I had heard that the active ingredients in mainstream sunscreens can cause cancer. I had also been bearding and reading that these same ingredients are not good for marine life. Ya’ll know me, I am the biggest fan of the beach, and I am super fair skinned and pasty white which means I need sunscreen.
I have also had some issues with some of the mainstream sunscreens beings that I have sensitive skin. I have to be careful about what I use. And things with fragrances and interactions that can occur when Salt Water and the bugs in the outdoor places I go to recreated.
I would not consider myself a hard core environmentalist by any means, but I am well aware of the environmental impact I, and the rest of humanity has on our world. I know that Hawaii’s ban on sunscreens that contain these harmful chemicals (it will go into effect in 2021), and I wouldn’t doubt that more states, and countries start cracking down on the use of these chemicals.
I had picked up a tube of Badger Sunscreen last year, that I am going to give another try. There are a couple other brands I am going to have to give a try next year. I plan to do a bit of traveling and more adventures next summer, so I will probably be spending as much time as possible outside. That will allow me to put some more sunscreens to the test and see which one I like and will be my go to sunscreen.