As of 2013, companies can no longer use the term sunblock, as the government has deemed it too misleading since nothing “blocks” 100% of the sun’s rays.
Sunscreens, which are classified as a drug by the FDA, are divided into either “chemical” or “physical barrier” categories.
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We started in 2010 with 28 of the 40 natural sunscreens that the Environmental Working Group (EWG) rated as “safe” at the time.Nonetheless, he was a good sport about this massive project to review dozens mineral based creams to search for the best, safe all natural sunscreen, for baby and for us!I’ll explain WHY you need to toss your tubes of chemical sunscreen, how mineral active ingredients are different, and what to look for to evaluate sunscreen ingredients for safety and efficacy.Chemical based sunscreens must be absorbed into the skin to be effective via a chemical reaction with the UV rays. (See my Food for Thought article on sunscreen safety and cancer.) Zinc Oxide is sometimes referred to as the safe sun protection available in a tube.It protects from the full spectrum of UVA and UVB rays, incredibly effectively, all by itself, making it truly the best natural sunscreen ingredient available.