BURN! JESSICA ALBA’S HONEST CO. SUNSCREEN HAS PEOPLE SEEING RED!
Monday, Aug 3, 2015
Jessica Alba‘s Honest Company has been the go-to eco friendly brand for diapering moms and people looking for more natural products to use on their bodies. But now people are thinking twice before picking up the brand’s SPF 30 sunscreen after multiple reports of terrible burns and people claiming that it doesn’t work at all!
In response to numerous complaints, The Honest Company made a statement claiming that their product has been rigorously tested. And they were also quick to point out that the number of complaints has been less than 1% of consumers, so there’s that.
The Honest Company is committed to providing safe and effective products, and we take all consumer feedback very seriously. Our Sunscreen Lotion was tested, by an independent 3rd party, against the protocols prescribed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) monograph for over-the-counter sunscreen products. The results showed that our product is effective and safe for use as an 80 minute water-resistant (FDA’s highest rating), SPF 30 sunscreen lotion in accordance with FDA regulations when used as directed (Shake Well. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours). The number of complaints received on our own website about our Sunscreen Lotion constitute less than one half of one percent of all units actually sold at honest.com. We stand behind the safety and efficacy of this product.
But the Honest Company is in even more hot water after claiming that the sunscreen was tested against FDA protocol because the FDA requires that all sunscreen products use up to 25% zinc oxide. However it was recently reported that the company dropped the zinc oxide content from 20% to 9.3%!
It’s also worth noting that the brand’s sunscreen has a 2.9 out of 5 rating on Amazon.
What do you think about the claims against the Honest Company? Do you think people are just overreacting or does this sunscreen just not work?