The weather is getting warmer here in Massachusetts and that means the sun is shining and it is time to add extra sun protection!
I will only use the purest of natural sunscreens as most mainstream sunscreens can contain ingredients that can actually CAUSE (NOT PROTECT) you from skin cancer! There are many debates about this but I suggest you do your own research and make your own conclusions. I personally have done a lot of reading on the subject and feel much more comfortable using sunscreens that contain natural ingredients rather than using a product that is supposed to help prevent against cancer and yet contains ingredients that can lead to cancer. It’s a catch-22!
I have tried a handful of natural and organic sunscreens and many I like and the rest are either too thick, leave a white cast or cause me to break out. When I came across the company Raw Elements and saw they ranked one of the top safest sunscreens on the EWG database with a score of 1! I knew that I had to try their formulations.
Both of these UVA-UVB Broad Spectrum Sunscreens are Biodegradable, Moisturizing, Reef Safe, Non Migrating, Very Water Resistant, Never Runs, Never Stings Eyes.
More information on both products:
ECO FORMULA 30+ is the Conscious Consumer’s answer to serious sun protection. All Natural and free of all the bad stuff, this formula boasts balanced Physical UV protection through our unique Organic Eco-Shield Performance Technology. As a performance driven sunscreen, it is very water resistant beyond 80 minutes, yet so gentle and moisturizing it is perfect for our young ones! Packed with biologically active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and extracts, it continues protecting our skin long after environmental exposure.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 23%
Natural Ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Green Tea, Organic Black Tea, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, All Natural Mango Butter, Organic Beeswax, All Natural Rosemary Oil Extract, All Natural Vitamin E ***All Ingredients Marked Organic Are USDA Certified Organic.
**APPLIES UNDER WATER**
ECO STICK 30+ formulated with our unique Organic Eco-Shield Performance Technology, can withstand the harshest environmental conditions. Not only does this stick offer water resistant, balanced UV physical protection beyond 80 minutes, it can be applied UNDER WATER! Whether it’s protecting a young child or an avid waterman’s face, ECO STICK 30+ will perform. With the easy applicator, it can be worn heavy and opaque, or rubbed completely into skin. Packed with biologically active antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and extracts, it continues protecting our skin long after environmental exposure.
Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 22.75%
Natural Ingredients:Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Green Tea, Organic Black Tea, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, All Natural Mango Butter, Organic Beeswax, All Natural Candelilla Wax, All Natural Rosemary Oil Extract, All Natural Vitamin E.
My Thoughts: I love both of these sunscreens but I use them for different areas. The Eco Formula Lotion is my favorite for applying on my body because it’s thick but sinks in to the skin wonderfully. I do find it can be a tad too thick for my face, especially if I am wearing makeup but if I do wear it on my face I just use a very light amount. The Eco Stick is wonderful for travel, touch-ups and is so easy to apply. I especially love to use the Eco Stick on my neck and decollete. Overall I am very satisfied and impressed with these sunscreens but will definitely be reaching for the Eco-Stick the most as I find it so convenient to carry with me in my purse for touch ups and I love how it blends into my skin so quickly without leaving over any residue! I also love how incredibly clean these sunscreens are!
Have you ever tried Raw Elements? What are your favorite sunscreens?
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