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Valerie McMurray: Soleil Organique- What's In Your Sun Care?

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It is officially summertime and as the temperature continues to rise, more people eagerly head to the pool or the beach. While the sun does provide essential Vitamin D, too much sun can harm your skin. Typically, sun-worshipers have slathered on a myriad of tropical scented lotions and sprays in order to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays not really paying too much attention to the ingredients in the products. The focal point has been primarily what number the SPF is. This is simply not enough!

Thanks to many consumer awareness groups, issues have been raised about the purity and kinds of ingredients used in sun care products. The reason for this concern is that the chemicals in your sun care can actually cause more damage than good.

Thanks to these groups and other resources, consumers are becoming aware of some of the most common sunscreen ingredients that are suspected or known carcinogens and/or hormone disrupters. Read your labels to see if your sun and skin care product contains any ingredients that are harmful.

Another major issue is whether or not these products are tested on animals and contain animal derived ingredients. Conscious consumers are especially particular about how the products that they choose to buy are made. Once a conscious consumer is hooked, the loyalty is instantaneous mainly because there are not many companies out there that produce a pure, high quality and vegan sun care product.

So what should you look for when it comes to sun care? Is there anything particular you should pay attention to when it comes to small children or infants? What ingredients that are commonly used are derived from animals? How do you know if a company uses the barbaric practices of animal testing?

In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer talks to Valerie McMurray, CEO of Soleil Organique Stay tuned!