Sunscreen Guide: App of the Week

April Peveteaux

sunscreen safety appBefore you slather on the sunscreen, upload the Sunscreen Guide app from the Environmental Working Group.

We've talked before about dangerous chemicals in sunscreens, and how to avoid using those sunscreens on the no list. But with this iPhone app, you can access a data base of the top rated sunscreens and search by name for the one you just picked up off the shelf.




Also included are summer safety tips on how to recognize the right ingredients in your sunscreen. Like so:

Ingredients Oxybenzone
Vitamin A (retinyl palmitate)
Added insect repellent
Titanium dioxide
Avobenzone or Mexoryl SX
Products Sprays
SPF above 50+
Broad-spectrum protection
Water-resistant for beach, pool & exercise
SPF 30+ for beach & pool


A perfect thing to download, before you load up the family and head to the beach.


Image via iTunes

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