I spent the summer in Greece where the beautiful Mediterranean sun burns strong. Being fair skinned, and becoming more conscious of what it takes to keep my skin youthful for as long as possible, having a good sunscreen on hand is key.
When I say good, I don’t mean one that is going to lather me in chemicals just to prevent a burn, I want a product that does the job, does it well and keeps me healthy at the same time.
I did extensive research before deciding on Thinksport SPF 50+ as the sunscreen I’d use on this trip, and I chose it solely because of the ingredients– and the absence of certain carcinogenic ingredients such as Avobenzine, Oxybenzone, Octisalate, Octocrylene, and Octinoxate and UV chemical absorbers (which are present in most sunscreens).
It’s a broad spectrum sunscreen, which means you are protected from both UVA and UVB rays. A mineral based sunscreen, Thinksport is made of 20% non-nano Zinc, so you don’t have to worry about the chemical particles seeping into the bloodstream. Being that it’s mineral based– instead of absorbing chemicals to change the way the sun rays hit you like other sunscreens– it creates a barrier between your skin and the sun. Another key point of mineral sunscreens is that when you wear them you’re not damaging the environment– for example, sunscreens that contain the chemical Oxybenzone do serious damage to coral reefs.
After using Thinksport throughout my 30-day yoga training, countless beach days and hours of sweaty explorations across the Greek islands and finding that it kept me burn free, I’m a total believer in the brand. The sunscreen also has a subtle fruity smell to it, which is quite nice as well.
The only thing that I’m not 100 percent in love with is the fact that it’s a bit thick so you really have to rub it in so you’re not sporting a white tint– but I’d rather have a thicker sunscreen than one with carcinogens that seep into my bloodstream and disrupt my body.