THE Best Sunscreen/Sunblock Debate - Page 2

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    Many of us put on sunscreen to avoid the harmful effects of the sun, with the biggest concern being skin cancer. Skin cancer has become more prevalent in the last decade or so and more cases are being caught early enough so that the cancer can be removed without further problems. You may ask what is the difference between "sun block" and "sunscreen". Sun block is more of a marketing term given to sunscreen, although no sunscreen is able to completely protect your skin from those harmful rays of the sun. Even the highest levels of SPF sun protection factor) will still let some of the harmful rays through. As for SPF, many consumers are confused as to how much better SPF 30 is than say SPF 15. Is it double the protection No, an SPF 15 will block 93% of UVB rays, while SPF 30 blocks just 4% more Anything higher than a SPF 30 rating does not give you any better protection from UV rays. Ultimately, you need a sunscreen or sun block that blocks out the vast majority of UVB as well as UVA rays. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    new sunscreen

    Hi has anyone tried a zinc sunscreen by aubrey iorganics it comes in a Orange tube an it is like an oatmeal color an smells great. This screen is the only i have tried that doesn't leave a whie caste on my skin. I will post more info on it.

    I found it on sale at a local health food store near me.

    I was wondering if a sunsceen contains zinc how much zinc is needed for uva an uvb protection?

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    I'm sorry is not called aubrey organics . it's a by a company name aubrey and it's called natural sun. anyways I was wondering how much is zinc oxide would be suitable enough for uva an uvb protection? Would 12 percent zinc oxide be enough for protection ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mixedchica View Post
    oh and Im a medium (dark in some areas) brown complexion so this is very impressive to find something non whitening.
    I'm currently looking for a zinc oxide sunblock and did some research in the purple prairie stuff. Reviews on Amazon seem promising but reviewers do mention the product leaves a fairly common white cast on the face:
    http://www.amazon.com/Purple-Prairie...DateDescending

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    i am very confused about the neutrogena clear face spf 55 sunblock. it says sunblock on the title, but it says sunscreen in the description. i ordered one, thinking it was sunblock because that's what it said. but when i got it, it said sunscreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish90 View Post
    i am very confused about the neutrogena clear face spf 55 sunblock. it says sunblock on the title, but it says sunscreen in the description. i ordered one, thinking it was sunblock because that's what it said. but when i got it, it said sunscreen.
    Well now, under new FDA regulations, all former sunscreens and "sunblocks" must be label as sunscreens because the term "sunblock" can mislead to mean ALL ways are block when that's not the case. I'm not sure why Neutrogena had its sunscreen as sunblock when it doesn't have physical particles, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYDiva View Post
    Well now, under new FDA regulations, all former sunscreens and "sunblocks" must be label as sunscreens because the term "sunblock" can mislead to mean ALL ways are block when that's not the case. I'm not sure why Neutrogena had its sunscreen as sunblock when it doesn't have physical particles, though.
    thank you.

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    I started out using Banana Boat mostly because I'm a broke college guy but then I noticed I'd still get darker and my body products wouldn't really work as effectively, then I switched to Neutrogena SPF 100 but the white residue always made people ask questions (Not that I gave a F) but it got pretty annoying. I'm switching over to Ombrelle they have a whole line of Sunscreen and Sunblock's for your face, body and lips. There products are for people who can't really tolerate the sun, and are outside for long periods of time. from my experience Neutrogena seems to be good at sunblock and sunscreen, but If you know of anything else that works better please let me know.

    Some facts for those of you lightening or really not trying to get dark.Common Myths:


    You don't need sunscreen or sunblock if its cold or cloudy.
    That's a lie up to 40% of the sun's ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth on a cloudy day.

    Wearing Sunscreen can cause Vitamin D deficiency.
    That's a lie there is no actual scientific test that proves that, not to mention you can get vitamin from food such as salmon and Milk.

    Other Facts: UVB is the cause of sun burn, UVA penetrates deeper causing wrinkling, sagging, aging
    SPF 15 keeps out 93% of all incoming UVB, SPF30 97%, SPF 50 keeps out 98%
    Should put on and keep it on for 30min before being exposed to the sun ( I don't have time like that) should reapply it every 2 hours.
    Beauty is pain.

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    Does anyone know if the following is actually 'invisible' as it claims:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach- View Post
    Does anyone know if the following is actually 'invisible' as it claims:
    Yes it is , this is what I'm using right now , rub it in for like 30 secs, and it leave it for a bit , it's a see through liquid as it comes out , I was just about to suggest this one for you guys

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