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Sunscreen News

Year round use of sunscreen may 'reduce aging'

A new study suggests that an all year-round use of sunscreen significantly slows the aging of skin caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays.

Banana Boat sunscreen recalled after people suffer burns

Energizer Holdings recalled thousands of its Banana Boat sunscreen products due to a risk that the sunscreen sprays could ignite on the skin if it is exposed to a flame before drying.

Could a common sunscreen additive actually cause skin cancer?

You wouldn't think that a product designed to prevent UV damage would actually increase your risk of skin cancer. And yet, researchers are saying that common sunblock ingredient zinc oxide may increase a person's risk of developing skin cancer.

FDA updates sunscreen labeling rules

While many consumers purchased sunscreen in confusion over the bottles' sun protection numbers and early aging or cancer prevention claims, the FDA worked to clarify its rules. The agency's new and improved sunscreen regulations take effect next summer.

USDA scientist: Soybean sunscreen protects skin and environment

A USDA researcher reports that his team has developed a new process for converting soybean oil into a non-toxic, natural sunscreen agent that is friendlier to the environment than many petroleum-based ingredients.

Common sunscreen ingredient 'feminizes' male fish

It's a hot summer's day and you're at the beach for a well deserved day of leisure, enjoying the refreshing water and a picnic. There is very little shade, so you slather on the sunscreen, unaware that you might be negatively impacting nearby fish.

Important: Does your Sunscreen really protect you?

Latest research shows that sunscreen manufacturers have an alarmingly different calculation of how much of the lotion a person actually uses.The effectiveness of the lotion is therefore based on a false assumption of how much a person applies.

Lyc-O-Mato: An Ingestible Sunscreen Based on Tomatoes

The chemicals in sunscreens protect the skin but hurt the environment, the corals and the fishes in the sea. LycoRed has produced a green product based on tomatoes that help protect the skin without sunscreen.

Study Says Sunscreen Lotion Threatens Coral

A new study commissioned by the European Commission says that the sunscreen lotion that we used to protect us from the sun is a major contributor to coral bleaching.

Study: Broccoli Could Prevent Skin Cancer

Imagine spreading broccoli extract on your skin to protect against the sun’s powerful rays. Sounds odd? A team of scientists recommend doing just that to decrease the risk of skin cancer.

NASA: ‘Global Sunscreen’ Is Thinning

Aerosols present in the earth's atmosphere consist of dust, volcanic ash and man made pollution act like a global sun screen by blocking harmful components of sun light. But recently NASA reported that it is thinning.

Australian nudists told to slap on the sunscreen

Games postponed for two week due to torrential rain, now off to the races!
 

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