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   Posted 4/6/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
My dermatologist recommended a Fallene product called COTZ which is SPF 58 with only titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide. It is for sensitive skin. I have had a time with all sunscreen products - the natural ones making me look like I've got powder all over and the chemical ones irritating my skin. Has anyone tried this product? I can only seem to get it online or have a pharmacist order it. This company makes other products - one that is a total block with SPF 65. All are fragrance free - which is a must for me. The brochure says "freedom for the photosensitive." I hate to just spend another 20-30 bucks on a bottle of stuff that I use once and hate.

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   Posted 4/22/2008 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I suggest writing and asking for samples. I have picked them up at conferences and thought they were pretty good.
As it happens I use something else that doesn't cost more and suits me very well so I never investigated further.

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   Posted 4/24/2008 6:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes - thanks...the totalblock is made by the same company and so I ordered both of these products. I don't like that both have color to them so I have to make sure to keep it away from my clothes, but they both seem to work very well. I wish there was a natural sunblock. The highest natural sunscreen I can find is SPF 30 and it's very greasy. I bought a pair of gloves for my car and am wearing some sunblock clothing in my car. I feel like I have become a hermit. I miss those days of outdoor fun!

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   Posted 5/30/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
This may be a stupid question but have you tried Neutrogena SPF 70? I use it on my daughter who has lupus, she's 6. It's oil free and for sensitive skin. At $9.95 it's worth a shot!

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   Posted 5/30/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Whatever sunscreen is chose . . .watch that it protects UVA and UVB. The SPF number indicates only one of those (I think its the UVB). Just a thought.


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   Posted 5/30/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi glory, the only thing I know about sunscreen and Lupus is that you are supposed to put it on a full have hour before going outside so that it has a chance to really soak in. Boy I hear ya about not wanting to put out the money. I hate to spend money on anything that might not work or I take it once and have an allergic reaction.
I hope you find something that will work for you
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   Posted 6/1/2008 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
My problem with sunscreen is that I hate putting it on, and I hate the greasy feeling that it leaves. But recently I found the both Lubriderm and Aveeno both created regular lotions with suncreen. I is SPF 15 it covers both UVA and UVB, and it feels like regular lotion. So essentially I am killing two birds with one stone. I put lotion on to moisturize my skin and I am also putting suncreen on along with it. For my face I use a face lotion that is also a moisterizer and sunscreen blocker.

I am not sure what the SPF is all about, but my doc has always told me that as long as that it is atleast an SPF 15 than I am ok. Oh and I am also skin sensitive on my body and especially my face so to find things that work with sunscreen already in them is great for me.
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   Posted 6/1/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been able to find anything that is more than 15 that doesn't gross out my skin. The Neutrogena products smell awful. You would think that of all companies, Neutrogena would make a fragrance free product. I'm very sensitive to perfumes.

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