Category Archives: Sunscreen

Mineral vs. Chemical Sunscreen: 5 Important Differences

Sun protection is an important topic on the minds of millions of everyday people especially during the warmer spring and summer months. The variety and choice of available sun protection products has grown tremendously in recent years. While having a wide variety of choices available is a wonderful thing for consumers, it can also be […]

Wall Street Journal reports on FDA investigation into chemical sunscreen risk

The Wall Street Journal recently provided an update on the FDA investigation into the potential harm of chemicals found in common sunscreen products. Noting the FDA study published in January, six common ingredients were studied specifically: avobenzone, oxybenzone, octocrylene, homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate. In the FDA’s clinical trial of those ingredients, 48 healthy participants were […]

Mineral Sunscreen Guide: Why choosing the right sunscreen is so important

Choosing the right sunscreen is an important decision for individuals who spend a considerable amount of time outdoors and soaking up the sun. Most sunscreens are categorized across two broad categories: chemical sunscreen and mineral sunscreen. When choosing how to protect your skin, it is important to understand the differences between mineral sunscreen and chemical […]

Biodegradable Sunscreen: What is it and what does it mean?

Biodegradable is defined as an object or substance that is capable of decomposition by bacteria or other living organisms.  In the sun & skin care industry, formulating a biodegradable sunscreen (or other product) capable of natural decomposition is not easy. Finding ingredients that bind and work well together takes time, patience, and the right team. […]