I just read an article put out by the environmental working group which discussed the best and worst sunscreens, and the article discusses that some sunscreens may be doing more harm than good!! Among the worst brands for sun protection and according to the EWG the worst for toxicity is the brand that I have been using, NEUTRAGENA!! The group claims that the brand contains harmful chemicals like oxybenzone (a hormone-disrupting sunscreen filter which can potentially cause cancer, birth defects and development disorders) and methylisothiazolinone as well they say that the SPF levels that they advertise “over 70” have been debunked by the U.S Food and Drug admin. According to the federal dept., SPF levels max out at about 50. Europe, Australia and japan have already banned brands from advertising SPF levels over 50.
Some of the best listed were 100% pure-adorable baby-alba botanic-all terrain-allure-arbonne-aubrey organics-ava Anderson-badger-bare belly-beyond coastal-blue lizard-blue frog- burts bees-coola-cyber derm- Dr mercola- earth’s best-Jason natural- la roche-luzern-MD skincare-natures gate-Raw elements- sensitive skin clinic-skinceuticals-sunbum-sunolgy-the honest company- true Natural
Worst sprays were banana boat clear-Coppertone sport-cvs clear-cvs sheer-cvs sport-cvs wet and dry-Neutrogena fresh cooling-Neutrogena ultra sheer- Neutrogena wet skin
For the full list visit vancitybuzz.com/2015/06/Neutrogena-sunscreen-toxic-avoid/
Also there was just a good article in IN STYLE that listed products to look for with either chemical or mineral based ingredients depending on what is best for your skin- on the list chemical for face was La Rosche and for physical ace MDSolar Sciences Mineral Crème and for Body Avene Eu Thermale mineral light