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Reef Safe Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid

"Reef Safe" Sunscreen Ingredients to Avoid The term "Reef Safe Sunscreen" is unregulated and often misleading. Many sunscreen manufacturers use the term in their marketing because the product doesn...
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Does zinc oxide sunscreen expire?

Does zinc oxide sunscreen expire? Wearing facial sunscreen daily is the best way to protect human skin from sun damage. When headed outside for a full day in the sun, it's even more important to ma...
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Shea Butter for Babies

Shea Butter for Babies Ancient history tells of West Africans using jars of rich shea butter to protect and nourish their skin and hair. Naturally abundant in Vitamins A, E and linoleic acid (Vitam...
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20 Benefits of Vitamin C

Benefits of Vitamin C We started Waxhead to find a better way to protect the skin in the sun. In designing our Antioxidant Bites, Vitamin C quickly became a must-have ingredient, simply because of ...
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Is avobenzone safe in sunscreens?

Is avobenzone safe in sunscreens? Avobenzone is not Safe for Humans In short, NO. Avobenzone isn't safe for humans, and it isn't reef safe. Currently one of the most popular active ingredients used...
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Understanding Non Nano Zinc Oxide

What's the difference between non-nano zinc oxide and nano-sized zinc oxide in sunscreen? The answer can be complex.   Non-Nano Zinc Oxide (not small) Non-nano particles are much larger and more co...
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Is Non-nano Zinc Oxide Reef Safe?

Zinc Oxide Reef Safe Non-nano zinc oxide does not damage or adversely affect wildlife or water habitats or the animals that use them. It is marine and reef safe.   Zinc Oxide Non-irritating and eas...
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Zinc Oxide: UV Defense

Zinc Oxide UV Protection Zinc oxide is simply THE best active sunscreen ingredient, and by a wide margin. Covering the entire UVA/UVB spectrum by itself, it has the most consistently effective abso...
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6 Skincare Ingredients to Avoid while Pregnant

Skincare Ingredients to Avoid while Pregnant As a pregnant mom, you’re not only thinking about your skincare but your baby’s health. Did you know chemical sunscreen and skincare ingredients can ent...
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5 Safe Sunscreen Ingredients your Skin will Love

Safe Sunscreen Ingredients Coconut Oil Olive Oil Beeswax Vitamin D Zinc Oxide   Most everyone worries about sunburn, and as more people become concerned about sunscreen ingredients, they’re start...
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CoQ10 Benefits for Skin

What is CoQ10? CoQ10, also known as CoEnzyme Q10 or Ubiquinone, is officially recognized as Ubidecarenone by the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP). CoQ10 is a compound that provides energy to ...
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Rosehip Oil Skin Benefits

Benefits of Rosehip Oil for Face What is Rosehip Oil? Used by ancient Mayans, rosehip seed oil (aka rosehip oil) is made by press-extracting oil from the seeds of the wild rose bush (Rosa moschata ...
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