AUSTIN, Texas (May 23, 2014) – Slather on the green so you won’t get red.

Whole Foods Market carries the highest percentage of “green” rated sun products of any retailer, according to a 2014 report from the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Many of the “green” rated sunscreens also meet Whole Foods Market’s Premium Body Care Standards.

“Sunscreen is one of the most important skin care products you can buy to protect your skin, and we’re happy to offer the largest selection of ‘green’ rated sunscreen to our shoppers,” said Jody Villecco, global quality standards coordinator at Whole Foods Market. “Our goal is to sell the highest quality products we possibly can, and we are thrilled to be recognized by the Environmental Working Group as the leader in this area.”

Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers in the U.S., according to the EWG.

The EWG also says an ideal sunscreen would block the majority of UVA and UVB rays with active ingredients that last, and that sun care products would contain only active ingredients that have been proven safe for use by both adults and children.

From Friday, May 23 through Monday, May 26, all sun care will be 30 percent off at all Whole Foods Market locations.

To see the EWG’s 2014 Guide to Sunscreens, visit