Sunscreen That Includes Zinc Oxide Loses Effectiveness and Becomes Toxic After 2 Hours

Sunscreen that includes zinc oxide, a common ingredient, loses much of its effectiveness and becomes toxic after two hours of exposure to ultraviolet radiation, according to a collaboration that included Oregon State University scientists. The toxicity analysis involved zebrafish, which share a remarkable similarity to humans at the molecular, genetic and cellular levels, meaning many … Read more

Coppertone recalls five sunscreen products found to contain benzene

Coppertone is recalling five aerosol sunscreens sold by retailers nationwide after finding the cancer-causing chemical benzene in some batches of the products.  Consumers are advised to stop using the affected products, which were made between January 10, 2021, and June 15, 2021, Coppertone said Thursday in a notice posted by the Food and Drug Administration. … Read more

The Best Sunscreen For Every Skin Type

When it comes to laying in the sun today, slathering yourself in oil is about as cool as the internal combustion engine, and turning the same shade as an overcooked Richmond sausage about as desirable as eating one. Sun exposure is a well-known cause of melanoma (that’s skin cancer) and premature ageing. But that doesn’t … Read more