It’s not just adults that are at risk of skin cancer.
May is skin cancer prevention month and quite coincidentally, my son’s skin check potentially saved his life. In this recent live stream I did in my Facebook group, I tell the whole story, share some of my favorite sunscreen brands & clear up confusion surrounding a controversial ingredient found in many skin care products, titanium dioxide.
At 4:30 minutes in, I discuss the importance of skin checks & exactly how my son’s saved him from an unfavorable diagnosis down the line.
I don’t want to sound dramatic but the dermatologist said that this would have turned into melanoma. I feel very blessed that we caught it so early. I’m proud of him, he noticed it on his back & brought it to my attention.
I have had 2 basal cell carcinomas removed.Tanning with baby oil back in the 80s? Guilty. They were very small, I found both myself. It’s important to check yourself frequently & when something new pops up, have it checked out.
It’s so important to know your skin and your entire body and be aware of any changes whether they seem abnormal or not.
I also have a very special & might I add, extremely cute guest joining me in this video!
Protect yourself and your loved ones and schedule those skin checks!
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It can be overwhelming to know what products are safe and which to avoid. To help people figure it out and minimize their body’s toxic burden, I’m running a fun, FREE green your beauty routine challenge in July:
In this challenge, you’ll learn simple tips that you can start right away to look better, feel great & improve your health by detoxing your beauty & personal care routine without giving up glamour ? It will be fun, sign up here!
It runs this week but you can still participate & reap the benefits. I’ll send the videos & info to everyone who signs up so you can access & peruse at your leisure 🙂
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The secret to adopting an all natural clean beauty and personal care routine is using products with clean ingredients. But long lists of ingredients are confusing, aren’t they? I’ve done the work for you. This is a comprehensive list of brands that I’ve vetted and researched. No greenwashing. You’ll find fantastic skincare, body care, hair care, makeup, and more.
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Achieve a youthful glow without slathering yourself with toxins
Going green with your beauty and personal care routine will help you make significant improvements in your health and in the way you look. But it can be confusing, can’t it? It’s not easy to know what to do, which products to use, which methods really work and which resources to trust.
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Your guide to clean beauty & personal care
The secret to adopting an all natural eco beauty and personal care routine is using products with clean ingredients. But it’s not that easy. Long lists of ingredients are daunting and look like you need a PhD to decipher. I was just as confused and frustrated as you so I did the research and found dozens of clean lines to make your clean beauty shopping experience a breeze.
You don’t have to give up anything! When it comes to products that do not contain harmful ingredients, there are many fabulous clean lines to choose from to help you take care of your skin and glam it up. Earth friendly does not have to mean earthy, ya feel me?
This is a comprehensive list of brands that I have vetted and researched. No greenwashing from any of these lines. Among them you’ll find fantastic skincare, body care, hair care, makeup and more. They do not contain any of the carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals found in most products on the market.
Many of these lines are completely pure, others may contain safe synthetics, dyes, etc. but every line you find here is clean. How green you want to go is your choice.
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I’m an affiliate for some* of the lines which means I’ll receive a small commission if you buy something through my link (this does not affect your price.) which I truly appreciate as it helps subsidize the free content I share here on my site, in my Facebook group, on Instagram, in my free newsletter, etc. I am an entrepreneur, a creator, affiliate commissions are part of how I support my family. Thank you for supporting me and my mission to help make your clean beauty shopping simple. I’m not affiliated with all of them but I do give my eco seal of approval to each one so happy shopping!
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Now, on to the list!
100% Pure This is one of my favorite lines for skin care, cosmetics, bath and body products. They are made with the highest quality ingredients, completely free of all harmful toxins. The lipstick is very long wearing and the mascara gives luscious volume & length!
The Detox Market A wide variety of offer pure, effective, and elegant products. They are committed to curating the best of natural beauty while never compromise efficiency.
Annmarie Skincare Handcrafted organic, wildcrafted skin care made with a 3-step, proprietary process. Very nourishing beautiful products that I highly recommend.
Pacifica I love Pacifica makeup and skincare! 100% vegan, cruelty-free & clean… beautiful full range of lovely natural cosmetics, perfumes, nail polish and skin care.
Trophy Skin Non-invasive professional-grade beauty technology skin therapy in the comfort of your home.
Credo Beauty A vast array of high performing eco-friendly, cruelty free, organic cosmetics and skin care lines including Kari Gran, Antonym, Gressa, Innersense, Josh Rosebrook, Lily Lolo, Priti NYC, Alima, RMS Beauty, Skin Owl, Vapour, W3ll People, Love Fresh, Rituel De Fille. A portion of every purchase is donated to The Lipstick Angels. Get 20% off with code: CREDOFAM
Madison Reed High quality, salon-worthy clean hair color actually does exist! Find your best hair color, cover those grays, get that glossy shine you want WITHOUT ammonia, parabens, resorcinol, PPD, phthalates or gluten. With over 45 shades of gorgeous, multi-dimensional hair color with superior gray coverage, you’re guaranteed the perfect shade for YOU. Use code KELLY123 and receive 15% off plus free shipping on your first order!
KORRES Innovative, safe & clinically effective natural skincare harvested from plants and flowers that have grown in the wilds of Greece for thousands of years.
Indie Lee After being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009 (then fortunately recovering), Indie made it her mission to educate and empower others to make informed, healthy life choices and to create a line of clean products that are as effective as they are safe.
Love Goodly A large selection of wonderful clean, eco beauty lines plus a subscription box containing 4-5 mostly full size products. Each month you’ll receive beauty and skincare, a style or home accessory and an occasional healthy snack and wellness item. With each purchase, they give back to a cause.
Safe and Chic An extensive selection of organic green beauty, skincare and hair products that are environmentally safe and never tested on animals. Over 1500 products and 85 brands to choose from.
Pur a’dor Clean skincare, haircare, and body care. Buy something and you’ll bring another tree into the world. They plant one tree for every bottle purchased at their online store. Hands down the BEST hair spray! Light with great hold, not sticky or wet.
Luvanya Beauty This is a fantastic high performing line! It is doctor-developed, clean, vegan and cruelty-Free. Dr. Alpa Patel, CEO & Founder is an incredibly lovely human being, learn about her inspiring story and their line on episode 31 of Clean Beauty Scene Podcast: How To Treat And Prevent Maskne And Take Care Of Your Skin Use code CleanBeauty20 for 20% off.
Aether Beauty Clean vegan beauty that harness is the power of crystals with gorgeous makeup including award winning zero waste, 100% recyclable pallets. Get 15% off with the coupon code KELLYBONANNO
Alima Pure Luxurious, high-performance makeup made with clean ingredients. They are a member of 1% for the Planet, carbon neutral and participate in Green Source Renewable Power Program.
goPure Exceptional skincare based on the most potent active ingredients and botanical extracts. High quality skincare products at the lowest possible price.
Living Libations Unique, pure, healing beauty and personal skincare products formulated with some of the highest quality organic and wildcrafted essential oils found around the globe.
Pure Haven Nourishing skin & body care, non toxic hand sanitizer, exceptional hair care, safe baby & kid’s care, makeup, excellent pet care, effective home cleaning & quality essential oils. Every item scores 0 – 1 on the EWG Skin Deep Database. No animal testing, everything is gluten free. Order direct through my affiliate site @ Pure Haven Essentials, or fill out this contact form for product inquiries, advice and orders
Follain A healthy beauty store with safe and effective products from over 40 brands, all made in the USA. To be Follain approved, a product has to be safe, effective and luxurious. They test each for effectiveness by consulting with aestheticians, dermatologists, makeup stylists and other pros.
Alffia Togolese native, Olowo-n’djo Tchala founded Alaffia 17 years ago with a mission to cultivate beauty, equality and empowerment in West Africa through the fair trade of indigenous resources and community empowerment projects. The company operates on a 360 mission model. Women’s cooperatives in West Africa handcraft indigenous ingredients, such as unrefined shea butter and African black soap, using traditional methods. Products are then finished in the U.S. Proceeds from the sale of these beauty and grooming products are returned to communities in Togo to fund community empowerment and gender equality initiatives, such as maternal health care, education, reforestation and regenerative agriculture. Alaffia has directly improved the lives of over 250,000 individuals in Togo.
Silk Naturals Clean make up that is free of harmful ingredients and affordable. Their philosophy is makeup should be fun! I agree. I love that they have several wonderful dupes for your favorite toxic makeup items.
Waxelene Safe petroleum jelly alternative. (One of my MUST have, holy grail items!) Organic therapeutic ointment that moisturizes, nourishes and protects dry and cracked skin without clogging pores. Comes in a tube, in a jar & in a lip balm which is my absolute favorite lip balm ever – totally keeps my lips soft and kissable.
Fatco Clean deodorant and products for face and body including amazing lip balms that are cute clean alternatives for the beloved Lip Smacker.
The Honest Company LOVE the mascara and primer in one, lengthens without clumping and is not pricey!
Juice Beauty Authentically Organic Formulas Made With USDA Certified Organic Ingredients: to enhance the powerful antioxidants and to limit pesticide and synthetic fertilizer residue. LOVE their CC Cream with SPF and the Green Apple Brightening Essence.
True Botanicals They work with researchers at leading universities, including Carnegie Mellon and Cornell, to identify the most nourishing ingredients for skincare: botanical extracts packed full of antioxidants, vitamins, and essential fatty acids creating high-performance formulas by combining ingredients known to combat specific skin issues, such as acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
Hynt Beauty Luxurious color and skincare cosmetics with rigorous ingredient quality specifications. Co-founded by breast cancer survivor, Meryl Marshall.
Pure & Coco All-natural, vegan, coconut skincare born out of the founder’s necessity to heal her chronic, dry, cracked and often bleeding skin in the winter months and year round.
MigLiving 100% pure, waterless, non toxic skincare and wellness sourced from small farms, made in small batches. Ingredients include farm fresh beeswax, raw undulated honey wild crafted herbs, whole food based supplements straight from the earth.
Tata Harper High performing products formulated with more than 300 different botanically based ingredients sourced from all over the globe in high levels of concentrations.
Salty Girl Their goal is to have you ‘feeling beautiful, badass and ready for the day’, enhancing your natural beauty with clean nourishing ingredients and beautiful colors #OWNYOURBEAUTY
Roccoco Botanicals Superior skin care. Fantastic anti-aging skin care that is results driven as well as high quality skin and body care safe and effective for acneic and hyper-sensitive skin including rosacea and eczema using select anti-inflammatory active.
Pour Le Monde Certified 100% natural and very beautiful fine fragrances made from entirely pure ingredients with great names like Empower and Envision.
Lauren B. Beauty High quality couture eco nail care and polish in 85 beautiful colors that are glossy, long lasting and chip resistant, especially when you use one of their awesome topcoats like the Sun Activated UV Gel Topcoat. The brush is pre-lacquered with twice the standard amount of bristles, so your polish glides on smoothly and streak-free giving you a gel-like couture polish that dries fast. Use code kellyb20 and get 20% off! You’ll love their gorgeous colors, nail growth serum, cuticle oils, hand cream and the monthly Beauty Box.
Blissoma Holistic Skincare 100% natural, Certified Vegan, made in-house, packed with certified organic botanicals, bioavailable vitamins, essential fatty acids, and skin-soothing seed oils. They specialize in care for demanding skin types such as extremely sensitive skin, allergies, or other skin problems.
Wildling Empress Stone is a facial gua sha tool for lymphatic drainage is designed to help revitalize and sculpt facial skin and neck and alleviate tension. Empress Oil works with the tonic to hydrate and plump skin.
Zoe Organics Baby and mom care made with high quality botanicals, waxes and minerals.
Real Purity All natural products designed for the most sensitive of skin to soothe and soften.
Mad Hippie This award winning line of vegan skincare is dedicated to the preservation of the environment with their eco business practices and donations of $1 to conservation from every web sale. They have high performing serums, creams and oils that produce results.
Pure Anada Makeup, beauty tools, body care, mens care and skincare formulated with Olivem®1000 Crystal Skin™ and Leucidal® Advanced Aloe, a safe preservative.
Jane Iredale A wonderful collection of hypoallergenic non-nanoparticle mineral makeup and skincare products that nourish the complexion. This line is one of my personal favorites, superior products.
Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Skin Perfecting Primer Soft Focus The Soft Focus liquid formula is designed to balance normal sensitive and combination skin types while instantly providing a naturally soft satin finish with beauty-boosting botanicals including Vapour’s proprietary Herbal Enlightenment Complex and Deep Moisture Complex of rich organic Pumpkin and toning Elderberry. Savvy girls, let me tell you, this is by far the best primer I have ever used. You will love it!
Pleni Naturals Non toxic products for babies, kids and the whole family made with nourihing vitamins, antioxidants. A portion of proceeds go to Life Lab, a pioneering nonprofit cultivating children’s love of learning, healthy foods, and nature through garden-based education.
Eco Girl A women-owned and operated shop offering natural products for your health, beauty, style, home, and the planet. They’ve partnered with One Tree Planted to help support global reforestation by donating 1% or more of all website sales. A single tree can provide a habitat for hundreds of species. Trees are vital for the air we breathe, our water, medicines.
Niru Beauty Clean skincare that naturally clears acne and promotes healthier more youthful skin
Acure Skin, hair, body, lips and baby care formulated with targeted plant and food based ingredients. I love their face scrub, cleansers, fruit enzyme peel and hair care & more. Affordable high quality.
Inlight Organic Skincare Exquisite plant based skincare formulated with effective organic food-grade and cold-pressed oils, herbs, the purest essential oils and beeswax.
Odacite They source the highest quality ingredients, precious plant extracts, magical oils and potent cosmeceuticals to create highly effective skincare with ultimate potency, absolute freshness and complete purity.
Crunchi High performance, safe, toxin free, beautifully pigmented cosmetics. My rep is Kerry, she’s super sweet and helpful, tell her Kelly says hi!
Puracy Organic Hair Care & Skin Care Gift Set Award-Winning Organic Hand & Body Lotion, Natural Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner. Sulfate-Free, Developed by Doctors (pack of 4).
LURE Essentials 100% Pure Rosehip Seed Oil Certified organic, cold pressed, unrefined, virgin for face massage, skin, hair and nails. Hydrate lips, dry itchy skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, address hyperpigmentation.
Manda Naturals reef safe organic food grade sun care.
Saje Natural products containing essential oils, healing plants, and natural ingredients from all over the world formulated to be safe and effective based on modern science and traditional use.
Lily Lolo Natural Organic Mascara Nourishes and conditions eyelashes – Enriched with chamomile and vitamin E. Adds volume and length to eyelashes evenly and smoothly with no flakes, smudges or clumps. Vegan and gluten free.
Andalou Naturals Ultra Sheer Daily Defense Facial Lotion SPF 18. Lightweight hydration and ultra-sheer broad spectrum protection SPF 18 provide daily, easy to wear protection. Be aware, this is not 100% clean, however, it does contain anti-aging ingredients such asFruit stem cell complex, resveratrol, CoQ10. Plus, some of you are looking for ‘safer’, not necessarily the purest.
Ever Skincare Clinically proven to target visible signs of aging, including the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and dark spots with clinical-grade level ingredients.
Lure BLISS Face Cupping and Anti Cellulite Cups Face & Body Cupping Set: Cupping Massage is known to help: improve circulation, reduce inflammation , release toxins (lymphatic drainage and detox) , lower blood pressure , relax muscles , relieve joint pain , fibromyalgia , regulate hormones, release endorphins, promote healing, improve sleep.
Genetix Organic High performing organic serums for a variety of skin issues including their cult favorite Enhancement Oil with herbs that penetrate to stimulate blood flow and promote the growth and longevity of new cells. Can be used to enhance your breasts, butt and lips. Va va voom.
Babo Botanicals Skin, hair, sun and baby care made with a combination of pure plant actives, naturally derived, certified organic and all-natural ingredients.
Clean Tan Self-tanning concentrate, natural bronze color that lasts like a spray tan, add to any lotion, serum or oil for a dream tan.
Suzanne Somers’ Skincare, Haircare & Makeup Superfood for your skin feed to nurture and hydrate your skin, while giving you flawless coverage. They use effective botanical actives with ingredients like shea butter, jojoba, aloe, argan oil, grape seed oil, bamboo powder, tapioca, rich mineral powders, raspberries, oranges, Vitamin E and more.
For those of you who have curly hair, I have heard RAVES about Suzanne Somers True Brazilian!
Carina Organics Citrus Extra Gentle Shampoo Specially compounded for color treated, permed, bleached, hi-lighted, and dry hair, the extra gentle shampoo gently cleanses without stripping hair of it’s colour and replenishes your scalp with essential moisturizing nutrients.
Sex Oil Hydrates and soothes with vitamin E, coconut and rosehips oil. High in antioxidants. Dual function as an unscented body or massage oil.
Black African Soap Body, hand and face wash that can soothe eczema, acne, psoriasis and more.
Puriya Cream For eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, dermatitis, shingles and rashes. Powerful 13-in-1 natural formula provides instant and lasting relief for severely dry, cracked, itchy, or irritated skin.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Multi-tasking products formulated to address your specific skincare concerns. Their sunscreen is fantastic, one of my top sunblock picks.
Zoya Nail treatments and 10-free nail polish in several gorgeous colors.
Prim Botanicals Lovely skincare, eco perfume, haircare, clean burning candles and pretty beach blankets.
Prim and Pure Affordable, safe, natural products for children and teens.
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes Tonic-infused natural face wipes to reboot dull, tired or oily skin with aloe, bamboo and green tea (20 individually wrapped bamboo wipes)
Jurlique Holistic Skin Care Pure & natural skin care combining ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine & homeopathy.
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Deodorants That Work
Coola (wonderful under makeup), MyChelle Dermaceuticals (love this one too), SunTegrity (fantastic). Acure, Mad Hippie, Ever (this one has nice shades if you want tinted sunscreen), Manda Naturals, Block Island Organics, 100% Pure, Babo Botanicals.
Blissoma, Osmia Black Clay Facial Soap, Roccoco Botanicals, Pure Haven Skin Care, Andalou Naturals brightening line, Suki clarifying toner & purifying acne serum. Tea Tree essential oil can be used as a spot treatment in some cases, check with me or your esthetician.
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I’ve been slathering coconut oil all over my body and cooking with it for years. To reap its many health and eco friendly beauty benefits, use high quality unrefined organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil.
- Coconut oil strengthens the immune system.
- Coconut oil has a high smoke point so it’s ideal to cook with. Its antiviral and anti-fungal properties prevent it from oxidizing so it won’t go rancid at a high heat like other oils. Dr. Mercola says that although it is a saturated fat, the fats are small/medium chain fats so they diffuse and provide energy.
- Coconut oil is an amazing natural moisturizer, it works wonders on dry skin and has been shown to firm skin and help prevent wrinkles. Apply it directly or mix it with your favorite facial and body moisturizers.
- It has strong anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-viral properties so it helps fight infections in the body and on the skin.
- Dr. Oz says 1 tablespoon a day will boost your energy level. It goes directly to the brain so it’s quickly used as energy rather than being stored like most fats. Try it on toast and in recipes instead of butter.
- Coconut oil has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, it’s high in lauric acid so it boosts metabolism and may help with weight loss.
- It helps control blood sugar, aids thyroid function and helps the body absorb calcium and magnesium.
- Coconut oil is a great conditioner for your hair. Massage it into your scalp, work it onto the ends of your hair, leave it in for about 30 minutes then wash and condition your hair as usual. I saw a friend at a party and thought her hair looked especially beautiful, she surprisingly attributed it to advice that I had given her a month earlier: coconut oil.
- Its anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties make it fantastic for use on diaper rash and cradle cap in infants.
- Countries whose diets include high amounts have been shown to have lower rates of heart disease. However, because it is saturated, it can raise cholesterol levels. This is the controversial aspect of coconut oil to keep in mind and talk to your doctor regarding concerns if you have cholesterol issues
- Oil pulling with it whitens teeth and keeps your mouth healthy and kissable. Swish it around for 20 minutes first thing in the morning then rinse and brush your teeth.
It seems that most people are aware that the sunscreen they are slathering all over themselves and their kids is posing serious health risks. Even mainstream western doctors admit that the chemicals found in most brands are dangerous.
What exactly should we be avoiding and what are safer options? I’ve written about this several times over the years because it is extremely important to me that people be armed with this knowledge.
8 Ingredients You Do Not Want In Your Sunscreen
This hormone disruptor penetrates the skin, enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body. It’s been shown to cause cell damage that promotes cancer, allergic reactions and even endometriosis.
4-MBC is a chemical that chemical enters the bloodstream and behaves as estrogen in the body as well. It’s also been linked to cancer. Both 4-MBC and oxybenzone are such dangerous hormone disruptors that scientists are urging parents to refrain from using any product containing either on children but it’s found in most sunscreens, even those made especially for babies.
3. Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinnamate)
This widely used sunscreen ingredient disrupts thyroid hormone, affects brain signaling and lab tests show that is kills mouse cells when exposed to sunlight, even at low doses.
Also known as Parsol 1789 and butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane. It generates free radicals in the body and has also been cited as an endocrine disruptor. It is unstable and sunlight causes it to break down into unknown chemicals, especially when used with octinoxate.
5. Retinyl palmitate
This is a form of vitamin A. It is an antioxidant that slows the aging process in skin which is fine for use in night creams. However, a study done by the FDA discovered a connection to cancer because it may accelerate growth in tumors and skin lesions when exposed to sunlight which makes it a dangerous ingredient for sunscreen.
The FDA does not conduct any safety testing on sunscreen. It is completely unregulated so manufacturers can use any ingredients they want.
You’ll also find parabens listed as methylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. They are found in many cosmetics as well as sunscreen. Like oxybenzone, parbens mimic the body’s natural hormones increasing the risk of various cancers.
7. Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl PABA / PABA Ester)
This damages DNA, releases free radicals, mimics estrogen and causes allergies in some people.
This is one of the most commonly found ingredients in sunscreens. It is known to cause cancer in lab animals
Causes organ system toxicity and dispruts sex hormones in animal studies
The sunblocking ingredient you want in your sunscreen is zinc oxide made without nanotechnology. Zinc is a physical sun block which means it reflects light back into the environment. Your skin basically does not see the sun.
Nanoparticles have been shown to cross the cell barrier driving into organs, even attaching to brain cells. They’ve also caused developmental issues in animals. Mineral sunscreens are often made with nanotechnology.
We need sunlight. A deficiency in vitamin D3 causes a whole host of severe illnesses including. Recent studies are revealing that avoiding the sun blocks our body’s ability to produce vitamin D3.
Please share this on Facebook, tweet it, Pin it & send it to friends, particularly those with kids. These ingredients are especially toxic to children and babies because their delicate systems are not fully developed so they have a harder time filtering out toxins.
“… some sunscreens are known to interfere with hormone action… could plausibly increase the risk of various cancers” -Thomas Zoeller, Endocrine Society
Guest post by Naomie Pierre
- Keep Things Shaded
Most of us have heard by now that it’s smart to use sunscreen and stay out of the sun for long periods of time when possible. However, experts are finding that avoiding sun all together can be harmful. It actually does the body good to take in a little sun each day, you’ll get a natural dose of vitamin D. Morning exposure has the least harmful rays. The sun’s rays are strongest between the hours of 10 am to 4 pm. So, try stay out of the sun during those hours or seek shade and wear a hat. It’s also important to use sunscreen that does not contain harmful chemicals.
- Avoid Smoking
We know that smoking cigarettes is one of the worst things you can do for your health but it’s also one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Taking in the heated, chemically-infected air of a cigarette dries out the skin, makes the skin appear aged and adds to the creation of wrinkles. Smoke decreases blood flow to the exterior layers of the skin which takes away important nutrients and oxygen. In addition, the components that aid in youthful, tight skin – collagen and elastin – are also destroyed by smoke. Another way that smoking wreaks havoc on the skin is by the same facial gestures being done over and over again as required by a repetitive habit like smoking. These facial gestures will eventually become wrinkles.
- Be Kind To Your Skin
Despite what many facial cleansing companies might tell you, it’s actually very damaging to the skin to wash it too frequently. It is also harmful to use water that is too hot, soaps that are too strong (they strip oil from the skin), or to dry with too much gusto. Instead, pat your skin dry, use mild cleansers without toxic ingredients and be sure to moisturize every day.
- Eat Plenty Of Fruits And Vegetables
Mother Nature’s resource for vitamins is one of our great friends when it comes to helping our skin shine. By eating organic vegetables and fruit, you are aiding your cells in staying healthy and being able to fight off pollutants, sun damage, free radical and acne outbreaks.
What type of deodorant do you use?
Do you like a challenge? This one will improve your health and well being! Might even save your life down the road. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am on a mission to educate as many people as possible about the serious risks that antiperspirants and most deodorants pose to our health.
Forget about focusing on awareness, we’re all aware by now, aren’t we?! We need to focus on PREVENTION. A key component of cancer prevention is avoiding toxic chemicals. One of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this is by using clean, non toxic personal care products.
Use deodorant that does not CAUSE breast cancer. We put it right next to our breasts and directly on lymph nodes in our underarms which have 100% absorption. According to The Breast Cancer Fund, 216 toxic chemicals commonly used in personal care products, including deodorant, are directly linked to breast cancer.
I am challenging you to make a change that will potentially prevent you from being diagnosed in your lifetime
Let’s have a conversation about this. Leave a message in the comments section of this post or on my Facebook Page answering the following questions: What type of deodorant do you currently use? What ingredients are listed?
I know what you’re thinking, the natural ones don’t work or stop working after a few hours. I finally found one that truly works without harmful chemicals, drum roll please… organic deodorant by Pure Haven Essentials.
This will not stop you from sweating because it does not contain aluminum, the extremely toxic chemical that dries out sweat. Besides, we need to sweat, there’s a reason our bodies do it. Stopping that process is unnatural and unhealthy. Plus, I have found that since I stopped using antiperspirants, I naturally sweat less in that area. I suspect it’s because I’m not preventing that natural process or causing my body to over-produce underarm sweat.
Because of the physiological change antiperspirant causes in the cells of the armpit when aluminum compounds swell and plug sweat glands, the FDA considers it a drug (rather than a cosmetic).
Aluminum is scientifically validated to accelerate brain aging and cause Alzheimer’s disease
It’s bioaccumulative so it stores in your fat cells. Once toxins get stored in adipose tissue it can be very difficult to get them out. Some scientists estimate that they stay in the body for years, possibly for life.
Aluminum is not the only harmful chemical used in deodorants. Many chemicals commonly found in deodorant are carcinogens and endocrine disruptors. Beware of and avoid: Propylene Glycol, Triclosan, Tetrasodium EDTA, Green 5, parabens. fragrance, BHT.
Aluminum is also associated with Alzheimer’s. A new brain develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds and two thirds of those people are women. It’s in your brain for about 20 years before you even shows signs.
Parabens & Aluminum have been identified in breast cancer biopsy samples
It’s especially important that your teens and pre-teens do not use deodorant with these chemicals. Their systems are still developing so they are even more delicate. Plus, you’ll set them up for choosing the right type of products for life, so get them started with a safe, healthy alternative that actually works. Try Schmidt’s, Pure Haven Essentials or Meow Meow Tweet.
This stuff doesn’t stop working midday the way other ‘natural’ deodorants do (I use that term ‘natural’ loosely because even if it claims to be natural, you’ll likely find unfavorable ingredients). Pure Haven Essentials organic deodorant works all day and all night. Depending on your body’s chemistry and how active you are, you may have to reapply once during the day but it will work and will not cause cancer or any other illness. It’s gluten free too!
Will you take my challenge and try this fantastic organic deodorant?! Be sure to let me know how you like it! Please pass this along, Tweet it, share it on Facebook. Let’s get everyone using healthy deodorant! One lucky reader will win one so enter the giveaway!
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