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Environmental Working Group Names Safest Sunscreens

Web Note: In a bizarre twist, at least one of these sunscreens may not be products that the OCA can in good conscience recommend. The first one listed, Keys Soap Solar Rx Therapeutic Sunblock actually contains nano-materials, particles so tiny they can go through your skin and that the OCA thinks should be labelled and regulated as potentially dangerous. Please visit OCA's Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology Page for more information on the possible hazards of nanotechnology.

Looking for a safer sunscreen? It's not easy to find.The Environmental Working Group looked at almost 1,000 brand-name sunscreen products and found that the majority contain chemicals that either potentially pose health hazards or inadequately protect skin from damaging sun rays. Here's their list of the top safe sunscreens:

1. Keys Soap Solar Rx Therapeutic Sunblock, SPF 30

2. Trukid Sunny Days Facestick Mineral Sunscreen UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, SPF 30+

3. California Baby Sunblock Stick No Fragrance, SPF 30+

4. Badger Sunscreen, SPF 30

5. Marie Veronique Skin Therapy Sun Serum

6. Lavera Sunscreen Neutral, SPF 40

7. Vanicream Sunscreen, SPF 35

8. UV Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

9. Sun Science Sport Formula, SPF 30

10. Soleo Organics Sunscreen all natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Source: Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database