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SUNSCREEN - General Information - Facts

REMEMBER, I AM NOT A SCIENTIST NOR A DOCTOR. ANY NEGATIVE OPINIONS ON INGEDIENTS come from Sites that I have listed. The FDA has mandated a new sunscreen label starting the summer 2012 Pick a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. For trips near the equater (Africa), I would look for an SPF 45. Use a Sunscreen that adaquately blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Remember that companies are improving their products, so check the current ingredients and the current safety rating. Many of the ratings posted in this web page are from 8/2010, alhtouh I recheck the some of ratings from time to time. Generally speaking, the higher the SPF the more likely the product is to contain ingredients thought to be dangerous by EWG and GoodGuide. Always check out the product and/or it's ingredients for health risks. If you are at risk for acne, I suggest a Non-Comedogenic (Oil Free) suncreen (one that does not clog your skin's pores). Try for a water-based, not an oil-based sunscreen, BUT remember that water-based sunscreens may not be good if you are actually going in the water or sweat a lot (check the label). Use a UV-protective lip balm, WITHOUT Oxybenzone. (Oxybenzone raises a high level of health concern because... - GoodGuide.com) Most sunscreens tested, stained fabrics. EWGs ratings of LIP BALMS - from safest to Worst Broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreens have Expiration Dates. Do not use Sunscreens with an expired expiration date, as it will NOT be as effective. Suggestions (opinions from supporting articles, further down on this web page) WARNINGS (opinions from articles) - Do NOT use Sunscreens containing: 1] OXYBENZONE 2] PABA 3] Nano Titanium Dioxide Your clothes don't really protect you from the Sun's rays. The average cotton T-shirt only has an SPF of 4. Wear sun-protective clothing, preferably with a UVP (ultraviolet protection rating). I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND I HAVE NO MEDICAL TRAINING If you need sunscreen for young children, babies or toddlers, ensure that you read the label (or theirs or EWG's website) to see if the product is recommended for kids of that age. If the child is under six months old, I would check with your pediatrician (child doctor). There are many new Broad-Spectrum Sunscreens out there (read the Expiration Date). Photostability = the ability to stabilize under sunlight. Photostabilizer = Slows down the breakdown of the UV blocker. Water Resistant = SPF level stays effective after 40 minutes in the water. Very Water Resistant = Very water resistant means it holds after 80 minutes of swimming Does sunscreen EXPIRE? Some sunscreens include an expiration date. MayoClinic says (quality) sunscreen designed to last up to three years. Do NOT use Sunscreen that has "expired" - it will not be as effective.

BEST SUNSCREEN ???

See also RECOMMENDED Sunscreen products ewg.org - A VERY INTERESTING SITE - should allow more "filters", but seems to have Thousands of sunscreens from which to choose. Not sure which sunscreen to buy this summer? Use EWG's user-friendly online sunscreen database. EWG's Skin Deep Sunscreens 2011 Safest Suncreens for Summer 2011 - Glamology Consumer Reports rates sunscreens. Did yours make the cut? - MAY 2011 WARNING - It is my PERSONAL OPINION that Consumer Reports does a great job of testing the EFFECTIVENESS of sunscreens, but EWG examines the potential for health damage in sunscreen ingredients - thus a sunscreen that CR rates as excellent, may (and probably does) show up as DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH by EWG.org and other such organizations. In MY OPINION, I would not worry too much about occassional use of sunscreens not rated as good for your health by EWG, but I, PERSONALLY, would not use them on a continuous basis. Consumer Reports labs: How sunscreens smell and feel Remember, this has NOTHING to do with How Safe they are nor how effective. (I, personally [my opinion], don' trust CR when it comes to sunscreen safety, I trust EWG.org and other such organizations). Six Overlooked Places To Apply Sunscreen for Complete Sun Protection Appendix B: Sunscreen: How To Select, Apply, and Use Sunscreen Correctly I, personally, feel that their "What to look for when you buy," omits too many things you should looke for or avoid, but is correct. How To Apply Sunscreen - YouTube Sun tanning - Wikipedia Best Sunscreens: A Consumer Reports Ranking - WebMD Sun care - Jun 3, 2010 ... EU Commission guidelines Best sunscreen: 4 sprays outshine the rest - Consumer Reports Top sunscreens? Consumer Reports ranks best - MSNBC Guide to Sunscreen SPF 15 And Above - GoodGuide Sunscreens and Photoprotection: eMedicine Dermatology Paula Begoun author Don't go to the Cosmetics Counter without me Paula Begoun - Wikipedia Clearing up confusion over sunscreen - GoDanRiver Choosing the Best Sunscreen - WebMD "Look for a sunscreen that contains at least one of the following, Leffell says: ecamsule, avobenzone, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide, sulisobenzone, or zinc oxide." Sunscreen, Sunblock, Suntan Lotion - ConsumerSearch Ultraviolet - Wikipedia Sunscreen - Wikipedia Sunblock vs. Sunscreen Sun protective clothing - Wikipedia Biodegradable Sunscreen - Natural Safe Sunscreen - sungrubbies Find your Sunscreen - by Ingredient or by Brand - ewg.org Ingredient, Product and Company Search - LOW Numbers are BETTER - SkinDeep (cosmeticsdatabase) Guide to Sunscreen SPF 15 And Above - HIGH Numbers are BETTER - GoodGuide Guide to Skin Care INGREDIENTS - smartskincare

HARMFUL? TOXIC? SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS - USE CAUTION

HEALTH RISK - WARNINGS - DANGEROUS ?

Toxicity - Wikipedia Suspected BAD for your health Sunscreen Ingredients - Goodguide.com GoodGuide.com says that these Sunscreen Ingredients MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH: " 1] Benzyl Alcohol 2] Butylated Hydroxyanisole 3] Ethylene Glycol 4] Methyl Methacrylate 5] Oxybenzone 6] Triclosan 7] Ethyl Alcohol 8] Propylene Glycol 9] Selenium 10] Triethanolamine" - Thank you www.goodguide.com CONTROVERSIAL SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS - so says GoodGuide.com: " 1] Aspartame 2] Butyl Paraben 3] Fragrance 4] Isobutylparaben 5] Isopropyl Paraben 6] Methyl Paraben 7] Retinol Palmitate (Vitamin A related) 8] Ethyl Paraben" - Thank you www.goodguide.com Suggestions (opinions from supporting articles, further down on this web page) WARNINGS (opinions from articles) - Do NOT use Sunscreens containing: 1] OXYBENZONE 2] PABA 3] Nano Titanium Dioxide ZINC OXIDE - Sunlight may cause it to produce Free Radicals Avoid sunscreens with potentially harmful ingredients, group warns EWG's SUNSCREEN and CANCER - July 2011 Almost half of the 500 most popular sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which malignant cells develop - 2010 Study: Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer HALL OF SHAME - Products - EWG Retinyl Palmitate (a kind of Vitamin A) in sunscreen MAY SPEED skin DAMAGE Possible link between ingredient in sunscreen and skin cancer "tumors and lesions developed up to 21% faster in lab animals coated with cream containing retinyl palmitate" CDC Finds 97 Percent of Americans Contaminated by Sunscreens Is your sunscreen safe? 86% in the market are not! - 2008 Ingredients of sunscreen The Chemical Sunscreen Health Disaster - skinbiology Sunscreen Dangers and Health Advisory - Associated Content The Dangers of Sunscreen Chemicals: Benzophenone, PABA and Avobenzone Top Sun Safety Tips Getting enough vitamin D Sunscreens Exposed: 9 surprising truths

INGREDIENTS that WE DECIDED SHOULD be IN Our FACIAL Sunscreen

1] Nano Zinc Oxide (preferred over Titanium Dioxide by some "authorities") BUT NOT: Nano Titanium Dioxide (more white, less effective than Zinc Dioxide, say some experts AVOID Titanium Dioxide!!! - Suspected to cause cancer Sunscreen controversy - Wikipedia

SUNSCREEN MAY BE KILLING REEFS?

Tourist sunscreen "killing off coral reefs" "ingredients in many sunscreen brands cause rapid and complete bleaching of corals".

UV Index

UV Index - EPA What is the UV Index? - SunWise - US EPA

NEW FDA SUNSCREEN LABEL

The new rules must take effect by summer 2012

FDA delays deadline for new US sunscreen labels "We’re being encouraged to buy sunscreens that offer broad spectrum protection" - WebMD FDA’s New Sunscreen Rules: FAQ - 6/14/2011 - webmd "The most important of the new rules: * The claim “broad spectrum” will appear only on sunscreens tested for a minimum standard of UVA protection. * All sunscreens will carry their SPF rating. On products without the broad-spectrum claim, SPF will rate only UVB protection. On broad-spectrum sunscreens, higher SPF numbers mean more protection against UVB as well as more protection against UVA. * Sunscreens that claim to be water resistant must show how long they last after a person has been swimming or sweating: 40 minutes or 80 minutes. Sunscreens that are not water resistant will have to say so in the “fact box” on the side or back of the package. * As do other over-the-counter drugs, sunscreens will now have a fact box listing warnings and other important information in an easy-to-find location. New sunscreen labels designed to better protect outdoor enthusiasts

NEWS - ARTICLES - about Sunscreen

NEW FDA SUNSCREEN LABEL - June 14, 2011 - Takes effect SUMMER 2012 Coral could hold key to sunscreen pill Forget the sunscreen, rub coffee on your skin, study says I WOULD NOT REALLY TRY THIS (COFFEE AS A SUNSCREEN). Chemicals in wine could be used to protect skin from the sun I WOULD NOT REALLY TRY THIS (WINE AS A SUNSCREEN).

SPF - Sun Protection Factor (for UVB rays ONLY)

Sun protection factor (SPF) definition - Medical Dictionary High SPF Sunscreens: Are they Better? - WebMD Sun Protection and Sunscreens: SPF, Sunscreen Ingredients and UV - medicinenet Sunscreen - Wikipedia SPF, UVB and UVA Protection Explained

UV - Ultraviolet

Exposure to ultraviolet light, UVA or UVB, from sunlight accounts for 90% of the symptoms of premature skin aging. UV Information - Understanding UVA and UVB - skincancer.org Short- and long-wave UV light (UVB and UVA) - NIH.gov Which sunscreen ingredients protect best? - ConsumerSearch - 4/2009 "Reviews say that newer sunscreen ingredients are now better at blocking harmful UVA rays, but the product must contain avobenzone (also called Parsol 1789), titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or Mexoryl SX (Tinosorb outside the U.S.), to fully protect.

UVA - Ultraviolet A (long-wave 320-400 nm)

"now studies are showing that UVA is a major contributor to skin damage. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin and works more efficiently. The intensity of UVA radiation is more constant than UVB without the variations during the day and throughout the year. UVA is also not filtered by glass." - Effects of Sun on the Skin - About.com Black light fluorescent tubes is a common source of long wave (UVA) ultraviolet - Ultraviolet - Wikipedia Long-wave ultraviolet radiation (UVA) and skin cancer SPF, UVB and UVA Protection Explained UVA Confusion

UVB - Ultraviolet B (short-wave 280-320 nm)

Nano Zinc Oxide is currently (7/2010) considered the best UVB blocker (Internet). Additionally, sunscreens block UVB, and if used consistently this can cause a deficiency of vitamin D. SPF, UVB and UVA Protection Explained - jaxmed UVB Radiation (2006) Sunscreen Information - UVB Sunscreen Ingredients - about.com

UVC wavelengths (100-280 nm)

UVC rays are very strongly blocked by the Earth's ozone layer.

UVP - ultraviolet protection rating

Ultraviolet Protection Factor, UPF Ratings - Coolibar "The Ultraviolet Protection Factor (or "UPF") rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric. It is very similar to the SPF rating system used for sunscreens." Fabrics and clothing for protection against the sun Ultraviolet - Wikipedia Sun Protection Information - silvereagleoutfitters Sun protective clothing - Wikipedia

INGREDIENTS of some SUNSCREENS

Suspected BAD for your health - Sunscreen Ingredients - Goodguide.com ewg.org - A VERY INTERESTING SITE - should allow more "filters", but seems to have Thousands of sunscreens from which to choose. Not sure which sunscreen to buy this summer? Use EWG's user-friendly online sunscreen database. Active Ingredients / Function - sungrubbies Ingredients of sunscreen (some negatives)

RECOMMENDED SITES FOR CHECKING ON SUNSCREEN INGREDIENT and BRAND SAFETY

For EWG.org ratings, LOWER ratings are SAFER. For BestGuide, HIGHER is SAFER. Find your Sunscreen - by Ingredient or by Brand - ewg.org Ingredient, Product and Company Search - LOW Numbers are BETTER - SkinDeep (cosmeticsdatabase) Guide to Sunscreen SPF 15 And Above - HIGH Numbers are BETTER - GoodGuide Guide to Skin Care INGREDIENTS - smartskincare

AVOBENZONE (also called: Helioplex and Parsol 1789)

Avobenzone is a very good UVA Blocker, but breaks down quickly in sunlight. Therefore, reputable companies that use Avobenzone also add a photostabilizer to slow down the breakdown. A highly touted agent for this purpose is octocrylene. For a list of other, commonly used photostabilizer, go here, and scroll down to the list. Lots of people state that sunscreens containing Avobenzone cause their skin to have a burning sensation - I know nothing about this. ALL suncreeens from name-brand companies, that contain Avobenzone, WILL contain a photostabilizer. Many? Most? Some? sunscreens with avobenzone still STAINED clothes. "any brand-name sunscreen that has avobenzone is stabilized" Avobenzone - Wikipedia AVOBENZONE - Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews Avobenzone (Parsol 1789, Eusolex 9020, Escalol 517) - Chemical UVA ... Stability Study of Avobenzone with Inorganic Sunscreens - PDF Avobenzone Stability: UVA Protection & Sunscreen: Cosmetics Cop

ECAMSULE

Ecamsule is also called Mexoryl SX (and is not cheap). Ecamsule blocks UVA and is approved. Ecamsule is also called Mexoryl SX (and is not cheap). Ecamsule - Wikipedia Ecamsule (USAN, trade name Mexoryl SX, INCI terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid). Mexoryl UVA and UVB Sun Protection - mexoryl.com Sunscreen: Helioplex vs Mexoryl - Viva Woman

HELIOPLEX (also called: Avobenzone and Parsol 1789)

Helioplex is a stablized version of the UVA blocker AVOBENZONE (Parsol 1789). Unless stabilized, Avobenzone breaks down. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BUY A NAME BRAND SUNSCREEN WITH UN-STABILZED AVOBENZONE. THEREFORE, YOUR SUNSCREEN DOES NOT HAVE TO CONTAIN "HELIOPLEX", which is a patented form of a stabilized Avobenzone, "any brand-name sunscreen that has avobenzone is stabilized" Helioplex - designed to offer fuller protection against both UVA and UVB rays Sunscreen: Helioplex vs Mexoryl - Viva Woman

HOMOSLATE - (TRIMETHYLCYCLOHENYL SALICYLATE)

HOMOSALATE - Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews - "Fragrance Ingredient; Sunscreen Agent; Ultraviolet Light Absorber; SKIN CONDITIONING; UV ABSORBER; UV FILTER". - SkinDeep (cosmeticsdatabase) "SOME INGREDIENT WARNINGS" - SkinDeep (cosmeticsdatabase) opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products on Homosalate - PDF homosalate, What is homosalate? About its Science, Chemistry and ... - 3dchem Homosalate - Chemical UVB sunscreen/sunblock agent - smartskincare Sunscreen Safety - homosalate - mybodycanhealitself.ca A Patient's Guide to Homosalate Homosalate - Sunscreens: About the Actives Posts Tagged "homosalate octyl methoxycinnamate" UV Damage: The Right Way to Protect Yourself TRIMETHYLCYCLOHENYL SALICYLATE (HOMOSALATE) - chemicalland21 Homosalate - toxicity, ecological toxicity and regulatory information - Homosalate - Wikipedia

MEXORYL

Ecamsule is also called Mexoryl SX (and is not cheap). Mexoryl is called Tinosorb outside the U.S. Lotions that contain the ingredients Oxybenzone, Titanium Dioxide or Parsol 1789 block out some UVA rays. Doctors say a chemical called Mexoryl offers even better protection. Mexoryl UVA and UVB Sun Protection Mexoryl - Wikipedia "Mexoryl is the trade name of a number of UV absorbers. The most commonly used are: Drometrizole trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL) Ecamsule (Mexoryl SX, terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid) Mexoryl SX and Mexoryl XL Sunscreens: PharmacyMix Mexoryl SX "Available commercially in the Anthelios line by La Roche Posay & Ombrelle by L'Oreal". Ecamsule - Wikipedia La Roche-Posay Anthelios with Mexoryl SX - UVA protection daily... - laroche-posay.us

Micronized

Micronized - By David Fisher, About.com Guide A substance is micronized if it is ground or pulverized into particles that are just a few "microns" in diameter. "colloidal" - which basically means super fine and evenly dispersed in a solution." I have seen a lot of articles use "nano" and micro" (particles) inter-changeably - this is NOT correct, Nano paricles are significantly smaller than Micro particles. Micronization - Wikipedia

Nano Particles in Sunscreen

Nanoparticles are less than 1/10,000 of a millimeter in size. I have seen a lot of articles use "nano" and micro" (particles) inter-changeably - this is NOT correct, Nano paricles are significantly smaller than micro particles. Nanoparticle - Wikipedia nanoparticles.org - The Information Resource for the Particle Industry The safety of nanotechnology-based sunscreens - some reflections - 7/18/2010 Nano-Sunscreens: Not Worth the Risk - Friends of the Earth The penetration of TiO2 nanosized particles into the viable epidermis of skin is still under debate - Now Co$t$

OCTINOXATE

Octyl methoxycinnamate (INCI) or octinoxate (USAN), trade names Eusolex 2292 and Tinosorb OMC. Octyl methoxycinnamate - Wikipedia OCTINOXATE UV Absorber & UV Filter - SkinDeep "Exposure to this ingredient (not the products containing it) may be cause for concern" - ewg.com Is Octinoxate good or bad? Octinoxate Side Effects - eHow.com octyl methoxycinnamate (octinoxate) - Chemical UVB sunscreen

OCTISALATE (Octyl salicylate)

OCTISALATE - Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews "... esearch studies have found that exposure to this ingredient - not the products containing it -- caused the indicated health effect(s) in the studies reviewed by Skin Deep researchers." - SkinDeep octisalate, What is octisalate? About its Science, Chemistry and ... - 3dchem Octisalate - truthinaging Sunscreens and Photoprotection: eMedicine Dermatology Octyl salicylate (octisalate) - Chemical UVB sunscreen/sunblock agent - smartskincare Octyl salicylate (Octisalate) - Wikipedia

OCTOCRYLENE - OCR

OCTOCRYLENE - Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews - SOME CONCERNS - SkinDeep Two cases of photocontact allergy to the new sun filter octocrylene - 2009 Octocrylene - Wikipedia octocrylene, What is octocrylene? About its Science, Chemistry and ... Octocrylene - Chemical UVB+UVA sunscreen/sunblock agent - smartskincare

OPTISOL - patented formulation of Titanium Dioxide

Optisol contains the the less-active rutile form of titanium dioxide

I wonder why I can find so little information about Optisol - it is Five years old

Optisol which is a titanium dioxide containing a small amount of manganese in the crystal lattice. 12/30/2010 - I am seeing info about Optisol pulled from vendor's web pages. Oxonica Launches Optisol Sun Defence - contains Optisol Oxonica - About OPTISOL UV Absorber The safety of nanotechnology-based sunscreens - some reflections - 7/18/2010 Optisol UV Absorber Regulator Status - PDF Optisol Data Sheet Modified TiO2 particles differentially affect human skin fibroblasts exposed to UVA light - 2010 (Optisol) Silky Sheer Essence with SPF 40 (Formulation #SC-369) (Optisol) Color Me Softly Tinted Moisturizer with Optisol (Formulation #MU-88) Oxonica's Optisol UV Absorber is Now Available to Buy at Boots' Stores Nationwide in UK.

OXYBENZONE - Avoid this ingredient

In the opinions of some "experts", you should not have OXYBENZONE in your sunscreen

Oxybenzone was considered a very good sunscreen ingredient, UNTIL recently. Oxybenzone raises a high level of health concern because - GoodGuide CDC: Americans Carry 'Body Burden' of Toxic Sunscreen Chemical, Oxybenzone Sun screens - cancer in a bottle? The dangers of PABA / Oxybenzone Avoid sunscreens containing Oxybenzone - Viva Woman Oxybenzone - Is your sunscreen safe? 86% in the market are not! - 2008 Oxybenzone - Wikipedia OXYBENZONE - Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews oxybenzone at 3Dchem.com scroll Down to Ingredients to Watch for in Sunscreen SPF 15 And Above Products - GoodGuide.com

Retinol, also called retinyl acetate or retinyl alcohol

Brand Names: Altinac, Avita, Renova, Retin A Micro Gel, Retin-A, Tretin-X

A lot of articles state that in mild dosages, Retin-A may be helpful to your skin, but almost all of these articles say AVOID WEARING IT IN THE SUNSHINERetin-A - Drugs.com Side Effects of Retinol - eHow.com Retinol A Cream Is Solution For Your Skin Problem? vitamin A acetate, vitamin A palmitate, or even just palmitate are all the BAD, WRONG form of vitamin A (retinol) for OSTEOPORSIS Consumer Warning: Cancerous Vitamin-A Retinoids Found In Many ... I smuggled Retin-A from a Mexican pharmacy. My story & WARNING What Is Retinol A? - LIVESTRONG.COM Retin-A Acne Treatment - eHow.com Vitamin A - Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University And I don't know if this is true, I just read it - I will try to reseach it - it may be WRONG, I have now read this in multiple places (they are referrring to TOPICAL (applied on the skin), NOT Oral Note that if you "eat" too little vitamin A, or too much vitamin A, it is not good for your health> I am referrring to these statements: Retin A shouldn't be used by women who are pregnant, or considering becoming pregnant. It can cause birth defects (ones caused by excessive amounts of Vitamin A, including derivatives) such as cleft lip/palate. - "Warning. Retin-A may be harmful to unborn or nursing babies, so be sure to inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before beginning ..." - eHow

Retinyl Palmitate (vitamin A palmitate)

The one most often used in a Sunscreen, if they use Vitamin A

Retinyl Palmitate is a synthetic alternate for retinyl acetate "New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling attention to the fact that retinyl palmitate, an ingredient in most sunscreens, was shown to accelerate cancer in lab animals." - Wikipedia Retinyl Palmitate (a kind of Vitamin A) in sunscreen MAY SPEED skin DAMAGE RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE) - SkinDeep

Soltan Once Face SPF30

Soltan Once Face SPF30 - Review - Rub and go - REVIEWED - Apr 22, 2010 "Advantages: All day protection Disadvantages: Sticky, difficult to rub in" "Men - when you are not completely cleaned shaven the cream sticks to your stubble" "It has quite a powerful scent, which the revieer, "jipp05", did not mind." "Leaves your face feeling really sticky & gives you a slight Casper the friendly ghost glow."

PABA

In the opinion of some "experts", you should not have PABA in your sunscreen

You can probably??? NOT buy a sunscreen containing PABA, anymore. Sun screens - cancer in a bottle? The dangers of PABA / Oxybenzone Biochemist, Loren Pickart, PhD, reports that PABA can cause cellular damage that leads to cancer Danger of PABA - eHow.com Sunscreen Dangers and Health Advisory - Associated Content The Dangers of Sunscreen Chemicals: Benzophenone, PABA and Avobenzone

PARSOL 1789 (also called: Helioplex and Avobenzone)

Parsol 1789, What is Parsol 1789? Avobenzone (trade names Parsol 1789, Eusolex 9020, Escalol 517 and others)- Wikipedia

(Nano) TITANIUM DIOXIDE - TiO2

Titanium Dioxide Classified as Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans - don't inhale it The penetration of TiO2 nanosized particles into the viable epidermis of skin is still under debate TGA fact sheet: Sunscreens - Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide Sunscreen, sunblock, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, the best Titanium Dioxide - Physical UVA+UVB sunscreen/sunblock agent Natural Sunscreens: Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide? | Pharmacymix Titanium dioxide - Wikipedia natural organic make-up - Titanium Dioxide: Toxic or Safe? Nano-sunscreens leave their mark - blog by andrew_maynard "The titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the roof-damaging sunscreens were an anatase/rutile mix, while the nanoparticles in the benign sunscreen were comprised of rutile titanium dioxide alone. Clearly crystalline form (of Titanium Diaxide) matters, as Oxonica realized when they selected the less-active rutile form of titanium dioxide as the basis for Optisol." Oxonica Launches Optisol Sun Defence - contains Optisol

Nano ZINC OXIDE (NANO 20-60NM)

"you can now get physical sunscreens that are transparent. Zinc oxide, for example, is now manufactured so that the particles are small enough that you can not see them" - wabisabibaby.com ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) - EWG "zinc and titanium in spray or powder sunscreens are not recommended, since inhalation of zinc and titanium particles is a concern." - EWG Nano Zinc Oxide is considered by some authorities to be better than Nano Titanium Dioxide because: 1] Nano Zinc Oxide is NOT as white as Titanium Dixide 2] Nano Zinc Oxide does a better job of reflecting UV than does Titanium Dioxide 3] Titanium Dioxide is classified as possibly carcinogenic to humans (do NOT breath it). (so, perhaps, if we do not breath it, it will not adversly effect us? or will it?) and 4] I would expect it to be cheaper than the Titanium Dioxide (but I don't know that). Is Zinc Oxide the best sunscreen ingredient? - Viva Woman SCROLL DOWN TO THE COMPARISON CHART. Sunscreen, sunblock, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide More on Zinc Oxide - Nano-scale Micronized Sunscreen Natural Sunscreens: Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide? | Pharmacymix Nano Zinc Oxide - ZnO - Transparent UV Protection

MICRO ZINC OXIDE

Small particles, larger than Nano particles

Sunscreens with micronized zinc oxide may contain nanoparticles. Safety of Micronized Zinc Sunscreens "Subsequent studies have shown that micronized zinc can pass through the skin in areas affected by acne, sunburn, eczema or shaving." - treatment-skincare.com "Studies have shown that micronized zinc coated in dimethicone, a form of silicone used as a primary ingredient in many moisturizers, forms a barrier to help prevent zinc from penetrating skin or reacting with light in ways which can be harmful." - treatment-skincare.com I SURE WISH THAT "THEY" WOULD DO A BETER JOB OF DEFINING, Micro, very-fine, micro-fine, nano,... particles - seems like there is some mis-use of these terms, causing confusion, to me. Studies have shown that micronized zinc exposed to ultraviolet produces free radical damage. In light of the growing evidence that micronized zinc may be harmful, and because nanoparticles in sunscreens are not regulated, caution should be exercised when using ultrafine zinc sunscreens. micronized zinc oxide sunscreen - Nextag Obagi Nu-Derm Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35 Z-Cote Says it contains SUNSCREEN CONTAINING ZINC OXIDE: Badger SPF 30 Sunscreen - Organic & Natural Sunscreen - SOUNDS WHITE - Rated a ONE by EWG it's so thick, I have a fine glossy shine on my face all day. That and I smell like a spice rack

ZINC OXIDE MAY RELEASE FREE RADICALS

zinc oxide illuminated by bright light may release free radicals - gizmodo "New research suggests that a compound found in most sunscreens may also increase the chances of acquiring melanomas. zinc oxide - a staple ingredient in sunscreen—undergoes a chemical reaction when it's illuminated by bright light that may release unstable molecules known as free radicals."

ZINC OXIDE - ZnO

I believe that this is a thick, white cream/lotion. Zinc Oxide blocks both UVA (320-400 nm) and UVB (280-320 nm) rays. Zinc oxide provides protection against the full UVA and UVB range. In fact, Zinc Oxide is the only sun filtering agent that delivers such broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. Zinc Oxide OR Avobenzone boosts sunscreen protection - Rosacea-support.org Sunscreen, sunblock, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide Zinc oxide - Wikipedia ZINC OXIDE - TOPICAL (zink OX-ide) sunscreen zinc oxide - NextTag

RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS

These are personal OPINIONS ONLY, based on weeks of Internet Research in Aug 2010 & Sept 2011. I am not responsible for anything that may or may not happen to you. Follow these opinions (suggestions) at YOUR OWN risk, not my risk. I am not a Doctor nor a scientist. These ingredients may later be found to be harmful - who knows. I suggest that you look for products stating that they have no Nano particles. In my opinion, the higher the SPF, the more ingredients or quantity of ingredients is needed. For EWG.org ratings, LOWER ratings are SAFER. For BestGuide, HIGHER is SAFER.

KABANA SKIN CARE - rated VERY WELL - Rated a ONE

These are non-comedogenic, non-nano, biodegradable Green Screen Organic SPF 20 Sunscreen - Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB - 1, 4 and 8 ounce NOT TINTED Green Screen Organic SPF 20 Sunscreen (NOT-tinted) - RATED '1' - EWG Green Screen Organic SPF 20 Sunscreen ONLY contains the following EIGHT organic and natural edible-grade ingredients and is non-comedogenic, non-nano, biodegradable and fragrance-free. 1. 25% Zinc Oxide - non-nanoparticle Zinc Oxide, 2. Eldorado Springs Artesian Water 3. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4. Organic Jojoba Oil 5. Vegetable Glycerin 6. Organic Shea Butter 7. Vegetable Emulsifying Wax 8. Vegetable Vitamin E Green Screen Organic SPF 22 TINTED (great for makeup base) Sunscreen - Broad Spectrum UVA & UVB - 1, 4 and 8 ounce Green Screen Organic SPF 22 Tinted Sunscreen - RATED '1' - EWG Green Screen Organic SPF 22 Sunscreen contains only the following nine organic and natural ingredients and is non-comedogenic, non-nano, biodegradable and fragrance-free. 1. 25% Zinc Oxide - non-nanoparticle Zinc Oxide 2. Eldorado Springs Artesian Water 3. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4. Organic Jojoba Oil 5. Vegetable Glycerin 6. Organic Shea Butter 7. Vegetable Emulsifying Wax 8. Iron Oxide 9. Vegetable Vitamin E

Marie-Veronique Organics - Rated a ONE

I am having trouble determining if a specific Marie-Veronique product is non-comedogenic. COMPANY: Marie Veronique Organics (21 products) - EWG RATINGS Marie Veronique Organics - Organic Skincare Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen Plus SPF 30 (scroll down) Creme de Soleil tinted spf 30+ D/C Marie Veronique Organics Creme de Soleil Tinted SPF 30 Marie Veronique Creme De Soleil SPF 30+d/c (UN-tinted) Marie Veronique Organics Moisturizing Face Screen Light Tint, SPF 30 - RATED '1' - EWG

SOLEO ORGANICS - Rated a ONE

Soleo Organics uses micronized zinc oxide SPF 30+, broad spectrum, and water resistant Soleo USA ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) - 22.3% (Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 - RATED '1' EWG) Product Review - Soleo Organics Sunscreen - blogspot Soleo Oraganics SunscreenAmzon

BADGER SPF 30 Sunscreen - Scented, Organic & Natural Sunscreen

Rated a ONE, but WHITE and THICK

Badger Sunscreen, Lightly Scented Lavender, SPF 30+ This is the same product that was described as TOO THICK, TOO WHITE. This one does contain ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) - which is OK This product is rated a ONE by EWG

UV NATURAL - Rated a ONE

UV Natural SPF 30+ Sunscreen Sport

This is a non greasy sunscreen offering 80 minutes water resistance. Broad Spectrum. Active ingredients: sunscreen grade zinc oxide (24.8%). Sounds like too much work for me (based only on reviews) Zinc Stearate UV Natural SPF 30+ Sunscreen Sport - RATED: '1' - EWG UV Natural SPF 30+ Sunscreen Sport - Amazon "this is a thick sunscreen, and it starts off feeling greasy." "sunscreen must first be warmed and softened, or it spreads poorly" "It has a consistency similar to hair styling mud" "this is the ONLY sunblock that has not worsened my melasma (hyperpigmented skin)" "The best natural sunscreen I have used so far" 21 of the Best Natural Sunscreens - thedailygreen "but be wary of greasiness" "User reviews on EWG's Web site complained that the formula left their skin feeling too oily"

LOVING NATURALS - Rated a ONE

Loving Naturals SPF 30 Sunscreen Zinc Oxide 5 Oz. UVA/UVB Vegan Apparently TOO WHITE for me (based on reviews only) Loving Naturals SPF 30 Sunscreen Zinc Oxide - Amazon "I am very fair and it leaves my skin looking a bit more pale" "you WILL have a strong white cast on your skin." "I found this product to be more oily than I was led to believe based on other reviews." "leaves you pasty white" Loving Naturals Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - RATED '1' - EWG ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) - 24.8% (EWG) Loving Naturals Natural Sunscreen Review - eco-babyz "Once applied it gives you a kind of moisturized glow, but it doesn't leave white residue"

BEYOND COASTAL - Rated a ONE

Beyond Coastal Lip and Face Screen - SPF 30

Since this does contain some Titanium Dioxide, I, personally, will use it only for a few months. Overall EWG rating of "2" (EWG), but got a "5" for the Zinc oxide. Beyond Coastal Lip and Face Screen, SPF 30 - EWG RATING '2' Beyond Coastal Lip & Face Screen - 1 OZ Beyond Coastal Sunscreen Lip and Face Screen, SPF Formula Beyond Coastal Sun Care Kit & L&P - Review - Backcountry Beyond Coastal SPF 30 Sunscreen - Amazon Beyond Coastal dot com Contains: Titanium Dioxide (sunscreen grade) 5 % - NOT a spray NOR a powder Contains: Zinc Oxide (> 100nm) 5 % Oil Free. Non Comedogenic

SUN PUTTY - Rated a ONE

Sunputty dot Com What is Sun Putty? Sun Putty For Face, SPF 30 - RATED '1' - EWG "ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm) 35%" Sun Putty (scroll down) "one of the top moisturizers with SPF for the year on Skin Deep" "there's no white cast! - The color of the sunscreen is actually beige in the tube"

SUNTEGRITY - Rated a ONE

UV Natural Sunscreen Sport, SPF 30+ - Rated a ONE - EWG UV Natural Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - Rated a ONE - EWG UV Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - Rated a ONE - EWG Suntegrity - Natural, Healthy & Holistic Sun Care Suntegrity Skincare - All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection SPF 30 - Amazon "NO: Parabens, Petrochemicals, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oils, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Chemical UV Absorbers, Titanium Dioxide, Nano-Particles." "Zinc Oxide - 20%" "It starts out a little white, but soaks into my skin well after a few rubs. Finally, a natural sunscreen that doesn't leave me greasy and ghostly." "nice light tangerine scent, feels great on my skin and rubs in very well." Suntegrity Skincare All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection SPF - SkinDeep "ZINC OXIDE (NON-NANO)"

THINKBABY - Rated a ONE

Good, but I WILL PASS ON THIS ONE - I PREFER A VERY LIGHT TINT thinkbaby and Safe Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - RATED '1' - EWG Thinkbaby Sunscreen - ZRecommends: Consumer research, consumer ... "It does virtually disappear when rubbed in, although it leaves a very slight, faint, paleness - pale enough that you probably can't make it out in these photos."

FACE / MAKEUP / with SPF - RECOMMENDED SUNSCREENS

I recommend these prodcuts only because of their EWG health ratings

How to Properly Apply Sunscreen Under Make-Up Green Screen Organic SPF 22 TINTED - My wife uses this one as a foundation - it's tinted & rated a ONE EWGs Best Makeup with SPF - 2011 Avene Tinted Compact, Sable/Beige, SPF 50 - rated a ONE Aven e Tinted Compact, Honey, SPF 50 - rated a ONE Colorescience Pro Sunforgettable Primer, SPF 30 - rated a TWO Ja ne Iredale HE Bronzer for Men, SPF 18 - rated a TWO J ane Iredale PureMoist LipSheres, SPF 18 (like lipstick) - rated a TWO Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, SPF 20 - rated a TWO Organic Wear Liquid Foundation, Creamy Beige Organics, SPF 15 - rated a TWO Organic Wear Liquid Foundation, Natural Beige Organics, SPF 15 - rated a TWO Organic Wear Liquid Foundation, Creamy Natural Organics, SPF 15 - rated a TWO Physician's Formula Healthy Wear Pressed Bronzer, Light 7075, SPF 50 - rated a TWO Physician's Formula Healthy Wear Pressed Bronzer, Medium 7076, SPF 50 - rated a TWO Physician's Formula Healthy Wear Pressed Bronzer, Tan 7077, SPF 50 - rated a TWO Physician's Formula Powder Foundation, Natural Beige, SPF 50 - rated a TWO

KID's RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN

I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND I HAVE NO MEDICAL TRAINING If you need sunscreen for young children, babies or toddlers, ensure that you read the label (or theirs or EWG's website) to see if the product is recommended for kids of that age. If the child is under six months old, I would check with your pediatrician (child doctor). Summer Sun Protection for Kids - WebMD But do NOT get nano-particles of either zinc oxide nor titanium dioxide. Scroll down to "Kid Friendly Sunscreen" - women.webmd

These are from EWG.ORG - Please make up your own mind

I only list them because EWG says they are LOW on the dangerous scale

Aubrey Organics - Natural Sun Unscented Sensitive Skin/Children Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Adorable Baby - Clear Baby Sunscreen SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Aubrey Organics - Natural Sun Sport Stick Unscented Sunscreen, SPF 30 - rated a ONE Aubrey Organics - Natural Sun Green Tea Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Badger Sunscreen, Unscented, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Badger Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE BurnOut - Kids Physical Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE UV Natural Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - Rated a ONE - EWG FIND YOUR OWN HERE - EWG - Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens

LIP BALM SUNCREEN - Best Lip Balms with SPF - RECOMMENDED

Always use a Lip Balm Sunscreen of at least SPF 15 Loving Naturals Clear Lips Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Purple Prairie Botanicals Sunstuf Lip Balm, SPF 30 - rated a ONE Tropical Sands All Natural Lip Sunblock, SPF 30 - rated a ONE UV Natural Sport Lip Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE UV Natural Lip Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Badger Sunscreen Lip Balm, Unscented, SPF 15 - rated a TWO Green Beaver Company Certified Organic Non-whitening Lip Moisturizer, SPF 15 - rated a TWO

SENSITIVE SKIN - RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN

Aubrey Organics - Natural Sun Unscented Sensitive Skin/Children Sunscreen, SPF 30+ - rated a ONE Blue Lizard Australian Suncream, Sensitive, SPF 30+ - rated a TWO Coppertone Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, Faces, SPF 50 - rated a TWO Coppertone Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 - rated a TWO Doctor T's Supergoop! Sunscreen Swipes for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 - rated a TWO Fallene Cotz Face Cotz Sensitive Skin Sunscreen, SPF 40 - rated a TWO Mustela Sun Cream for Sensitive Areas, SPF 50 - rated a TWO Vanicream Sunscreen for Sensitive Skin, SPF 30 - rated a TWO

SUNSCREEN INFORMATION SITES I REALLY LIKE - RESOURCES

For EWG.org ratings, LOWER ratings are SAFER. For BestGuide, HIGHER is SAFER SkinDeep - LOW Numbers are BETTER Find your Sunscreen - by Ingredient or by Brand - ewg.org ewg.org - A VERY INTERESTING SITE - should allow more "filters", but seems to have Thousands of sunscreens from which to choose. Not sure which sunscreen to buy this summer? Use EWG's user-friendly online sunscreen database. Sunscreen SPF 15 and above - HIGHER is SAFER - Goodguide.com The Skin Cancer Foundation SUNSCREEN - The Skin Cancer Foundation Guide to Skin Care INGREDIENTS - smartskincare Cosmetics Cop - Paula Begoun

CLOTHING - Sunscreen effectiveness of Clothing

Your clothes don't really protect you from the sun. The average cotton T-shirt only has an SPF of 4. Wear sun-protective clothing, preferably with a UVP (ultraviolet protection rating) Fabrics and clothing for protection against the sun Sun Protection Information - silvereagleoutfitters How to Increase the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating of a T-shirt Part 1 How to Increase the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) Rating of a T-shirt The Skin Cancer Foundation - Get in on the Trend | Protective Clothing Sun protective clothing - Wikipedia

CLOTHES with HIGH SPF

I know nothing about these products - just reporting their existance

Sun Precautions | Medical Solutions for Sun Sensitive and Sun ... Local stores sell high-SPF clothes SPF Clothing Specials SPF Men's Sun Protective Clothing, Men's Sun Protection, Men's ... SPF Women's Sun Protective Clothing, Women's SPF Sun ... UV Protection Shirt High Fashion SPF Clothing For Women

CLOTHES - INCREASE THE SPF OF YOUR CLOTHES

Advanced UV Fabric Protection Spray For All Fabric Types Rakuten: UV blocking clothing and hats just spray a quick spray ...

CLOTHES that you can TAN THROUGH - very low SPF

WARNING, BECAUSE YOU CAN TAN THROUGH THESE CLOTHES, YOU MAY GET SUNBURNED, ESPECIALLY ON THESE AREAS OF YOUR BODY THAT ARE SELDOM EXPOSED TO THE SUN. THEREFORE, YOU MAY NEED TO WEAR SUNSCREEN UNDER PORTIONS OR ALL OF THESE CLOTHES. I do not know if these sites are impartial (or not). eBay Guides - How to get the most out of your tan through swimsuit How Can You Tan Through Your Shirt to Remove Your Tan Lines? - ezinearticles Amazon.com: tan-thru - Clothing & Accessories Solar Tan Through Bathing Suits: Which One Is The Best?

SELF TANNING / SPRAY TAN / FAKE TANS

I have NOT had time to investigate the ingredients used on spray-on tanning solutions, so I currently have NO OPINION as to the safety of these products. I do, however, wonder about the safety of adding something to the top of your skin that is not normally present in real life, but these products may turn out to be beneficial. At the moment, I don't know of a known-to-be independent laboratory that tests spray on tan products, but I'll look for them. Spray-On, Rub-On Products Give Bronze Glow Without Skin Damage "You'll still need to wear sunscreen when you're outdoors, because you can still get burnt which can be dangerous." Sunless tanning: A safe alternative to sunbathing - MayoClinic "What about sunless tanning pills? Sunless tanning pills, which typically contain the color additive canthaxanthin, are unsafe. When taken in large amounts, canthaxanthin can turn your skin orange and cause hives. Sunless tanning pills can also cause liver damage and lead to the formation of crystals in the retina of the eye (canthaxanthin retinopathy)." - MayoClinic Top 6 Self Tanners - Top Selling Self Tanners Welcome to Spray Tan Review! Check out our spray tan tips and ... Best Spray Tans ==================================================

BRANDS - Some Suncreen Products of Possible Interest? - WE DID NOT LIKE THESE

WE PASSED ON THESE POPULAR ITEMS (in 9/2010 - check again):

Banana Boat Sunscreen rated HIGH (POOR NUMBERS) on EWG

BEAVER 43 Sunblock - We PASSED

Beaver 43 Sunblock was well liked by one TripAdvisor person - She said it worked very well for her: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147409-i432-k5005927-I_found_the_best_sunscreen_and_lip_protection-St_John_U_S_Virgin_Islands.html When I looked up the active ingredients in it, at EWG.org, www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php, most of the active ingredients did NOT look very safe to my un-professional (I am neither a doctor, nor a chemist) eyes (my opinion, based on research of the ingredients - I could be very wrong). Some people do not believe in the work done by EWG.org Ingredients of Beaver 43, as as listed on the manufacturers web site: http://beaversunblock.com/ Octinoxate, Octocrylene, Oxbenzone, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide. OCTINOXATE - Rated a SIX on the EWG scale scale is Zero to Ten - EWG considers Ten to be the most Toxic. http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=OCTINOXATE OCTOCRYLENE - Deep concerns: http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=+OCTOCRYLENE OXYBENZONE - In the opinions of many "experts", you should NOT have OXYBENZONE in your sunscreen. goodguide.com/ingredients/184390-oxybenzone http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient.php?ingred06=704372 Titanium Dioxide - usually decent rating, could be rated 1 to 7, depending on the product. so it is probably low on the EWG scale. Zinc Oxide - probably rated between 2 to 4 (based on products on EWG)

BLUE LIZARD at CVS and other locations - WE PASSED on THESE

Blue Lizard is water-resistant and ONLY comes in SPF 30. Blue Lizard maintains its extreme water resistance after 240 minutes in whirlpool water. EWG rates Blue Lizard Beach and Sport Sunscreen products from a '2' to '4' http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/about-the-sunscreens/?search=Search+Here...&brand_id=255&pt ype=sunscreen&homesearchsubmit=GO Which seems good to me (a non-professional) - of course, I'd use the two that were rated a '2': Blue Lizard Australian Suncream, Sensitive, SPF 30+ http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/about-the-sunscreens//386656/Blue_Lizard_Australian_Suncream%2C_Sensitive%2C_SPF_30%2B/ Blue Lizard Baby Australian Suncream, SPF 30+ http://breakingnews.ewg.org/2011sunscreen/about-the-sunscreens//387529/Blue_Lizard_Baby_Australian_Suncream%2C_SPF_30%2B/ Blue Lizard: Our Products - Crown Laboratories Blue Lizard Sunscreen Review Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30+ "Blue Lizard products also stay on for 240 minutes in the water" "Broad-spectrum protection, Chemical & fragrance-free & Water-resistant" "Thick and heavy, Difficult to apply and Leaves white film on skin". Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - Regular - 6 percent micronized Zinc Oxide Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - Sport - 6 percent micronized Zinc Oxide Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - Face - 8 percent micronized Zinc Oxide, Caffeine, Green Tea, Vitamin E, Hyaluronic Acid, Lightweight, daily wear moisturizer. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - Sensitive - Chemical-Free, Fragrance-Free, 10 percent micronized Zinc Oxide, 5 percent micronized Titanium Dioxide. Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen - Baby - Chemical-Free, Fragrance-Free, 10 percent micronized Zinc Oxide, 5 percent micronized Titanium Dioxide.

BULL FROG - THIS one is not well rated by GoodGuide

Bull Frog Mosquito Coast, Sunblock with Insect Repellent, SPF 30 - rated 5.5 by GoodGuide - TEN is BEST

EUCERIN - WE PASSED on THESE

Eucerin Everyday Protection FACE Lotion SPF 30 - WE PASSED on THESE

Eucerin Everyday Protection FACE Lotion SPF 30 STATED INGREDIENTS - 7/24/2010: Microfine zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (apparently NOT nano particles) Fragrance-free, oil-free, non-irritating, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) Can be worn alone or under makeup Easily-absorbed formula provides 24 hour moisturization Some people that it was too dry.

Eucerin Everyday Protection BODY Lotion SPF 15 (for all over) - WE PASSED on THESE

Eucerin Everyday Protection BODY Lotion SPF 15 STATED INGREDIENTS - 7/24/2010: Microfine zinc oxide and titanium dioxide (apparently NOT nano particles) Fragrance-free, oil-free, non-irritating, non-comedogenic (won't clog pores) Can be worn alone or under makeup Easily-absorbed formula provides 24 hour moisturization

HAWAIIN TROPIC - All 11 Beach & Sport rated a SEVEN

HAWAIIN TROPIC - All 11 Beach & Sport rated a SEVEN

NEUTROGENA

Neutrogena makes many fine products - WE PASSED on THESE

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55 - WE PASSED on THESE

Not ideal for faces. Contains avobenzone, oxybenzone - NOT considered a good ingredient by some Authorities & Helioplex. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55 - consumersearch Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock Lotion, SPF 55 - Rated a SEVEN - EWG

Solar Sense Clear Zinc Advanced Sun Protection Stick for Face and Lips, SPF 50 - LIP BALM

The Solar Sense Clear Zinc SPF 50 rates a 3 (higher is more dangerous) on a scale of 0 to ten, Zero being the safest for human use. This is probably a good product (in my non-professional opinion). However, most of the Solar Sense Clear Zinc products, including Solar Sense Clear Zinc Advanced Sun Protection for BABY, Green Tea & Aloe, SPF 50 rates a SEVEN on the EWG scale - Ten being the most dangerous to your your health (according to EWG.org). Of twenty Solar Sense products EWG evaluated, two were rated a '3', two were rated a '4' and sixteen Solar Sense (of 20 products) were rated SEVEN - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=solar+sense

UP and UP Sports Sunscreen - at Target - WE PASSED on THESE

This sunscreen was rated one of the best by Consumer Reports for uv PROTECTION. BUT EWG SAYS IT IS RATHER DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH - A '9' (lower is better) (8/2010). Hmm - I see that now most of the UP and UPs are rated a SEVEN (they are getting better, according to ewg.org) - 9/2011. Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 30 - RATED: '7' - (LOW score is better) - SkinDeep Best Sunscreens: A Consumer Reports Ranking REVIEW: Up & Up Sport Sunscreen works well but doesn't wash off easily up & up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray Twinpack SPF 30 (2-6 oz .. - Target Clearing up confusion over sunscreen - GoDanRiver

WALGREEN'S - WE PASSED on THESE

Walgreens Sheer Oil-Free Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30 - WE PASSED on THESE

Walgreens Sheer Oil-Free Sunscreen Stick, SPF 30 - RATED '6' (LOW score is better) - ewg.org

Walgreens Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+ - WE PASSED on THESE

Walgreens Baby Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 70+ - RATED: '7' (LOW score is better) - ewg.org

LIP BALM SUNCREEN - WE PASSED on THESE

Blistex Medicated Lip Balm, Regular, SPF 15 - rated a 6 - EWG ChapStick Classic Lip Balm, Cherry, SPF 4 - rated a 6 - EWG

activistcash.com - does NOT like EWG.org

I think that I, personally, do NOT like activistcash.com

The non-profit, activistcash.com states that it thinks organizations like EWG are just after people's money - they could be correct. So we have the non-profit organization, activistcash, funded by yet another non-profit organization, called The Center for Consumer Freedom. And who anonymously funds this second non-profit, The Center for Consumer Freedom? According to their own web site, "The Center for Consumer Freedom is funded by restaurants, food companies and thousands of individual consumers." I do believe in the right to make your own choice, but only with FULL DISCLOSURE about ALL possible side-effects - a PERSONAL OPINION (and it is very possible that activistcash.com agrees with me on this). But they, activistcash.org, seem to be against organizations that are actually trying to protect consumers from supposedly bad products, the opinion of website, gifthub. I don't yet have an opinion about activistcash.com. I also have read hundreds of articles substantiating the negative effects of lots of sunscreen ingredients described by EWG.org. And while they may be absolutely NO connection, PABA was once thought to be a beneficial sunscreen ingredient.

SUNBURN - Treating

I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND I HAVE NO MEDICAL TRAINING. SEEK MEDICAL HELP WHEN NEEDED. Soothing a Sunburn for KIDS - WebMB Quoted from the WeMD link, above: If your child gets sunburn, and is active, playful, and does not have any blisters, here's how you can make him feel better. Place a cool compress to the sunburn. Apply aloe gel to the burned skin. Try placing the aloe in the fridge for a few minutes first before using. Give acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Check with your doctor for the correct dose. Give your child plenty of fluids. Do not use over-the-counter pain relieving products containing benzocaine on sun-burned skin. (These are called topical anesthetics.) They can often make the pain worse, and some people are allergic to the ingredient. If your child feels or looks ill, spikes a fever, or has blisters, seek medical attention." DO NOT APPLY BUTTER OR OIL TO ANY BURN! Sunburn Home Treatment, Remedies, and Relief - WebMD How to Treat a Sunburn - Sunburn Treatment Sunburn - koolasun.co.za Information about Sunburn Treatment and Sunburn Remedies Sunburn - Wikipedia Sunburn Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies, and Medical ... - emedicinehealth Sunburn treatment: What works? - MayoClinic.com Sunburn Instruction Sheet - kidshealth.org Sunburn Treatment: First Aid Information for Sunburn - firstaid.webmd

HEAT STROKE / HEAT EXHAUSTION

CONTACT A DOCTOR OR AN EMERGENCY CENTER IMMEDIATELY How To Treat Heat Exhaustion - about.com Heat Exhaustion: Symptoms, Warning Signs, and Treatment ... - medicinenet Heat Exhaustion: Symptoms and Treatment - firstaid.webmd Heat exhaustion - MayoClinic.com Heat illness - Wikipedia Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis ... - Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke Heat Stroke Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment - medicinenet Heat stroke - MayoClinic.com Heatstroke: First aid - MayoClinic.com Heatstroke - emedicine.medscape Heat Stroke - WebMD Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke -- familydoctor.org Dehydration and Heat Stroke - UnivOfMaryland ==================================================

Complete SUNGLASSES Information - What they should do

Sorry, I moved all of the Complete SUNGLASSES Information - CLICK HERE UVA = wavelengths(320-400 nm). Slightly blocked by the Earth's ozone layer. UVB = wavelengths(280-320 nm). Strongly blocked by the Earth's ozone layer. UVC = wavelengths (100-280 nm). Very Strongly blocked by the Earth's ozone layer. DISCOUNT GLASES, reading your prescription, how to measure, etc.

OTHER RELATED INFORMATION

AFRICAN TRIP HEALTH ISSUES AFRICA BITES - Treating & Identifying BluBlocker BLUE LIGHT may cause Macular Degeneration Botswana - Travel Information DEET DEET Sellers of GPS - Complete Information about GPS HEV, 400 to 500 nm (rays longer than UVA, UVB, UVC & UV400), may cause Macular Degeneration Insect Repellents & Killers KENYA - Travel Information that you Really MUST Know LYME Disease LYME DISEASE IN SOUTH AFRICA MALARIA - Prevention, Prophylactics & Information MALARONE - Malaria Prophylactic - RECOMMENDED Mefloquine Metofluthrin MOSQUITOES, REPELLENTS & INSECTICIDES - Complete Information about Mosquito Netting Mosquito (electrified) Zappers (swatters) Netting OFF Clip-on mosquito protection Periprel Permethrin PICARIDIN - repellent Poisoning by DEET Poisoning by Insecticides Poisoning by METOFLUTHIN Poisoning by PICARIDIN (not very likely) Poisoning by PYRETHRIN Prophylactics / Malaria Preventative Medications RID - Mosquito & FLY repellent South Africa - Travel Information Zambia - Travel Information Zimbabwe - Travel Information

Sunscreen / Sunglasses INDEX - JUMP Table - Click Once on the Desired Item

SUNSCREEN - General Information | Activistcash.org | APPLY SUNSCREEN - How to | APPLY sunscreen to OVERLOOKED places | ARTICLES | Avobenzone | Badger - OK rating | Badger - Too White ???? - this IS the same Badger product | Banana Boat | Beaver 43 - Some ingredients NOT well rated | BEST SUNSCREEN | Beyond Coastal | BINOCULARS - SAFARI | BluBlocker | BLUE LIGHT may cause Macular Degeneration | Blue Lizard | BRAND - Check your Brand's TOXICITY Level |
BULL FROG | CANCER CAUSING SUNSCREEN? | CHECK THOSE SUNSCREEN INCREDIENTS | CLOTHING - Sunscreen effectiveness of Clothing | CLOTHES - INCREASING the SPF| CLOTHES - WITH a High SPF| CLOTHES you can TAN THROUGH | COMPLETE SUNGLASSES - INFORMATION | CONTROVERSIAL Sunscreen INGREDIENTS | Drometrizole trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL) | Ecamsule | Ethyl Alcohol | Eucerin | Expiration of Sunscreen | Expiration Dates of Broad Spectrum Sunscreen | FACE SUNSCREEN - Recommended | FEEL - How Sunscreens | Filter Category of Sunglasses |
General Sunscreen Information | Green Screen (Kabana Skin Care) | Green Screen Organic SPF 2O NOT-Tinted | Green Screen Organic SPF 22 TINTED | HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH? | HAWAIIN TROPIC | HEALTH RISKS / TOXIC / WARNINGS | HEAT EXHAUSTION | HEAT STROKE | Helioplex | HEV = 400-500 nm (longer than UVA) - may cause Macular Degeneration | Homosalate | How to Apply Sunscreen under Makeup | INGREDIENTS of Sunscreen | Ingredients that MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH | Really Complete INSECT REPELLENTS & INSECTICIDES | KABANA SKIN CARE Green Screen Organic SPF 20/22 - RECOMMENDED | KID's RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN | KIDs - SENSITIVE SKIN - RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN | LABEL - New FDA Mandated Sunscreen Label 6/14/2011 | Lip Balm - RECOMMENDED| Lip Balm - WE PASSED ON THESE| Loving Naturals | LYME Disease | Lyme Disease - Tick Bite with it | Macular Degeneration MAY be partially caused by BLUE LIGHT |
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