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Anonymous
 
Posted From: 98.204.218.5
Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 10:01 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does anyone know if it's safe to use?
Product: Kid's Block SPF 30 Fragrance-free

Ingredients:
Active ingredients: Octinoxate7.5%, Octocrylene7%, Oxybenzone 4%, Titanium dioxide 5%

Inactive ingredients: water, lavandula intermedia (lavender) flower/leaf/stem extract, ethylhexyl palmitate, VP/eicosene copolymer, sorbitol, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, coffea arabica (coffee) extract, viola tricolor (pansy) extract, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract, frangula alnus (buckthorn) bark extract, cola acuminata (kola) seed extract, pfaffia paniculata (suma) root extract, echinacea purpurea (coneflower) root extract, equisetum hiemale (horsetail) leaf/stem extract, rosa canina (rosehips) flower extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sorbitan stearate , bisabolol, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, glycerin, tromethamine, carbomer, glyceryl undecylenate, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol.
Dianne
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Posted on Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 2:04 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The British Medical Journal recently showed that sunbathers using some suntan lotions have a higher risk of developing malignant Skin Cancer, and a possible link with Oxybenzone.

Octocrylene: This organic compound can penetrate into the skin where it acts as a photosensitizer. This results in an increased production of free radicals under illumination. Free radicals are known to induce indirect DNA damage and an increased concentration of free radicals might have contributed to the increased incidence of malignant melanoma in sunscreen-users compared to non-users.

Octinoxate read http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/ingredient.php?ingred06=704203
and Estrogenic effects were noted in laboratory animals at concentrations close to those experienced by sunscreen users
Anonymous
 
Posted From: 98.204.218.5
Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 9:04 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could anyone recommend a good sun screen product?
Anonymous
 
Posted From: 98.204.218.5
Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 9:10 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry let me rephrase that. Can anyone recommend a sunscreen that is safe THAT IS NOT $30.
Lisa Marie
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Posted on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 4:47 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You can go here and search:
http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/splash.php?URI=%2Findex.php

This is the one I chose last year for my grandaughter. None are perfect:
http://www.californiababy.com/no-fragrance-spf-30-sunscreen-lotion-2-9-oz.html

good luck, let me know what you decide upon
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 9:46 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I use the regular Neutrogena lotion that has a sunblock. I'm at work, so am not sure of the exact product.
Dianne
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Posted on Monday, June 01, 2009 - 10:47 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had heard that the safest sunscreen ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, but there are some sunscreens that pulverize these ingredients into such small particles (to mitigate the white pastie look) that they can then penetrate the skin. Sunblock clothing, hats/visors, umbrellas all help too. A little sun is a great way to get vitamin D.
Roy Piwovar
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Posted on Friday, June 05, 2009 - 4:03 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anonymous,

I avoid anything with dimethicone, which I react to.
Anonymous
 
Posted From: 68.33.66.112
Posted on Friday, July 03, 2009 - 11:23 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this look ok? http://www.badgerbalm.com/p-372-spf-30-for-face-body.aspx

they say on the site, that the zinc oxide doesn't penetrate the skin.
Deb A.
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Posted on Monday, July 06, 2009 - 10:37 am:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looks pretty good. Sometimes you just have to buy a product and see how you do.
bo'nana
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Posted on Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 4:18 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hi roy, i have a question for you about the dimethicone... how do you react? and also, do you find you are reactive to other common ingredients in skin or haircare products?

i have a connective tissue disorder and a suspicion that i too am reacting to the -cones & -canes as they are all related to silicone, which is a no-no for Sclerodermics.

i got rid of all my hair products last year becoz my hair was falling out like crazy, that seemed to help for awhile but now its coming out again and my skin problems just wont quit!
i have only used herb-infused olive oil and stevia on my face for the past couple months but now i think i need to stop using bottled hand lotions or creams too...

anyway, i am having a hard time pinning any specific reaction to anything except the sulfates (which i KNOW make my hair fall out) but the 'really good' organic brands dont seem to bring any relief either. so now i am thinking there must be some very common processed ingredient that they all use, regular and fancy shmancy organic alike.

can you shed any light based on your own experiences? thank yu sooo much!

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