Top10 Reasons why a Natural Sunscreen with
Organic Ingredients is Important for You

1.  Natural sunscreen instead of chemical sunscreen.

You don’t have to destroy your skin with chemicals to avoid getting sunburnt. There are many chemical sunscreen ingredients to avoid due to their negative effects:

  • Octinoxate  (Octyl Methoxycinnamate) - has estrogenic (gender bending) effects
  • Oxybenzone (Benzophenone-3) - Associated with photo allergic reactions and hormone disrupting activities. Absorbs quickly through the skin.
  • Avobenzone (Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) – sunlight breaks this down into harmful ingredients
  • Octocrylene – Produces free radicals when exposed to sunlight, damaging DNA and potentially causing cancer
  • Homosalate – Hormone disruptor; forms toxic metabolites; can enhance penetration of some toxic herbicides
  • Padimate O (Octyl Dimethyl Paba / Paba Ester) – a derivative of once popular PABA sunscreen, this releases free radicals, damaging DNA, has estrogenic activity and causes allergic reactions. When exposed to sunlight causes genetic mutation.
  • Ensulizole (Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid) – Produces free radicals when exposed to sunlight, damaging DNA and potentially causing cancer.
  • Mexoryl SX – This UVA absorbing sunscreen agent degrades as much as 40% when exposed to sunlight, as well as producing damaging reactive oxygen species.
  • Octyl Salicyclate
  • Sulisobenzone

Zinc Oxide is a mineral sunscreen, also called a physical or natural sunscreen. It provides excellent protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Titanium Dioxide as the other mineral alternative is the most opaque substance known to man but there are indications of Titanium being harmful to humans. Zinc Oxide on the other hand, though not as opaque, has excellent healing qualities.

2.   Non-toxic cosmetic ingredients

A healthy lifestyle is vital to combat the many things toxic that plague our lives in obvious as well as hidden ways as a result of modern industry. By focusing on choosing organic ingredients in your cosmetics you can avoid some of the toxic chemical ingredients used in sunscreens such as:

  • Sodium Laurel, Lauryl Sulfate, or Sodium Laurel Sulfate – Combined with other chemicals these become Nitrosamine, which is a powerful cancer-causing agent, that penetrates the skin’s moisture barrier, allowing chemicals in.
  • PEG (Polyethylene Glycol), Polysorbates, or Ethoxyylate alcohol – all contain dioxane, which is carcinogenic and probably one of the most potent toxins known to man.
  • Propylene Glycol – can cause dermatitis, kidney or liver abnormalities, skin growth prevention, or just plain irritation.
  • Phenol Carbolic Acid – Can cause circulatory collapse, paralysis, convulsions, coma, and even death from respiratory failure.
  • Acrylamide – Can cause breast cancer
  • Toluene (Benzoic; Benzyl or Butylated Hydroxtoluene) – can cause anemia, low blood cell count, liver and kidney damage and birth defects.

3.  Natural and organic preservatives

are not dangerous, as are the more commonly used Parabens, which are endocrine disruptors mimicking estrogen, upsetting the hormone balance, and potentially causing reproductive cancers in both men and women.

4. No Mineral Oils, Parafin or Petrolatum

that coat the skin like plastic and leave the pores clogged, trapping in toxins, slowing skin cell growth, disrupting normal hormone functioning, robbing bones and the nervous system of magnesium. Being petrochemicals they can have estrogenic effects. They also absorb the oil soluble vitamins A,D, E and K from the body which are then excreted, thereby depleting the body of vital ingredients.

5.  No Colorants

Accepting a natural rather than a false color helps to avoid use of toxic colorants

6.  No added fragrance

Quite often the fragrance from the natural organic ingredients will provide a delightful smell so no added fragrance is required.

7.  Water resistance.

Unnatural polymers are harmful in that they prevent the skin from breathing. Water resistance without these will allow the skin to breathe.

8.  Anti-oxidant activities of organic plant extracts.

Positively good for you, these ingredients are not just eliminating the negative qualities of chemicals, but they provide excellent added benefits in such things as cell repair and skin healing, providing added protection against the free radical damage and atmospheric toxins.

9.  No fillers required

Every ingredient will have a purpose aimed at benefiting you rather than being included to counteract the negative chemical reactions.

10  Reversing sun damage.

By switching from a toxic sunscreen to a non-toxic sunscreen, you can possibly reverse some of the damage already done!