You Eat Natural Foods, So Shouldn’t Your Sunscreen Be Natural, Too?

In today’s world, it seems like we constantly hear messages about “going natural,” but what are the actual benefits of a natural sunscreen? The conventional chemical sunscreen you have purchased your whole life works just fine at preventing sunburn, but take a look at the ingredients on the bottle of last summer’s sunblock. If you find ingredients such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, or even isobutane, you may want to consider the purchase of Goddess Garden’s mineral sunscreen instead.


The Difference Between Mineral and Chemical Sunscreens

The ingredients we use in Goddess Garden products are why mineral sunscreens are the best choice for you and your family. We include natural sunscreen ingredients such as sunflower and radish, and active ingredients like zinc and titanium. These natural ingredients are every bit as effective as those found in conventional sunscreens, and in many ways, mineral sunscreens are actually more effective than conventional sunscreens. Here’s why:

Mineral Sunscreen is Safe for the Environment

Some of the most common chemical sunscreens, oxybenzone and octinoxate, have been linked to the destruction of our coral reefs. This damage can occur even at very low concentrations of these chemicals in the water. Minerals, on the other hand, are safe for corals, so do not harm reef environments and the vast life they support.

Minerals Reflect, Chemicals Absorb

As natural mineral ingredients sit on top of your skin, they act like a mirror and reflect sunlight away from your body. The ingredients used in conventional sunscreen actually absorb the sun’s potentially carcinogenic rays into your body (or coral reefs). Because of this, minerals are safe for sensitive skin and do not end up in your bloodstream.

Mineral Sunscreen is Effective Immediately

When you apply natural sunscreen, you can go out into the sun without having to worry about a sunburn. With conventional sunscreens, you need to wait 15 to 20 minutes before it protects you from the sun. This is because the active chemical ingredients in conventional sunscreens actually have to sink down into the different layers of your skin before they become “active.” Since our minerals actually sit on top of your skin, they are effective immediately!

Mineral Sunscreen Doesn’t Have Any Harsh Chemicals!

“I started Goddess Garden because my daughter Paige was allergic to conventional body care products. Because of this, we take care to only include the safest organic ingredients to create our products. I want what is the safest for my family just like you want what is the safest for yours! You will never find any hormone-disrupting chemicals such as oxybenzone in our sunscreens, only great, natural ingredients like minerals, lavender, radish, soy, and sunflower oils!” – Nova, Founder of Goddess Garden