LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. /PRNewswire/ — The Hain Celestial Group, a leading organic and natural products company providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™ and a leader in personal care products, is proud to announce that several sunscreens from its portfolio of brands have been named to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) “Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens” list.
The EWG Sunscreen Guide helps provide consumers with the information they need to make safe, educated decisions about their sunscreen choices. This year, in the ninth annual edition, the organization found that 80% of the 1,700 products examined offer inadequate sun protection or use worrisome ingredients. Proving that not all products are created equal, Hain Celestial sunscreens land among those found to be safe and effective, providing both UVA and UVB protection without the use of hazardous chemicals.
Of the sunscreens that were recommended by EWG, six products from Hain Celestial have been recognized, including offerings from the Alba Botanica®, JASON® and Earth’s Best® brands. All products received an overall score of two, which signifies a “low hazard” designation.
All Hain Celestial sunscreens are formulated without oxybenzone, PABA, nano-technology, Vitamin A, artificial colors, parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, petrolatum, artificial colors or phthalates.
Alba Botanica® personal care products are made with 100% vegetarian ingredients and never undergo animal testing. EWG recommended the following:
- Alba Botanica® Very Emollient™ Sunscreen Sport Mineral SPF 45
- Alba Botanica® Very Emollient™ Mineral Sunscreen Kids SPF 30
- Alba Botanica® Very Emollient™ Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance Free SPF 30
- Alba Botanica® Very Emollient™ Mineral Sunscreen Facial SPF 20
Earth’s Best® personal care products are specially formulated to cater to the needs of babies’ delicate skin. EWG recommended Earth’s Best® Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, a light, non-greasy, fragrance-free creme that protects vulnerable skin with an effective, mineral-based sunscreen that acts as a natural UVA/UVB reflective barrier.
JASON® brand, a trusted name for over 50 years in the natural category, has a wide range of gentle and effective personal care products. Its Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, recommended by the EWG, is a fragrance-free, physical sunscreen free of oxybenzone and parabens that is ideal for protecting sensitive skin.
“Being recognized by the Environment Working Group is a true testament to our commitment to producing safe, yet effective, personal care products for the entire family,” said Julie Marchant-Houle, General Manager, Personal Care Division of The Hain Celestial Group. “We are very proud to once again appear on their annual list of recommended sunscreens.”