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EWG Rates Waxhead Sunscreens #1 in 2024


Waxhead Sun Defense, a leading organic and natural sun defense products company providing consumers with tools to play in the sun, is proud to announce all its sunscreens have been named to the Environmental Working Group, EWG Sunscreen “Best Beach & Sport” and “Best Sunscreen for Kids” list as top-rated in safety and effectiveness. Ten Waxhead Sunscreens have been rated #1 by EWG.

“The vast majority of sunscreens available to Americans aren’t as good as they should be,” said Sonya Lunder, senior research analyst at EWG and lead author of the guide. “Sunscreens will not improve until the Food and Drug Administration sets stronger rules, reviews harmful chemicals, and allows the use of new ingredients that offer stronger UVA protection.”

All Waxhead products reviewed by EWG received a top score of 1, reflective of both their high efficacy and their low hazard levels from exposure to the products’ ingredients. Waxhead sunscreens were found to be safe and effective, providing adequate levels of both UVA and UVB protection without the use of unsafe toxins and chemicals.

Waxhead sunscreens are formulated without use of any harmful ingredients, including oxybenzone, avobenzone, PABA, nano-technology, Vitamin A, artificial colors, paragons, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, fragrances, petrochemicals, or any other toxin. Waxhead sunscreens are made with 100% vegetarian ingredients and never undergo animal testing.

Surfers and divers are concerned about the scientific link between dying coral reefs and the estimated 4,000 to 6,000 tons of sunscreen washed off swimmers every year. All Waxhead sunscreens are ocean and reef safe.


View details about Waxhead’s safety and effectiveness ratings at


Kari and Shannon Kenner launched Waxhead Sun Defense out of Amelia Island, Florida in 2017, after realizing how unsafe most big brand sunscreens were, even so-called healthy versions – they contained chemicals that contribute both to the destruction of marine environments and a 4% annual rise in skin cancer. Over the next year, they developed several cutting edge sun defense products such as their all-natural whole food antioxidant-rich energy bars, along with zinc oxide vitamin D enhanced sunscreens, and high SPF sun shirts made with fibers from recycled plastic water bottles.

Waxhead co-founder Kari Kenner explains, “Making life in the sun better and thus encouraging people to play outdoors more often is our number one goal. We’re honored to be recognized and included on the EWG list of recommended sunscreens. And we’re inspired to continue to create healthy and innovative tools for our customers to thrive in the sun.”


About Environmental Working Group

The Environmental Working Group’s mission is to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. With breakthrough research and education, we drive consumer choice and civic action. EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. EWG set out to empower the consumer to get to know their environment and protect your health. More information at


About Waxhead Sun Defense Company

Born on the beaches of Amelia Island, Waxhead believes humans were made to thrive in the sun, and their portfolio of exceptional sun defense products – mineral sunscreens and skincare, organic functional foods, sun gear and apparel – are all built around making life in the sun better. They make products with carefully chosen ingredients and materials, friendly to humans, oceans and earth alike, and they support top coastal and oceanic preservation organizations. Created by a certified nutrition consultant using modern nutritional science, Waxhead sun defense energy bars are handcrafted in the USA, gluten-free and without any preservatives or trans fats, and deliver vitamins and nutrients that increase the body’s ability to remove sun-produced free radicals. For more information on any of their cutting edge products, visit You can also follow Waxhead on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Waxhead products are also available for purchase at









All Waxhead Sunscreens Rated #1 by EWG Sunscreen Guide

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