Due to convincing marketing strategies, we think that sunscreen is our best protection from aging and skin cancer. But before you buy any sunscreen products, make sure to examine your sunscreen because most conventional sunscreen brands cause more damage than good.
Independent pharmaceutical testing company Valisure found that 78 lots of sunscreens and sun care products contained benzene, a known carcinogen that has been linked to blood cancer and other illnesses.
In fact, according to a study done by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, high levels of cancer causing sunscreen ingredients enter blood just after a day of use. Scary!
The study, discovered that the blood concentration of three particularily toxic ingredients ( avobenzone, oxybenzone, ecamsule and octocrylene) kept rising as daily use continued and then stayed in the body for at least 24 hours.
After one application, seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels exceeding safety thresholds, studies by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration, report.
Brands affected include Neutrogena, Sun Bum, CVS Health, Fruit of the Earth, Raw Elements, SunBurnt, Goodsense, Banana Boat, TopCare Everyday and EltaMD. Some of the products include:
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70 and SPF 100+
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray, SPF 100
- Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
- Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen C-Spray, SPF 100
- EltaMD UV Aero Broad-Spectrum Fully-Body Sunscreen Spray, SPF 45
- Sun Bum Cool Down Gel
- Raw Elements Eco Formula Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
- CVS Health After-sun Aloe Vera Soothing Spray
- Goodsense Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30
4 Shocking Things You Should Know About Sunscreen
- Conventional Sunscreen Causes Cancer
Most sunscreen brands contain cancer-causing ingredients such as parabens, petrolium oils, harsh alcohols, and chemical solvents. The 5 most toxic ingredients include Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), including octyl-dimethyl PABA, Benzophenones, especially benzophenone-3, 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC), Cinnamates, namely octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC), and Homosalate
Most “natural” sunscreen brands contain synthetic chemicals
A lot of conventiona sunscreen brands use words as “natural” or “organic” but still have many synthetic chemicals. Make sure to avoid sunscreen brands that have ingredients that sound like chemicals:
- Sunscreen products block important vitamin D production.
Sunscreen products inhibit the Vitamin D production. We all know that the main source of Vitamin D is the Sun. It’s absolutely necessary for our health because vitamin D regulates over 1,000 different genes responsible for every cell in the body.
4. Conventional Sunscreen do not protect from UVA rays
Your conventional sunscreen doesn’t block harmful UVA rays that cause premature skin aging but instead blocks our skin from getting vitamin D and causes nutritional deficiencies that lead to cancer.SPF50 Organic Sunscreen by Sky Organics Unscented Non-Nano Zinc Oxide Formula-Water Resistant Natural Mineral Sunscreen-Safe for the whole family-Certified Organic Vegan Baby Sunscreen-Huge Tube 6oz
Detox your body from these harmful carcinogens
If you are looking to do a heavy metal toxin cleanse you should seriously consider using spirulina. The biology of spirulina allows it to naturally absorb toxic and unwanted heavy metals from your body. It is a very effective way to detox your body. The chlorophyll in spirulina cleanses the blood and allows the body to use oxygen more effectively. It neutralizes and excretes toxins.