US News & World Report recently posted this article of a study that was done by the FDA on the harmful chemicals in sunscreen that enter your bloodstream at unsafe levels.
The highlight of the study was this: Most popular sunscreens contain chemicals such as oxybenzone, avobenzone and octocrylene. These chemicals are what block the harmful UV radiation that can cause skin cancer. However, the study showed a disruption in hormones in people, specifically with the chemical oxybenzone. According to the researchers of the study, this chemical was found in human breast milk, amniotic fluid, urine and blood.
So, why should we be concerned about oxybenzone? Oxybenzone is a chemical that can pose a risk to our reproductive system. Specifically, it can cause endometriosis, early onset of puberty in girls, lower sperm count in men and infertility issues. It has also been linked to hormone-related cancers in both men and woman.
I think that is enough to cause concern! Right? Yikes!!
Okay so, now for the good news. I came across this company called Project Sunscreen. The company was started in 2017 by two moms, one an entrepreneur and one a board-certified dermatologist based out of California. Their goal? They simply wanted a healthier, safer sunscreen for their kids!
Project Sunscreen offers 100% mineral active ingredients, including naturally-derived zinc oxide, powerful antioxidants including moisturizing vitamin B3 and anti-inflammatories licorice and tea extracts in their sunscreens.
They offer SPF 30 and SPF 50 Sunscreen for both kids and baby! And the best part, aside from all of the safe ingredients, kids will have a ball using its roll-on technique!
Learn more about the benefits of Project Sunscreens, here!