Updated: 06/19/2017 3:37 PM | Print Story |  Email

Be Well with TCL: Safe Sunscreen

A lot of people obsess over what they eat, what they put in their bodies, like organic, clean foods. But just as important, are we thinking about what we put ON our bodies?

What we should be lathering on during the summer is sunscreen. But conventional sprays and lotions can be filled with ingredients you can't even pronounce. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson rounded up four sunscreen brands that that aren't loaded down with chemicals and preservatives

We should wear sunscreen every single day, even in the winter! But we should also know what were putting on our skin. Much of what we lather on can be absorbed into our blood stream.


1. Coola Suncare

**WHAT KELLI LIKES ABOUT IT**


+ natural scented & not greasy
+ all products contain vitamins and age-defying antioxidants
+ sunscreens for every skin type & activity level

2. Beautycounter

**WHAT KELLI LIKES ABOUT IT**

+ the company: Beautycounter has banned the use of more than 15-hundred questionable or harmful chemicals in all of their products -- that includes their sunscreen line
+ application: stick feature -- easy to apply to kid's faces


3. Supergoop!
 

**WHAT KELLI LIKES ABOUT IT**

+ variety in different applications: mousse, setting spray, etc
+ not greasy
+ smells great

4. Badger Sunscreen  

**WHAT KELLI LIKES ABOUT IT**

+ thicker -- but great for kids
            - a lot of sunscreens contain ingredients that thin out lotions. So the thicker, often the better