The Environmental Working Group (EWG) works to protect kids from toxic chemicals in our food, water, air and the products we use every day. They have analyzed mineral and chemical sunscreen and rated them and have become a much-respected authority on the subject.
Goddess Garden’s Everyday Natural Sunscreen, Kid’s Natural Sunscreen, Baby Natural Sunscreen and Facial Natural Sunscreen were reviewed.
All of them received a 1-2 Rating – Recommended
Read the reviews:
Goddess Garden does not use nano-particles since all of the minerals we use in our Sunscreens are larger than 100 nm (nanometers). EWG “reviewed 16 peer-reviewed studies on skin absorption, nearly all showing no absorption of small-scale zinc and titanium sunscreen ingredients through healthy skin.”
EWG (Environmental Working Group) on Natural vs. Chemical Sunscreens
“Consumers who use sunscreens without zinc and titanium are likely exposed to more UV radiation and greater numbers of hazardous ingredients than consumers relying on zinc and titanium products for sun protection.”
“Consumers…would be exposed to an average of 20% more UVA radiation —with increased risks for UVA-induced skin damage, premature aging, wrinkling, and UV-induced immune system damage —than consumers using zinc-and titanium-based products. “
“Sunscreens without zinc or titanium contain an average of 4 times as many high hazard ingredients known or strongly suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, disrupt human reproduction, damage the growing brain of a child
[Sunscreens without zinc or titanium] also contain more toxins on average in every major category of health harm considered:
cancer ~ 10% more birth defects and reproductive harm ~40% more
neurotoxins ~ 20% more endocrine system disruptors ~70% more
chemicals that can damage the immune system ~70% more
--- EWG 2007