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Is Homosalate Safe?

Physical sunscreens typically use 1 or sometimes 2 active ingredients. Chemical sunscreens need to use 3-4 or even more active chemical ingredients to either a) cover the entire UV spectrum and/or ...
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What is Broad Spectrum Sunscreen?

Let’s face it, many claims on sunscreen labels these days are confusing and potentially misleading. If you’ve seen "broad spectrum" on sunscreen labels, but wonder what it actually means, you’ve co...
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Is Octinoxate Safe?

Is Octinoxate Safe? Chemical sunscreen ingredients are confusing, hard to pronounce and difficult to keep straight. If you’re wondering if octinoxate is safe, you’ve come to the right place. In thi...
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You got eczema? These 3 sunscreens will soothe your skin!

Got eczema? If you have eczema, you know how hard it is to calm your skin and find a good sunscreen that won’t cause a painful flare-up. In this post, you’ll learn. 3 ingredients to look for in ec...
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New Tattoo Care

Getting a new tattoo is exciting, and you might be wondering what you need to help it heal quickly and protect it from fading. In this blog post, you’ll learn: Tattoo facts What to do before getti...
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What is Waxhead’s PA Rating?

You may have noticed PA++++ on sunscreen labels lately and wondered why you don't see any plus signs on Waxhead labels. I'll get to that reason, but first let me explain PA Ratings in general.   PA...
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Is Octocrylene Safe?

Is Octocrylene Safe? No, not really. I wouldn't put it on my skin. Octocrylene is readily absorbed by skin and accumulate within the body. It absorbs UVB (top-surface) and some short UVA (deep-skin...
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What is PA rating for sunscreen?

As if sunscreen labels weren’t confusing enough, with SPF numbers, broad-spectrum labels and water-resistance minutes. PA++++ is a new rating showing up on sunscreen labels — and here’s what you ne...
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How does zinc oxide sunscreen work?

How does zinc oxide sunscreen work? On February 2019, the FDA recommend the GRASE (generally recognized as safe and effective) status on only two active ingredients for use in sunscreen: zinc oxide...
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Scalp Sunscreen: Keep your Head Protected

Scalp Sunscreen Maybe you’ve experienced a full day out in the sun without a hat and came home with a sore, sunburned scalp. Maybe you have thinning hair or are balding and every day your scalp is ...
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What does reef safe sunscreen mean?

What does reef safe sunscreen mean? We should start by explaining the terms “reef safe” and “reef friendly" are not regulated by the FDA, and their growing use is largely due to the sunscreen indus...
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Is zinc oxide good for lips?

Zinc Oxide for Lips It is important to wear daily sunscreen and we should always include our lips too. Check your lip balm ingredients, it might not be protecting you from UV rays. As you’re avoidi...
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