The Environmental Working Group posted their 2010 Sunscreen Guide and I encourage you all to look at it before heading out into the sunny summer. We were very surprised and disappointed to see that our new sunscreen was on the list of sunscreens to use caution when using. Because of the good reputation of our sunscreen brand for making products made with all natural, completely safe ingredients, I didn't think I needed to worry. Unfortunately, our sunscreen contains oxybenzone, a chemical used to suppress ultraviolet rays which is what we want in sunscreens but that when absorbed into the skin, often times causes allergic responses (not what we want).
If you click below or on this link, you can enter in the name of your sunscreen and it will tell you whether or not it's safe to use. It also has a list of safe sunscreens. You can upload their widget onto your cell phone or computer and take it with you when you are doing your shopping for sunscreens so you can be sure you are buying the safest brand for your family.