Summer is here and the sun is waiting for us.  With so much talk on sun safety, vitamin D and skin cancer I wanted to give you some safe options on protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.  There is a great review of sunscreen products done by the EWG – Environmental Working Group.  You can see their list of top rated sun protection products below.  They have rated the toxicity of each product by placing a number to identify product safety.  So a product rated 8 is one you would want to avoid where as a product rated 2 is a better choice.

Oh and if your interested in a previous article I wrote on the best Vitamin D supplements  and sun exposure check out:  Vitamin D3 your Neighborhood Superhero

The best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt. No chemicals to absorb through the skin, no questions about whether they work. But when you can’t get away from exposing your skin to the sun, use EWG’s top-rated sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum (UVA and UVB-sunburn) protection with fewer hazardous chemicals that penetrate the skin. Sunscreen makers are awaiting FDA approval for a wider selection of UVA-blocking chemicals. In the meantime, all top-rated products contain either zinc or titanium minerals to help cut UVA exposures for sunscreen users.

Our top-rated sunscreens all contain the minerals zinc or titanium. They are the right choice for people who are looking for the best UVA protection without any sunscreen chemical considered to be a potential hormone disruptor. None of the products contain oxybenzone or vitamin A and none are sprayed or powdered.

score key -- 0-2: recommended | 3-6: caution | 7-10: avoid

see all beach & sport sunscreens >>

Product and Score
product image All Terrain
Aquasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30
TerraSport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30
KidSport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30
product image Badger
Sunscreen for Face and Body, Unscented, SPF 30
Sunscreen for Face and Body, SPF 30 Lightly Scented
Sunscreen for Face and Body, SPF 15 Lightly Scented
product image Beyond Coastal
Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30
product image 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
Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+
product image Caribbean Solutions
Natural/Biodegradable SolGuard, SPF 25
Sol Kid Kare Natural Sunscreen, SPF 25
product image Desert Essence
Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
product image Episencial
Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35
product image Estion
Sunscreen with Zinc, SPF 38
product image Jason Natural Cosmetics
Sunbrellas: Mineral Based Physical Sunblock, SPF 30+
Sunbrellas: Chemical Free Sunblock, SPF 30+
Earth’s Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+
product image Kabana Skin Care
Green Screen Organic Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 20
Green Screen Organic Sunscreen, SPF 22, Skin Tone Tinted
product image L’uvalla Certified Organic
SPF 20 Sunscreen Face/Body
product image La Roche-Posay
Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream
product image Little Forest
Sunscreen Lotion For Babies and Kids, SPF 30+
product image Loving Naturals
Sunscreen, SPF 30+
product image Miessence
Reflect Outdoor Balm, SPF 15
product image Purple Prairie Botanicals
SunStuff, SPF 30
Sun Stick, SPF 30
SunStuff, SPF 15
product image Soleo Organics
All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Soleo Organics/Wyland Organics All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Soleo Organics/Atlantis Resort All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
product image thinkbaby and thinksport
Sunscreen, SPF 30+
product image Trukid
Sunny Days Face and Body Stick, SPF 30+
product image UV Natural
Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Sunscreen Sport, SPF 30+
Sunscreen, SPF 30+
product image Vanicream
Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35

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