"In the U.S., the FDA regulates this term via one standard test: A subject alternates between getting wet and drying off multiple times and is then tested to be sure the sunscreen is still on and in effect. All sunscreens that use the term “water-resistant” are required to undergo the test, so look for the stamp if you know you’re going to be swimming or sweating. "
"Chemical sunscreens have received a lot of press in recent months, with Hawaii, Palau, Aruba, Bonaire, and now Key West all banning their sale and use. There is growing concern over the toxicity of chemicals used in the formulas, primarily oxybenzone and octinoxate, and the harm they cause both to human and marine health."
"Tony Palmer, who has served as president of global brands and innovation for Kimberly Clark, is leaving that post effective April 2 to serve as CEO of TropicSport, the suncare brand he founded with his wife, Lisa Palmer."
""With the FDA's announcement, Hawaii's recent ban and Key West recognizing the serious dangers of chemical sunscreens, the public is just now becoming aware of the toxicity risks to their bodies and environment posed by what they thought was protection from skin cancer," said Palmer, "It's like the early years when we began to unwrap and truly understand the dangers of nicotine. This is why mineral based sunscreens are growing in demand, and we see a massive growth opportunity for TropicSport.""
"Tony Palmer, TropicSport founder and chairman. "Not only are we committed to protecting athletes with our mineral-based products, but also protecting our oceans and marine life. We share a mutual purpose with WSL PURE to protect our oceans, and I'd like to congratulate Hawaii on its proactive approach to sun-protection.""
"TropicSport reef-friendly mineral sunscreen and skin care line is helping Californians stay out longer to enjoy the first ever California Surfing Day this Thursday, Sept. 20 with "Top 5 Sun Safety Tips""