Californians are sun worshipers and when summer comes, we welcome it with open arms! All we really need are some shades, a nice wide brim hat, and (of course) sunscreen.

We all know that sunscreen is essential, but are all the ingredients really safe?

Studies have indicated that some of the most common ingredients used in sunscreens (such as Oxybenzone and Octinoxate) can disrupt hormones and/or cause skin allergies. These chemicals can also have devastating effects upon our planet, as well as the creatures we share it with. Thankfully, there are a variety of natural and effective alternatives to chemical sunscreens.

Here at Good Earth, we’ve searched high and low to find the sunscreens that are safe for you, your family, and the environment. Look for some of these exciting products in our Bodycare department today!

Manda Sunscreen

Celebrated by sun-lovers everywhere, Manda Sunscreen is the creation of surfers based out of Southern California. Their secret ingredient is an ancient remedy known as Thanaka. For thousands of years, the people of Myanmar have used this miraculous plant to protect their skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Thanaka is traditionally ground into a thick paste, which is then applied directly to the skin. (Check out their website to learn more about the benefits of Thanaka)

Manda Sunscreen is a high performance, physical sunscreen. This means that it will appear clearly on the skin’s surface, rather than absorbing and disappearing during application. Manda sunscreen is 100% non-toxic and reef-safe, made with the highest quality food-grade ingredients such as organic coconut oil and organic shea butter.

All Good Sunscreen

All Good Sunscreens are made in Morro Bay, California. For over twenty years, this innovative company has been dedicated to the idea that health and beauty should be more than skin-deep.
They are committed to going organic whenever possible, using only the highest quality, sustainable ingredients. Organic green tea, rose hips, and buriti oil are added to replenish and heal, while organic chamomile gently soothes the skin.

Burnout Sunscreen

BurnOut sunscreen was developed for surfers, by surfers. Their unique creations are made just down the coast, in Santa Cruz, California. Burnout sunscreen is highly water resistant, which means it won’t run into your eyes when you hit the waves this summer. Made only with minerals and essential oils, their products are also 100% biodegradable, chemical-free, and reef-safe.

Visit our Bodycare department, and celebrate the sun safely!