We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun's harmful rays, especially as we embrace outdoor adventures and sunny days.
But have you ever stopped to consider the ingredients lurking within your favorite sunscreen? In this eye-opening video, Sophie sheds light on the risks associated with this particular ingredient and provides valuable tips on how to make safer choices when it comes to sun protection. We want to ensure that you have all the knowledge necessary to safeguard your skin and overall well-being.
In This Episode
[00:35] Find out the sunscreen ingredients that are harmful to your health
[01:10] The hormonal & endocrine system disruptor
[02:41] The Alternative Ingredients
[02:55] Introducing Baie Botanique's First Range of Mineral Sunscreens
Sunscreen is a daily necessity for protecting our bodies from harmful sun rays. Companies must prioritize thorough testing of sunscreen ingredients to ensure both short-term and long-term health safety. This includes evaluating toxicity, skin absorption, potential cancer-causing effects, hormone disruption, and reproductive harm.
In 2021, the FDA proposed updated regulations for sunscreen safety. Only zinc oxide and titanium dioxide were classified as safe and effective based on available information. However, twelve other ingredients, including avobenzone, cinoxate, dioxybenzone, and octocrylene, lacked sufficient data to be considered safe.
The FDA requested additional safety data for these ingredients due to concerns about their potential absorption through the skin. Recent studies have also raised concerns about the endocrine-disrupting effects of homosalate, avobenzone, and oxybenzone.
The European Commission also expressed safety concerns about oxybenzone and homosalate, proposing lower concentration limits than those allowed in the United States. U.S. sunscreen manufacturers are legally permitted to use higher concentrations of these chemicals, which often exceed the recommended limits set by the European Commission.
Research conducted by the FDA reveals that ingredients like oxybenzone, octinoxate, and avobenzone are absorbed by the body after a single use. These ingredients can remain detectable on the skin and in the bloodstream for weeks.
In summary, thorough testing and regulation of sunscreen ingredients are crucial to ensure consumer safety. Awareness of the potential risks associated with certain ingredients allows individuals to make informed choices about the sunscreen products they use.
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