I've been a fan of Yes to Carrots for a while and use their shower gel and lip butter tubes often. Recently, I came across (at Target, of course) a couple of their products which offer chemical-free spf. Now, Seattle is not known for its bright skies or need for sun-shielding but we can get too much exposure even here.
Last Spring my husband was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma. It was luckily a teeny tiny not-very-deep spot and they removed it all and he is fine - but it resulted in a huge scar and he now has to go for checks by a dermatologist every three months.
I'm definitely guilty of tanning. Yes, as a teenager I may have been out there with only baby oil (yikes) and quite possibly in high school even used tanning beds (double yikes). But I am seriously reformed and most certainly am concerned about protecting myself and my family. But I've also heard safety concerns about certain chemicals used in sunscreens so am always on the lookout for effective non-chemical versions.
Recently I purchased Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with spf 15. Now, that is not the spf number you want for your beach vacation in Hawaii, but I am happy with it for daily use. Unlike many zinc oxide formulas, it glides on smoothly and doesn't leave any whitish film on your face. It doesn't have any petrolatum or paraben and is cruelty free. I am definitely looking forward to trying more of the YTC spf products. Available at stores like Target and Walgreens.
Anyone have any good chem free spf product recs? I'd love to hear!