The EWG (Environmental Working Group) is an independent, non-profit consumer resource group headquartered in Washington DC. Founded in 1993 their mission "is to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment."
We use the EWG to help guide our choice of ingredients. Their database rates each ingredient in personal care products based on toxicity and health concerns. Individual ingredient ratings are incorporated into the product's overall score. In sunscreens, this score also considers the products level of protection from both UVA and UVB rays. As it is Beyond Coastals’ mission to use the best quality, natural ingredient, the EWG is a foundational partner in both checking our formulas and inspiring us to continue to improve upon our formulas year over year.
The EWG's annual sunscreen guide lists over 1,400 sunscreens and rates each for their protection level and ingredient safety. The EWG gives consumers invaluable information to help them choose the safest, most effective sun protection for themselves and their families.
For seven years running, we have proudly received the highest safety ratings for ALL of our formulas for the EWG. Beyond Coastal is one of the only brands that has received top safety ratings for both our natural AND our active formula.
To find out more information on the EWG and where other sunscreens rank, please follow the EWG’s Annual Consumer Guide to Sunscreen.
For a full list of Beyond Coastal’s product ranking and ingredients information, click here.