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Coppertone Sport Breathable Sunscreen SFP 30- reviewed and rejected

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Sun Protection for Body
Reviewed by Jimmy April 24, 2011 3 Comments
May is just around the corner so you know what that means: sun, and lots of it. Pools are opening and crowds are flocking to beaches or, if you live in a city, rooftop sundecks. It's inevitable you'll use sun protection and one product that I can assure you is worth skipping is Coppertone Sport Breathable Sunscreen SPF 30. Unless, that is, you actually want to double your chances of skin cancer.

Coppertone Sport Breathable Sunscreen SFP 30 is a let-down. Actually, as you know, I've never been a fan of drugstore products, especially sunscreens, which are usually loaded with toxic fillers. Coppertone Sport Breathable Sunscreen SPF 30 is no exception. Those who have used it may know that they recently changed ingredients in the product (or maybe you don't, considering there's no indication on the packaging). The changes are interesting. They dropped avobenzone as a sunscreen agent so now they no longer provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection (for those who don't know, avobenzone and zinc iodide are the only two ingredients approved by the FDA for complete UVA protection. UVA are the worst kind of rays that actually exacerbate aging skin and cause cancer). Why the silly move, who knows? They also added parabens. Wow.

After using the product, it actually absorbed quite well and, as the product promised, was super sweat proof (one of my bigger concerns) but that's about it and you can find those perks in better sunscreens. If there's one thing they did that was actually beneficial was improving the amount of Vitamin E, the only redeeming ingredient, but the addition is a nominal portion. Yikes. Everything else in the product is quite toxic on biochemical and cellular levels. So if you're worried about getting beat down by the sun, this product will definitely not come to your rescue and, if you're worried about any sort of skin disorder, this will just add to your worries!. Hey, I'm just saying. Don't apply Coppertone Sport Breathable Sunscreen SPF 30 every day or, better yet, don't apply at all. Splurge on a better sunscreen. There really is a reason why Coppertone Sport Breathable Sunscreen SPF 30 is a $7 product. Better sunscreens will cost more but definitely worth the extra $$.

Active Ingredients: Homosalate, Octyl Salicylate, Octinoxate, Octisalate, Oxybenzone

Inactive Ingredients: Water, PEG 8, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates/C10 30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Fragrance (Parfum)
  • July 1, 2011

    by Kevin

    This is incorrect. Coppertone Sport (labeled as "breathable" still has avobenzone. I have bought 8 bottles in the past two months.

  • April 30, 2011

    by jimmy

    thanks for the update jeff!

  • April 25, 2011

    by Jeff

    Hello Jimmy,
    I agree with your review of Coppertone but wanted to let you know there are now four ingredients to protect against broad spectrum UVA, Avobenzone (Parsol 1789), Zinc OXIDE (not iodide), Titanium Dioxide and Mexoryl.
    I'm the biggest fan of KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen, which uses Avobenzone and Zinc Oxide in it's products.
    Be well and keep protected,
    Jeff

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