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Is Zinc Oxide Safe?

Is Zinc Oxide Safe? Zinc oxide has been used in skincare for 1000s of years to treat many forms of skin irritations as well as offers as a skin protection. It’s still used today in sunscreens, diap...
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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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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 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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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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Is zinc oxide sunscreen safe?

Is zinc oxide sunscreen safe? Non-irritating and easy on sensitive skin, zinc oxide has been used in skincare for 1000s of years. A skin protectant widely used in treating various forms of skin irr...
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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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What helps sunburn?

What helps sunburn? Hydration Anti-inflammatory Drugs Cold Compress Chilled Cucumbers Vitamin E Night Repair Serum   Ok, so you didn’t use Waxhead Sunscreen, you stayed out way too long, or you f...
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What are the banned FDA Sunscreen terms?

Banned FDA Sunscreen terms Several terms are still used to describe sunscreens that were outlawed by the FDA in 1999. These terms were banned because they provided consumers a false sense of securi...
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