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SunCream or SunScreen!

Whats it got to do with allergies?

· allergies,health and safety

Sun Cream or Sun Screen, Whatever you call it, its good to apply.

As Baz Lurman once sang "Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be
it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by

Not only is does it help your skin from getting burnt it also reduces the risks of skin cancer which is a double bonus if you ask us. Latest studies also show that using sunscreen everyday even when its not sunny can help slow down the aging process of your skin by around 24%. Less Wrinkles!

So what has it got to do with allergies?

Some of the manufacturers of sunscreen like to put almond oil in their products, which is good in a way as almond oil is known for its sunblocking properties. However they do not have to list it as almond oil or make it more visable on the ingredients list as its not a food product. Most of these manufacturers will also list almond oil by its scientific latin name of prunus amygdalus dulcis oil. Unless your a scientist or fluent in latin reading this on a label will mean nothing to you.

The manufacturers also argue that there is no known food allergy potential by using the product. Which is a pretty much true statement as you don't really want to eat or drink sunscreen.

But people react different depending on their allergy and not all allergies are food based. By actually putting what it is on the label in a way people can understand consumers can make an informed decision on whether they should use these products or a different one.

All allergies should be taken seriously and not only food based ones. If it contains nuts regardless if its a food product or not we feel it should clearly state that.