Other Sunscreen Fun Facts
Helioplex has napthalate which stabilizes Avenobenzone. It is in Neutrogena products. You MAY NOT have to reapply sunscreen for up to 5 hours.
Mexoryl SX is a UVA blocker. Used in L’Oreal products.
“Broad Spectrum” means protection from UVA and UVB
“Water Resistant” means that the sunscreen must maintain its SPF after 40 minutes of water immersion.
“Very Water Resistent” means that the sunscreen must maintain its SPF after 80 minutes of water immersion.
"Sensitive Skin" - These sunscreens have minimal chemicals and should be fragrance-free.
Blue Lizard is a good brand for sensitive skin and babies.
Some sunscreens contain alcohol, fragrances and preservatives. These should be avoided if you have skin allergies. PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid) and benzophenones can cause skin reactions. Acne, burning, blisters, dryness, itching, rash, redness, stinging, swelling, and tightening of the skin.
Some ConsumerSearch Favorites:
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 55
Blue Lizard Suncream Sensitive SPF 30+
Neutrogena Active Breathable Sunblock
La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX
SkinCeuticals Physical UV Defense
MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection
Neutrogena Ultra Soft Hydrating
Lacome UV Expert with Mexoryl
Olay Body Age Transfor IV Defense Serum
Banana Boat Kids Tear-Free Sunblock Lotion
Bull Frog Quick Gel
Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof
Remember to check the UVA ingredients, UVB (SPF) and the physical blockers in all these sunscreens.