The goal of SunscreenSafety.info is to help today’s interested consumer obtain accurate, reliable information from reputable groups and individuals such as the American Academy of Dermatology, Household and Personal Products Industry, and the Skin Cancer Foundation. It is important to note that we are not spokespeople for these groups; we simply cite the studies they reference and pass this information on to you to help you make up your mind as to which type or formula of sunscreen you choose. On another note, – we clearly have issues with – and dispute the over-exaggeration of laboratory studies to promote specific companies and brands of sunscreen – which in turn these companies donate back to the organization that exaggerated the original study in the first place.
Imagine a leafy tree, with hundreds of leaves on it. These leaves represent media stories via the internet, radio, TV, newspapers, etc. Follow the branches back to the trunk and you will find one (and only one) organization, a Washington lobbyist group, promoting these ideas by cranking out press release after press release to an uninformed media. Specifically, one of their scare tactics promotes the idea that oxybenzone (used in almost all sunscreens and approved by the FDA in 1978) is a bad ingredient because in disproportionately large doses it disrupted hormones in laboratory rats 10 years ago. Sunscreen Safety documents information that is not easily obtainable – specifically, how much oxybenzone the rats were FED (as opposed to topically applied like real people do). It also provides additional, legitimate studies about real, human studies.
All Rocky Mountain Sunscreen formulas use ingredients that are certified safe by the FDA. If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss any of this information with us personally, please feel free to contact us anytime.