Recently I was in an Aveda store. I buy some, but not all, of my hair and skin care products from Aveda. Aveda is also widely recognized by the U.S. consumer as one of the greenest companies around.
While in the store I looked for products with sunscreen built in. And I couldn't find a single one with an SPF over 15, which is almost useless, no?
When I asked the clerk whether they had anything stronger, she launched into the explanation that no, they didn't. And that was because they hadn't yet been able to create a formula that was stronger without including the kind of ingredients they don't include...chemicals, I suppose. (Here's their page on ingredients.)
I get what she was saying, but we all know that sunscreen is one of those basic health and beauty products we should all be using every single day. (More top of mind for me lately, since someone close to me was diagnosed with melanoma.)
She said they're working on it.
But basically my question is: what's safer? To stick to products that are all-natural or to put something on your skin with more questionable ingredients, but with proper sun protection?
And why don't we have a better choice?
Anybody aware of a company who has cracked this code?