• Blog,  Features,  Sunscreen

    6 Tips To Find Safe Suncare

    Wandering in the sunscreen aisle with the goal of finding a safe and effective sunscreen is an overwhelming task. Use the EWG (Environmental Working Group) Sunscreen database to guide you in finding the best sunscreen for you and your family: http://www.ewg.org/2015sunscreen/ Important highlights of the EWG research on sun safety: Look for sunscreens free of: Vitamin A, oxybenzone, parabens, PABA, phthalates, fragrances and nano-sized particles. Avoid sunscreen spray and powders which pose an inhalation risk and lack effective skin coverage.…

  • Blog,  Sunscreen

    Safe Sunscreen Tip

    Conventional sunscreens often contain estrogenic toxins like parabens and phthalates, so many parents are switching to the more natural varieties. Sunscreens that contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide will block the suns rays just as effectively as their more toxic counterparts. It is still important to apply these sunscreens every 2 hours, and also after prolonged swimming. Check out the 2014 Safe Sunscreen Guide from the Environmental Working Group.