Merry Moisture

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So, it’s dry out. At least in San Francisco. I’ve been lathering on the lotion and drinking water like crazy, so this week we’ll cover Moisturizer!

Moisturizer is your skins best friend- it keeps it looking dewy and happy. To get the most out of your moisturizer/skin care products in general, especially in the dry months, make sure to exfoliate (I do so weekly) to get rid of any dry skin and let your products do their best work.

Finding a moisturizer that is right for you can be really challenging. To be honest, mine was an accidental purchase. I ran into Credo to buy a new facewash, got distracted by all the goodies around me, grabbed a facial cream instead, and (I should be ashamed to admit this) used it as a face wash for about 3 days before noticing. This was right when I was beginning to transition to more natural products and I thought that it just didn’t lather as much because it was sulfate free. Once I realized my mistake, I figured I might as well use it as a moisturizer, as it was intended to be used. I went back and bought the facewash I originally meant to buy, and now have a skincare routine that my skin is super happy with.(p.s. in my defense, the bottles are the exact same colors)

My advice is to try a few different moisturizers out before you fully commit. A lot of companies are willing to send samples, and if you live near a boutique beauty store, they typically understand if you want to try it out before you invest. Or you can do my other method and just start with the least expensive option and work your way up until you find one that works for you. If it isn’t great for your face you can still use it on your neck and chest, which typically require a less fine balance. Also, as I’ve said before (and need to remind myself more frequently), you should moisturize your neck and chest as you would your face- they are typically exposed to the same amounts of sun/dry air/any weather conditions that affect your skin.

The moisturizer I use is Acure’s Sensitive Facial Cream, and it’s super thick and hydrating, but absorbs pretty quickly without leaving my face feeling greasy.

So when you’re shopping for moisturizer here is what you try to avoid:

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I was pretty bummed when I looked at LUSH’s products hoping to find a moisturizer to recommend, but almost all had parabens in them and/or artificial fragrance. So make sure to check your ingredients even if you trust the company.

And here is what you look for:

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Some recommended products


For your face:

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For your body:

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Let me know if you want me to check out any of your existing products, or if you have a personal care/household product you want me to look into for the next post!

Mask and Bask


Hey all! I am super excited because I just got LASIK and woke up able to see the world! I’m supposed to lay low this week so I’m going to relax with a facemask (or 2, why not).

Facemasks are my go-to-treat when I’ve had a long day, or if my face is looking kind of dull and dehydrated. They are the best- you can use them while getting some much-needed relaxation, or put on one while you get stuff done to feel doubly productive. I typically do the latter, although that’s harder with sheet masks because they fall off my face.

My family and I had a “Treat Yo’self” day after Christmas and did some online shopping. I bought a pack of 16 sheet masks on Amazon and was super excited for them to arrive. Unfortunately, when they did, I saw that they have parabens in them and apparently cannot be returned. Lesson learned- don’t impulse buy a ton of sheet masks when they won’t tell you the ingredients in them- there’s probably a reason. Plus side, I got an awesome Cashmere sweater, which made up for that blunder.

There are a TON of DIY mask recipes that give you great results. A couple I use (facialist recommended) include:

  • Plain oatmeal, water, and honey- used to sooth an inflamed face. This is good for rosacea, redness, or mildly irritated skin. You’ll have to lay down with this one because the oatmeal will fall off your face. Play with the proportions until it’s a consistency you like, but I typically put about a half a tablespoon of honey maximum so it isn’t too sticky.
  • Charcoal and aloe- This is awesome. First of all, charcoal masks can be super expensive, but you can buy a bottle of charcoal pills and some aloe vera gel (you can also use fresh aloe if you have a plant) and make your own for next to nothing! I bought these over a year ago and I still have about half left. You crack open the charcoal pill (do this over the sink- you’ll thank me later) and empty it in your hand. Mix in some aloe- I usually do a drop about the size of a nickel, but you can play with the proportions. Apply it to any areas breaking out. The charcoal helps clear the pores, and the aloe prevents your skin from drying out.

When you’re buying a mask, here are the ingredients on the label that you want to avoid:

screen-shot-2017-01-29-at-8-31-18-amAdditionally, try to avoid alcohol in your masks because it dehydrates your skin. My theory is if it’s at the top of the ingredient list, I’ll avoid it, but if it’s closer to the bottom I’ll let it slide.

Here is what you should look for:


Unfortunately, when I was looking for sheet masks to recommend, the vast majority had issues. Most had fragrance (even the ones marketed as fragrance free… what?), and others that were noted as “natural” had some sketchy stuff in them. So be VERY particular when assessing a sheet mask. Additionally, hasn’t quite caught up to the sheet mask trend yet, so it’s not easy to look them up there. I’ve been looking up each ingredient instead. Lucky for you, I found 3 great ones that are totally reasonably priced at $7 each and a 5 pack for $30 (looking at you Nordstrom with your $150 sheet mask), and fit a variety of skincare needs.

Also- learn from me and be careful when buying sheet masks on Amazon- most don’t have full ingredient lists.

Here are some mask recommendations:

Normal Masks (by skin type)

Dry/Sensitive Skin:


*Many face masks hydrate skin, so if you have dry skin some of the other face masks below will work for you as well.

Dealing with Breakouts:


Anti-Aging Masks:


* Any mask that hydrates will also help reduce the look of fine lines and keep your face looking perky.

Oily and Combination Skin:

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All Skin Types:


There were a bunch of LUSH products on here and I LOVE LUSH- however, make sure you read their labels because they add synthetic fragrance to some of their masks (and products in general) and I found a few products with parabens.

Sheet Masks


  • Yellow Mask: Ginseng Collagen Boost Mask- Anti- Aging
  • Green Mask: Green Tea Water Bomb Mask- Hydrating
  • Brown-Red Mask: Caffeine Mask- Soothing and Anti-Inflamatory

Shoot me a message if you need help assessing a mask you already have or help choosing a new one.

So get yourself a mask and have some relaxing time this weekend! Your face will thank you!

Youth in Revolt


Happy New Year! I know many of us have goals to treat our bodies better, and one easy goal is to commit to cleaning up your skincare. When I started this blog and investing in cleaner products, it felt like a daunting task. Then I took a more practical approach and started swapping products as my old ones were running out. I’d be getting down to the bottom of my shampoo, and then research a cleaner shampoo, and purchase that one instead. Lucky for you, I’ve taken a lot of the work out of that process, and you can just look here when you need some recommendations.

In my previous posts I was noting that Retinol/Vitamin A was an ingredient to avoid in cleansers, moisturizers, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of anti-aging products rely on retinol to reduce signs of aging. I had a few friends ask for replacement recommendations, so today I’ll be sharing some.

I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating: I think we all need to lighten up on our fear of aging. I’m not immune to it, but I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to chill on my fear of aging/any judging of aging/etc. It makes you happier and less stressed when you aren’t terrified of the inevitable.

That being said, there’s no harm in trying to prevent it if that’s what makes you happy! The first step is to become religious about sunscreen. Not just any sunscreen though- make sure you’re finding a healthy one (see the Sunny Honey post, but the rule of thumb is to look for Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide and make sure the label does not say Nano Scale). I cannot stress enough the importance of sunscreen. Just do it. It is less expensive than most other fixes, it prevents wrinkles and sun damage, and it prevents cancer. I have learned to embrace my pale AF skin in the last year and have noticed less sun damage. Sunscreen is my bestie. Let it be yours too.

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I have found the BEST sunscreen for daily wear: Coola Organic Sunscreen : Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Cucumber ($36). It feels like silk when you put it on, and it smells like cucumber. I justified the price by telling myself it’d be like having a mini spa-day every morning, because the cucumber scent is full-on spa bliss. It has definitely got me to wear sunscreen more often. #wortheverypenny.

The next easy preventative tip: stay hydrated. Ask any aging-beauty what her secret is and she will almost always include staying hydrated and moisturized on her list. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to drink sufficient water every day. It helps you feel awake, it helps your skin look nice, and it helps digestion. It’s magic. It’s free. Say yes.

Lastly, at the advice of my facialist: treat your neck and upper chest area like you treat your face. Those areas are just as prone to aging and typically get the same amount of sun exposure. Give them the same amount of sunscreen and moisturizer. Cleanse them as gently and with the same cleanser you use for your face.

When looking for anti-aging products avoid:


Luckily, a lot of products like to advertise that they have Retinol/Vitamin A in them- likely because it is a familiar anti-aging ingredient. This will make it easier to eliminate some of those products.

Here is what you should look for:


Hyaluronic acid is non-toxic and anti-aging. My facialist recommended I apply it like a serum, after toner and before moisturizer. I found mine on Amazon and have one recommended below (the one below also has Vitamins C and E in it, so it’s a little more moisturizing, but you can also get straight up Hyaluronic Acid). The name sounds terrifying, but it is fairly moisturizing and gentle. I haven’t incorporated it into my regimen yet (still slowly incorporating a few other things/letting my face chill after travel and the holiday sugar binge), but I have used it on occasion and it’s gentle enough for me.



As always, you can check your existing products out on EWG’s consumer guide, or contact me if you have any questions.

Hope you find some new products you love and Happy New Year!

Shower Better Suite Part 3: Conditioner


Shower better by getting a clean conditioner! My hair is fairly dry, but I try to take good care of it by conditioning it generously. Every time I go to get my haircut she says it looks super healthy, so I think I’m winning. Although, I do only get my hair cut twice a year due to laziness/not wanting to find a new hairdresser and thus only going when I visit my parents, so that’s kind of a fail.

I’m most picky about my conditioners. I hate when they have alcohol in them because although it makes your hair shiny in the short term, it dries it out in the long term. Most have alcohol though, so I try to find ones where it’s farther down on the ingredient list. That’s more of a preference though, unlike the following chemicals which are good for everyone to avoid:


Instead you should look for:


As always, I have another group of Acure products to plug (I swear they don’t pay me, but they should). These are the corresponding conditioners to the body washes and shampoos I mentioned in the previous two posts:


And here are some additional products either from Credo or ranked well by the EWG.



More products can be found at Credo or EWG’s guide to conditioner.

Hope you have a better shower!

Shower Better Suite Part 2: Shampoo


Shower better by switching up your shampoo. This switch made the biggest difference for me. I have gotten a keratin treatment in the past- not again: they use formaldehyde which is a proven carcinogen- and in order to make it last longer I used sulfate-free shampoo. My hair was super smooth and my typically dry scalp (sensitive skin is the worst) was super chill for once. Obviously, I forgot that and when I switched back to normal shampoos my scalp rebelled.

I realized my mistake and now I’m sticking with sulfate-free. Sulfates can not only irritate the skin, but can also react with other chemicals to produce nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic (see table below). Sulfates are not the only harmful chemicals found in shampoos. Here is a list of what to avoid:


Instead look for:


A lot of healthier shampoos are priced reasonably, so it’s a pretty easy item to switch.

Acure has three lines sold at Credo of shampoos, conditioners, and body washes. I posted the three body washes in the last post and here are the corresponding shampoos. I’m currently using the ultra-hydrating, and it smells super fresh.


Here are a few more recs from Credo and EWG’s consumer guide. My boyfriend has the Shea Moisture shampoo, and I use it when I go to his house. It smells nice- kind of sweet- and makes my hair soft.


More products can be found at Credo or EWG’s guide to shampoo.

If you have any shampoos (or products) that you love and are clean, please let me know and I can share them!

Shower Better Suite Part 1: Soaps


Welcome to the Shower Better Suite! In Part One we’ll be covering soaps (body wash or bar soap, depending on your preference).

Our shower products cover our whole bodies- unless there are parts you’re forgetting to wash, but that’s another issue. The fact that body wash covers a large area, and we use it frequently, means that our bodies are more exposed to it and it has more potential to do harm. Switching up these products can be an easy way to start using healthier products. I started cleaning up my routine by purchasing a new shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Since then, I’ve swapped one or two products at a time for less harmful ones, typically when I’m about to run out of a product anyways. It’s a lot less daunting when you take it one bit at a time instead of trying to overhaul all of your products at once.

I haven’t it mentioned yet, but if you have sensitive skin or just want to take time to notice how your body reacts to a new product, incorporate new products slowly. I stated in a previous post that I got a Clarisonic Mia and that it was working great for me. Turns out it was drying my skin out too much and my face over reacted and got super irritated. Once I switched from a thin moisturizer to a thicker cream and my face was adequately moisturized, my face calmed down. I still love my Clarisonic now that I’m adequately hydrated. I usually try to give myself around a week between trying new products so that I can attribute any changes to the right product. Also, I always try to reset my skin from any negative reaction before trying a new product.

So, body wash. What should we avoid?


And some handy words/phrases/logos to look for:


Here are some products I recommend (click the images to view the product):

Acure is my absolute favorite. I am currently using the clarifying body wash. They all smell amazing, are gentle, and are relatively inexpensive.


Here are some additional products that are rated well by the EWG and have good Amazon reviews:


Additional products can be found at Credo or EWG’s guide to body wash.

As always, let me know if you have any questions!

Nailed It!


This has been a stressful week, at least for me. One of my methods of self-care is taking some time to either be creative or pamper myself. You know what checks both of those boxes? Painting my nails! In an ideal world I’d be great at nail art, but my left hand ends up looking like it graduated art school and my right looks like it got high and thought it could taste colors, so I typically refrain. Occasionally, I’ll go for a party nail- that way when I’m typing at work I’ll notice that reflective glitter and convince myself I somehow stuck it to the Man.

My go-to brand has always been Essie, but it looks like that’s about to change. So that we have a common frame of reference, here are the ingredients that are toxic in nail polishes:


and here is what to look for when buying nail polish:


Most big brands (e.g. Essie, OPI, etc.) are 3-free, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are in the clear. Especially when some the less-toxic brands listed below are the same price and have amazing colors.

Here are some recommended products (click on the photos to go to the product website):



Zoya ($10)

  • 5-free: formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, formaldehyde resin, and camphor
  • Shows how it looks on a variety of skin tones: +1 for inclusivity






Suncoat Nail Polish ($10)

  • 7-free: toluene, formaldehyde, phthalate plasticizer, acetates, alcohol, acetone, and VOCs








Acquarella ($16)

  • Vegan
  • A lot-free: formaldehyde, formaldehyde-like derivatives, toluene, ketones, petrochemical solvents, DBP, phthalates, polyurethane, polyurethane film-formers, parabens, camphor, mercury, lead, FD&C, coal tar, gluten, wheat by-products, and aromatic hydrocarbons






LVX ($18)

  • Vegan
  • 7-free: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, xylene & parabens







Butter London ($18)

  • 8-free: formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, and TPHP






The downside of nailpolish: you get about 3 days in, you’ve been looking glam, and then it starts to chip and it’s all downhill from there. So let’s look at some nail polish removers.

Last week I attempted to use a non-acetone, drugstore brand, nail polish remover. It took me literally 20 minutes and 3 hand cramps to remove my nail polish. Never again. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) doesn’t rate acetone too badly, but there are a lot of negative associations with it. My understanding is that if it is used infrequently and in small amounts (let’s not stick our whole hands in it), it shouldn’t be too problematic. My suggestion would be to use it in a well-ventilated room (so grab a fan or open a window) and then wash your hands thoroughly after you’ve used it to remove your polish.

Here are a few polish removers that the EWG suggests. These are all rated well on Amazon, so I have hope for them.


*the Acquarella remover supposedly only works with Acquarella nail polishes

Enjoy your pampering time and as always contact me if you have any questions!


Scrub a DubStep: Cleansers

screen-shot-2016-11-05-at-9-22-48-amHello lovelies! It’s time for some Fall cleaning. It’s like Spring cleaning, but I just invented it and it applies to your face.

A couple weeks ago I got the Clarisonic Mia and have been waiting the requisite 2 weeks to review it. Essentially, you’ll break out more the first couple weeks you use it because it’s deep cleaning and surfacing some impurities. I did break out, but I was also coming off some birthday sugar binges, so that could be to blame as well. Regardless of the cause, the two weeks are up and I’m loving it. My face is so soft and it cleans so well- I don’t have to wonder if my makeup is REALLY off by the end of the day, because it definitely is. Also, my sensitive skin hasn’t rebelled against it so it’s probably gentle enough for normal people too. My skin is looking much clearer and my makeup goes on better because my skin is so smooth. Also got the BF seal of approval aka: “your face is sooo soft!” All around win- definitely recommend.

Now that we have the right tool, it’s on to the product: cleansers. The best place to start is by figuring out what skin type you are. Many of us have learned through years of trial and error what our skin type is; however, wikiHow has a simple method to determine yours. Another favorite method of mine is to convince yourself this is an excuse to get a facial, and then ask your aesthetician for help figuring it out.

The skin types tackled in this post are: Normal, Dry, Oily, and Combination. I have also included recommendations for sensitive skin. Cleansers have a wide variety of ingredients depending on the skin type they are catering to. Here are some general guidelines of what to avoid:




Unfortunately, in our youth reverant culture, anti-aging products are sought after and most have retinol/vitamin A in them, if not other harmful ingredients. One thing I have learned so far in this process is that if you take proper care of your skin a lot of signs of aging can be postponed. Finding a cleanser and moisturizer that are right for your skin are paramount in protecting it from weathering. Additionally, drinking sufficient water reduces the look of wrinkles and is just healthier in general. Those tips, in conjunction with sunscreen (of the right type! see the sunscreen post) can keep you looking your best. However, I will tackle anti-aging products in another post and try to find you the best ones with minimal toxic exposure. Also, can we just start being chill with aging already? (trying to convince myself here too).

As per usual, I did some of the searching for you and have some products to recommend based on skin type. (Click on the image to follow the link)











The plus side about more natural products is they are generally more sensitive. Especially sulfate free products. Therefore, a lot of the products above could also work for you if you have, say, oily and sensitive skin. The one I’m using, that I love, is the first one in the sensitive section: Acure’s Sensitive Facial Cleanser.

You can check your existing cleanser out here.

Until next time- keep it clean!

Basic B: BB Cream

Hey all! I hope you’ve been having a great Halloween weekend! I finished most of my Sephora classes and got to put those skills to good use this weekend on my Wednesday Addams costume.


I used my most recently acquired contouring skills and lipstick application techniques – and TBH, I felt pretty fierce.

I have a few product/store/life recommendations and want to highlight them before I get to my foundation info.

At the recommendation of an aesthetician I went to, I’ve been trying to find a probiotic facial cleanser, and apparently, it’s just what my sensitive AF skin has been waiting for. In my search, I stumbled upon Credo Beauty and it is my new favorite. I’ve been there before and loved it – their store is SO zen – but I didn’t fully understand how amazing they are. They carry products that focus on “ingredients that are safe and healthy,” “brands that are sustainable and have ethical sourcing,” and “product that is effective, looks good and feels good.” I did a self-check and researched a few of the brands they carry and they live up to the hype. Specifically, I looked at Acure and Juice Beauty. I have been using Acure products anyways (shampoo, conditioner, and body wash) and saw they have a probiotic cleanser, so I’m going to incorporate that into my routine. It’s only $10 for 4 oz, which is such a deal.

I have a new lip OBSESSION. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip  – it’s essentially a knock-off of the Kylie Lip Kit, but at a MUCH more reasonable price – $6 per tube. It stays on really well and I usually don’t have to reapply until after lunch. I got their Foxy set of 5 mini-sized colors and love them all. Apply them with Sephora’s Lip Brush and it looks amazingly precise. I have never been a lipstick person until now. These lip colors + applying them well with the lip brush = a fairly effortless way to look like I’m a person who has my shit together. Added bonus – I looked up all of the ingredients through the Environmental Working Group ( and they were all very low risk. I am in love with these! I’m wearing the Tulle one in my Wednesday Addams picture (I told you they were fierce).

On to Foundation/BB creams. I’m a bigger fan of BB creams personally because they are generally more light-weight and most foundations I’ve used have made me break out. I started my research by compiling a list of chemicals/ingredients to avoid, but that list was way WAY too long. Instead, I’ve made this handy chart below with the main takeaways from my research.


It’s definitely challenging to sort through the long list of chemicals on the back of a product. Luckily, Sephora has a handy sorting tool on their website that lets you weed out some ingredients you don’t want. Credo Beauty also has a range of foundations and BB creams that they have vetted to be safe. Additionally, I’ve made a cheat sheet of key terms to look for when shopping for foundations and BB creams:


This will not eliminate every concern, but it is a good place to start. Also, I’ve found that generally speaking if a company is making an effort to be paraben-free, use mineral ingredients, etc., they generally are safety conscious and are a better bet in general.

Here are some recommended products:

I recommended a few tinted moisturizers/BB creams in the Sunscreen post including Burt’s Bees BB Cream, Andalou Naturals Brightening SPF 30, and Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer. Here are some additional recommendations:




Sweat Cosmetics Mineral Foundation: This is one of the best options offered by Sephora. It is mineral, paraben-free, and fragrance-free.






Juice Flawless Serum Foundation: This is filled with many organic ingredients and a lot of the ingredients are plant based. Juice Beauty’s products are given 1-2 scores by (the top non-toxic/healthy scores). I will probably switch to a Juice Beauty product after my current BB cream wears out- they come well recommended and are so low risk.






L’Oreal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder

For a less expensive option, also gives this foundation a score of 1. It has an amazon score of 4.3/5 which is great for a drugstore beauty product.



EWG’s list of foundations can be found here, and you can type your foundation into the search bar on that page to see how they rank it. They don’t have every foundation, but they are pretty comprehensive. If they don’t have it and you’d like some help figuring out if it’s low-risk, shoot me an email/leave a comment!

Hope these recommendations work for you- I’m off to Credo 🙂

Sunny Honey

How aptly timed- we move into Fall and I’m posting about sunscreen! It may seem out of season, but in actuality, we should be wearing sunscreen every day. As it covers a significant portion of the skin and is worn frequently, the chemicals in sunscreen can have the largest propensity to affect our bodies.

As mentioned in the introduction post, my Exposure Analysis class and the research my group did on sunscreen sparked my interest in how chemicals, specifically cosmetics, can affect human health. Certain chemicals have the benefits of being UV-filters, which is why they are added to sunscreens. Unfortunately, many of those chemicals have endocrine disrupting characteristics and pose health concerns. As a brief anatomy review, the endocrine system is composed of glands that produce hormones. These hormones are responsible for many bodily functions including, but not limited to, regulating metabolism, sexual function, tissue function, growth and development, reproduction, sleep, and mood1. Additionally, some of the ingredients are more apt to cause allergic reactions.

After studying the various ingredients in sunscreen my group came up with this handy graphic to demonstrate which ingredients to steer clear of when purchasing sunscreen2:

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  • High toxicity concern : These chemicals are more readily absorbed into the body. Once absorbed, they act as endocrine disruptors and have hormone stimulating behavior. Additionally, they have the potential to be strong allergens.
  • Medium toxicity concern : These chemicals have minimal skin penetration and are mild allergens. They have not been shown to have hormone or reproductive issues.
  • Low toxicity concern: These chemicals have minimal to no skin penetration. They have not been shown to have hormone or reproductive issues and rarely cause allergic reactions.

Therefore, the ideal sunscreens are made with the chemicals in the green group.

Some sunscreens contain nanoparticles: nano-scale chemicals that allow the sunscreen to apply more smoothly. Unfortunately, chemicals act differently when they are nano-sized than they do when they are normal sized and the effects are still being researched. I took an Environmental Nanotechnology class at UCLA and learned that a lot of chemicals become harmful at nanoscale and thus am a proponent of avoiding them- especially in cosmetics and sunscreens that are directly applied to the skin.

Sunscreen Recommendations:

I get a lot of my information from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). They rank their sunscreens from 1- least toxic to 10- most toxic. When we were researching for our sunscreen exposure project, EWG had a plethora of information that aligned with our Google Scholar articles, so I trust them as a source.

screen-shot-2016-10-22-at-6-31-01-pmThis has been my favorite find so far: DeVita Solar Protective Moisturizer

It is given the lowest toxicity score on the Environmental Working Group’s website and I have used it a lot. It can be a bit chalky, but I much prefer that to having the waxy residue of a sunscreen that will not rub in. I’m actually going to go purchase myself some more of this right now.

I’ve tried a couple others but can’t recommend them because they felt thick, waxy, and/or made me breakout (e.g. California Baby Super Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen and Banana Boat Baby). More recommendations can be found on the EWG link at the bottom of this post.

Tinted Sunscreens:

I’ll touch back on tinted products in my foundation post, but for now my recommendations are:



Burt’s Bees BB Cream:

This one has a score of 3, but I’ve been using it for a couple months now and LOVE it. It has a nice smell, it goes on smoothly, and when used with a Beauty Blender it looks airbrushed. I highly recommend it.





Andalou Naturals Brightening SPF 30: This one was given a score of 1 by the EWG and although I haven’t tried it, I will probably give this one a try once my Burt’s Bees BB Cream has run out. It’s around the same price, has a better EWG rating, and comes highly recommended on Amazon.






Juice Beauty Tinted Mineral Moisturizer: Here’s another one to try if the previous ones don’t work for you. It’s also rated 1 by the EWG, but significantly more expensive than the previous two.



More 1 (sunscreens ranked as least toxic by the EWG) suggestions can be found here:

And you can check the score of your sunscreen here (by entering it into the search bar).

Let me know if you have any recommendations or comments!