How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

Over the past year, sunscreen has dominated headlines. A bombshell study done by the FDA was published in the Journal of American Medical Association and found the beginnings of something troubling. The findings demonstrated that when certain sunscreens were applied based on the maximal recommended use, key active ingredients were actually absorbed through the skin and into the body. 

But…is it all sunscreen?

This finding may sound scary at surface-level understanding, but let’s dive in a little deeper. Today we are going to be taking a look at an aspect of cosmetics that has confounded buyers since the dawn of commercialism: ingredients.

Chemical vs. Mineral Filters

There are two main categories of sunscreen that are classified based on the function of their ingredients. 

Mineral sunscreen ingredients rest on the surface of the skin and work to create a barrier that reflects harmful UV rays away from the user.

Chemical sunscreen ingredients work in an entirely unconventional manner. These chemicals are actually absorbed and sit within the top layers of your skin to soak-up UV rays before they can cause any damage.

The Problem of Chemical Absorption

Any time a substance is absorbed into the skin, there is a possibility that it can reach the bloodstream. This is especially true when it comes to chemical filters in sunscreen. The FDA found all six active ingredients that were tested reached the bloodstream after a single use. 

The following ingredients were found to enter the bloodstream and should be avoided (barring new research findings):

  • avobenzone
  • oxybenzone
  • octocrylene
  • homosalate
  • octisalate
  • octinoxate

The FDA even found that many of these sunscreen ingredients absorbed so efficiently that they were detected in breast milk and urine samples. Researchers from Haereticus Environmental Laboratory published a study that may indicate a link between the amount of exposure to the ingredient oxybenzone and birth defects during the first trimester of pregnancy (specifically the gastrointestinal ailment known as Hirschsprung’s disease)

At the end of the day these are foreign substances that do not belong in our bodies! 

How Radical Skincare can Help You!

Radical Skincare knows our customers are looking for naturally formulated and clean products, and that is why our Skin Perfecting Screen is the perfect choice for anybody that is concerned about the effect of chemical filters. 

With the safety of our customers in mind, we formulated the Skin Perfecting Screen with a mineral-base. We use the only two active ingredients that the FDA has proposed as “generally recognized as safe and effective” (GRASE):

  • Titanium Dioxide 
  • Zinc Oxide

Both of these mineral based ingredients protect you by forming a barrier on the surface level of your skin to defend against sun damage without leaving any white streaks or cast!

Other organic ingredients include harnessing the natural reflective powers of Diamond Powder to redirect light away from your skin and leave you with a youthful and radiant glow!

So instead of fumbling around with numerous brands of aerosols and tubes trying to find the perfect product, take the shortcut and choose Radical!

Radical Results and Nothing Less!

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