Homemade Zinc Sunscreen Recipe

  • Post last modified:February 8, 2024
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Finding a good sunscreen is challenging. Many store-bought sunscreens don't work as advertised. Consumer Reports and EWG (Environmental Working Group) each found significant lower SPF's than the manufactures' post on their products. Unfortunately, manufactures do their own SPF testing without oversite. In addition the FDA limits the amount of zinc that can be used in a commercial sunscreen. Making your own homemade sunscreen allows you create a higher SPF, broadband, reef friendly mineral sunscreen from ingredients you trust. Some commercial sunscreens also use an additional inactive ingredient, trolamine salicylate, that reduces the reddening of the skin. While it has yet to be shown to protect the skin…

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