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Oxybenzone: Why Soleil Toujours always stays away from this potentially toxic chemical
Sunscreen is the single most important part of any skincare regime. It is the most effective solution for anti-aging and protects against cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. But what if your sunscreen was doing you more harm than good? Oxybenzone is an ingredient used in over 40% of sunscreens that can cause hormonal imbalances, birth defects, and allergic reactions (EWG’s Worst Scoring, 2017). This compound has the ability to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. A study done by the U.S. Center for Disease Control showed that oxybenzone was found in 97% of the people tested (CDC: Americans, 2008)....