You are hearing more and more of the potentially dangerous substances in conventional sunscreens and the idea of putting that stuff on one of my kids really bothers me. I spent ten months, yes TEN, incubating that child, with weight gain, stretch marks, and flattened feet to prove it. I really prefer that they not be poisoned by the stuff I slather on them to protect them from skin cancer.
Eco Logical Skin Care is an environmentally responsible company located in Australia that makes a line of sunscreen products. The Eco Baby is a gentle sunscreen that is designed for babies six months old and older. There is no reason the whole family canâ€™t use it, however.
The formula includes skin soothers and protectors like:
- Shea butter
- Jojoba oil
- Avocado oil
- Carrot oil
All of the ingredients are biodegradable and non-toxic and the company follows cruelty-free practices. This is important. When you swim, dive, or ski these chemicals can wash off your body and into the surrounding water.
Over a period of time the chemicals can cause problems for the marine life. For example, did you know that a 2008 study showed that many of the commonly used chemicals in sunscreens cause coral bleaching?
Best of all, the entire product is water resistant and long lasting. You can find this product in many local drugstores as well as online at Amazon and other Internet stores.
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