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Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2001 - 5:21am
katiebear's picture
Joined: 06/01/2001 - 09:00

You can usually find Ombrelle sunscreens at Walmart - my local ones, anyway.
I have extremely sensitive skin - eczema, seborrhea, psoriasis - the whole magilla - to the point where I've never been able to tolerate bar soaps, most laundry soaps, all deodorants and antiperspirants except for Tom's and Crystal-type ones - and I've had wonderful experience with Neutrogena sunscreen products. I'm a fair-skinned, freckled Irish lass, and sunscreen is a necessity (though I guess it's a necessity for everyone these days!), so I've gone through them all, trial and error. Between feeling like a greased pig, to nearly being blinded when the slightest trace of sunscreen runs in my eyes (swelling that lasted for days!), to having it aggravate my eczema, it was a lifelong battle, but Neutrogena products seem fine. Particularly their 'sensitive' versions, which contain no chemical sunscreens. Another good one is the spf 30 or 45 in the tube, both of which contain Parsol 1789 in their active ingredients - not irritating, and I wear it all over my face, including my eyelids, every day under makeup without problem. One thing to be sure of when checking sunscreens is to find one that lists one or more of the following in the active ingredients: Parsol 1789 (also listed as avobenzone), titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide. That is the only way to be sure you're getting UVA protection. Be wary of front panels of products, as many sunscreens loudly proclaim to over UVA protection, but a quick scan of the actives reveals they don't contain any of the three, which is important to protect against skin cancer.

Posted on: Fri, 06/15/2001 - 6:37am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Just an FYI... I smeared some old Panama Jack SPF4 on myself this weekend BEFORE reading the label. All oiled up, I read the label and right there was "peanut oil." I immediately took a shower before going anywhere near my son.

Posted on: Tue, 06/19/2001 - 12:57am
shannon's picture
Joined: 05/15/2000 - 09:00

I posted last summer under this thread, looking for a sunblock that didnt cause excema flare ups. I recently tried avon skin so soft for kids, it has a spf of 30 and repells mosquitos, fleas, and deer ticks. this has not caused any reaction or flare ups yet, actually my sons skins is looking better than usual. I also found ombrelle last week when i forgot the Skin so soft, and it seemed to work well, but I only used it once.
hope everyone has many fun sunny days this summer.

Posted on: Tue, 06/19/2001 - 1:41am
williamsmummy's picture
Joined: 03/26/2002 - 09:00

we have found only one sun cream that william can tolerate with only a slight drying of skin , rather than the rageing eczema . I have spent a small fortune over the years , until I found ROC baby mineral cream. Its a 40 spf , no fragrance no nuts nothing labeled lecthin , and no strange fruit essance.
Has any one thought that we should start a
list of common sun products that do contain nut oils?
it would be just a rough guide of what to avoid. my son has had to endure lots of eczema though trying a sun cream in the past and l have had to pay a fortune for it.
I am quite happy to take a trip to a chemist here (uk) and make a list of those that do contain nuts , just to start the ball rolling , what do you think?
it would save all you parents individually phoneing , when theres one of us who has already made that call.!
does this make any sense? is it worth a try.
bye williamsmummy

Posted on: Tue, 06/19/2001 - 3:06am
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

My daughter recently started breaking out all over, and I think it may be the sunscreen. It looks like exczema. I'm bring her to the dr. tomorrow and am switching sunscreens. What can I do for her in the meantime?

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2001 - 1:27am
Heather's picture
Joined: 10/08/2006 - 09:00

Bringing this up.

Posted on: Mon, 07/09/2001 - 11:21am
Ramona's picture
Joined: 07/06/2001 - 09:00

Our Pediatric Allergist told us to use Bull Frog Gel for children. This is the only sunscreen that has not broken out our eczema prone 4 year old.

Posted on: Thu, 07/12/2001 - 3:12am
G Stanfill's picture
Joined: 04/01/2001 - 09:00

I have been using "Waterbabies" on my PA 14 month old son. I didn't think he was having a reaction until I read these posts.
He has had a mild dry rash on his back for a couple of months. He has never had eczema so I don't know if this is it or not. But after reading these posts I wonder if the sunscreen is causing it.
I read the ingredients and I saw nothing about any nut oils...only Jojoba oil. (what is that?)
Are the nut oil ingredients labeled under a different name? I'm confused!

Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2001 - 3:01am
river's picture
Joined: 07/15/1999 - 09:00

Interesting that others have experienced this problem also. It took me a summer and a half to realize that I was causing my PA/TNA son's eczema by applying sunscreen. He does not have skin problems,(rashes) from any other product or food. I no longer use sunscreen of anykind, but instead just allow his skin to tan slowly, (like the old days.) He's never had a burn.

Posted on: Fri, 07/20/2001 - 5:14pm
julieb's picture
Joined: 07/21/2001 - 09:00

We use a product called "California Baby SPF30+ Sunscreen". When we contacted the company, they said that they do not use any peanut or nut oils in their product. It's water resistant and is formulated "without invasive chemical agents". The down side to this product is that it is not cheap. I paid almost $15.00 at Whole Foods (an organic grocery store) for 2.9 ounces. But, a little goes a long way. California Baby can be reached at 310-277-6430 or at californiababy.com. Julie.



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