This article was published on Philly.com. I thought it had great information so I am reposting it for all the people that spend time in the sun, just like me!
(MCT) Recent studies suggest that certain chemicals in sunscreen may be harmful when they are absorbed through the skin. Oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate, or vitamin A palmitate, which may have negative effects, have become the ingredients to avoid. But they are common in many sunscreens. According to the 2012 sunscreen guide released by the Environmental Working Group, only 25 percent of the 800 sunscreens tested are effective at protecting your skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients.
Here are five new sunscreens for 2013, tested out by yours truly. They’re all made with natural ingredients. They are safe for you and your kiddos, and great options for just about any occasion.