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Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide: The Ultimate in Physical Blockers

Jun 19 2017 physical sunscreen sensitive skin sun safety sunscreen titanium dioxide zinc oxide

  Remember the white noses that lifeguards sported in the 1960s and 1970s? The white cream was usually a zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide-based sunscreen. It protected their noses by creating a physical barrier between their skin and the sun’s rays. Such physical blocking of the sun’s UV rays is an effective way to protect yourself from skin damage caused by the sun. The downfall was that the cream was a thick, greasy paste that caste a white sheen on the skin and no one really liked using it. That’s not the case anymore. Through years of research, scientists at...

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