As we transition into spring and summer, it’s imperative you make a point of slathering on and reapplying sunscreen every single day. However, did you know that not all sunscreens are created equally? Every year, the Environmental Working Group runs thousands of sunscreen tests and reviews to determine which consumer brands are delivering on their promises, and which are letting you down.
Believe it or not, many of your favorite brands have been found to contain harsh chemicals, overrated SPF numbers, and sub-par UV shielding. Melanoma skin cancer is no laughing matter, so make sure the next sunscreen you choose falls on the right side of this list.
1. The Honest Company Honest Mineral Sunscreen
Jessica Alba’s The Honest Company prides itself on formulating household and beauty products using nontoxic ingredients. Their principles seem to be paying off, because their sunscreen was given a top ranking for safety and effectiveness by the EWG.