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Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Your Sunscreen

Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Sunscreen

Organic or not, avoid these ingredients when shopping for safe sunscreens. 

  • Nano-Particles - penetration enhancers, creates free radical damage when exposed to sunlight, increases the risk of certain Cancers.
  • Retinyl Palmitate – a form of Vitamin A can speed the development of lesions and tumors when applied to the skin in the presence of sunlight.
  • Avabenzone, Oxybenzone – hormone disruptors, photoallergic reactions, immunotoxicity, probable carcinogen, endocrine disrupter, enhanced skin absorption, bioaccumulates to dangerous levels, biochemical cellular changes, developmental and reproductive toxicity.
  • Phenol - reproductive and developmental toxin and pollutes wildlife.
  • Octinoxate (Octyl Methoxycinamate)- listed as made from cinnamon, endocrine disruptor, hormone disruptor, penetration enhancer.
  • Octocrylene - penetration enhancer, creates free radical damage when exposed to sunlight.
  • PABA (Octyl Dimethyl PABA, PABA Ester) – cell mutation, Nitrosamine contamination (carcinogenic), creates free radicals damage when exposed to sunlight, penetration enhancer, hormone disruptor.
  • Chemicals That Kill Coral Reefs – paraben, cinnamate, benzophenone, and a camphor derivative.
  • Synthetic Fragrance – contains phthalates, developmental and reproductive toxin, respiratory toxicant, probable neurotoxin, possible carcinogen and endocrine disruptor, bio-accumulative in wildlife, immune system toxicant,  can contain between 10 and 300 different chemicals, many of which have never been tested for safety.
  • Parabens - alter hormone levels, increase risk for certain types of cancer (especially breast), impaired fertility, alteration of the development of a fetus or young child, studies have found parabens in breast tumors, probable skin toxicant, animal studies show brain and nervous system effects.
  • Petro-Chemicals - contaminated with impurities, linked to cancer or other significant health problems, bad for the environment.

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Reference:  Glamorganic Godess


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