Chemicals In Conventional Sunscreen
Conventional sunscreens are designed so that when UV rays hit the sunscreen the molecules in the compounds absorb the radiation through their chemical bonds. The components of the sunscreen then slowly break down and dissipate heat.
Every time you apply sunscreen, you have a chemical reaction taking place on your skin. However, while this is happening, there is the possibility that your skin will absorb chemicals that are linked to cancer and hormonal issues.
Ingredients to avoid in the more common sunscreens include Oxybenzone, Octocrylene and Octyl Methoxycinnamate. These chemicals can be absorbed by the skin and have been linked to hormone disruption. Oxybenzone is also damaging to our oceans and coral and has been banned in places like Hawaii.