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What the Hell is Oxybenzone?

In my last post, I mentioned that the FDA has not updated the safety standards for U.S. sunscreens in just about 40 years. In the meantime, Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia have access to innovative sunscreen formulations that do a better job of protecting the skin. 1,115 more words

Sun Exposure & Sunscreens: What You Need To Know

I started using sunscreens around 2 years ago when I noticed small light moles appearing on my face. Since that time, I’m religiously using it daily whenever I go outside. 4,620 more words


Hawaii bans sale of certain sunscreens to protect coral reef; too little, too late.

The Hawaiian State Legislature has moved to ban the sale of certain sunscreens that contain Oxybenzone and Oxinoxate as they have been found to be harmful to reef ecology. 822 more words

Poisonous Sunscreen

Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) AKA The Sunscreen Song was a popular spoken word song from the 90’s attributed to Baz Luhrmann (originally an essay by Mary Schmich published in the Chicago Tribune). 957 more words

Memoirs Of A Hyman

Importance of Sunscreen for Skincare

My second order from Soko Glam just came in.  I’m trying to buy all the skincare my husband and I will need on vacation, and sunscreen is of top priority.  161 more words


What Not To Wear: Ingredients To Avoid

There is nothing worse than looking at a favorite product and realizing it has sulfates or parabens or petrochemicals. Ever since I have become more conscious of the ingredient list on my beauty products I’ve been able to educate myself on what is worth using and what to toss or retire. 807 more words


Ocean Play, the Sustainable Way - the Importance of Using Reef-Safe Sunscreen

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Reef Safe Sunscreen

The chance to explore the warm, bright blue waters and vibrant coral reefs of Maui is one of the biggest draws for visitors to our island paradise. 560 more words