The Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new study showing that nearly all Americans are contaminated with oxybenzone, a widely-used sunscreen ingredient. This chemical so far has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage, as well as low birth weight in baby girls whose mothers are exposed during pregnancy.
Identified so far are 588 sunscreens, 172 facial moisturizers, 111 lip balms, and 81 different types of lipstick contain oxybenzone. Tests show that many of these so-called sunscreens offer inadequate protection from the sun.
They also found that sunlight also causes oxybenzone to form free radical chemicals that may be linked to cell damage, which is the exact opposite reason many women mistakenly use the sunscreen.
Interestingly, as sunscreen sales have risen, so has the rate of skin cancers. Read the entire article.
The only sunscreen I've been able to use without my face itching or getting red has been Natria Sunscreen SPF30. I've used Natria lip balm and moisturizer also.