The 2013 EWG Sunscreen Guide was released today, officially marking the beginning of 2013 Sunscreen season. Here at Peaceful Planet, we have been anxiously stalking the EWG Sunscreen Guide homepage for weeks and are thrilled to report that our two favorites have made the cut.
And The Winners Are…
The Official Peaceful Planet 2013 Suncreen Recommendations are Thinkbaby (Thinksport Livestrong, Thinksport Kids, and Thinkbaby) and Raw Elements (Eco Formula and Eco Stick.) We find that these physical sunscreens are the safest sunscreens for kids, safest sunscreens for babies, and safest sunscreens for athletes. Wondering where to buy Sunscreen from the 2013 EWG Sunscreen Guide? Each of the EWG-Recommended Sunscreen products from the Thinkbaby and Raw Elements lines will be available this summer from the Peaceful Planet store.
What is the significance of the 2013 EWG Sunscreen Guide?
Every year, the EWG creates a Sunscreen Guide, thoroughly detailing the safety and effecacy of more than 1600 commercially-available sunscreens and sunblocks. The results vary from year to year, as manufacturers reformulate their sunscreen and more research is done on specific ingredients. The 2013 EWG Sunscreen Guide listed just 184 sunscreens that met their criteria.
We have kept our finger dutifully on the pulse of sunscreen safety this year and will continute to monitor and report any developments. For more information on Dr. Oz Sunscreen Recommendations and the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens, check our archives. Stay safe!