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Ashma
07-12-2009, 11:17 AM
Scientists from EWG developed a "best" list for sunscreens, lip balms, and moisturizers. On the 10 best sunscreens list (many sold online):

10 best sunscreens list
Soleo Organics Sunscreen Organic chemical-free sunscreen, SPF 30+
Badger Sunscreen, SPF 30
UV Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Mexitan Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Lavera Sunscreen Neutral, SPF 40
California Baby Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+
Trukid Sunny Days Facestick Mineral Sunscreen UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, SPF 30+
Kabana Skin Care Green Screen Organic Sunscreen, SPF 22, Skin Tone Tinted
Obagi Nu-Derm Physical UV Block, SPF 32
Elta MD UV Physical, SPF 41.

On the top 10 lip balm list:
Fallene cotz LipCotz, Ultra High Sun Protection, SPF 45
Jane Iredale LipDrink, SPF 15
Badger Lip Balm, SPF 15
Caribbean Blue-natural basics Lip Shield, SPF 15
Shady Day Shady Kiss Lip Balm, SPF 30
Bare Escentuals Lip Guard, SPF 15
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Lip Butter, SPF 15, Pure Vanilla, SPF 15
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Lemon & Chamomile, SPF 25
Rx Suncare Lip Balm Sunblock, SPF 45
Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Protective Lip Balm, SPF 8, Cocoa butter & Cardamom

And the top 10 SPF moisturizers, according to EWG:

Keys Soap Solar Rx Cosmetic Moisturizing sunblock, SPF 30
Marie Veronique Organics Crème de Jour Tinted, SPF 30,no nanoparticles
Devita International Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer 30
SanRe Organic Skinfood Supple Sunshine, Organic Rosemary and Lavender Day Creme (Dry to Normal), SPF 30
Lotus Moon Sage Sun Protective Crème, SPF 25
Institut Dermed Sun Protective Cream Oil Free, Untinted, SPF 28
N.V. Perricone M.D., Targeted Care Solar Protection Face with DMAE, SPF 26
Sue Devitt Promarine Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 30, Capri
Sun Science Organic Daily Wear, SPF 30
Karen's Botanical Lovely Lavender Cream, SPF 15


More : at MedicineNet (http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=101716)

AGELESSONE
07-12-2009, 03:13 PM
The best sunscreens are available only in Europe. With the ingredients Mexoryl sx,xl and Tinosorb s and m. Mexoryl sx is available in the states but at only a spf 15

PaulG
07-13-2009, 07:40 AM
Thank you for this information. It will become handy. I didn't like sunscreens because I don't like the feel on my skin when using them but now I see that sun is really active in my country and especially in my area this year. So I need to choose good product.

chinee
03-31-2010, 12:28 PM
For me sunscreen products are effective but not all of them. Although many products out in the market have a sunscreen content already. Still, there are sunscreen products that don't protect the skin from sun damage sufficiently, contain hazardous chemicals. So I suggest you, to do some research first before using any product.

SergioBurton
10-24-2013, 05:50 PM
Scientists from EWG developed a "best" list for sunscreens, lip balms, and moisturizers. On the 10 best sunscreens list (many sold online):

10 best sunscreens list
Soleo Organics Sunscreen Organic chemical-free sunscreen, SPF 30+
Badger Sunscreen, SPF 30
UV Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30+
Mexitan Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50
Lavera Sunscreen Neutral, SPF 40
California Baby Sunscreen Lotion No Fragrance, SPF 30+
Trukid Sunny Days Facestick Mineral Sunscreen UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, SPF 30+
Kabana Skin Care Green Screen Organic Sunscreen, SPF 22, Skin Tone Tinted
Obagi Nu-Derm Physical UV Block, SPF 32
Elta MD UV Physical, SPF 41.

On the top 10 lip balm list:
Fallene cotz LipCotz, Ultra High Sun Protection, SPF 45
Jane Iredale LipDrink, SPF 15
Badger Lip Balm, SPF 15
Caribbean Blue-natural basics Lip Shield, SPF 15
Shady Day Shady Kiss Lip Balm, SPF 30
Bare Escentuals Lip Guard, SPF 15
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Lip Butter, SPF 15, Pure Vanilla, SPF 15
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Lemon & Chamomile, SPF 25
Rx Suncare Lip Balm Sunblock, SPF 45
Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Protective Lip Balm, SPF 8, Cocoa butter & Cardamom

And the top 10 SPF moisturizers, according to EWG:

Keys Soap Solar Rx Cosmetic Moisturizing sunblock, SPF 30
Marie Veronique Organics Crème de Jour Tinted, SPF 30,no nanoparticles
Devita International Daily Solar Protective Moisturizer 30
SanRe Organic Skinfood Supple Sunshine, Organic Rosemary and Lavender Day Creme (Dry to Normal), SPF 30
Lotus Moon Sage Sun Protective Crème, SPF 25
Institut Dermed Sun Protective Cream Oil Free, Untinted, SPF 28
N.V. Perricone M.D., Targeted Care Solar Protection Face with DMAE, SPF 26
Sue Devitt Promarine Tinted Moisturizer, SPF 30, Capri
Sun Science Organic Daily Wear, SPF 30
Karen's Botanical Lovely Lavender Cream, SPF 15
We must use natural ways of sunscreen rather than these creams.. Many natural lotions and creams are available in the market now

SergioBurton
10-25-2013, 03:50 PM
Anybody else using synthetic cream as sun screen lotions?

Emily Kristina
12-13-2013, 11:08 AM
We have many scientific discoveries to thank for advances in skincare. From new ingredients to delivery systems that carry actives deeper into the skin, skin care has come a long way in just the last decade alone. One of the most revolutionary (and controversial) developments has been the use of nanoparticles in skincare. Nanoparticles are microscopic particles, and in skincare, it’s believed that they can penetrate deeper into the skin to deliver better results.

But those opposed to the use of nanoparticles believe that if they penetrate beyond the skin, they could possibly enter the bloodstream—and the potential side effects of this have not been determined.

In the skincare world, a main focus of the nanoparticle discussion has centered on titanium dioxide, one of the two main physical UV-blocking ingredients. Sunscreens that contain regular-sized titanium dioxide particles can leave a white residue or ashy tint on the skin, so this poses an issue for consumers. With the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles, consumers can get the benefits of sun protection without this side effect (in the industry this is called “cosmetically elegant”), but the safety of these particles was an ongoing discussion.

One study has put this safety debate to rest, finding that titanium dioxide nanoparticles do not penetrate the skin. Another study looked at sunscreen formulations with both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide (another physical UV-blocking ingredient), and again found no evidence that these nanoparticles cross the skin barrier.

This is great news for all of us, and especially those with sensitive skin that burns or stings with chemical sunscreen ingredients (i.e. avobenzone, oxybenzone, octyl methoxycinnamate, etc.). Keep in mind that many sunscreens contain both physical and chemical sunscreens to provide optimal broad-spectrum protection, but both types are not necessary. SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50 and SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF 30+ .