Skincare World in shambles: another popular sunscreen brand lied about their SPF

Apr 15, 2021 16:44


Some news from Krave Beauty about The Beet Shield (Beet the Sun): the product, when tested by independent 3rd parties here in the US, confirmed the SPF rating was lower than 55, “performing below their standards.” Because of this, the brand is discontinuing the product. pic.twitter.com/92hvo5nlmL
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marthasback April 15 2021, 14:55:26 UTC
I worked at Indigo in Canada when they sold / recalled the infamous Jessica Alba "burn your baby" sunscreen and it was hella awkward lmao

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madamezuzu April 15 2021, 14:59:45 UTC
burn your BABY?! tf kind of product title?!

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frejabehaerich April 15 2021, 15:05:51 UTC
lol i don't think that was the actual name of the product. it was an SPF for kids but there was a number of cases where it didn't work at all and those kids developed really bad sunburns from lack of SPF.

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marthasback April 15 2021, 16:54:36 UTC
I mean... it wasn't the official name haha

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__onthebound April 15 2021, 14:57:10 UTC
i get why they aren't disclosing but even so. i'm sticking with EU and AUS sunscreens. but also bc i am still on a huge bottle of boots spf that will last me forever and haven't had a chance to try any from my australian sunscreen wishlist.

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shastafay April 15 2021, 16:43:31 UTC
yeah, same re: EU / AUS sunscreens. lab muffin beauty science on youtube does a lot of videos on sunscreens and the science behind them & that's how i learned that the EU & australia are the only regions with strict guidelines & SPF regulations, so from now on i'm sticking with those.

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__onthebound April 15 2021, 16:47:24 UTC
She’s been a rockstar for ages. Her blog is where I get my beauty science info!

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tayshaun April 15 2021, 17:02:52 UTC
Which ones do you like?

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madamezuzu April 15 2021, 14:58:47 UTC
omg. someone plz tell me that supergoop IS spf.

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lomhm April 15 2021, 15:05:48 UTC
well, all of these are SPF’s, lol. the issue is that testing varies. supergoop is sold in the US so we know off the bat it probably has pretty dismal UVA protection, and FDA regulations state that SPF brands only need one round of third party testing to confirm manufacturer results. that’s exactly what krave did, and the results were wrong. i’m willing to bet most sunscreens on the US market will test below advertised SPF, and again, that’s not really even touching their protection against UVA rays, which isn’t even done in the US anyway.

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madamezuzu April 15 2021, 15:28:19 UTC
woof. ty. that’s very helpful. had no idea.

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felicityhaircut April 15 2021, 15:38:15 UTC
Do you have a sunscreen you like/recommend?

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espressotorte April 15 2021, 15:03:18 UTC
More influencer snake oil, what a shock

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spankmypirate April 15 2021, 15:04:43 UTC
Ugh, this pisses me off. I'm someone who relies on 50+ sunscreen (I have solar urticaria). This can seriously jeopardise people's health in more than one way.

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theactualworst April 15 2021, 16:43:16 UTC
Shiseido's Urban Environment has never let me down. I will sing its praises until the day I die lol.

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peddlestools April 15 2021, 19:05:22 UTC
I wish it didn't have fragrance :(

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lovely_tunes April 15 2021, 23:16:05 UTC
Octinoxate tho :/

also Octocrylene, both which have been banned in certain areas because (apparently) they disrupted coral reefs.

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