Sunscreen is and has always been my #1 beauty product. I wear it every single day (even during the winter months) whether or not I wear makeup. Protecting your skin is important for a number of reasons. It prevents sun spots, discoloration and slows down the aging process but most importantly, it helps prevent skin cancer also known as Melanoma.
I was shocked and disgusted when I found out the product I had been using to protect me was actually hurting me in the long run. When I scanned my beloved Eucerin sunscreen, it scored a solid 10 on the Think Dirty App, which means that it is filled with carcinogens.
Carcinogens = cancer causing
“Suntegrity Face and Body SPF 30 products use only the best known physical block ingredient (non-nano size zinc oxide) to provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and super anti-oxidants and amino acids to enhance that protection and help with skin repair. Our products use non-toxic preservatives to maintain their integrity without sacrificing safety or health. Our company was awarded “Champion” Status by the EWG/Compact for Safe Cosmetics” – Tricia at SuntegritySkinCare.com
I found Suntegrity at The Detox Market in Los Angeles, but it is also available online through their website (here) and on Amazon.com. It is a bit pricey, but you only need a small amount to cover your entire face. The thing I love about it most, it’s not greasy. It’s a bit thicker so it takes longer to rub in, but once it’s on your skin, it does not make you oily. And as I always say…”there’s no price on health.”
- Safe, non-toxic
- Smells great (a faint citrus smell)
- Not greasy
- A little goes a long way
- A bit expensive ($45 for 1.7 oz)