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Islander
05-28-10, 09:19 AM
e-letter from ewg@ewg.org


Is your sunscreen actually protecting your family like it promises?
Of the 500 beach and sports sunscreens that EWG analyzed for our 2010 Sunscreen Guide, we can only recommend 8 percent. Between the false sense of security from sunscreens with an SPF of 50 or higher, and new data linking vitamin A to accelerated development of skin tumors and lesions, most products don't live up to their hype. In fact, EWG found wearing a hat and shirt in the sun is your best bet.
Click here to view EWG's 2010 Sunscreen Guide. (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=TdAD%2FcEDbU5qyBg7yVjNVZDjBMzNh0CX)
You'll find:

Our top rated sunscreens (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=SDDpph1lAw7np3qsGjZ6iZDjBMzNh0CX)
EWG's Sun Safety Tips (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=oao0P6RbWwuo00Kz0LJeuJDjBMzNh0CX)
Our new Sun Store, where you can pick up everything you need for summer through Amazon (and a percentage of your total gets donated to EWG!) (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=XamjnhgyxhD9eukrN8D4v5DjBMzNh0CX)
Our new "Hall of Shame," which highlights what's wrong with the sunscreen industry (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=H68xlJTJ3mwcgSQAbedXuJDjBMzNh0CX)
How your sunscreen ranks when you search our database (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=YRD7rihhgaj3ypAlSweKMZDjBMzNh0CX) How does your sunscreen rank?
Only 39 sunscreens -- one out of every 12 we reviewed -- earn our top rating for safety and effectiveness. Find out which are in our top sunscreens list. (http://action.ewg.org/salsa/track.jsp?v=2&c=rBn2mU2QZwnpywF8CuiMJpDjBMzNh0CX) (Hint: Leading brands like Coppertone, Banana Boat and Neutrogena didn't make the cut.)
We hope our research helps your family enjoy the summer sun safely this year.
Sincerely,
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Ken Cook
President, EWG

ntrll9875
10-01-12, 02:02 AM
you're supposed to put sunscreen around your eyes, because you will get wrinkles from the uv rays. I would try a child's tear free kind. yeah the soap will take it off.

mellowsong
10-01-12, 01:24 PM
you're supposed to put sunscreen around your eyes, because you will get wrinkles from the uv rays. I would try a child's tear free kind. yeah the soap will take it off.

The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and would absorb all the nasties in conventional sunscreens in a hurry. The sun will not cause wrinkles...maybe excessive tanning will. I have never used sunscreen because, even before I knew how dangerous it was, I always reacted. I'm from the South and in my late 50s. My only wrinkles are recent and the result of weight loss.

Aaltrude
10-01-12, 02:09 PM
My observations suggest that your genes may play a greater role in how many wrinkles you get than the sun. Cigarette smoking seems to be a high risk behaviour for developing wrinkles as well as developing that very characteristic raspy smoker's voice.