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    New sunscreen ban

    Are they confiscating non approved sunscreen upon arrival in Aruba? Can one use non approved sun screen if they don't go into ocean water?

    What is a non-zinc approved product that is not overly expensive and where to buy?
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    no they are not confiscating

    yes you can still use the old type of sun screen.

    check out the Reef Safe Bull Frog, Panama Jack online.

    https://www.allure.com/gallery/coral...screen-reviews
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    Are they confiscating non approved sunscreen upon arrival in Aruba? Can one use non approved sun screen if they don't go into ocean water?

    What is a non-zinc approved product that is not overly expensive and where to buy?
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    Andrea - where have you seen Reef Safe Bull frog? Is it the gel kind or spray? I've been doing a lot of reading on this lately and am finding that you really have to read the ingredients. The reef safe and reef friendly labels are not closely regulated. Here is a quote for my linked article.
    The federal government requires sunscreen claims to be “truthful and not misleading,” but the term “reef safe” doesn’t have an agreed-upon definition, and therefore isn’t strictly regulated by government. This means sunscreen manufacturers aren’t required to test and demonstrate that such products won’t harm aquatic life, Downs says. From the article:
    https://www.consumerreports.org/suns...afe-sunscreen/
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    thanks for that article link!!!!!

    I have found that the only Bull Frog that is Oxybenzene (sp?) free, is the BullFrog Stick spf 50.
    I have found it at either CVS or Walgreens.
    The sunscreen in it is zinc.
    It works well.
    I put it on my face, ears and lips.

    I only use it when we are at the beach.
    My daily go to stuff is the spf 30 or 50 aerosol and go thru a can a week.
    But that is for pool use only....usually the neutropenia or generic brand. (aldis).
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    Andrea - where have you seen Reef Safe Bull frog? Is it the gel kind or spray? I've been doing a lot of reading on this lately and am finding that you really have to read the ingredients. The reef safe and reef friendly labels are not closely regulated. Here is a quote for my linked article.
    The federal government requires sunscreen claims to be “truthful and not misleading,” but the term “reef safe” doesn’t have an agreed-upon definition, and therefore isn’t strictly regulated by government. This means sunscreen manufacturers aren’t required to test and demonstrate that such products won’t harm aquatic life, Downs says. From the article:
    https://www.consumerreports.org/suns...afe-sunscreen/
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