What is Vegan Sunscreen?

What is Vegan Sunscreen?

Goddess Garden sunscreen, not just reef safe

Most people are aware that Goddess Garden products are reef safe, but did you know that they are also vegan?  As more and more people are starting to look at ingredients in their beauty products, they are also looking at the ingredients in their sunscreen products.  With the recent ban on Oxybenzone and Octinoxate in sunscreen products in Hawaii and already in the works in other states, it is important to know what is in the products you put on your skin and that includes sunscreen. 

What does vegan sunscreen even mean?

Sometimes people confuse vegan with being cruelty free (we are cruelty free as well which means none of our products were tested on animals), but it’s not the same thing.  A true vegan beauty product doesn’t contain any animal or animal by-product This also includes ingredients that come from bees, like honey or beeswax.  Unfortunately, a lot of sunscreens contain animal-derived ingredients from beeswax to collagen and elastin.  Don’t assume that if it is a mineral sunscreen that it is automatically vegan-while the active ingredients may be vegan, some of the inactive ones may not.  Ethical products should be a no brainer, especially with sunscreen as it not only goes on your skin (the largest organ in your body), it also comes off in our waterways-oceans, rivers, and lakes- which can harm wildlife.  That is why at Goddess Garden, we care about all of the ingredients that go into our products and that’s why we say #GiveChemicalsTheBird. 

All of our Goddess Garden sunscreens are: 

Vegan, reef safe, Leaping Bunny certified and cruelty free.  

Our formulas contain no harsh chemicals, parabens, phthalates or synthetic fragrance. 

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Check out some of our Vegan related press here:   

Vegan Sunscreen For Every Skin Type-Live Kindly 

Is Your Sunscreen Vegan?  Here’s Why Yours Might Not Be-Green Matters 

9 Vegan Sunscreens You Can Buy Almost Anywhere-Veg News 

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[i] https://www.epa.gov/pollinator-protection/colony-collapse-disorder

[ii] http://archive.is/Zs7Au

[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/03/u-s-bees-were-just-added-to-the-endangered-species-list-for-the-first-time/?utm_term=.5301a1c76db4

[iv] http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-food/animals-used-food-factsheets/honey-factory-farmed-bees/

[v] Sanford, M.T.; Dietz, A. (1976). “The fine structure of the wax gland of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.).”. Apidologie. 7: 197–207. doi:10.1051/apido:19760301

[vi] http://www.organicauthority.com/foodie-buzz/what-is-honeycomb.html