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Beauty Tip: Sunscreen for sensitive skin

Posted Jul 02 2009 4:29pm

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Have sensitive skin that gets irritated by sunscreens?  Avoid so-called “chemical blockers” containing ingredients like Mexoryl, Parsol 1789, Helioplex, PABA and Oxybenzone, and instead pick a “physical blocker” sunscreen that relies on titanium dioxide or, even better, zinc oxide.  Not only are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide effective against both UVA and UVB rays without irritating skin, they’re also considered safer by green watchgroups like the  Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.

Two great physical blockers you might try:  Blue Lizard Australian Suncream Sensitive Formula SPF 30  (with 5% titanium dioxide and 10% zinc oxide) and  Neutrogena Sunblock Lotion Sensitive Skin SPF30.

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