Spring and Summer are just around the corner and sunscreen products will be in higher demand. I'm often asked if Magnolia Skin Essentials' products contain sunscreen, and the answer is no. Let me tell you why and then give you my recommendations for 6 of the best sunscreen products with zero harmful ingredients.
First, sunscreen is considered an over-the-counter drug by the FDA and using it in my formulations would mean my products would qualify as pharmaceuticals. This is not something to which Magnolia Skin Essentials aspires.
Second, since most sunscreen products contain chemicals that are known to cause health problems (e.g., carcinogens, endocrine disruptors), I cannot honestly claim that my products are free from toxic ingredients if sunscreen is incorporated in the formulation. The possibility of toxins being absorbed into your bloodstream through using my products is something I don't want.
People who buy and use Magnolia Skin Essentials products tend to be those who want simple, uncomplicated, and authentic skincare products. They make informed decisions and select products that promote health, well-being, and glowing skin. So, with that in mind, sunblock, not sunscreen is the product you want because sunblock contains Zinc Oxide and other oxides that literally block the suns rays from your skin. Here are six of the best sunblock products made without any synthetic chemicals known to cause health issues:
- Badger Balm SPF 30 Unscented Sunscreen Cream
- Raw Elements Tinted Facial Moisturizer SPF 30
- All Good Sunscreen Butter Stick SPF 50+
- Juice Beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer SPF 30
- Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Tinted Facial Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
- Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
All of these sunscreens are made with natural or mineral-based ingredients, and are free of harmful synthetic chemicals like oxybenzone and avobenzone. They provide broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and are safe for sensitive skin.
I hope you find this list helpful... ingredient lists can be confusing and a bit overwhelming to read. But we know protecting our skin against UV rays is SO important, so it's great that you're going the extra mile to preserve your health.