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Protect Your Skin with the Environmental Working Group's Sunscreen Guide

Those looking for a safe and effective sunscreen to protect one from the elements should check out Environmental Working Group's sunscreen guide. All of their recommended sunscreen projects have SPF 15 to 50+ and provide broad spectrum protection. Also, they use ingredients that pose fewer health concerns and in particular, they do not contain oxybenzone or retinyl palmitate. In addition the products listed are all TSA accessible so they can be packed in a carryon for a weekend of fun in the sun.

Elemental Herbs
Elemental Herbs

Elemental Herbs
Their SPF 33 Sunscreen SportTM (3-oz)and SPF 30 SunstickTM (.6-oz) products uses pure, non-nano zinc oxide as an active ingredient in a formula that goes on clear without leaving a white-out residue. Among the ingredients contained in these products include certified organic green tea and rose hip antioxidants and grapeseed, jojoba, coconut and avocado oils.

Coola's products are 70% organic, hypoallergenic, water resistant (80 minutes) with no nano-size particles and enriched with vitamins and antioxidants. Keeps one's lips subtle with their Liplux sport, vanilla and peppermint lip balm SPF15 9 (.15 oz). Their unscented Mineral Face (1.7 oz) with 30 SPF and matte ting very well for those looking for a tinted moisturizer that provides light coverage without a heavy foundation while providing sunscreen protection.

YES to cucumbers products
Check out their natural soothing hypoallergenic 30 SPF sunscreen made with a combination of cucumber and aloe vera which comes in lotion (3 oz) or a stick (.5 oz).

Badger Balm
Their unscented sport sunscreen (2.9 oz) affords at least 80 minutes of water resistant SPF35 protection with Zinc Oxide.and antioxidant-rich Sunflower Oil base. This product is 100% Certified Natural and 94% Certified Organic.

Purple Prairie Botanicals
Their one ounce SunStick or SunStuff Lotion stuffs easily into a beach bag. This product is a bit chalky so it doesn't go on smooth like lotion but does provide excellent protection wit no smell.

For a quick weekend getaway pack travel SPF kit contains their 40 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Day Cream (1 oz) which delivers strong protection without leaving a trace behind and their SPF 30+ MintFusion Lip Balm (0.5 oz) that soothes lips with cooling spearmint leaf. If one wants a greater selection of travel items, pick up their City and Sand Sunscreen Travel Tote that contains SPF 30+ City Sunscreen Serum For Travel, SPF 30+ Fusion Lip Balm, SPF 30+ Everyday UV Face and Body Moisturizer and SPF 40 Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Day Cream.

For additional information about how to protect one's skin, check out EWG's Top Safety Tips.

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