Anti-aging: chemical or physical sunscreens?

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Effective chemical sunscreen My husband had  La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL 50+ Lait Veloute Face & Body Lotion  to thank for saving his skin from sunburnt last week.  I applied it liberally on him twice over the four hours we were at the pool under scorching heat from about 10am to 1pm and his skin didn’t look any different…

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Is Zinc Oxide the best sunscreen ingredient?

The answer appears to be yes, going by this table compiled by the Environmental Protection Agency featuring chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients as well as the type and amount of ray protection that they provide and their class. Do you see what I see?  Zinc Oxide provides the best broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays!  It…

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Physical sunscreens: Burt’s Bees vs Badger

Burt’s Bees is a brand of affordable natural personal care products that I loved until last year when the local distributor shared with me some bits of information about the line.  The information, along with news that the company was acquired by the bleach producing company Clorox,  created some unease for me and sort of killed my…

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