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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Time for Sunscreen

There's a great article in the Oregonian today that reiterates the importance of using sunscreen. Most importantly the article points out the best ingredients a sunscreen should contain and what ingredients it shouldn't.
"Controversial ingredients. Some (not all) researchers have raised red flags about two absorbable sunscreen ingredients: oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate (a form of vitamin A). Both are found in hundreds of sunscreens. The concerns? Oxybenzone, which has been used in sunscreens as a partial UVA/UVB shield since 1978, has been called a hormone disruptor that mimics the effects of estrogen in lab studies. Retinyl palmitate has triggered genetic mutations when exposed to sunlight in the lab.

In other words, one or both might have a cancer connection. The dangers of these ingredients have been disputed by the American Academy of Dermatology and others. We think: Until the research is clear, we're sticking with sunscreens that use nanoparticulated zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to block UVA/UVB rays. "

Lora's Beauty Sunscreen contains zinc oxide and none of the "controversial ingredients". It's also priced tens of dollars less than drugstore or department store sunscreens.

Check out the full article here then check out Lora's Beauty.

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