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Nanoparticulate-based Sunscreens May Not Be So Dangerous After All

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018  Zinc oxide nanoparticles used in sunscreen neither penetrate the skin nor cause cellular toxicity after repeated applications, according to a study out of University of Queensland (UQ) and University of South Australia, The research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, refutes widespread claims among some public advocacy groups – and a growing belief among consumers – about the safety of nanoparticulate-based sunscreens. University of South Australia and UQ lead investigator Professor Mike Roberts and his co-researchers in Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Germany studied the safety of repeated applications of zinc oxide nanoparticles applied to five volunteers aged between 20 and 30 years. Volunteers applied the zinc oxide nanoparticles every hour for six hours on five consecutive days....

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The 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Watermen (and women) for less than $100 -

Put a smile on your favorite waterman's face this year, and stay within your $100 budget! Our next list for 2018 has more of the inland Waterman (or woman) in mind this Holiday season. gives you good options no matter where their home break is, or how old they are. Checkout the latest sun-protective rashguards and sun shirts, deck shoes, deck bags, hyrdration solutions accessories, tools and more!  Quiksilver Waterman New Hooked Long Sleeve Hooded UPF 50 Rashguard  $59 (Free Shipping) - Quicksilver has always been inspired by water and delivered on quality. This cool hooded sun protective rashguard is proof that they continue to serve watermen (and waterwomen) with the best solutions for enjoying their outdoor pursuits.  Quiksilver’s performance fabric blocks both...

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The 10 Best Surfer Christmas Gifts for less than $50 -

Put a smile on your favorite surfer’s face this year, and stay within your budget! Our list for 2018 gives you good gift options no matter where their home break is, or how old they are. Checkout cool shades, classic surfer tees, wall decor, accessories, tools and yes, our original surfer’s sunscreen to keep them sun safe. Blenders BeachCat Sunglasses $45 (Free Shipping) - Looking for throwback style sunglasses? Blenders ‘Beachcat Polarized’ shades have a tortoiseshell pattern that’s been popular among smart and creative types for the past century. The turtle splotches aren’t what you’d expect from a regular pair of shades, which makes them likely to draw some attention. If you’re looking for something iconoclastic, something a little different...

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Sunburn on a cloudy day? No Way!

Most of us are used to applying sunscreen on sunny days. This goes without saying, whether your at the beach, surfing, bike ride or any one of a hundred different outdoor activities our great city has to offer. There's not too many cloudy days here, however we have a couple of months leading up to summer that can get us in trouble. May gray and June gloom are often foggy and cloudy months on the coast mostly due to the  cooler ocean temps and the heat of the nearby desert regions colliding. These are the cloudy days that sneak up on us humans and lull us into thinking we are safe from the sun's UV rays. There was a particular day...

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Winter, in Southern California, is essentially over, in fact, it never really began, so if you're a SoCal surfer, you've been exposed to bright sunlight all year long. Now that faces, backs and shoulders are all becoming more exposed as the water temp allows us to hang up our 3/2 wetsuit and throw on our trunks, it's time to pay special attention to sunblock coverage. This article is taken, in full, from Surf Science speaks with the creator of 1 of the best sunblocks on the planet, Waterman's. Water increases the sun's UV ray potency by 50%, so if you're a surfer, this article is especially designed for YOU! Surfers & Sunscreen vs. UV Rays & Skin Cancer Surfers...

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