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 Post subject: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunblock
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:26 pm 
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. . . for face.

I'm getting too much sun on my face. I'm using baby sunscreen (spf 50?) that is titanium + zinc oxide. I like those two ingredients. I'm not sure about the nanoparticles.

I'm at high elevations surrounded by granite.

Hat, of course, and sometimes bandana over nose and mouth.

Any other, better options?


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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:47 pm 
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I use an Alba sunscreen. It is about the only one that doesn't make me itch and break out. I am ghost pale and it worked great for at the pool/water aerobics and while driving. I use the spray version on my shoulders/arms.

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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:58 pm 
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The one I am using is Alba. Oddly, I'm no longer finding it at my local pharmacy though.

You're right on that it hasn't caused any issues with my sensitive skin, though.


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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:31 pm 
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I don't know where you live, but I have seen it at Whole Foods, Wegmans, and Target.

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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:28 pm 
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environmental working group has a huge list. (lower number is better) http://www.ewg.org/2014sunscreen/about-the-sunscreens/

also, there are some essential oils that are supposed to be sunscreens if you want to make your own at home.

http://livelovefruit.com/2013/05/natural-sunscreen/
1. Carrot Seed Oil: SPF 38-40
2. Raspberry Seed Oil: SPF 28-50
3. Wheatgerm Oil: SPF 20
4. Avocado Oil: SPF 4-15
5. Coconut Oil: SPF 2-8
6. Olive Oil: SPF 2-8
7. Macadamia Nut Oil: SPF 6
8. Almond Oil: SPF 5
9. Shea Butter: SPF 3-6
10. Jojoba Oil: SPF 4

and i found a few others here:
http://almostexactlyblog.wordpress.com/ ... to-switch/
hazelnut oil – SPF 15
coconut oil – SPF 10
soybean oil – SPF 10
shea butter – SPF 6-10
rice bran oil – SPF 4
sesame oil, hemp oil, avocado oil, peanut oil – SPF between 4 and 10
vitamin E – helps protect against UV damage
zinc oxide (natural mineral… powder form) – reflects sun (add for a long lasting sunscreen)
titanium dioxide (powder) – reflects sun (if the zinc oxide needs a boost, add for a long lasting sunscreen)

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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:58 pm 
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Wow, this is amazing. I was actually wondering if it were possible to make my own. I got a hunk of pure (I think?) shea butter yesterday and that has an spf of 6 the guy said, so if I added that to carrot seed oil and tossed in some zinc + titanium oxi / dioxide that could work. I don't care how oily it is. :)

Thank you!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Best limited-ingredient broad spectrum sunscreen / sunbl
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:20 pm 
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Thanks again, SC! I went with this one: http://www.bellybuttonsandbabies.com/it ... -SPF30.htm
So many have beeswax :(

Definitely going to look into making my own!


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