I went to a marketing convention a while back and met the owner of Best On Earth Products and he gave me a sample of BestBloc Organic sunscreen to test out. Quite frankly, when I first heard that it was organic I was a little dumbfounded, so I did a little research to learn about sunscreens and what exactly they are made of.
Come to find out there are quite a few “questionable” ingredients in typical sunscreen, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, “97% of Americans are contaminated with a widely-used sunscreen ingredient called oxybenzone that has been linked to allergies, hormone disruption, and cell damage”. Wost of all, we are not just talking about a few sunscreens, we are talking about nearly 600 different products sold in the U.S. all containing this oxybenzone. Other questionable chemicals in many sunscreens are Avobenzone, Benzophenone, Methoxycinnamate and PABA.
So, with all of this being said, I was happy to see that some people already knew about these chemicals and were creating products that are free of them.
Upon first inspection the bottle is made primarily of aluminum with a small plastic pump nozzle and cap, which of course is much better than the average bottle of sunblock which is made entirely of plastic. If you do not already know, we are not big fans of plastic here at Neutral Existence, simply because of the facts about plastic recycling.
The actual sunblock is an off white color with a rather pleasant smell and rubs in quite easily. After testing the product for a few days, I found that it worked just as good if not better than any other sunscreen that we have purchased in the past. Of course our tests were not scientifically sound, I did not put one product on one are and another product on my other arm and sit perfectly still in the sun to compare the results. I simply used the product and played in the sun all day and had good results.
Due to our product testing and investigating, the BestBloc Organic sunscreen from Best On Earth Products will receive our Neutral Existence Stamp Of Approval!