Did you know that sunscreen isn’t regulated by anyone? I assumed someone had to prove this stuff actually worked and provided the said SPF protection before it was allowed to hit the shelves. Apparently not. Thanks to an article from Daily Worth I’ve learned this and more. Most disturbing is that up to 30% of sunscreens contain Vitamin A, which may accelerate the growth of cancerous tumors. Isn’t this what we’re trying to avoid by using sunscreen?
The Environmental Working Group has studied 600 different sunscreens and iin their 2011 Sunscreen Guide they’ve give us their best rated recommendations and their list of sunscreens to avoid. If you’re concerned about the vitamin A tidbit I noted above, you can find more about this here. EWG recommends that consumers avoid products containing vitamin A, retinyl palmitate and retinol.
Interesting stuff, isn’t it? Something to think about next time you’re in the market for sunscreen.
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