Cancer-causing chemical benzene found in Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products

Johnson & Johnson announced on Wednesday, July 14, that it is recalling several of its sunscreen products from five different product lines after discovering they contained benzene, a known cancer-causing chemical. The specific products being recalled are: Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen.Neutrogena … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical benzene found in Johnson & Johnson sunscreen products

Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

An independent lab that tests the quality of medications and health products recently found that many sunscreens sold on the market are contaminated with a cancer-causing chemical called benzene. After testing almost 300 unique batches of commercial sunscreens, Valisure discovered that 27 percent contained detectable levels of the toxic chemical while five percent contained levels that … Continue reading Cancer-causing chemical detected in 78 sunscreens, FDA petitioned to recall contaminated products

Long-term exposure to chemical ingredients in sunscreen is lethal to freshwater organisms, warn scientists

For a lot of people, beach trips and lake excursions are never complete without a tall bottle of sunscreen to smother their skin with before going off for a swim. However, a recent report found that chemical ingredients in sunscreen that leach off of the skin while swimming might be detrimental to freshwater organisms. In a … Continue reading Long-term exposure to chemical ingredients in sunscreen is lethal to freshwater organisms, warn scientists

Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care: Tips for a Youthful, Radiant Glow

Source: Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care: Tips for a Youthful, Radiant Glow by Dr. Edward Group In some ways, your skin is like a road map of your life. The chin scar from when you fell off your bike in second grade, the crinkles around your eyes from decades of laughter, the crease that appears when you’re … Continue reading Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care: Tips for a Youthful, Radiant Glow

Chemicals in regular sunscreen can accumulate in the blood over time, warn scientists

Sun protection is important to keep the skin healthy, that’s why sunscreen is a common component of any everyday kit. But a study conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that chemicals in sunscreen can be absorbed into people’s bloodstreams. The absorption happens so quickly that the FDA wants to continue testing … Continue reading Chemicals in regular sunscreen can accumulate in the blood over time, warn scientists

Applying sunscreen doesn’t fully protect you from the sun, but these 6 alternatives can provide full coverage

Products that offer protection from the sun are widely popular, thanks to their ability to keep the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation at bay. But a recent study has shown that despite their best efforts, certain parts of the face remain unprotected. In a study published in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PLOS ONE, researchers from Liverpool … Continue reading Applying sunscreen doesn’t fully protect you from the sun, but these 6 alternatives can provide full coverage

Glitter sunscreen is this summer’s biggest beauty trend, but experts warn it is harmful to the environment

Chemical-based sunscreens are unsafe enough on their own. But the glitter sunscreen that came out this summer of 2018 might pollute the environment on top of the existing detrimental effects on human health, an article in Harper’s Bazaar reported. Glitter is highly popular among women and children. Makeup, nail polish, and lip gloss are just some of the common … Continue reading Glitter sunscreen is this summer’s biggest beauty trend, but experts warn it is harmful to the environment

Chemical-free sunscreens and sunburn treatments

When shopping for sunscreen, options are often limited to those that are easy to apply but are full of harmful chemicals or natural variants that are thick and too sticky. But you can stop worrying about what kind of sunscreen or after-sun skin treatments to buy because listed below are several chemical-free options. (h/t to OutsideOnline.com) … Continue reading Chemical-free sunscreens and sunburn treatments

Hawaii bans sunscreen chemicals that destroy coral reefs

Just how toxic is your sunscreen? Many of the chemicals used to “protect” you from the sun are so hazardous that they actually threaten the well-being of some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders, like coral reefs. In fact, the state of Hawaii just passed a bill banning the sale of sunscreens that contain … Continue reading Hawaii bans sunscreen chemicals that destroy coral reefs

Extremely toxic sunscreen ingredients you want to avoid

With summer in full swing, more people are bringing out the staples of the season: grills, pool toys, sunglasses, and of course, sunscreen. The last item is especially important since so many of us rely on sunscreen to protect ourselves from excessive UV radiation. In theory, slathering on a bit of sunscreen should do you … Continue reading Extremely toxic sunscreen ingredients you want to avoid