Coppertone Sunscreen

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Coppertone Sunscreen is best known as a sunscreen that protects your skin and body from the sun. It is very important that you use sunscreen when you are out in the sun.

If you don’t put on sunscreen you may notice your skin could get a little red. Too much sun overtime may also cause skin cancer. However, using this sunscreen is also bad for you because it contains some ingredients that are not good for your body.

Some of the ingredients in Coppertone Sunscreen include mineral oil, homosalate and fragrance. Mineral Oil is an oil that has no color, scent, or taste. Homosalate is an organic compound that is used in most of the sunscreens. Fragrance is usually a sweet pleasant smell that makes things smell good.

One of the bad ingredients that this sunscreen has is called fragrance. Fragrance is a scent they use to make something smell good. On the Skin Deep website fragrance received a score of 8 out of 10.

In an article written by Carol Potera about scented products, she talks about a study that was done in the University of Washington that tested 25 different air fresheners, laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, disinfectants, dish detergents, all-purpose cleaners, soaps, hand sanitizers, lotions, deodorants, and shampoos and found that these products can cause volatile organic invisible compounds going into the air. This is bad because when people breathe this air it can be poisonous for them to breathe.

I personally thought that this type of Coppertone Sunscreen was supposed to do good for your body but now I know that this sunscreen isn’t too good for you. I wouldn’t recommend this kind of sunscreen to other kids, but maybe another sunscreen that has a better rating score than this one. I wouldn’t recommend it to other kids because of the rating it had and because of the ingredients it has in it.

If you don’t want to use this sunscreen there are always more choices. Here are some of the better sunscreens I found that have better ratings: Banana Boat Kids Natural Reflect Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50+ which has a rating of 3 out of 10. And Coppertone Ultra Guard Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50 which has a rating of 5 out of 10. These ratings are better since Coppertone sunscreen received a rating of 7 out of 10.

by Ivanna M.

Ivanna

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