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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

We screened the sunscreens

After I read this alarming report by the Environmental Working Group, I started looking for broad spectrum sunscreens that didn't have Vitamin A. Turns out, that is an expensive search. The ones on EWG's  list of best sunscreens are mostly found in health food stores and specialty shops, so cha-ching. The second issue that I hate to admit is that the really good sunscreens make you look like a street mime. All that zinc and titanium do not rub in easily.

trukid.jpgOne that stood out was Trukid . We all liked its orange blossom smell and that it doesn’t leave you with a vampire's pasty complexion.  The tubes run $10.99-$15.99, however. On the more affordable side, Coppertone's Sport Sunblock Lotion may be a second-tier recommendation, but it is more easily found on the drug store shelf and I found a two-pack of 8 oz. bottles for $17.98 on Amazon. Bull Frog's Ultimate Sheer Protection for face and for the body was also a good recommendation.

Considering all the rain we've had this week, sunscreen is the last thing on my mind. But then I was reminded that dermatologists tell us that even on cloudy days, UV radiation reaches the earth, so grease up, people.

~ Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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