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    Default Sunscreen database

    This is a great site:

    In a new investigation of 785 name-brand sunscreens, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found widespread evidence that many products on the market are not safe and effective, including one of every eight high-SPF sunscreens that does not protect from UVA radiation.
    The database is especially useful.

    Here's the one I use:

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    Thanks Steve. That is very informative.

    My sunscreen, Vanicream 60 SPF for sensitive skin is on that website. One troubling fact though is that it seems to carry a safety hazard as far as ingredients go. That was a surprise to me.

    Anyway, thanks for the info. Knowledge IS power...if I may borrow those pearls of wisdom from you for a moment

    All the best,
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    Yeah I was surprised at how many sunscreens were rated as dangerous...

    Although the Neutrogena product I use rated fairly well, many other Neutrogena products were downright hazardous.
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    that was SO informative (and scary).

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    Default Vanicream Sport 35 SPF

    This is an interesting site. The one I prefer is all in the green zone, but I have like 10 other sunblocks I have dabbled with. I like the zinc oxide. Does anyone ever get clogged pores or little bumps from a sunblock?
    Another nice thing about the vanicream sport SPF 35 is its on the cheaper end of products, and some of their other products ( I think "Free and Clear") are great. Free from most of the stuff you dont want to touch your skin and relatively affordable.

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    i hate neutrogena. i used there sensitive skin sunblock and i got massive breakouts. it makes me flush as well.

    the best suncscreens i have used have been basic, cheap and generic product such as coppertone sport, or banana boat dri blok.

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    :? My Derm insists on using sunblock/sunscreen,but some poeple have posted, to aviod them ANY COMMENTS

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    Default Sunscreen data base

    I do not use a sunscreen/sunblock and everyone thinks I am 10 to 15 years younger than I am. I never even heard of them except in the last 10 or 15 years. I was raised on a farm, have always sunbathed, take long walks and live in Texas. Maybe I would, if I found one that I liked, but the chemicals, mixed with sun make my face a lot more irritated and red. I have always worn foundation on my cheeks, chin and nose from the time I get up until I go to bed, so think that has given me some protection through the years. And great genetics don't hurt!!! SCS

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    I use vanicream SPF 60 for sensitive skin. It contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. It's a physical sunblock vs. a chemical one so it's less likely to cause a reaction.

    I agree it's important to wear sunblock and not only for our rosacea but because UVA and UVB rays can cause long term damage to our DNA and make us more susceptible to other problems like cancer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmonSquared View Post
    Does anyone ever get clogged pores or little bumps from a sunblock?

    Amon
    hey- that's exactly what happened to me
    I think it comes from not washing it off at the end of the day

    ps - wonder what ever happened to AmonSquared ?

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