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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 For Even more, Really Complete Sunscreen information, Pleae Click Here Pick a water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. For trips near the equater (Africa), I would look for a minimum SPF 45. Use a Sunscreen that adaquately blocks both UVA and UVB rays. If you are at risk for acne, I suggest a Non-Comedogenic (Oil Free) suncreen (one that does not clog your skin's pores). Use a UV-protective lip balm, WITHOUT Oxybenzone. (Oxybenzone raises a high level of health concern because... - GoodGuide.com) Most sunscreens tested, stained fabrics. Broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreens have Expiration Dates. Do not use Sunscreens with an expired expiration date, as it will NOT be as effective. 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. 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). 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 2012 Safest Suncreens for Summer 2011 - Glamology Consumer Reports rates sunscreens. Did yours make the cut? - MAY 2012 Best Sunscreens: A Consumer Reports Ranking - WebMD Sun care - Jun 3, 2010 ... EU Commission guidelines Sunscreen Buying Guide - 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 - cosmeticsdatabase Guide to Sunscreen SPF 15 And Above - HIGH Numbers are BETTER - GoodGuide Guide to Skin Care INGREDIENTS - smartskincare

HARMFUL? TOXIC? may cause CANCER? SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS - Use Caution

Can ingredients in SUNSCREEN be causing Autisim and ADHD? 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] 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 - May 2012 Health Agencies Question Sunscreen Efficacy - EWG 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 2012 Hall of Sunscreen Shame Other Ingredients to AVOID - 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 Sunscreen Data Extracts Too little sun might be harmful, reducing the body's vitamin D levels (scroll down) Sunscreens Exposed: 9 surprising truths Sunscreen and skin cancer Nanomaterials and Hormone Disrupters in Sunscreens Sunscreens - American Acadamy of Dermnatology (AAD) Sunscreen buying guide 2012 - ConsumerReports - don't seem to test for TOXICITY "SOME OF" Everything you need to know about sunscreen this summer - 2012 - CNN

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

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

KID's SUNSCREEN

Summer Sun Protection for Kids - WebMD Scroll down to "Kid Friendly Sunscreen" - women.webmd

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 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

Find your Sunscreen - by Ingredient or by Brand - ewg.org Ingredient, Product and Company Search - LOW Numbers are BETTER - 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. "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". - cosmeticsdatabase "SOME INGREDIENT WARNINGS" - 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 Nanotechnology - Summary 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 - cosmeticsdatabase "Exposure to this ingredient (not the products containing it) may be cause for concern" - cosmeticsdatabase.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." - cosmeticsdatabase 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 - cosmeticsdatabase 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 Oxonica - About OPTISOL™ UV Absorber Modified TiO2 particles differentially affect human skin fibroblasts exposed to UVA light - 2010 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

A lot of articles state that in mild dosages, Retin-A may be helpful to your

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

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) - cosmeticsdatabase

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

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? Nanotechnology - Summary 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 Nanotechnology - Summary

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 July & Aug 2010 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.

KABANA SKIN CARE - rated VERY WELL

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

I am having trouble determining if a specific Marie-Veronique product is non-comedogenic. 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

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

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 Read the list. 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" UV Natural SPF 30+ Sunscreen Sport - RATED: '1' - EWG 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

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

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

Sunputty dot Com What is Sun Putty? Sun Putty For Face and Body, 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

Suntegrity Skincare All Natural Moisturizing Face Protection SPF 30 - RATED '1' - 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 - cosmeticsdatabase "ZINC OXIDE (NON-NANO)"

THINKBABY

I WILL PASS ON THIS ONE - I PREFER A VERY LIGHT TINT thinkbaby and thinksport 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."

BRANDS - Some Suncreen Products of Possible Interest?

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

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

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.

NEUTROGENA

Neutrogena makes many fine products

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55

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

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

This sunscreen was rated one of the best by Consumer Reports. Up & Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 30 - RATED: '9' - (LOW score is better) - cosmeticsdatabase 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

Walgreen's Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 85

Walgreens Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion SPF 85 - RATED '7' (LOW score is better) - ewg.org

Walgreens SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion With Zinc Oxide

Walgreens SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion With Zinc Oxide - RATED: '7' (LOW score is better) - ewg.org

LIP BALM SUNCREEN

Always use a Lip Balm Sunscreen! Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 50 UGH - Contains: Avobenzone (2%), Octocrylene (10%), Oxybenzone (6%) - BAD? (Sunscreen), Petrolatum (30%) (Sunscreen). My personal opinion, is to NOT use this product - contains Oxybenzone. Banana Boat rated HIGH (POOR NUMBERS) on EWG I'LL ADD MORE PRODUCTS HERE, IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS

SUNSCREEN INFORMATION SITES I REALLY LIKE

www.cosmeticsdatabase.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. Suspected BAD for your health - Sunscreen Ingredients - Goodguide.com The Skin Cancer Foundation SUNSCREEN - The Skin Cancer Foundation Cosmetics Cop - Paula Begoun

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. I probably did not check on all of the ingredients that EWG calls dangerous to our health, only the ingredients that I found in products I was considering to purchase. I am not a scientist nor a laboratory researcher. I am a computer and electronic engineer who loves knowledge, helping people and safaris. I think I'll continue to read articles from activistcash.com, just to get all views.

Complete SUNGLASSES Information - What they should do

Sunglasses should screen out 75% to 90% of viable light. Sunglasses should be dark, but light enough that you can see your eyes in a mirror. Look for a uniform tint, although Double Gradient Tinting (extra tinting at both the TOP and the BOTTOM, can help reduce glare). Sunglasses are marked with a filter category from 0-4, where 4 is the darkest lens. Being dark does NOT ensure good UV ray blockage. Coatings to block UVA/UVB/UVC rays are COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT - how dark sunglasses are, does NOT effect how well they block Ultra Violet (UV) rays. Sunglasses should block 1) ultraviolet A, 2) Ultraviolet B AND 3) BLUE LIGHT (400-500 nm) Finding one that also blocks Blue Rays will be the most difficult. Wrap-around sunglasses are recommended (although they do not look as good) Polarization helps with glare (only). Mirror Coatings are good.

BLUE LIGHT (HEV = 400 to 500 nm) May help Cause Macular Degeneration

New research suggests the sun's high-energy visible (HEV) radiation - also called "blue light" - INCREASES your risk of macular degeneration. HEV rays have longer wavelengths (than UV) - 400-500 nm. Blue Light and Macular Degeneration "It hypothesized that people who have plenty of melanin and don't tend to burn easily are at less risk for macular degeneration than people who burn easily or are bothered by by sun glare." Artificial Lighting and the Blue Light Hazard Macular Degeneration types and risk factors Macular Degeneration: cause, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment Blue Light Eye Damage: Science Videos - Science News - ScienCentral Sunglasses and Macular Degeneration, Cocoon Sunglasses, Blue Blocks - WEBrn Blue light inhibits melanin synthesis in B16 melanoma 4A5 cells ... AMDF: American Macular Degeneration Foundation - Ultra-violet and ... "Researchers have identified melanin as the substance in the skin, hair and eyes that absorbs harmful UV and blue light." "By including synthetic melanin in our sunglasses, we may be compensating for the melanin lost as we age." Eye color - Wikipedia UV Ray & Blue Light Eye Protection GLARE (Vision) POLARIZED LENS Sunglasses - Choose Sunglasses that Look Great and Protect Your Eyes "The label should read either UV 400 or 100% UV protection. Sunglasses - Wikipedia How Sunglasses Work UV light is broken into three different types: UVA, UVB and UVC. 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.

UV400

UV400 Blocks all UV rays from 100 to 400 nm (UVA, UVB plus UVC). eBay Guides - What Is Ultraviolet UV 400 Protection BluBlocker.com HowStuffWorks "Cheap vs. Expensive Sunglasses" How to travel with sunglasses and eyeglasses on an airplane How Do Sunglasses Work? - knowledge for protecting eyes Sunglasses - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia How Do Sunglasses Really Work? Cheap Sunglasses vs. Designer Sunglasses: Which Offers Better Protection? UV protectant coating DOES NOT have a color (they are clear). DISCOUNT GLASES, reading your prescription, how to measure, etc. Sites of Possible interest - I know nothing about them: BlueBlocker Retro Clip On - appears to be RED? Visionary Supplies - vssunglasses.com

OTHER RELATED INFORMATION

AFRICAN TRIP HEALTH ISSUES AFRICA Africa - Traveler's Health Information 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 | ADHD | ARTICLES | Autisim | 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 |
CANCER CAUSING SUNSCREEN? | CHECK THOSE SUNSCREEN INCREDIENTS | CLOTHING - Sunscreen effectiveness of Clothing | COMPLETE SUNGLASSES - INFORMATION | CONTROVERSIAL Sunscreen INGREDIENTS | Drometrizole trisiloxane (Mexoryl XL) | Ecamsule | Ethyl Alcohol | Expiration of Sunscreen | Expiration Dates of Broad Spectrum Sunscreen | 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? | Helioplex | HEV = 400-500 nm (longer than UVA) - may cause Macular Degeneration | Homosalate | INGREDIENTS of Sunscreen
| Ingredients that MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH | Complete INSECT REPELLENTS & INSECTICIDES | KABANA SKIN CARE Green Screen Organic SPF 20/22 - RECOMMENDED | KID's SUNSCREEN | LABEL - New FDA Mandated Sunscreen Label 6/14/2011 | Lip Balm | Loving Naturals | LYME Disease | Lyme Disease - Tick Bite with it | Macular Degeneration MAY be partially caused by BLUE LIGHT |
Complete MALARIA Information | Marie-Veronique Organics - RECOMMENDED | MEXORYL | Mosquito Repellents & Insecticides | Micro Particles in Sunscreen | Nano Particles in Sunscreen | Nano ZINC OXIDE | Neutrogena | NEWS about Sunscreen | Octinoxate | Octisalate | Octyl salicylate | OCTOCRYLENE (OCR) | Optisol | OXYBENZONE - BAD for you? | PABA | Parsol 1789 | Photostability | Photostabilizer | Prophylactics / Malaria Preventative Medications | Propylene Glycol |
RECOMMENDED SUNSCREEN PRODUCTS | Reefs - Harmful to | Retinol, also called retinyl acetate or retinyl alcohol or Retin-A - HARMFUL? | Retinyl Palmitate - HARMFUL? | Solar Sense | SOLEO ORGANICS - RECOMMENDED | Soltan | SPF | Sunblock | SUNGLASSES - What they should do for you | Sun Putty | Sunscreen | Sunscreen Grade (< 100nm) | Suntegrity | Target's UP and UP Sports Sunscreen| Thinkbaby | Thinksport | TICKS - Complete TICK Information | Tick BITES | Tick DISEASES | Tick REPELLENTS | Tinosorb |
TITANIUM DIOXIDE - TiO2 | Toxicity | TRAVEL INFORMATION | TRAVEL INSURANCE | Travel SUPPLIES | Travel WARNINGS (US State Department) | Trimethylcyclohenyl Salicylate | UP and UP Sports Sunscreen - at Target | USEFUL, RECOMMENDED Sunscreen Sites |
UV | UV blocking coatings are completely TRANSPARENT | UV 400 (blocks UVA, UVB and UVC = 100 nm to 400 nm, but NOT HEC) | UVA = 320-400 nm | UVB = 280-320 nm | UVC = 100-280 nm| UV Index | UV Natural (sunscreen) - RECOMMENDED | UVP | Very Water Resistant | Walgreen's | WARNINGS | Water Resistant | Zinc Oxide and Free RADICALS | Zinc Oxide (ZNO) |

RECOMMENDED SITES FOR CHECKING ON SUNSCREEN INGREDIENT and BRAND SAFETY

Find your Sunscreen - by Ingredient or by Brand - ewg.org Ingredient, Product and Company Search - LOW Numbers are BETTER - cosmeticsdatabase Guide to Sunscreen SPF 15 And Above - HIGH Numbers are BETTER - GoodGuide Guide to Skin Care INGREDIENTS - smartskincare Privacy Policy - we keep NO information about visitors Terms of Use We NEVER get paid anything for endorsements of any kind David Woodsmall - Main Web page