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Is Your Sunscreen Safe and Effective? #GiveChemicalsTheBird – GIVEAWAY

Thank you Goddess Garden for partnering with Parenting Healthy to sponsor this post

Before you shop for this years sunscreens and browse the never ending selections on store shelves, let’s work together to #GiveChemicalsTheBird. What do I mean by that? Try making a safer sunscreen choice by buying mineral-based sunscreens. Why? They are effective and do not contain chemicals your skin must absorb for it to be effective.

Your skin is your largest organ of your body. More and more it is becoming highly recommended that we consider the creams, soaps and lotions we use on ours and our children’s skin. Goddess Garden sunscreen varieties do not contain the PABA, parabens, phthalates, BPA, Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Petroleum or toxic chemicals that most brands may contain and absorb through all of the skin layers. Check the labels!

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Let’s break this infographic down a bit. Look at your sunscreens in your home right now…go ahead…then come back to this. Do you see the ingredient, Oxybenzone? This chemical is well-known in sunscreens and absorbs through your skin layers and will enter your blood stream. This chemical is in the same class as BPA, only stronger. Yikes!

Do you see Parabens? These are in many sunscreens, bath products and beauty brands. It is a preservative and is genuinely linked to cancer and add in the sun UVB rays to get damaged DNA and an increase in skin aging. Moving down the ingredient list, do you see Phthalates? These and your hormones DO NOT get along. Guess where you won’t find these ingredients? In mineral sunscreens like Goddess Garden. There are so many topics to educate you on ingredients and facts on their blog.

What is Goddess Garden?

Goddess Garden was born from a Mom with a daughter allergic to most synthetic ingredients who needed a safe product in the sun. Most natural sunscreens were like paste and left you feeling greasy so she worked hard to create a safe, organic sunscreen that goes on and blends in well. I can tell you my son always reaches for this brand and I have tried others. He loves how easy it blends. Then she grew to other skincare products, listening to customers suggestions and you can find lip balms, aromatherapy and more that are natural, safe and effective. Visit Goddess Garden to see them all! And don’t forget to #GiveChemicalsTheBird this summer.

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The Giveaway

1 lucky reader will win a 3.4oz Facial tube, 6oz Kids Tube, and a 0.6oz Kids Sport sunscreen stick from Goddess Garden. Ends 6/7 and open to US. Good luck-enter below.

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If you are like many people you may often get reactions to the ingredients in many skin products. Many ingredients can cause redness and outbreaks and others actually damage your skin in the long run deep down. I keep my facial cleansers in my shower so I can work on a deep clean and soak on my face and body at shower time.

When it comes to a face and body wash I just want something gentle and effective. Many products are loaded with fragrances, soaps and other unnecessary ingredients. Because I will follow up face wash with serums and moisturizers I want to start off with a true clean base.

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SebaMed is an ultra-mild face and body wash that has the correct pH of 5.5. This is a perfect match to healthy skincare. The wash is vitamin-enriched and it naturally moisturizes. SebaMed gives me a gentle, deep cleaning of my pores. It naturally conditions with allantoin and Pentavitin for soft and smooth skin. It also contains the necessary amino acids for nourished skin.

I love how quickly it absorbs and there is zero residue.  It does that while effectively removing dirt and toxins and my skin is soft after use. SebaMed is hypoallergenic, paragon, soap, alkali, gluten and cruelty free and is biodegradable as well. It comes in a large 13.5oz pump bottle and is at most drugstore and at SebamedUSA.com for under $20.