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Old 05-24-2010, 05:06 PM
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Default 5 out of 6 sun screens don't do anything

wowozza ... misleading

anyone hear that!
Old 05-24-2010, 05:14 PM
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I know they keep me from getting burned, went to the beach yesterday and the wife missed a quarter size piece on the front that got burned but no where else?
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
I know they keep me from getting burned, went to the beach yesterday and the wife missed a quarter size piece on the front that got burned but no where else?
I heard on the radio. someone did a study and something like only 50 of about 300 tested worked.

What kind did you use?
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I've used all kinds of differant brands for 40 some years, never had one not work. I'm not that lucky. I'm gunna go out on a limb and say it's not that difficult to formulate/manufacture and they all work. jme (experience)
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Only way sunscreen works is to put it on early and often. Even on overcast days. It's amazing how bad you can get burned on an overcast, windy day...
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Originally Posted by boatmanalso View Post
I heard on the radio. someone did a study and something like only 50 of about 300 tested worked.

What kind did you use?
Tropicana (I think) in the blue bottle. spf 15. I burn like bacon left on the stove. I get sprayed down one time say at 12:00 noon and we stay out by the pool or at the beach until say 4:00 I never re-apply or get burned, and that is in and out of the water numerous times.

The kids we put spf 50 or 70 on, and they have never been burned at all. We also don't re-apply on them either.

The only problem I have with sunscreen is why is it so dang cold when sprayed on your body? Ughhh1

Now bug sprays that is whole different thread!
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Never had one not work -- I'd want to see how they conducted that study.

Maybe they consider it a "failure" when you get a nice, light tan after hours in the sun. lol Or maybe they think lotions should hold up after 4 hours of swimming. Or perhaps they tried low-end Dollar Store crap made in China...

Doesn't make sense.
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Long sleeve shirts and large brim hats make them work more efficient.
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A lot depends on how it's worded. "5 out of 6 lotions rated at spf 30 or greater were unable to provide adequate protection when applied once right before going into the sun in a manner consistent when general use" is a bit different than "5 out of 6 didn't provide any sun protection at all" or "5 out of 6 didn't have any effect on UVC rays, only UVA and UVB".

Blanket statements don't really tell an accurate story. It seems that copious amounts, early & often, seem to do the trick. Apparently, there has been some discussion on whether or not suncscreens containing oxybenzone do more harm than good. I try to stick with anything with zinc in it. I seem to have better luck with those.

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Nonsense, they all work, some better than others.. These geeks are lab testing them using their own criteria when in fact they should be subjectively evaluated in real conditions on real people. If they prevent sunburn for a particular activity then they are effective.
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Originally Posted by Lat25 View Post
Nonsense, they all work, some better than others.. These geeks are lab testing them using their own criteria when in fact they should be subjectively evaluated in real conditions on real people. If they prevent sunburn for a particular activity then they are effective.
Agreed, Lat. Taking all 300 samples to Ft. Lauderdale or Daytona and trying them on students would be a pretty good indicator. Heck, try a bunch on people that are known to spend time in the sun...something like fishing tournament participants.
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I use Panama Jack; spf 50 and 75. Never get red but the 75 goes on like putty. Yes, it's a good idea to reapply every few hours if in direct sun.
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This information has been provided by Sunscreen 6. The only sunscreen that works.
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Originally Posted by Blythe1022 View Post
This information has been provided by Sunscreen 6. The only sunscreen that works.
That is what I was thinking!
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Originally Posted by bellsisland View Post
I know they keep me from getting burned, went to the beach yesterday and the wife missed a quarter size piece on the front that got burned but no where else?
what he said>

I know when I miss an area after a long day in the sun. I think it is more hype than anything.
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Any sunscreen I use is 30 or more SPF and if used early and often, keeps me and my pasty white kids from burning. Not sure who did this "study".
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An SPF of 15 filters out about 93 percent of the UVB rays; SPF 30 filters about 97 percent of UVB rays. The beneficial effects of sunscreen decreases over time, so after a few hours the difference between the two may be even less.
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I didn't use sunscreen for most of my life. Now I spend time at plastic surgeons talking to the gals there for enhancements while they cut this and that off my face I use 70+ now, although a little late ;?
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I suspect the headline is referring to UVA protection. Not all sunscreens offer broad spectrum protection. There was an earlier thread on this ,so I'll stop here.
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I have heard that anything over 50 doesn't really offer any better protection.

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