- Oxybenzone is a synthetic estrogen that can be absorbed through the skin. It can disrupt our hormone system, causing a severe reaction that manifests as rashes or skin sensitivities. Studies show that 96% of Americans have Oxybenzone circulating in their bodies!
- Avobenzone is an ingredient that becomes toxic in large doses – this is really worrisome in a product that we apply and reapply to our entire bodies! This ingredient is linked to skin rashes and allergies.
- Octocrylene is not only toxic to our bodies but also our environment. Anything containing Octocrylene cannot be considered reef safe, and it has the potential to leech off your body and into the delicate eco-systems of our waterways. On the human body, octocrylene actually absorbs UV light and produces oxygen radicals that can cause cell damage and mutations.
- Ecamsule is an organic compound that was patented by the L’oreal Corporation in 1982 and is now found in many sunscreens. It was approved by the FDA in 2006, but in 2015 the FDA announced that Ecamsule in concentrations up to 10 percent is not “generally recognized as safe and effective” (a.k.a. GRASE) and is misbranded when used in over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen products because the currently available data is insufficient to classify it as GRASE, and additional information is needed. That sounds…..suspicious at best.
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