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Is your sunscreen reef safe?

Is your sunscreen reef safe? You’re on vacation in a tropical paradise, the sun is shining, and you are preparing for a swim in the reef. As the sun-conscious person that we know you are, you lather up with some sunscreen you picked up at the resort and dive in. But wait! Do you have […]

UVA and UVB Rays: What’s the Difference?

UVA and UVB Rays: What’s the Difference? In the summer of 2012, the FDA made some big changes to the regulations surrounding sunscreen labels, including making a distinction between the effects of UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreens that protect against both UVA and UVB are now labeled as “broad spectrum” while sunscreens that are are […]

What Is Octinoxate and Is it Safe in Sunscreen?

What Is Octinoxate and Is it Safe in Sunscreen? Octinoxate is the most widely used UVB-absorbing agent in sunscreen today, but is it safe? While studies have not shown octinoxate to be quite as toxic as oxybenzone, there are definitely reasons to be wary of this ingredient in your suncare products. What does octinoxate do? Octinoxate, also known as […]

What Is Oxybenzone and Why Is it in Sunscreen?

What Is Oxybenzone and Why Is it in Sunscreen? Oxybenzone, or benzonephenone-3, is one of the most common chemical filters found in commercial chemical sunscreens. It forms colorless crystals that are readily soluble, and provides UV coverage. While the primary function of oxybenzone is to absorb UV light, research has shown that it is also […]

What Is Avobenzone and Is It Safe In Sunscreen?

What Is Avobenzone and Is It Safe In Sunscreen? Avobenzone was introduced in the 1990s and is a common chemical sunscreen. Unlike other chemical sunscreens that just protect from the sunburn-causing UVB rays, avobenzone also protects from UVA rays, the rays that cause premature aging and skin cancer. This chemical is given a two rating […]

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) May Inhibit Brain Cancer

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) May Inhibit Brain Cancer by Drake Dorm Glioma is the term used to describe a tumor that originated on the brain or spine. Each year, 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with malignant glioma. Of those, about half will die within a year of diagnosis. Only 25 percent are still alive after two […]

Hawaii Medicinal Launches to Bring Nature’s Healing Wealth Mainstream

Hawaii Medicinal Launches to Bring Nature’s Healing Wealth Mainstream   Due to the recent research and awareness that most commercial sunscreens containing harsh chemicals such as oxybenzone are destroying the coral reef, HawaiiMedicinal.com develops the Sunshine Healing Skin Care line to help create an environmentally conscious, plant-based alternative.   Kailua, Hawaii – December 20, 2016 […]