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New Sunscreen Rules Proposed by the Food & Drug Administration

by kelly / October, 13 2021 01:30
If you have a high SPF chemical sunscreen in your cabinet you might need to replace it soon. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new requirements that may affect if your chemical sunscreen is considered safe (all-mineral sunscreens like ours are considered safe), what the max SPF level is, and if it truly protects you against all UV rays like ours do. So what are these new updates and how do you buy the right sunscreen – well we’ve got you covered. [More]

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Thailand Bans Chemical Sunscreens

by kelly / August, 25 2021 01:30
If you’re planning a trip to Thailand you might want to reconsider the sunscreen you pack. Thailand recently banned sunscreens containing any combination of four chemical UV filters that are considered harmful to coral reefs. [More]

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Fly with Any Size Sunscreen in Your Carry-On Bag?

by kelly / April, 14 2021 01:30
There was some confusion on the internet this week. And this time it was around sunscreen and the Transportation Security Authority (aka the TSA). The TSA updated their rules around medical liquid carry-on travel sizes – allowing any size in carry-ons. Many news outlets reported sunscreens as part of that rule. Turns out it wasn’t the case. Here’s what you can actually bring when it comes to sunscreens on the plane… [More]

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Hawaii Adds New Sunscreen Ingredients to Its Ban

by kelly / March, 10 2021 01:30
Hawaii’s sunscreen ban officially took effect at the start of 2021. It’s not a ban on all sunscreens (that would be dangerous to our skin!) but it is a ban on certain chemical sunscreens. Of course mineral sunscreens (like ours) are still considered safe by Hawaii and excluded from the ban. But now Hawaii is considering adding even more chemical sunscreens to its ban list. [More]

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Is a Moisturizer with SPF Enough?

by kelly / February, 3 2021 01:30
The answer to that question is YES – a moisturizer with SPF is enough. But it comes with a caveat. A lot of how effective it is depends on if you’re using the product – or any SPF product really - correctly. Unfortunately many people don’t. Thankfully we’ve got you covered and break down the facts on SPF moisturizers and how to use them properly. [More]

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How Sunscreen Came To Be

by kelly / November, 18 2020 01:30
Today we know so much more about how the sun affects our skin and the potential harm it can cause if we don’t practice proper sun protection. We also have access to some many different kinds of sunscreens and SPF products. But our grandparents and maybe even some of our parents weren’t as lucky as us. Sunscreen as we know it today and the knowledge about the sun didn’t really come to be until the 1980s and 1990s. [More]

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California Passes Law To Make Skin Care Products More Transparent

by kelly / October, 28 2020 01:30
Good news if you care about your skin. Recently California passed the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020 (aka California SB 312) into law. Like the title suggests, this new law will require cosmetic and skin care companies to disclose ingredient information, specifically as it relates to the fragrance and flavor ingredients. Even if you don’t live in California this new law can benefit you… [More]

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California Officially Bans 12 Toxic Ingredients

by kelly / October, 7 2020 01:30
Some of your skin care products might not be the same soon. California moved to officially ban 12 ingredients from cosmetic and personal care products. While you might not live in California this law will still affect you. Why? Read on. We’ve got you covered with all the details on the new law and what it might mean for your products. [More]

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Sunscreen Gets Some Love in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package

by kelly / September, 9 2020 01:30
In case you missed it, we did at first, the March 2020 CARES Act - also known widely as the stimulus package - gave some love to sunscreen. Surprised? We were too. Plus it’s buried in a 300 plus page document! It’s a bit surprising but also important because it effects the type of sunscreens you’ll be able to buy. Here is a summary of the new rules around sunscreen. [More]

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How To Choose the Right Sunscreen

by kelly / August, 12 2020 01:30
Is there a right type of sunscreen? The answer is the right one is the one you will use again and again, every day. There are some basics that your sunscreen should have and we’ll explain those below. But instead of telling you what the right one is – we’ll lay out the options that exist on the market today so you can make the best choice for yourself. Of course we’d always love for you to choose our sunscreen. [More]

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