The Best Sunscreens on the Market Today
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The Best Sunscreens on the Market Today

Of course the ideal sunscreen would block out the all the sun's ultraviolet radiation. It would prevent immune suppression or boast immunity to the sun's rays and it would prevent any free radical damage to skin cells. It would not breakdown and cause harmful toxicity to the body and it would last a long time on the skin. It would also feel good and smell good., Unfortunately no such product exists on the market today.

Of course the ideal sunscreen would block out the all the sun's ultraviolet radiation. It would prevent immune suppression or boast immunity to the sun's rays and it would prevent any free radical damage to skin cells. It would not breakdown and cause harmful toxicity to the body and it would last a long time on the skin. It would also feel good and smell good., Unfortunately no such product exists on the market today.

What are the best sunscreens that we have today

According to The Environmental Working Group, http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen/ the best sunscreens are mineral sunscreens. They offer UV protection, last the longest and seem not to penetrate the skin.

Mexoryl SX (ecamsule) is a good product but harder to come by in the United States and more easily available in the Europe and Canada. The product is only sold if it adheres to the new FDA regulations in the USA. L'Oreal puts out sunscreens with this formula.

Tinosorb S and M (Tinosorb S (bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine) and Tinosorb M (methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol) are considered good products with the best UV protection, but for now they are only available in Europe and not the USA or Canada.

The fact of the matter is that Europe has the best sunscreens because they have more leeway in producing their products. For example they can choose from up to 23 different ingredients, while in the USA a company can only choose up to 17. If the FDA rating was applied to European sunscreens, they would receive a 4 star rating while the current sunscreens available in the USA would only receive a three star rating. The approved chemicals for sunscreens in Europe are 5 times stronger than those in the USA.

The best brands include for Montrealers, other Canadians, and Americans include:

All Terrain

Aquasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30

TerraSport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30

KidSport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30

Badger

Sunscreen for Face and Body, Unscented, SPF 30

Sunscreen for Face and Body, SPF 30 Lightly Scented

Sunscreen for Face and Body, SPF 15 Lightly Scented

Beyond Coastal

Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30

California Baby

Sunblock Stick No Fragrance, SPF 30+

Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+

Sunscreen Lotion Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+

Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 30+, Citronella

Sunblock Stick Everyday/Year-Round, SPF 30+

Caribbean Solutions

Natural/Biodegradable SolGuard, SPF 25

Sol Kid Kare Natural Sunscreen, SPF 25

Desert Essence

Age Reversal SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen

Episencial

Sunny Sunscreen, SPF 35

Estion

Sunscreen with Zinc, SPF 38

Jason Natural Cosmetics

Sunbrellas: Mineral Based Physical Sunblock, SPF 30+

Sunbrellas: Chemical Free Sunblock, SPF 30+

Earth’s Best: Sunblock Mineral Based, SPF 30+

Kabana Skin Care

Green Screen Organic Sunscreen Fragrance Free, SPF 20

Green Screen Organic Sunscreen, SPF 22, Skin Tone Tinted

L’uvalla Certified Organic

SPF 20 Sunscreen Face/Body

La Roche-Posay

Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream

Little Forest

Sunscreen Lotion For Babies and Kids, SPF 30+

Loving Naturals

Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Miessence

Reflect Outdoor Balm, SPF 15

Purple Prairie Botanicals

SunStuff, SPF 30

Sun Stick, SPF 30

SunStuff, SPF 15

Soleo Organics

All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Soleo Organics/Wyland Organics All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Soleo Organics/Atlantis Resort All Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+

thinkbaby and thinksport

Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Trukid

Sunny Days Face and Body Stick, SPF 30+

UV Natural

Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Sunscreen Sport, SPF 30+

Sunscreen, SPF 30+

Vanicream

Sunscreen Sport, SPF 35

Please refer to the the Environmentally Working Group http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen/best-beach-sport-sunscreens/ for a complete list of not only the best products, but a listing of the products to avoid as well.

Montrealers can find these products here at our pharmacies such as Pharma Prix or Jean Coutu, or they are sold on the Internet.

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Comments (11)

boy I haven't even heard of some of those. Really huge selection.

actually they tested I think it was over 750 kinds and only 39 were considered to be the best.

I was reminded of Sharla Smith's article on Desiderata and the Sunscreen Song. Great information on sunscreens.

thank you deep blue

I'm a strong believer in sun screen.. I've had two bouts of skin cancer from being burned so much as a kid.

wow I didn't know that.

It's absolutely important to use sunscreen every day, but due to our hectic lifestyle we often times forget to put on suncreen. I'm out of votes but will tweet this one :)

yes A.J. I covered that in my article about common mistakes about suncreens

oops AJ typo sunscreen. thanks for the tweet.

That's a lengthy list! Important information; thanks Carol, for another great article.

thank you Sharla

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