Archive: Sunscreen

WARNING FOR PARENTS! Consumer Reports telling parents to NOT USE spray-on sunscreen!


An important alert this afternoon for parents!

According to a new report, spray-on sunscreens can put your child at risk for asthma or allergy attacks! Consumer Reports released the news after the Food and Drug Administration announced in 2011 that they are studying the product as to whether or not it can be harmful when inhaled by children. The FDA is still undecided.

“We now say that until the FDA completes its analysis, the products should generally not be used by or on children,” Consumer Reports says. “We have also removed one sunscreen spray — Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50 — from the group of recommended sunscreens in our sunscreen ratings, because it is marketed especially for children.”

CR cautions only to use sprays on children if no other product is available at the time. If that is the case, CR recommends adults spray the sunscreen onto their hands and then rub it on their kids, avoiding the eyes and mouth.

However, some folks think the spray-on sunscreens have benefits. Spence Crimmins of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., protects his 8-year-old with spray-on sunscreen because it “goes on smooth and doesn’t leave a thick residue.” His son, Ryan Crimmins, likes the spray because it doesn’t take long to apply, leaving more time for water activities.

“It’s just quick and easy and it’s really smooth and it doesn’t hurt my skin,” Crimmins said.

Dr. Sunil Joshi, a family asthma and allergy specialist, says spray-on sunscreens and all aerosol products should never be used on kids with respiratory symptoms. Joshi says the sprays can trigger allergy or asthma attacks.

“If there is a child who tends to cough or wheeze or gets head colds and now you are spraying in their face, they are very likely to have those same symptoms and that can persist for hours at a time,” Joshi said. He recommends sunscreens without scents and hypo-allergenic lotions.

Crimmins says despite the warning from Consumer Reports, he will continue using sprays on his children.

“It doesn’t persuade me because this is my youngest and we’ve used it since he was little and we have a 21-year-old and they are both doing just fine,” Crimmins said. When WTLV-TV polled 10 families in Jacksonville Beach, the station found 7 out of 10 parents use spray-on sunscreens for their youngsters.

Good to know! I will use lotions from now on!


Sunscreen + Moisturizer + Tinter in ONE…introducing BSB Glow & Go!

You know how much I love the all-in-one products, and this one takes the cake! This amazing product protects your skin from the sun, moisturizes it – and tints your skin – all in one glorious bottle! You will look healthier and your skin will glow – after each application!

Summer is in full-swing, and that means the sun is stronger than ever. Protect your skin daily with Bella Schneider Beauty’s Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen. Not only will this Broad Spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen block harmful UVA and UVB rays from your skin, but the antioxidant-infused moisturizer will also prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and de-coloration, while providing your skin with hydration, and a tint that results in a beautiful glow. Best of all, this formula is sheer enough to wear under makeup, making for easy daily wear.

BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen

For flawless-looking skin, the anti-aging BSB Culminé Glow & Go Tinted Moisturizing Sunscreen with daytime sun protection delivers the whole package: SPF protection, superior hydration, a hint of tint for a beautiful glow while being sheer enough to wear under makeup. Oxybenzone, Titanium Dioxide and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate protect the skin from sun damage by absorbing UV rays while the anti-oxidant blend reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration.


Today is National Sunscreen Protection Day!

Aside from an unattractive burn, aging skin, sunspots and skin cancer are some of the few, but detrimental results of sun damage! UV rays can add serious risk to your health if continued without protection. On May 27, Celebrate Your Skin and keep it protected. I have been sampling a bunch of sunscreens to find some favorites for summer, I have listed a few of my favorites and a few I am excited to try.

I love JASON Naturals, I’m a fan of their SPF lip balm and can’t wait to try some of the other sun protection products from the Sunbrella line.

JASON Naturals Sunbrellas gives you a family friendly, easy way to stay healthy all Summer long! Blended with all natural ingredients and specialized products for individual needs, JASON Naturals offers you the products needed to Celebrate Sunscreen Day, Your Way!

JASON Natural Products are available at Whole Foods and other health and natural food stores in the United States and Canada, or by visiting


This is a great dual action product, the mist feels great on my skin and absorbs completely before I apply my makeup. It does double duty with SPF 8 giving my skin another layer of protection. After being out in the sun, Skindinavia Summer Moisturizer feels amazing on my face it cools it and restores lost moisture.  A must have for the hot summer months.

Skindinavia Summer Moisturizer

The first moisturizer made for Summer.
Light and hydrating. Breathable mist contains a hygroscopic (water attracting) moisturizer that mimics your own skins hydrating elements. Amazing under makeup and for those with oilier t-zones and shine. Over 60% of users claim it is “The best moisturizer I have ever used.”


This is a great heavy duty sunblock, if you plan to be active in the sun this is the one for you. It’s sweat and water resistant and will keep you protected while you are out having fun. I love this one for the beach it absorbs quickly and keeps my skin safe for hours even while in the water.

Zia Age-Defying Solar Care Face SPF 30
Ultimate Age-Defying Solar Care Face SPF 30 delivers dual-action sun protection against sun damage and visible aging. UVA and UVB sun filters are blended with soothing nutrients, like Cucumber and Arnica, to defend against photo-aging. This unique oil-free formulation controls surface shine and never feels greasy or sticky. Water and sweat-resistant for even the most active lifestyles.


Super lightweight even with reapplication I didn’t get that dreaded sticky sunblock feel on my skin. On top of protecting me from sunburn it also protects me skin from future damage, fabulous!

NEW La Roche-Posay Anthelios 45 Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid

Breakthrough Technology Cell-Ox Shield™: a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*.
Recommended For

* All skin types

Product Information
Ultra light sunscreen fluid for face with breakthrough Cell-Ox Shield™, provides a synergistic combination of patented high efficacy sun filters and powerful anti-oxidants to further protect your skin, even at the cellular level*.

The advanced UV filtering system of Anthelios 45 is a unique association of photostablized sunscreens for broad-spectrum and longer-lasting^ protection, with advanced efficiency against UVA rays. Anthelios 45 also uses a powerful anti-oxidant complex called Senna Alata, a tropical leaf extract known to defend skin cells*.

The fast absorbing, weightless texture leaves skin feeling clean with a silky finish. High UVA and UVB photoprotection for outdoor use.


I keep this little treasure in my purse so I am never without sun protection. SleekSkin skinblock is a super light mist that is so easy to apply on the go. It absorbs quickly and my skin is left smooth and ready for the sun. My face tends to get pretty oily in the summer and this formula has helped keep me from breaking out after sun exposure.

SleekSkin skinblock Ultra Light SPF 25

A unique splash-on sun protection that won’t clog pores, Ultra-Lite SPF 25 is formulated with UVA / UVB to prevent further damage, and anti-aging Green Tea and Aloe Extracts to repair and nourish the skin. Ultra-Lite SPF 25 is highly recommended for oily, acne-prone and blemish-prone skin types.

Results: Skin appears healthier, smoother and rejuvenated while fighting harmful free radicals and UV rays.


This sunscreen is ridiculous, it feels like buttah on my skin. It comes out as a super fine mist and after it absorbs my skin feels crazy soft. The first time I used Paula’s Choice  I walked around forcing people to feel my super soft skin. My husband laughed until he tried it then he fell in love with it too.  It provides great coverage so you aren’t left with missed spots that burnt. And because it feels so great on your skin their is no fighting my kids or hubby to use it.

Paula’s Choice Ultra-Light Weightless Finish SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray
All Skin Types
50% Off – Product Expiration Date: Oct 2010

# Convenient spray-on application
# High level of broad-spectrum sun protection for those who spend extra time outdoors
# Formulated with effective UVB sunscreens as well as avobenzone for superior UVA protection
# Provides ultra-light hydration and a weightless feel well-suited for normal to very oily skin, on face and body
# Contains potent antioxidants and anti-irritants to boost skin’s environmental defenses
# May be applied to facial skin (spray into hand and apply; do not spray directly on face)
# 100% fragrance-, preservative-, and colorant-free


Innovative tool to help prevent skin cancer‏



I received a sample of this several weeks ago and was so excited to try it but we have had a lot of late spring rain. Finally this week the sun came out and I was able to take the UVSunSense wristband out for a trial test. With two young kids I am big on sunscreen care but I admit we get caught up in activities and I am not sure when to reapply.

UVSunSense takes the guess work out of reapplying, I simply apply sunscreen to my exposed skin and the band. The band turned purple once it had been activated by the sun, after about two hours the purple had faded and I reapplied sunscreen. We were out of the sun shortly after but if you stay in the sun the words “Apply Sunscreen to This Side” will disappear and you know it is time to cover up or seek shelter from the sun. A great easy way to protect yourself and your family from those accidental sunburns and damage on long days at the beach or lake.

Introducing the UVSunSense™ wristband. A convenient, reliable means to monitor exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays for you and your children.

The UVSunSense™ wristband is engineered to be used in conjunction with a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher to alert you to potential excessive exposure as you work or play in the sun.

According to the American Cancer Society, a sunburn will fade, but damage to deeper layers of skin remains and can eventually cause cancer. That’s why sun-safe habits should begin in childhood and last a lifetime.

UVSunSense™ wristbands provide you with a simple sun-sensitive gauge through color change that alerts you when you need to reapply sunscreen and when to get out of the sun and its potential damaging effects.

Add the UVSunSense™ wristband to your suncare product offerings to help your customers enjoy a healthier future in the sun!

$5.87 UVSunSense wristband


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