When I was first pregnant with Siena, I started to inquire about the ingredients in SUNSCREEN. I was growing my previous little human & there was no way I was putting anything toxic on my skin. Who knew that trying to keep our families safer could be so dangerous? We’ve been educated to protect our skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays during outdoor summer activies. What we didn’t know as consumers is that sun protection is oftentimes veiled behind false claims. Many chemical-based sunscreens aren’t actually blocking dangerous UVA and UVB rays at all. In fact, they contain chemicals to simply prevent a burn so that we’re mistakenly led to think that we’re being protected. No burn, no problem, right? Wrong. The Environmental Working Group, a consumer protection agency & one of our Trusted Non-Profits, has released their incredibly well-researched Sun Safety Campaign that rights the ship for many sunscreen myths that the general consumer deserves access to. Our formulas are made with broad spectrum, mineral blocking, non-nano zinc oxide & titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier from UVA & UVB rays – no toxic chemicals. I think this is the safest protection under the sun. The EWG thinks so, too: Protect has been selected as one of the safest sunscreens. Here are 3 reasons why our sunscreen comes out on top: 1. Catch Rays the Safer Way Every ingredient in our formulas is screened for safety & sourced sustainably to meet our standards. Instead of using a potentially harmful sunblocker like oxybenzone, we use non-nanoparticle zinc oxide, an effective mineral that works by reflecting UV light rays. Plus, minerals are great for people with sensitive skin because it tends to be less irritating. Zinc oxide is also better for the ocean than oxybenzone, which recent studies have shown may be harmful to coral reefs. 2. No More Streaks Remember those thick, white ‘sunblocks’ you used as a kid that never seemed to rub in? Luckily, the formulation spreadability has improved, so our mineral-based sunscreens blend in seamlessly. There’s no need to compromise beauty for safety. 3. Top-Rated Customer Favorite Our Protect All Over Sunscreen SPF 30 has been top-rated!