The fourth ingredient
FDA approved a new OTC sunscreen yesterday. Anthelios SX –that’s a marketing term meaning ‘use this product to increase your chances of having S[e]X on the beach with a Greek God’– protects against UVA and UVB. It has three active ingredients, including ecamsule, which is new to the market in the US. But despite the novelty of the product, FDA also said:
While this product provides protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays, FDA continues to recommend that in addition to using a sunscreen, consumers protect themselves from sun exposure by limiting time in the sun and wearing protective clothing.
Amen to that.July 25, 2006