Jul 13, 2021
In this episode, Ashley and I
are so excited because we have been wanting to do this sunscreen
podcast for a while now. We wanted to take our time because we
wanted to try out all these sunscreens and we bought a lot of
Protect yourself and your
children from the sun, especially when at the beach, pool, or
playground for several hours with these sunscreens. However, not
all sunscreens are created equal. Remember, your skin is your
largest organ and whatever you put on, your skin will absorb it
into your body and your children’s body.
Learn more about sunscreen with
Lindsey and Ashley! Enjoy the show!
- Recommended sunscreens
- What ingredients to avoid and why we chose
these based on research.
- Applying sunscreen on skin
And many more!
Check out these Highlights:
- First and foremost, we should all be wearing
sunscreen as well as reapplying it every 2 to 3 hours.
- If you are worried about not getting enough
Vitamin D (you need this for strong bones and protect against
cancer by providing a strong immune system) then eat a diet rich in
Vitamin D as well as take a supplement.
- A general rule of thumb is if the sun ray’s
shadow is shorter than you are, seek shade.
- 2 types of Sunscreen:
- Physical blocker (they reflects the sun rays
and usually have zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) and
- a Chemical blocker (contain blockers to
absorb the sun rays).
- When choosing a sunscreen flip over the back
and look at the ingredients. Ingredients you will typically
see are avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, and
oxybenzone. There are some
concerns because these ingredients may act as a hormone disruptor
and have endocrine-disrupting effects.
*Ashley and I tested out
products that were approved by EWG. Environmental Working Group
The products tested on both ourselves and Ashley’s
children were mineral sunscreens:
Ashley and I also tested out
products that were not approved by the EWG but as an adult, we
wanted a light professional look.
Something to note: I have oily skin and Ashley has dry skin. So
some of the below are absolutely loved as they worked well for my
skin type. So keep that in mind, when choosing your
These products are chemical
sunscreens: We tried this for our FACES only.
Glo Skin Beauty for the face oil free SPF 40
– we both love – goes on smooth and
light and feels like a very light moisturizer.
- Circadia light
day sunscreen for the face spf 37 – I really enjoyed this one as well. Has the
same feel as Glo Skin Beauty – it goes on very
- Elta MD spf
46 – very light – easily
absorbed – no white cast. GREAT for acneic skin.
- Koola spf
50 – Lindsey and I both
loved this one – easily absorbed/no white cast. This is a
little thick but it is absorbed.
- Glow Stick
Sunscreen – This is
Lindsey’s favorite. It goes on clear and glides easily. It is
seriously so easy and the glide is incredible.
One very important thing is that
wearing sunscreen can cause a build-up on your face. So it is very
important to really wash your face well in the evening. Lindsey
suggests doing a DOUBLE CLEANSE.
Use a gentle
cleanser - depending on
your skin- gel for oily and cream for dry. Then rinse.
Followed by a hydrating toner. Then serum. Then
If we don’t cleanse our face
then we will get blackheads and our serums won’t work because it
has to fight through the build-up!
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Links mentioned in this episode:
The EWG lists some mineral sunscreens that are
Color Science options:
- Tinted Sunscreen/Daily UV Protector SPF 30
Whipped Mineral Sunscreen
- Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Body Shield
- Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sport Stick
- Sunforgettable® Brush-on Sunscreen Spf
Eminence - 3 types of sunscreen:
Eminence Organic Skin
Care Lilikoi Mineral
Defense Sport Sunscreen SPF 30 (5 oz.) ingredients approved by
- Approved by Ash:
Eminence Organic Skin
Care Lilikoi Mineral
Defense Moisturizer SPF 33 (2 fl. oz.)
- Approved by Ash:
Eminence Organic Skin
Care Tropical Vanilla
Body Sunscreen SPF 32 (5 fl. oz.) * A quick note - I was curious
about how they added the scent - they used Aromatic Vanilla Essence
which is essentially vanilla beans steeped in alcohol to get the
scent. Liked that they used this instead of
*Ash experience with
white all over my face - not sure if I used too much. Also, it
shows where my skin is shedding. Hard to rub in. Leaving my face
white for a minute then will try to rub it in.
MD Solar Science - no harmful ingredients - Ash
*Ash tried badger tangerine and
vanilla broad spectrum spf35 sunstick on Reeves - he said it
smelled good. It felt good. It did not turn white on his
*I also like the badger sun
stick - it doesn’t turn white - super quick to apply and
References for this episode:
Working Group (EWG): This
is a non-profit organization that is made up of activists who
specializes in research on toxic chemicals, drinking water
pollution, corporations, etc.
Link to article by EWG:
The Trouble With Ingredients in Sunscreens | EWG's 2020 Guide to
- Dermatological and environmental toxicological
impact of the sunscreen ingredient oxybenzone/benzophenone-3 -
PubMed (nih.gov) Dermatological and environmental toxicological
impact of the sunscreen ingredient
- 8 Little-Known Facts About Sunscreens | EWG's
2020 Guide to Sunscreens
- The science of sunscreen - Harvard Health -
study about sunscreen - other ways to keep safe such as
- The EWG lists some mineral sunscreens
that are safe:
Sunscreen or spray sunscreen (Fragrance-free and tear-free, also claims to
be water-resistant and UVA and UVB protective)
- Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen
Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen (if you’ve avoided mineral sunscreen in the
past because it makes you white as a ghost, try this!)
Baby Hypoallergenic Sunscreen (claims to be water-resistant and sun
protection for 80 minutes)
- Sunology Natural Sunscreen
- Earth Mama Lady Face Tinted Mineral Sunscreen
- In chemical sunscreens, some products may have
questionable ingredients in them. Try to avoid these
because they can go into your bloodstream and have been known to
have harmful effects.
- Oxybenzone /
Benzophenone-3. (It acts
like estrogen making it a hormone disruptor - can give you low
sperm count and may contribute to endometriosis)
hormone disruptor and can be linked to breast cancer and bleaches
the coral reef (Heads up - this ingredient can be found in hair
coloring, lipsticks, shampoo, lotion)
is not Prop-65 compliant (can produce oxygen radicals that can be
damaging to cells as well as cause cell mutations)
always try to avoid this ingredient. It can disguise nasty
chemicals. For example, synthetic scents are known to cause cancer,
birth defects, reproductive issues, and allergic
- Avobenzone and
irritation, a hormone disruptor, and becomes toxic when in
to smell good and soften plastics. esp bad for males - blocks male
hormones. For females - increased risk of breast cancer and early
breast development. Also found in nail polish, lotion perfumes,
deodorants, moisturizers, and hair sprays - can be DISGUISED AS
Homosalate (disrupts our hormones)
Cyclopentasiloxane / Cyclomethicone (toxic and bad for marine life)
disruptors and may cause cancer)
*****Disclaimer: Ashley and Lindsey are not
licensed medical doctors, medical professionals, or licensed health
professionals. Both are passionate persons dedicated and focused on
living what they view as a healthy lifestyle. These are their
thoughts and ideas on how to live a healthy life. Their ideas,
videos, posts, comments, communications, literature, and/or
services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any
disease or illness. They do not represent or warrant that any
specific diet, food, lifestyle, service, plant, or product is safe,
appropriate, or effective for you. If you have any health or mental
health concerns, issues, or pre-existing conditions, to include
interactions with medicine, she suggests consulting a qualified
healthcare professional. Always seek immediate medical care for
serious or emergency health or medical conditions, including
psychological issues such as suicidal thoughts or impulses. For
medical emergencies, please contact your local emergency health
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