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Old 04-01-2018, 11:10 PM
 
Location: In the middle between the sun and moon
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I have pale skin that burns in just a few minutes and I live at high altitude in a very sunny climate. I use Shiseido sunscreen, I get it at Sephora. I think there are better one available in Europe, but at this point I'm satisfied enough with Shiseido that I don't bother trying to get any shipped to the US. The higher SPFs seem harder to wash off. All of the SPFs leave a whitish cast on my face at first but it gets absorbed in. Anyway, if I use it religiously, I don't have any shirt sleeve or shorts tan lines on my limbs even by the end of summer, so it does a great job of keeping the sun off.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:30 PM
 
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The best sunscreen to get is any of those recommended by this website:

https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/best-s.../#.WsGw9-jwbrc

While no sunscreen is perfect in all aspects, this website recommends those that offer best protection against both types of UV rays, while also not having nasty ingredients that can make people sick.

You don't need a SPF more than 20-30, anything more than that is just pure marketing ploy. The key is to apply a really good amount since people tend to skip, and also to keep reapplying. Another important thing is to not rely only on sunscreen, as it has mixed results in terms of preventing the most deadly melanomas. That means wearing clothing that covers your exposed skin as much as possible outdoors.
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Old 04-03-2018, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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Any good recommendations for a man (i.e. no makeup products), SPF 30, broadband, and without harsh chemicals? Ideally, it would be made by a company who's been around awhile, and has lots of experience with their products. It wouldn't need to be waterproof, although those would be good to know about too.

A bonus might be something popular in Europe or Canada that might be available in the US, or from the US but based on European/Canadian formulas (they usually have higher and safer standards). There are so many choices, it's hard to know where to begin. So many seem to be new products by startups and small companies. Thanks.

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Old 04-08-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Dfw
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Is there any big difference between say spf 45 vs 55 vs 70 vs 85 vs 100? I checked that the higher it is the better it protects etc.


Im talking about neutrogena sunscreen.
Yes of course there's a major difference!! The higher the better!!! You should be using nothing under 55.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Dfw
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Any good recommendations for a man (i.e. no makeup products), SPF 30, broadband, and without harsh chemicals? Ideally, it would be made by a company who's been around awhile, and has lots of experience with their products. It wouldn't need to be waterproof, although those would be good to know about too.

A bonus might be something popular in Europe or Canada that might be available in the US, or from the US but based on European/Canadian formulas (they usually have higher and safer standards). There are so many choices, it's hard to know where to begin. So many seem to be new products by startups and small companies. Thanks.
Neutrogena® Men Triple Protect Face Lotion, Nivea Men Original Protective Lotion.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I use L’avene Thermale. It is mineral and doesn’t t leave me ashy.

https://www.aveneusa.com/concerns/su...-lotion-spf-50
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Any good recommendations for a man (i.e. no makeup products), SPF 30, broadband, and without harsh chemicals? Ideally, it would be made by a company who's been around awhile, and has lots of experience with their products. It wouldn't need to be waterproof, although those would be good to know about too.

A bonus might be something popular in Europe or Canada that might be available in the US, or from the US but based on European/Canadian formulas (they usually have higher and safer standards). There are so many choices, it's hard to know where to begin. So many seem to be new products by startups and small companies. Thanks.
Check out the one I recommended!

https://www.aveneusa.com/concerns/su...-lotion-spf-50
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:09 AM
 
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Any good recommendations for a man (i.e. no makeup products), SPF 30, broadband, and without harsh chemicals? Ideally, it would be made by a company who's been around awhile, and has lots of experience with their products. It wouldn't need to be waterproof, although those would be good to know about too.

A bonus might be something popular in Europe or Canada that might be available in the US, or from the US but based on European/Canadian formulas (they usually have higher and safer standards). There are so many choices, it's hard to know where to begin. So many seem to be new products by startups and small companies. Thanks.
The response right above yours

https://www.ewg.org/sunscreen/best-s.../#.WsGw9-jwbrc
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Old 04-09-2018, 12:43 AM
 
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Coola Cucumber SPF (for face)- the stuff goes on smoothly and leaves the skin dewy cool not greasy and the cucumber scent is light touch.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Southeastern North Carolina
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I use L’avene Thermale. It is mineral and doesn’t t leave me ashy.

https://www.aveneusa.com/concerns/su...-lotion-spf-50
That looks like a good one. I've been using this Josie Maran spf 47 moisturizer as my daily sun protection. It's also mineral, and leaves no white cast on my face. It comes in a tinted version, too:
https://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/...h-sunboost-atb


I prefer mineral sunscreens, for their stability, and also because they don't leave orange stains on light colored clothing. This is a problem with chemical sunscreens containing avobenzone, especially if you have well water.
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