Have you made the switch to safer sunscreen yet? If not, you may want to do a clean swap asap. Why? Well, did you see the plethora of articles like the CNN story linked in my profile?!
According to the study and per CNN, "It took just one day of use for several common sunscreen ingredients to enter the bloodstream at levels high enough to trigger a government safety investigation, according to a pilot study conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, an arm of the US Food and Drug Administration. The study published Monday in the medical journal JAMA, also found that the blood concentration of three of the ingredients continued to rise as daily use continued and then remained in the body for at least 24 hours after sunscreen use ended."
As you switch to a safer sunscreen this summer, keep these facts in mind:
1. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen which provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
2. Instead of using a chemical sunscreen, choose a mineral sunscreen, preferably non-nano zinc oxide (a mineral (physical) blocker that sits on the surface of the skin and bounces sun’s rays away.) *At Beautycounter, we evaluate the particle size of the non-nano zinc oxide to ensure low potential risk of it entering the bloodstream for harmful effects.
3. If you use a mist sunscreen, please use a non-aerosol spray. At Beautycounter, we use a bag-on-valve technology. No potentially harmful propellant chemicals are sprayed into the atmosphere or onto skin
4. Do not use sunscreens that contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. Not only are they toxic for people, but they also contribute to the damage of coral reefs.
If you are ready to switch out your sunscreen, you’re in luck! Starting TODAY (May 22), customers who spend $125 USD/$150 CAD or more, will receive a complimentary Summer Sun Set. See my stories for details or DM me if you need help or product recs 😉 PS our sunscreen smells amazing and is not sticky or greasy!! Also we now have sunscreen that is TINTED! Bring on the bronze baby! ☀️