Why you should ditch chemical sunscreens

If you’re on the health and wellness bandwagon, no doubt you’ve already detoxed your makeup bag, opting for more natural formulas instead.

But what about your beach bag? A recent study in JAMA found that some chemical sunscreens contain ingredients – including avobenzone, oxybenzone, and octocrylene – that may be absorbed directly into the bloodstream. In the small randomised control trial, researchers found that concentrations of some of these common sunscreen ingredients were above the recommended threshold. 

While there’s no question that applying sunscreen (no matter the formula) is better than applying no sunscreen at all – if you’re looking to ditch chemical sunscreens this summer, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite low-tox brands…

Mukti Organics Daily Moisturiser with SPF 15
Best for: Everyday use. Add this beauty to your daily routine and rest assured your face will be protected.

Go-To Zincredible SPF 15 Tinted
Best for: Light coverage. If you need a little extra colour, this lightweight formula is divine.

we are feel good inc. Coconut Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+
Best for: Full body protection! Plus, it smells heavenly.

Sunbum Mineral SPF 30+ Sunscreen Spray
Best for: Spray and go! This zinc-based formula is super moisturising and easy to reapply if you’re at the beach all day.

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