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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by Aus_MD
In evolutionary terms skin color is thought to be determined through a balance of selective pressures related to the harmful and beneficial effects of UV radiation. We "survived" in previous eras because our skin colour was appropriate to the latitudes in which we lived. We encounter problems now because we expose ourselves to more UVR than our skin was "designed" to cope with.

i'm aware of the evolutionary theories concering skin color, and they make sense. but i question that people should now be afraid of leaving their home without using spf.

there are many white people in latin america who never use spf, even people who work outside everyday, and as far as i know there is no epidemic of skin cancer down there. my father's side of the famiy has blue eyes and blonde hair. they are whiter than white, and i've never heard of anyone having skin problems. they only use sunscreen at the beach.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by matadorpoeta
i'm aware of the evolutionary theories concering skin color, and they make sense. but i question that people should now be afraid of leaving their home without using spf.

there are many white people in latin america who never use spf, even people who work outside everyday, and as far as i know there is no epidemic of skin cancer down there. my father's side of the famiy has blue eyes and blonde hair. they are whiter than white, and i've never heard of anyone having skin problems. they only use sunscreen at the beach.

There is probably a better case for not leaving home without sunglasses.

The white population of South America is predominantly of southern European origin. Skin cancer rates are lower in this group than in people with northern European ancestry. The relationship between solar radiation and skin cancer is not controversial (but solar radiation is not the only cause).
post #18 of 25
Will drug stores have this in a few months or will higher end boutiques get this first? I've been looking forward to FDA's approval for quite some time. Finally, a product with superior ingredients will be for sale to prevent premature aging!
post #19 of 25
Thread Starter 
Most likely, neither. Dermatologists probably will have it first.
post #20 of 25
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Originally Posted by DarkNWorn
Anyone know if they put sunscreen into shampoo or soap? Sorta like do it once a day and you're protected for 24 hrs.

Not that I know of, but you can buy moisturizers/after shave balms with sunscreen included.
post #21 of 25
No sunscreen will last 24 hours. Even if you apply it properly, and until now, that meant applying it in the dark and waiting 30 minutes because avobenzone photodegrades quite rapidly, you're only guarantee protection for two hours. After that, you're on your own. Mexoryl is a lot better, but it's still not even close to 24 hour protection. Still, much better than what we've had. The FDA is "cautious" where caution is "corrupt and bought out by domestic cosmetics companies that don't want to have to pay licenses to L'Oreal to compete".
post #22 of 25
Thread Starter 
It is now being sold as Anthelios SX. Dermstore has it. (Yes, sunscreen helps in the winter.)
post #23 of 25
Awesome. It's about time.
post #24 of 25
Do you have a link?

The brand available now in the US is 30 bucks for less than 4 ounces. About 10X the cost of 'conventional' sunscreen.

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
There have been websites available to order sunscreens from France with an appropriate level of UV protection.
post #25 of 25
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Originally Posted by hermes
the FDA really doesn't provide comment as to why it only took them 15 years to approve mexoryl SX but you'd think that during that time, everyone in europe to australia to canada has had access and use of it and no one seems to be dead from it so who knows what they were looking at or if lobbying came to play given it's patented by l'oreal and only l'oreal products will have mexoryl in it so maybe non-patent holders were lobbying to hold it up, but i'm just guessing and have no idea

from what i have read, it also only took the FDA 20 years to approve avobenzone in sunscreen so they just seem to be very careful/slow/whatever ..... so 15 years isn't so bad
How long did it take the FDA to approve thalidomide?
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