Sun Protection

If you’re on the hunt for the best natural sunscreen, Pharmaca’s Project Wellness blog offers the most comprehensive resources on choosing the right one for you. Pharmaca offers a wide variety of natural sun protection, from mineral sunblocks to SPF-rich makeup to kid-friendly organic sunscreens. We’ll give you the studies and information that can help you make an informed choice when choosing your all natural sunscreen, whether you’re confused about choosing the right SPF or finding one that offers tinted coverage. Don’t let the sun do any more damage to your skin! Finding the best natural sunscreen is a snap with our extensive product information.

Four of Our Favorite BB and CC Creams Among EWG’s Top Picks

Four of Our Favorite BB and CC Creams Among EWG’s Top Picks

We just love it when we can spot a great product that harnesses the power of natural ingredients to make your skin look and feel great! It’s part of Pharmaca’s commitment to being your trusted editor when it comes to clean skin and beauty care products. Many of the brands we carry have come...

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Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

Sun Care: Team Member-Approved!

With so many sunscreens out there, it can be hard to know what’s best for you. Here, Pharmaca Team Members put our sunscreens to the test—from days at the pool to long bike rides. Read more about the sun care they’re loving. I’ve been very happy with Juice Beauty’s Tinted Moisturizer. The slight tint...

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The Three Ss of Good Sun Care

The Three Ss of Good Sun Care

Slather on the SPFs Before your next trip to the beach—or even before an afternoon in the backyard—brush up on the hows and whats of sun protection. Reapply often. Experts recommend applying a full ounce of sunscreen (about the size of a shot glass) to skin before sun exposure. Reapply every few hours, and...

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How SPFs are Calculated

How SPFs are Calculated

If you’ve ever wondered exactly how those SPF numbers are calculated on your sunscreen, you’ve got some sunburnt volunteers to thank. SPF manufacturers test their products’ sun protection factor by slathering it on volunteers, at a rate of 2 mg of sunscreen per square centimeter of skin, and then blast them with UV rays...

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Sun Protection Decoded

Sun Protection Decoded

The world of sunscreens can be confusing these days, and chances are, you need some help decoding which sun protection is best for you and your family. Fortunately, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has developed a sophisticated system of rating sunscreens for their safety and effectiveness. And fortunately for you, Pharmaca carries a wide...

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Your Sunscreen Buying Guide

It’s time to plan your summer fun-and your summer sun protection. Don’t forget that experts recommend replacing your sunscreen every year, since it can lose effectiveness quickly, especially when they spend time in the hot sun. Use these basics to simplify your next sun care shopping trip at Pharmaca. Mineral vs. chemical Where chemical...

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FDA’s New Sunscreen Rules About to Go Into Effect

FDA’s New Sunscreen Rules About to Go Into Effect

The FDA’s new sunscreen labeling regulations take effect this summer. Announced last year, FDA is hoping this labeling overhaul will help users make more informed decisions about choosing the right sun protection. (Here’s a link to FDA’s answers to frequently asked questions on the topic.) Here’s a round up of the changes we’ll be...

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New Sun Care Products at Pharmaca

New Sun Care Products at Pharmaca

We’ve just added a few new sun care products we think you’re going to love. Here’s a little about some of our favorites. Best for: Backyard Gatherings Badger SPF 30+ Anti-Bug Sunscreen Badger’s well-loved sun care line now includes the handy addition of bug repellant! This new formula includes bug-repelling essential oils like citronella,...

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More on the FDA’s new sunscreen rules

We talked last year about the FDA’s new sunscreen labeling rules <http://blog.pharmacablog.com/2011/06/15/fda-announces-new-sunscreen-labeling-rules/> , which will fully go into effect in June 2013. The new regulations also state that only sunblocks with an SPF rating of 15 or higher can claim that they help prevent sunburn or skin cancer. Finally, sunscreens can no longer be...

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New study shows vitamin A key to preventing melanoma

New study shows vitamin A key to preventing melanoma

Another reason to get your vitamin A: A recent study showed that people taking a vitamin A supplement were 60 percent less likely to develop melanoma. The study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in March, followed nearly 70,000 adults for six years. At the end of the study, 566 had developed melanoma;...

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