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Long-awaited sunscreen approved for sale

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by mensimageconsultant, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    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".
     
  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    It is now being sold as Anthelios SX. Dermstore has it. (Yes, sunscreen helps in the winter.)
     
  3. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Awesome. It's about time.
     
  4. adamm411

    adamm411 Senior member

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    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.

    There have been websites available to order sunscreens from France with an appropriate level of UV protection.
     
  5. jackmccullough

    jackmccullough Well-Known Member

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    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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