Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Sunblock Rating Guide

Oh, the challenges of being extremely pale! I've grown weary of the Lancome Mexoryl "super-sunblock." It's so thick and pore clogging.

A new guide to sunblock from the Environmental Working Group backs up my dissatisfaction. They gave it a 7 on a scale from 0 (good) to 10 (health hazard) for being not very effective and chock full of carcinogens.

According to their rankings, I should switch to Keys Soap vegan, chemical free, broad spectrum, nano-zinc, SPF 30 Solar Rx sunblock. It actually looks pretty good...and it's cheaper than my old sunblock. I'll keep you posted.

4 comments:

Edie said...

I have tried everything and was hesitant to spend the big bucks on sunscreen, but found that Clarins UV Plus SPF 40 ($39 - 1 oz) is hands down my fave.
No pore clogging issues, it goes on easily and isn't shiny or greasy. Make up goes over it flawlessly.
My dermalogist told me to avoid the sunscreens with benozones and this one is free of this cancer associated ingredient.
I buy it at Sephora.

Christine said...

So, this sunscreen, that you wear to prevent cancer, is actually full of carcinogens? What in the world?! Are other Lancome products dangerous like that?!

Alicia said...

I have the same problems with sunscreen but finally found one that I love... Sunban by Bliss, available in SPF 30+. It's got titanium dioxide so it's a physical block rather than a chemical one, and it goes on really light and (almost) sheer.

Becca said...

i've found la roche-posey's anthelios line to be wonderful. the products have meroxyl, but they're very light. plus, i have yet to burn! i order from canpharm.