Organic means that the product contains no harmful chemicals, pesticides, or other substances. Organic products are also free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
They don’t contain harmful chemicals like parabens or oxybenzone.
These ingredients are linked with cancer, hormone disruption, and endocrine system damage. In fact, according to the Environmental Working Group, these chemicals are found in 99% of conventional sunscreen lotions tested.
They’re free from toxic ingredients. Organic sunscreens are made without any harmful chemicals and are safe for your family’s health. They also provide protection against UVA rays, which cause wrinkles and age spots.
They’re more effective at protecting against UV rays.
Organic sunscreens contain ingredients such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, avobenzone, octinoxate, oxybenzone, and PABA. These ingredients block out harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can damage your skin. In addition, these ingredients protect your skin by absorbing the energy of the sun’s rays before they reach your skin. This means that less of the sun’s energy reaches your skin, reducing the chance of burning or damaging your skin.
They’re less likely to cause allergic reactions.
Many people think that using an organic sunscreen will make them more sensitive to the sun. However, studies show that organic sunscreens do not cause any greater sensitivity than conventional ones. In fact, some research shows that organic sunscreens actually reduce the chances of developing a reaction to sunlight.
Organic Sunscreen is Reef Safe
Surfers have been aware of the effects that wearing chemical sunscreen has on our ocean reef system for decades. The movement toward reef-safe sunscreen has really taken off in the last few years.
You will often find the labelling on sunscreen bottles and tubes that reads “reef safe”.