A new report refutes the possibility of Vitamin A, also known as Retinyl Palmitate, to be the cause of skin cancer when used in sunscreens.  With all kinds of opinions on the safety of sunscreens being tossed around–we at UV Skinz want our readers to be informed of all the facts. You can decide for yourself what the best choice would be for you and your loved ones. Below are some excerpts from the press release.

“Earlier this year, the Environmental Working Group issued a health warning that sunscreens containing retinyl palmitate could pose a cancer risk,” said dermatologist Henry W. Lim, MD, FAAD, chairman of the department of dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. “This warning garnered significant media attention and caused considerable confusion among the public. Our report should help dismiss the misinformation that sunscreens are not safe, as sunscreens are vitally important in reducing your risk for skin cancer, not causing it.”

“The bottom line is that people should continue vigilantly using sunscreens along with other sun-safe practices – such as limiting sun exposure, seeking shade, and wearing sun-protective clothing, hats and sunglasses – to reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.” Read more…