Archive for Sunscreens and Lotions

Pampering Your Skin on Airplanes

Aug 21, 2012 2 Comments

On airplanes, your skin goes to battle with re-circulated dry air and an extra dose of sunlight. These elements leave skin near lifeless by the time you land. Never fear! We have suggestions to save your skin (all 3.4 oz or less of course).

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EWG Sunscreen Ratings

Jul 18, 2012 No Comments

Have you heard of the Environmental Working Group? The EWG uses the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. One of the EWG’s specialties is providing useful resources to consumers such as information on the safety and effectiveness of ingredients in sunscreens. Coolibar sunscreens are top-rated by the EWG for broad-spectrum protection with fewer hazardous ingredients. We’ve listed them all, along with their rating for you! Check out the EWG’s 2012 sunscreen guide too.

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Learn what to look for when buying sunscreen

Jun 28, 2012 No Comments

Choosing a sunscreen can be a daunting task, but it’s important to know how to choose reliable sun protection. Jeff Bedard began his career in dermatology in 1984 and has spent the last 28 years developing and marketing some of the most innovative skin care solutions in the world. He’s the current CEO of Crown Laborieties, Inc., manufacturer of Blue Lizard sunscreen. Jeff answers common questions about Blue Lizard and sunscreen.

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FDA Sunscreen Label Changes Postponed

May 15, 2012 No Comments

Consumer, beware of misleading sunscreen labels in your local drug stores this summer. Last Friday (May 11, 2012) the Food and Drug Administration announced it will no longer force sunscreen manufactures to change their labels to better inform consumers by June 18, 2012. Manufactures now have until December 2012, a six month extension, and smaller manufactures will have as long as December 2013.

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New FDA Sunscreen Guidelines Effective June 18th

Apr 18, 2012 No Comments

Last summer the FDA published a final rule regarding labeling and effectiveness testing for over-the-counter sunscreen products, marketed without an approved application. The final rule and compliance guidelines go into effect on Monday, June 18, 2012. Consumers need to be aware that there is some lag time between the effective date of the new guidelines and what is available at your local pharmacy or sunscreen retailer.

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One-on-One with Colorescience Founder Diane Ranger

Sep 08, 2011 No Comments

The creator of the mineral makeup concept and the Founder of Colorescience Pro Diane Ranger talks with Coolibar about her innovative high SPF mineral makeup collection and how to keep your skin looking better than ever.

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Sunscreen Tips for Toddlers

Jul 13, 2011 No Comments

Pediatric Dermatologist Dr. George offers advice to keep your kiddies protected from the sun’s rays. Learn what to look for in sunscreen, how to use it, and how to add fun to habits so that your kids will enjoy sunscreen time.

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FDA Updates Sunscreen Regulations

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

The FDA recently announced new guidelines that sunscreen manufacturers will be required to follow for over-the-counter sunscreen labeling. Now in order to earn a “broad spectrum” designation, sunscreens must protect from both UVB (burning) rays and UVA (aging) rays. Read on for a summary of improvements as well as how Coolibar can help ease confusion.

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Total Block and Cotz Sunscreen FAQ

May 20, 2011 6 Comments

Sunscreen expert Kirk Minster from Fallene, Ltd., the maker of Total Block and Cotz Sunscreen, passes his wealth of sunscreen knowledge onto you – our reader.

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Fallene Brings Their Sun Protection Expertise to Facebook

May 12, 2011 No Comments

The Final Sun Protection Q & A Event before summer begins! So join us Thursday, May 19 on our Facebook Wall if you have sun protection questions you want answered before your Memorial Day Weekend venture.

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