Why is this important?
Concerns have been raised about generic sunscreens due to:
- Pollution of the environment, primarily from the colouring and fragrance compounds
- Some sunscreens block UVB (causes burning) whilst not blocking UVA (causes mellanoma) hence increasing the amount of exposure received to UVA as the natural warning signals are removed.
- There are contentious views around the potentially harmful effects on our health of: nano particles (titanium dioxide, zinc oxide) and oxybenzone.
Organic Sunscreens have a great article explaining why most of the available sunscreens aren’t certified organic due to the presence of Zinc Oxide.
Natural and safer alternatives
|Grahams Natural Alternatives||Australia|
|Down to earth organics||NSW||Lismore|
|Australian NaturalCare||NSW||North Ryde|