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Thread: SPF Sunblock..Is 30 really 30?

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    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
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    SPF Sunblock..Is 30 really 30?

    Nearly half of sunscreens don’t meet the SPF claim on the label
    The Food and Drug Administration requires sunscreens to live up to the sun protection factor -- SPF -- listed on the label, but Consumer Reports says some are falling short.

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    Lisa....i moved this to its own thread and out of that old thread.
    thanks for posting!
    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    Nearly half of sunscreens don’t meet the SPF claim on the label
    The Food and Drug Administration requires sunscreens to live up to the sun protection factor -- SPF -- listed on the label, but Consumer Reports says some are falling short.

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    Wow! Dollar General has one of the better ones! Interesting article. Thanks Lisa
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    Wow! Dollar General has one of the better ones! Interesting article. Thanks Lisa
    Yes, very interesting. For years now we've used only SPF 50, Walgreens' house brand. Very satisfied with this "bargain brand", deep tan with no burning. We'll check out the General now. Thank you Lisa for sharing!

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    according to the dermatologist, anything over 30 is really not necessary. You get the same protection from 30 or 50.

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    I use physical sunscreen (zinc and titanium oxides) over the worthless chemical agents (oxybenzone). It stays on, blocks all UV, but you can physically see it. The sprays, despite 50 or whatever spf label claims, just don't work. Not only are they bad for your body, they have negative impacts on the coral reef

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    the dermatologist said to me...if you use a spf 50, and reapply it as directed, and you get a tan............it is not working.
    he too, recommends zinc oxide even though it shows very white.
    it is harmless to marine life too.

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