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With summer upon us, it's natural to be more conscious about reaching for the sunscreen before heading outdoors ... which leads us to ask: is your sunscreen's SPF all that it claims to be?

In a 2017 report, the EWG found that more than 75% of the sunscreens marketed and sold in the U.S. not only contain harmful chemicals, but also do not live up to their sun protection factor claims. To make matters worse, half of these would not even be permitted for sale in the European Union because they could never pass their stringent testing standards!

How then, can we choose a sun protection option that provides more benefit than harm?

It's simple ,,, READ YOUR LABELS! Your sunscreen's primary active ingredient is the most important factor in providing you with safe and adequate protection.  Ingredients are listed in order of their quantity on the label, and your best and healthiest choice is to use a product with non-nano zinc oxide as it's ONE main active ingredient. Mineral based sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays better than their chemically based competitors and are rated safer and more effective by the EWG. Still, some mineral based sunscreens have very low percentages of zinc oxide. Instead, they contain Synthetic Product Fillers as primary active ingredients, which boosts their SPF but does not protect your skin from other damage.

Just Skin Food uses a safe and eco-friendly (UPS -2)* non-nano zinc oxide as it's ONLY active ingredient, in it's highest allowable concentration, to hand craft our sunscreens. Our semi-solid sustainably packaged stick delivers even product distribution and exceptional coverage to both protect and moisturize your skin. No need to remember to shake vigorously ... just open and apply !

Need another reason to give us a try? We are super proud to announce that, for the 5th year in a row, we have been rated one of the best and safest sunscreen choices for 2017 by the Environmental Working Group! 

Go ahead...give your skin the love it deserves.

Lisa :)


*Description Documentation
SDS - Safety Data Sheet
Mesh / Particle Size
Particle Size: Non Nano / Un-coated
This is UPS -2 Zinc Oxide which has a mean particle size of .33 μm / 330 nm
Does not penetrate the pores.
100 nm is generally considered the upper limit for nano-particles so our zinc oxide is considered a non-nano particle at 330 nm.

Science overwhelmingly shows that particles of zinc oxide greater than 30 nm, when applied to the skin, do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health

Grade: USP-2


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