3 years ago
I think it is about time that I review this hidden jem. Being Wonder Bread white and having a history of skin cancer I take my sunscreen seriously. Like many of you, I have been forever on the hunt for the HG of all sunscreens and have tried many, many products both high-end and DS. I look at EWG ratings (more about that in a minute), wearability, price, and availability. Though this is Ocean Potion Face is not perfect, it is pretty close for these reasons; #1 EWG (from their website) "provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any." http://www.ewg.org/sunscreen The EWG rating for Ocean Potion Face (OPF) is a 3. 1 is the best score and difficult to come by. The reason that OPF received this score is due to the chemical ingredients such as octinoxate (7.5%) and oxybenzone(5%), and propylparben. These chemical (plus a few more) are a potential health concern and should be avoided. The EWG favors natural physical sunscreens such as zinc oxide which OPF has (7%). I have never experienced any tanning or burning while wearing OPF :) #2 OPF is very wearable. It plays nicely with make-up, dries to a matte finish and is somewhat moisturizing. After it soaks in it feels no different than lotion. #3 I buy OPF (1oz) from Walmart.com for about $2. What a super deal. I do not feel guilty for slathering on the recommend amount like I do some other expensive SS. #4 You can buy OPF from most online retailers. I have never found it in a store, but I live in a small town. If you have never checked out the EWG website take a look at it. You can look up your sunscreen and see how it rates. It is very informative.
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