Natural sunscreen without harmful chemicals
Here, you will find the best 100% natural mineral, organic and vegan sunscreens, formulated with high quality organic ingredients, free from junk and harmful chemicals.
Too much exposure to the sun causes DNA damage in your skin cells. This causes premature skin ageing due to loss of elastin and collagen, for example. Premature skin ageing results in the development of wrinkles, age spots (pigmentation), rosacea, and also an increased risk of skin cancer. By applying natural sunscreen every day, you can prevent skin damage caused by the sun.
SPF30 is the ideal protection factor
The ideal protection factor is a maximum of SPF30.
Only if you suffer from a severe sun allergy, for example, can a higher protection factor be recommended.
For babies and small children, the advice is to avoid bright sunlight as much as possible. For babies and small children, always use only a natural SPF30 sun cream with a mineral filter, because harmful filters and chemicals can penetrate the delicate skin very easily.
A good natural sunscreen such as Odylique Sun Screen SPF30 contains only 100% vegetable ingredients and mineral filters, and definitely no synthetic UV filters, preservatives, silicones, fragrance or colourants or known allergens.
This natural mineral sunscreen is therefore the best sun protection product for facial skin, as it is not only super mild but also leaves no white marks.
Mock safety with higher SPF
Sunscreen with a high SPF gives people a false sense of security, so they stay in the sun longer and overexpose themselves to both harmful UVA and UVB rays, far beyond the point at which users of sunscreen with a lower SPF would go.
As a result, they suffer from as many UVB-induced sunburns as unprotected sunbathers and are likely to absorb more harmful UVA radiation.
A higher SPF than 30 is unhealthy anyway, because the skin is then no longer able to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D is important for the skin's ability to absorb sunlight. Vitamin D is important in the metabolism of bone. A lack of vitamin D can lead to osteoporosis and bone fractures.
Antioxidants in natural sunscreens
The Greenbeauty.shop has some top-quality sun creams in its range that are rich in antioxidants. These are bio-active substances that neutralise free radicals in the skin.
Free radicals damage the skin cells and cause premature ageing, among other things. They are formed in response to UV rays and toxic substances such as soot and smoke particles. Known antioxidants include vitamin E, caffeine and niacinamide.
Mineral and biological filters
At Greenbeauty.shop, you can find sunscreen with mineral filters. A mineral filter reflects UV-radiation, puts a layer on the skin that can sometimes make the skin shiny, works immediately after application, only causes a small risk of skin irritation and is easy to remove. Mineral filters are titanium oxide and zinc oxide.
Good natural sunscreens protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but also from other environmental influences such as pollution from exhaust fumes or cigarette smoke, but also from dehydration caused by air conditioners and the like.
Organic filters are organically grown plant ingredients with a sun protection effect. A well-known example is Karanja oil.
Toxicity of chemical UV-filters
Sunscreen products are intended to be applied to the body every day, for a lifetime.
The European Commission has published preliminary opinions on the safety of three synthetic UV filters: oxybenzone, homosalate and octocrylene. It concluded that the current concentration limits of the chemical filters oxybenzone and homosalate in sunscreen products are not safe.
Studies published by the FDA show that the chemical filters oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and avobenzone are absorbed into the body from the first use and can still be found on the skin and in the blood weeks after use. Moreover, the ingredients of sunscreen sprays containing these chemical filters can be inhaled.
This constant exposure to sunscreen products is a cause for concern, especially for ingredients such as oxybenzone, which has been linked to endocrine disruption in numerous studies.
Mineral nanoparticles in sunscreens
Mineral UV filters, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, offer strong sun protection with few health concerns and do not degrade quickly in the sun.
To make mineral-based sunscreens that are both useful and effective, nano-versions of these minerals - materials measured in nanometres, or billionths of a metre - are often used to increase their brightness and SPF.
A large number of studies have found no evidence that zinc oxide or titanium dioxide nanoparticles can pass through the skin in significant quantities. Studies sponsored by the FDA and the European Union concluded that no zinc oxide or titanium dioxide nanoparticles penetrate the skin.
However, inhaling nanoparticles (when using spray-on sunscreen sprays) can be dangerous because the lungs have difficulty clearing small particles, which can pass from the lungs into the bloodstream.
As a guide, Greenbeauty.shop is following the findings of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a renowned non-profit organisation consisting of a team of scientists, policy experts, lawyers and communication and data experts working to reform chemical safety and agricultural legislation (USA).
Important to know
There is no factor sunscreen that protects your skin all day long. So rub it in, rub it in, rub it in!
And even if you apply plenty of sunscreen, a little bit of UV radiation will always get through the SPF.
For the best protection of your skin, reapply the SPF every hour and a half to two hours.
Use a sunscreen, not a spray. That way, you can be sure that your skin is adequately protected.
Coral reef friendly
Did you know that the death of coral reefs is partly caused by the worldwide use of certain sun block products? Many sunscreens contain the toxic ingredient oxybenzone, a substance that damages the DNA of the larvae of coral polyps.
High concentrations of oxybenzone are found in the water around coral reefs and, as a result, the larvae of coral polyps are deformed to such an extent that they can no longer be transported by the currents. This prevents them from reproducing in other areas.
The presence of oxybenzone in the water also causes the algae to disappear from the coral reefs, which is bad because algae are the main source of food for coral. This causes a food shortage and the coral starves.
By not using sun creams that contain the toxic oxybenzone, you give the coral the chance to recover. All the sunscreens that you can find at Greenbeauty.shop are free from oxybenzone and other harmful toxins.
100% Natural sunscreens with mineral or biological filters are super healthy for you and for the coral reef!