Beyond Coastal Sun Care Products Receive Top Ratings by Environmental Working Group

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Beyond Coastal premium sun care products received top ratings by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) published in EWG’s 2013 annual report on sunscreens released May 20, 2013.

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The Environmental Working Group analyzed over 738 sunscreens currently on the market and gave each a score between 0-10, with “0” being the best possible. (There were no “0”s given.) Based on EWG criteria, sunscreens with a score of 0 to 2 are “Recommended.” In this year’s EWG report, seven Beyond Coastal products received the top rating “2” in both the mineral and non-mineral ‘beach and sport’ sunscreen categories.

Of the 413 mineral and non-mineral sunscreen products included in the EWG report, Beyond Coastal products dominated the list of top rated formulas with only two other brands making the cut.

Two of Beyond Coastal’s new sunscreen formulas received top ratings in the EWG report, including:

Beyond Coastal’s Natural (mineral) Sunscreen is formulated to give broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, is water resistant up to 80 minutes and goes on clean and clear. Beyond Coastal Natural Sun Screen contains antioxidant rich inactive ingredients to nourish, repair and hydrate skin.

Beyond Coastal’s Active (non-mineral) Sunscreen provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is the ultimate skin care for the outdoor athlete. Non-greasy and quick absorbing, Beyond Coastal’s updated Active formula is water resistant up to 80 minutes. Available in SPF 16 and 34, as well as a SPF 30 Face Stick.

In the EWG’s non-mineral lip balm category, over 110 lip balms were tested. Of those, only Beyond Coastal’s five lip balms received top ratings.

Beyond Coastal’s Lip Balm comes in five great-tasting flavors and provides SFP 15 protection. Available in .15 oz tube.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with this year’s EWG ratings,” said Tom Ferries, vice president of marketing for Beyond Coastal. “With May being National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Memorial Day weekend just days away, the timing of this year’s EWG report is important for consumers so that they can make informed choices when selecting sunscreen products.”

Ferries continued, “Offering the healthiest formulas has been the foundation of Beyond Coastal since the company’s inception in 2006. We recently launched a newly reformulated sun care line and these new formulas are packed with moisturizing antioxidant rich inactive ingredients and provide as always, broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, water resistance up to 80 minutes and ease of application.”

The reformulated line includes Active Sunscreens, Natural Sunscreens, Active Lip Balms and AfterSun Moisturizer. All Beyond Coastal products are made and packaged in the U.S. For additional information on Beyond Coastal, click here.

About the EWG
EWG’s ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in each particular sunscreen product. EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the FDA. For more information on the Environmental Working Group, please visit ewg.org.

About Beyond Coastal Suncare
Beyond Coastal's mission is to offer clean and healthy sun care products for the active outdoor and natural lifestyle. From the mountains to the ocean and everywhere in between, Beyond Coastal has developed a comprehensive line of formulas trusted worldwide by everyone from professional athletes to active families. Our mission is to offer healthy alternative sunscreens that Protect, Nourish, Repair and Hydrate your skin. For more information, please visit www.beyondcoastal.com or join the conversation on Facebook.

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