After reading through the Environmental Working Group’s sunscreen review for 2011, I went out and bought my sunscreen and face lotion for 2011. They are not necessarily on the EWG’s “Best Sunscreen” list, but according to the “Nanomaterials and Hormone disruptors in suncreens” page; they do not contain the most harmful ingredients. I made sure the sunscreens I bought didn’t include:
-4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC)
-Benzophenone-3 (oxybenzone) – this is the most popular ingredient in most sunscreens, and is not safe especially for kids
-Octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC)
For my daily face lotion I bought “La Roche Posay Hydraphase UV Intense Rehydration with SPF 30” at $38.99 from Shoppers Drug Mart (this was the most expensive).
For my face sunscreen I bought “The Green Beaver Company Certified Organic non-whitening sunscreen lotion, SPF 30” at $18.50 (on sale) from Ginkgo health store.
For my body suncreens I bought “Life Sunthera3, SPF 15” at $8.99 (on sale), and “Coppertone Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB” at $7.99 (on sale) both at Shoppers.
There you have it! Now you won’t waste your money on sunscreen products that do more harm than good, and you’ll be fully protected this summer!