Is your Sunscreen Safe?!

I held a little morning trivia on my Instagram stories regarding sunscreen. Let me try it out on here too…

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If you answered TRUE, you are correct. You may not know this, but sunscreen contains ingredients harmful to not only the environment but also your PERSONAL health. Isn’t it crazy how something that you use everyday and something that is supposed to be good for you… actually might not be?

Well, you are in luck. There is a great solution to this problem and that solution was developed by a company called Raw Elements USA. 


Raw Elements USA is a sunscreen brand that makes a variety of products to keep you safe from the sun while protecting our environment. In fact, the products were developed by an ocean lifeguard and are made in the USA.

Raw Elements USA offers a variety of products ranging from Face + Body lotion to Lip Balm to Facial Moisturizers. This company is committed to education, environmental awareness, and sun safety. The only active ingredient being 23% NON-NANO ZINC OXIDE. It is sweat and water proof, so much so that you can literally apply it underwater if you wanted!


What else is in this magical sun potion you may ask? Well, the remaining ingredients are all natural or organic!

Here is the list: Certified Natural Zinc Oxide, Certified Organic Beeswax, Certified Organic Black Tea, Certified Natural Candelilla Wax, Certified Organic Cocoa Butter, Certified Organic Coffee, Certified Organic Green Tea, Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Certified Natural Mango Butter, Certified Organic Rosemary Oil, Certified Organic Sunflower, Certified Natural Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Soy Free

For more information on the ingredients, click here! 

I tried three of their products and as always, I would like to provide my honest review.

  1. Face + Body 30 + Tube: This tube is perfect for all over application. The consistency is thicker than most sunscreens, but it lasts! I used it all day while I was surfing and swimming in Long Beach Island NJ.
  2. Tinted Face Moisturizer 30 + Tin (Plastic Free!) : Very easy to apply! Simply rub some on your fingers and apply like you would with face make up. The consistency is thick, and reminds me of a wax. The tint is a very nice natural look! I also really like that no plastic is used in the packaging.
  3. Herbal Rescue Lip Balm: The sun can really dry out your lips. This natural product is perfect for hydrating your lips and protecting them from the sun.

Overall, these products are now staple items in my beach bag. The thicker consistency is a bit different than the typical sunscreen, and I like it so much better! Most sunscreen seems to just run off-especially if you apply when you just get out of the water. The face tin is compact and easy to keep with you in your pocket or beach bag for reapplication.

Raw Elements USA is a great company that makes wonderful products for both your health and our environment. I hope you’ll check them out!



To purchase Raw Elements USA products, click here!



***The company mentioned provided product as compensation; however, Rebecca only showcases products she admires and believes in.  Use at your own risk.***

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