What are the advantages of organic sunscreen creams?

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brettd eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Well first there is the advantage of anything organic, the fact it's made with no artificial chemicals or ingredients, just those things found in nature.  Putting organic compounds directly on soft tissue such as the skin is better, say, than putting sodium benzoate and yellow #5 on it.

Secondly, some say that organic compounds work more effectively in things like sunscreens, as the ingredients often found in them work well to mimic the natural melanin the skin produces, darkening the skin and protecting it from the sun's harmful UV rays.

giorgiana1976 | Student

We already  know that too much sun can harm the skin.

Organic creams are the best solution. They not only protect the skin against the sun's harmful rays, but also they protect against the toxic action of synthetic chemicals that are found, in abundance, in conventional creams.

A study of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control showed that 97% of Americans are contaminated with oxibenzon, an ingredient found in almost all conventional sunscreen creams and it was "linked''to the emergence of allergies, hormonal disorders and other conditions in skin cells.

Organic sunscreen creams do not contain paraben, lanolin, petrochemicals compounds and artificial colors and fragrances that cause allergies, dermatitis and even cancer. Unlike conventional creams, they are made from natural extracts, organic,as hemp, coconut oil, olive, shea butter, carrot oil or aloe vera. Ingredients which provide not only a good sunscreen, but also stimulate cell recovery and moisturize.

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