Main menu:



Girlrobot is a mix of funny and cool links, videos, and overall life tips. Read more

Girlrobot is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Comments



June 2010



Safe Sunscreen

So everywhere we go we are hearing WEAR SUNSCREEN but did you know it turns out that only 8% of the sunscreens out there are even “safe”???? I checked my favorite sunscreen that I always use, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch, and was disappointed to see it was rated a 7 which is in the category of “Avoid”.

I checked out the list of top safe sunscreens and I realized I had never heard or seen of any of these. Well, I’m a girl of convenience so if I don’t see these sunscreens at the stores i go to, I am probably not going to buy it. So I started looking for the next best option. I immediately thought of Trader Joe’s since they usually carry more “natural” products and also at a reasonable price! And lo and behold, they do carry their own suncreen. Yay! And it’s rated a 4 which although is not the best, it’s still way better than my old sunscreen. I picked it up at my TJ’s today but I haven’t had a chance to try it yet. Reviews online all seem favorable though.

You can check the rating of your own sunscreen here.


Comment from Yang
Posted: June 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

We just bought sunblock last night. I had the same Neutrogena sunblock as you but wanted to buy something more natural. I picked the Alba Botanica sunblock at Whole Foods and your link says it’s a 4! Not the best but hey better than the Neutrogena one!

Comment from boogiemouse
Posted: June 1, 2010 at 10:46 am

geez. it’s so hard to find a convenient but good sunscreen!