After my research into the chemical substance formaldehyde found in just about every cleaning agent, soap, shampoo, toothpaste & clothing item in our homes, I kept digging around.
And lo & behold - a number of ingredients contained in sunscreens are KNOWN carcinogens.
How ironic that we are told to slip slop slap for fear of skin cancer and yet what we are forced to use is filled with carcinogenic chemicals that are absorbed directly into the blood stream. They can’t even go through the digestive system first to potentially be filtered out by the liver - nope, straight through to the bloodstream.
One chemical in particular called phenoxyethanol has even been used in a number of supposedly “organic” sunscreens now available on the market. Phenoxyethanol is known to depress the central nervous system and causes vomiting & diarrhea after low level exposure.
Cudos to the companies for trying but honestly, NOT GOOD ENOUGH GUYS! Organic means organic. The end product should not then be harmful just because something occurs naturally. What kind of bullshit excuse is that for being lazy & not figuring out another way around it? Appalling.
There are a few types of zinc oxide though so you need to be VERY aware...
Nano zinc oxide for example IS absorbed by the skin & is very harmful.
Basically, the ingredients listing should say “zinc oxide” only without any other word in front or at the end of it. That assures you that you’re buying the non-harmful product where the zinc will NOT be absorbed by the skin.
Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen
And here is the FULL low down on what is in sunscreens & exactly what it does to human bodies... its not a pretty picture guys so think twice BEFORE you slip, slop, slap about what you're actually putting INTO (not just onto) your bodies...! http://www.skinbiology.com/toxicsunscreens.html
A VERY disgusted-at-cosmetics-manufacturers-Eco Mum xo