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What's SPF ?

What's SPF? A customer recently asked us this question so we turned it into a blog post, in case someone else wonders: What's SPF? It is important to understand SPF relates ONLY to effects on UVB r...
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10 Features of a Pregnancy Safe Sunscreen

Pregnancy Safe Sunscreen Did you know your skin is more likely to sunburn and wrinkle when you're pregnant? Plus and many big-brand sunscreens contain additive ingredients and chemicals that can en...
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How to take off Waxhead Sunscreen?

A customer recently asked us this question so we turned it into a blog post, in case someone else wonders: How to take off Waxhead Sunscreen at the end of the day? Well, it depends which sunscreen:...
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How much UVA protection does Waxhead Sunscreen have?

A customer recently asked us this question so we turned it into a blog post, in case someone else wonders: How much UVA protection does Waxhead Sunscreen have? Zinc Oxide (used in all Waxhead Sunsc...
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Are Waxhead Sunscreens Vegan?

A customer recently asked us this question so we turned it into a blog post, in case someone else wonders: Are Waxhead Sunscreens Vegan? We actually have 3 vegan sunscreens, which we call our "ever...
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Avobenzone safe in sunscreens? No Way.

Avobenzone is not Safe for Humans Currently one of the most popular active ingredients used in sunscreens, avobenzone was developed in 1973 and approved by the FDA in 1988 for its ability to absorb...
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Oxybenzone vs Benzene

Oxybenzone vs Benzene Because the words are similar, you might be confused about the similarities and differences, and if you should be worried about them in your sunscreen. How do they differ? Sho...
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Is octisalate safe?

Is octisalate safe in sunscreens? It feels like there’s a new article about sunscreen every few weeks. If you’re like us and trying to cut down our exposure to toxic chemicals and on a journey to a...
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Is Blue Lizard Sunscreen reef safe?

Is Blue Lizard Sunscreen reef safe? Customers call us to ask questions about our products as well as other sunscreens. We’re happy to discuss the pros and cons of any skincare product. The first th...
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What is reef safe sunscreen?

What is reef safe sunscreen? The term "reef safe" has become more prevalent on sunscreen labels, mainly because sunscreen companies want to attract eco-conscience consumers. However, the term is un...
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How much Zinc Oxide Should a Sunscreen Have?

How much Zinc Oxide Should a Sunscreen Have? Our customers often ask us how much zinc oxide should a sunscreen have? The answer is fairly complex, but it breaks down into 4 basic parts: Why use zi...
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The Raging Debate over Petrochemical Sunscreens

Over the last 40 years, sunscreens with seemingly ever-increasing UV filtering power have been developed for the US market. From tanning oils with no UV filters at all, to the higher SPF formulas o...
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