Our expert says:
Hi Marge, thank you for the question.
There has been a hot debate about the safety of the ingredients used in SPF topical products and you are 100% correct in that certain ingredients may be carcinogenic and should be avoided. Recently the FDA published a list of ingredients that are considered safe but more importantly they also listed the highest concentration that these ingredients should reach in a topical product. The majority of the producers have complied to these regulations and as such these products should be safe to use. Reputable companies have reached higher SPF by increasing the concentration of zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in their products as these ingredients are deemed safe to be used on the skin.
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