Sunscreens That Are Safe In The New FDA Proposal?

On February 21, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration announced a new proposal in regards to sunscreen safety. Even though there have been numerous requests from watchdog groups for a change on their stance on suncare ingredients, nothing has been proposed for more than 40 years - until now! There are currently 16 sunscreen ingredients allowed to be used in sunscreens and shockingly, just 2 of the 16 will be deemed safe in the new bill! Physical Mineral Sunscreens are crafted with the minerals Non-nano Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide. These are the only two sunscreen ingredients that will be recognized as safe by the FDA. This eliminates the majority of popular sunscreens in drug stores and is good news for numerous reasons. Conventional sunscreen chemicals soak into our pores via our bloodstream, are generally thick and greasy and are often harsh on sensitive skin and eyes. They also are not considered broad spectrum protection, or offering full protection against UVA & UVB rays, unless they have one of the proposed mineral ingredients added to their formula. Plus you must apply them more often since they only protect for a limited time frame of 50 minutes. Additionally, Non-nano Zinc Oxide is also currently the only FDA approved sunscreen ingredient for babies.

So what makes the minerals Zinc and Titanium Dioxide different? Physical Mineral Sunscreens offer broad spectrum protection for 2 hours by reflecting damaging UV rays like tiny mirrors instead of soaking into your pores and bloodstream. The FDA proposal will also request for the active sunscreen ingredient used to be listed on the front of the products packaging. Looking for an amazing formula with Non-nano Zinc Oxide to use for your upcoming vacation and summer plans? Check out Sweet Life Spa's "Sweet Sun" Screen! It is crafted with Non-nano Zinc Oxide, Organic Raw Shea Butter and oils used in the tropics for natural sun protection against UVB rays. It moisturizes, has the scent of slushy beach drinks and feels more like a body butter than a sunscreen. 

The Beauty of Non-nano Zinc Oxide Sunscreen

  • To Be Approved As FDA Safe
  • A Mineral Found In Nature That Is Biodegradable 
  • Coral Reef And Marine Life Safe
  • Sensitive Skin Safe 
  • Won't Burn Sensitive Eyes
  • Formulated Without Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, PABAs, Avobenzone, Homosalate, Retinol Palmitate, Parabens, Phthalates, Cheap Fillers, Synthetic Dyes Or Fragrances, Soy, Sulfates, Mineral Oil, Petrochemicals Or Synthetic Fragrance
  • Safe For Children And Babies
  • Antioxidant-rich, Moisturizing And Feels Silky On Your Skin
  • Broad Spectrum Protection For All Skin Types
  • Zinc Reduces Inflammation In Acne And Diaper Rash Treatments
  • Gluten And Soy Free

Also in headlines is the concern of chemical sunscreens and their effect on coral reef formations. Key West legislators voted on a bill just 2 weeks ago, with a 6-1 outcome in favor of banning chemicals in sunscreens that are shown to damage coral reef formations. Legislation goes into effect January 1, 2021 in Key West on sunscreens that contain the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate. Hawaii placed a ban on chemical sunscreens last summer due to the concern that coral reef formations are being bleached and baby coral is not growing as it should.

Many parts of Mexico have already banned chemical sunscreens. There are 10 chemicals in popular sunscreens that were banned in Palau, Hawaii as of 2018. The bill was opposed by various companies and even some dermatologists stating they had concerns that people would stop wearing sunscreen all together. The US Geological Survey has called America's coral reefs imperiled natural treasures stating that the limestone structures under the sea are "dying at alarming rates". 

Video Explaining The Efficacy Of Sweet Life Spa's Sunscreen


 Organic "Sweet Sun" Screen - Vanilla Latte

Available in 4 Tropical Certified Organic Fragrances

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