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Why you need Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
A broad spectrum sunscreen is a type of sunscreen that provides protection against both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. These two types of UV rays are responsible for causing sunburn, skin cancer, and premature aging of the skin. Broad spectrum sunscreen is important because it offers protection...
10 Features of a 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 enter your bloodstream and affect baby's health before she/he's born. Here are 10 things to look for when searching for pregnancy-safe sunscreen. ...
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 thing we do when asked about another sunscreen is research its actual ingredients. Then we discuss the pros and cons of each...
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 unregulated by the FDA and shouldn't be considered definitive until the term is regulated effectively. The simple truth is that most sunscreens marketed as “reef safe”...
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 zinc oxide sunscreens? The importance of non-nano zinc oxide FDA's limit on zinc oxide What percentage should you look for? Why...
Benzene Exposure in Sunscreen
You may have seen the recent news about benzene being found in a long list of sunscreens. The independent testing organization Valisure tested hundreds of sunscreen and after-sun products and found over 25% contained the toxic ingredient, leading to a massive recall of affected brands. The findings were limited almost...
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