For decades American culture has been known for not asking enough questions about WHAT ingredients are put into our health and beauty products. Typically I find, most people are unaware of the negative effects it can have for your overall health. We use products for all sorts of reasons and have gotten a little too comfortable believing everything we read or see, through brilliant marketing campaigns. There are so many ingredients that most people don't know, can't pronounce and wouldn't have the slightest idea as to whether or not they are truly safe.

We'd love to think the products on the shelves are "safe" and available to us only because they've been tested to be as such, especially when we don't see the disclaimer *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*

Unfortunately, just because a product has been approved by the FDA, it does not mean the product is safe. The United States is actually quite behind the times when it comes to the safety of products we consume or use on our skin, with ingredients that have been banned from many other countries.

Today I'm focusing on sunscreen and would like to share a small list of common ingredients found in most sunscreens that have been banned from other countries, and also have been found to create harmful repercussions.

·List of Harmful Chemicals found in Sunscreen and Body Care Products

  • Benzophenone-3

  • Oxybenzone

  • Avobenzone

  • Benzophenone

  • Cylcopentasiloxane

  • Cyclomethicone

  • Formaldehyde

  • Diazolidinyl Urea

  • Quaternium-15

  • DMDM Hydantoin

  • Hydroxymethylglycinate

  • Homosalate

  • Methylisothiazolinone

  • Microbeads

  • Nanoparticles

  • Polysorbate 60 & 80

  • Titanium

  • BHT


What I am encouraging you to do today, is take a closer look at what is in your sunscreen and other products you use on your skin. Do some research. Google a few of the names above and make your own educated opinion. If you feel even a sliver of what I do, about what goes onto your skin and the skin of your children, you will quickly join me in saying, most products are crap!


Make a change. Rid your cabinet of products that aren't serving you and your overall health. Support companies that promote a better option for you and your family! There are many great companies out there and HEALFUL JOY is among the best of the best as far as quality ingredients, honest marketing, and full transparency. Continue to do your research. Read labels, active and inactive, ingredients are important to pay attention to. Learn the visual cues that will soon make it easier to read a label.



Alba Botanical

Active: Avobenzone,Homosalate, Octocrylene, & Octyl salicylate.

Inactive: aqua (water), cetyl alcohol, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate se, dimethicone, vp/hexadecene copolymer, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (1), ananas sativus (pineapple) fruit extract (1), camellia sinensis leaf extract (1), carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract (1), hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract (1), mangifera indica (mango) fruit extract (1), passiflora incarnata flower extract (1), psidium guajava fruit extract, tocopheryl acetate, alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl olivate, citric acid, linalyl accetate, polysorbate 60, sodium chloride, sodium stearoyl glutamate, sorbitan olivate, triethyl citrate, xanthan gum, benzyl alcohol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, amyl cinnamal, citral, citronellol, geraniol, hydroxycitronellal, limonene, linalool.

(1) Certified Organic Ingredient

Sun Bum

Active: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, & Octocrylene.

Inactive: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Hydrated Silica, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polyester-8, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Sodium Polyacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Capramide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Xanthan Gum, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone

Mad Hippie

Active: Zinc Oxide (non-nano)

Inactive: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parki (Shea Butter) Fruit, Deionized Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenethyl alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Ester, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Sodium Hyaluronate Acid Powder, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E).


Active: Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide.

Inactive: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Bisabolol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT.

Hawaiian Tropics

Active: Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, & Octocrylene.

Inactive: Water, Ethylhexyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vp/Eicosene Copolymer, Diisopropyl Adipate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Coco-Glucoside, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Paraffin, Xanthan Gum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Jojoba Alcohol, Potassium Jojobate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Propanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Colocasia Antiquorum Root Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Plumeria Acutifolia Flower Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Mica, Titanium Dioxide.


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I hope this finds you well.


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