Have you heard of the Environmental Working Group (EWG)? The mission of the EWG is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. One of the EWG’s specialties is providing useful resources to consumers such as information on the safety and effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. Coolibar sunscreens are top-rated by the EWG for broad-spectrum protection with fewer hazardous ingredients.
The EWG says, “the best sunscreen is a hat and a shirt. No chemicals to absorb through the skin, no questions about whether they work. But when you can’t get away from exposing your skin to the sun, use broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection with fewer hazardous chemicals that penetrate the skin…All EWG top-rated products contain either zinc or titanium minerals to help cut UVA exposures for sunscreen users.”
EWG’s 6th annual analysis of sunscreens includes safety and effectiveness ratings for 1,800 SPF products (that’s 100 more than last year)! Their ratings are based on an in-house compilation of standard industry, government and academic data sources and models that the EWG has constructed over the past seven years, and on a thorough review of the technical literature for sunscreen. Read more on EWG’s sunscreen rating methodology.
We’ve taken the time to list Coolibar sunscreens that are considered to be safer broad-spectrum options by the EWG, so you can easily find the perfect sunscreen.
EWG Top-Rated Coolibar Sunscreens (listed alphabetically)
All Terrain Aquasport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30 (Score: 2)
All Terrain KidSport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30 (Score: 2)
All Terrain TerraSport Performance Sunscreen, SPF 30 (Score: 2)
Badger Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+ (Score: 1)
Badger Sunscreen Face Stick, Unscented, SPF 30+ (Score: 1)
Badger Sunscreen, Lightly Scented Lavender, SPF 30+ (Score: 1)
Badger Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30+ (Score: 1)
Badger Sunscreen Lip Balm, Unscented, SPF 15 (Score: 2)
Blue Lizard Australian Suncreen, Face, SPF 30+ (Score: 2)
Fallene Cotz 20% Zinc Oxide Vanishing Formula Pure Mineral Sun Protection, SPF 35 (Score: 2)
Fallene Cotz Face Water Resistant Sun Protection, SPF 40 (Score: 2)
Fallene Cotz LipCotz, Ultra High Sun Protection, SPF 45 (Score: 2)
Raw Elements USA Eco Formula, SPF 30+ (Score: 1)
Raw Elements USA Eco Stick, SPF 30+ (Score: 1)
Solbar Shield Sunscreen, SPF 40 (Score: 2)
Vanicream Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 35 (Score: 2)
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