While sunscreen should always be an important part of your day’s skincare, summer is as good a reminder as any to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
When choosing your sunscreen, you are most likely concerned with getting the right amount of protection for your skin. You may also be concerned about the ingredients in the product you are applying to your skin. If this is the case, you will want to turn to the EWG (Environmental Working Group) and their lists of best sunscreens.
Everything You Need to Know About EWG
Maybe you have never heard of the Environmental Working Group. If not, here’s a rundown of what it is and why it should matter to you.
What is EWG and Why is it Important?
The EWG, or Environmental Working Group, is a community of advocates working to change industry standards to protect our environmental health.
EWG is important because they work to protect consumers from harmful products. They do this both by working to reform harmful agricultural and industrial practices and by educating consumers such as ourselves with actionable information.
They work and fight for us so we can have safe products for ourselves and our families. Sunscreen is one of the products they report on so we can make informed choices on the brand we use. This includes EWG’s 2022 Guide to Sunscreen as well as a few lists of the best sunscreens to use.
Why Are We Proud to Be Listed in EWG’s Best Sunscreen List?
My Day Screen™ is on EWG’s “Best Recreational Sunscreens” and “Best Daily Use SPF” lists. Our brand met the criteria for superior sun protection and safe ingredients, with the latter not always being found in top sunscreen brands.
According to EWG and other reports, there are plenty of toxic chemicals that can be found in sunscreen, such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Homosalate, and more. These chemicals range from being hormone disruptors to increasing the absorption of pesticides to being toxic to the coral reefs. They are unsafe for you, your family, and the environment.
We are proud to be included on EWG’s best sunscreen lists because we have worked hard to formulate safe sunscreens. Each of our sunscreen products and each of their ingredients are rated a ‘1’ or ‘2’ in the EWG Skin Deep database, which means they are at the low end of the toxicity scale. The EWG Skin Deep database rates these products on a scale of 1 to 10, with 0 to 2 being very low hazard, 3 to 6 as moderate hazard, and 7 to 10 being high hazard. Our product’s low ratings illustrate the safety of our products and their ingredients.
In addition, our packaging is made from recycled materials - another benefit our products offer to the community and the environment.
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My Day Screen™ offers plant-based, multi-functional products that hydrate and protect your skin from everyday environmental stressors while looking and feeling like skincare.