TOXICS INFORMATION PROJECT (TIP)

(Lighting the Way to Less Toxic Living)

LIBERTY GOODWIN, DIRECTOR

P.O. Box 40441, Providence, RI 02940

Tel. 401-351-9193, E-Mail: TIP@toxicsinfo.org

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LAST MINUTE COMMENTS ON FRAGRANCE FREE SUNBLOCK FOR FGC GATHERING

 

I am still researching the Sunblock.  There are several mainstream fragrance-free options for this available at most drug stores, however, most contain other undesirable chemicals, even if completely scentless.


The best more natural Sunblock I could find on short notice (I have been working flat-out on other projects and on everyday necessities like shampoo and soap) would be: California Baby No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick.  This seems really non-toxic and you might find it at a local natural foods supermarket or health food store.  A description of it is attached, or you can go to: www.californiababy.com/no-fragrance-spf-30-sunblock-stick-half-oz.html


Unfortunately, I have to run because we are leaving early tomorrow morning to drive to Wisconsin for the Gathering (we live in Rhode Island).  So, the best I can say right now is:


1.  Call around for the California Baby at health food outlets in your area.

 

2.  Shop at a local natural foods market or health food store and carefully read the labels/ask the store clerks for a fragrance-free Sunblock.  There is a good chance you will find one, and it will be OK.

3.  Only as a last resort do the same thing at a regular supermarket or drug store and READ THE LABELS, FRONT AND BACK, very carefully. (You should do this anyway for everything you buy.  There are strangenesses like products that say "Unscented" on the front and "masking fragrance" in the little type ingredients list on the back).

 

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California Baby No Fragrance SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick

 

5 oz / 15.55 grams - Price $12.99

Age: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that if exposure to the sun is unavoidable and your baby is under 6 months, a non-chemical sunscreen (like ours) should be used; consult with your physician. The AAP recommends that because an infant's skin is very thin and sensitive, infants under 6 months should be kept out of the sun.

For Use: Face (does not sting the eyes) and body. Created especially for those who cannot tolerate fragrance. May be used everyday/year-round.

Scent: No fragrance or scent masking agents

SPF Protection Level: Provides high-level protection against sunburn.

Water Resistant: Retains effectiveness after 80 minutes of activity in water or perspiring.

 

Product Description: Pop this convenient PABA free, non-chemical, fragrance-free sunblock stick into your pocket, purse or diaper bag. The whole family will love this easy-to-use stick that gives those "hot spots" a boost of extra protection. Our non-chemical sunblock stick employs a highly micronized, non-whitening titanium dioxide that scatters and reflects dangerous UV rays, offering UVA-UVB broad-spectrum protection. Non-staining formula. It glides on smoothly for easy application. May be used in combination with our SPF30+ sunscreen lotions.  Dermatologists and the American Cancer Society urge the use of sunscreen everyday and year-round.

 

A note from Jessica, developer of California BabyŽ: I have found this stick to be so convenient; it's the perfect answer if you have trouble applying a sunscreen lotion onto your child, and it takes the struggle out of touch-up applications. For excellent results, start with one of our sunscreen lotions, and then apply the stick to over-exposed or sensitive areas throughout the day. I use the stick daily on my youngest son to protect a small scar he has on his face - with one quick stroke - it's done before the complaints can start!

 

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Tip:  Wearing a hat and sunglasses are also important.

 

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