There are tons of sunscreen brands that are either full of unhealthy chemicals or just don’t work. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) writes:
Few sunscreens live up to their advertising claims, and the federal government is powerless to make them. The federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been promising to regulate sunscreens since 1978, when gasoline was 63 cents a gallon and the BeeGees’ “Saturday Night Fever” topped the charts.
But, don’t give up on sunscreen quite yet… EWG has made shopping easier and created the 2009 Sunscreen Guide so you can find the best brand for you.