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HALF PRICE All Sunscreen @ Woolworths

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50% of all Sunscreen from Woolworths. Starts Boxing Day. It was in the email they sent out to everyone today.

Nationwide. All Sunscreen aside the Woolworths branded (which is cheap anyway)

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Sunscreen Offer - Terms & Conditions
*Offer period 26/12/16 till 03/01/17. Always read the label. Use only as directed. Pricing and stock availability may vary by store.

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    Do they sell Banana Boat SPF 50+ ?

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    Do we know which suncreams? Or is it all of the?

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      All sunscreen* = every single one except Woolworths brand and Clearance sunscreen. https://postimg.org/image/atyoz4k41/

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        the word suncream bothers me more than it should XD

        Hrm, time to stock up I think, looks like we are in for a hot summer.

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          We are forecast for a cold wet summer in Tasmania. There was snow on Mt Wellington the other day..

          But nevertheless sunscreen is essential as the UV is high in Tas regardless of the heat

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    Nationwide.

    Is anything even open on boxing day in Adelaide?

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    What sunscreen do you recommend? (not oily, no smell, effective)

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      an umbrella

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      I personally use Nivea's. There is a slight smell though, but it's more fragrance than "beachy".

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      Neutrogena ultra sheer lotion is great. A bit on the expensive side but it's the one I go for. the beach defence works well too but is scented.

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      I'm in the sun a lot. I use the woolworths branded one (or the same thing from big w with different branding). Don't have any issues with it, and its cheap.

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      +1 for Nivea's, the only one that always works and never gives me gnarly pimples.

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      Oily = greasy? I love the french one, but they don't stock it at safeway. I'm very allergic to most sunscreens and they cause me to burn.

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      Cancer council everyday

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    You are better off making sure you are getting an all natural physical UV filter active only sunscreen (i.e. zinc oxide active) from a chemist shop. SunSense Sensitive Invisible is by far the best product on the market right now I've used (I like it better than Invisible Zinc and it is heaps cheaper too).

    http://www.sunsense.com.au/products/sunsense-sensitive-invis... - make sure it is the "Invisible" version with only Zinc as an active, it's a fairly new product.

    Using chemical UV filters, like the cheap and nasty crap from Banana Boat and Cancer Council etc is probably just as harmful as not wearing sunscreen at all. Why bother when you can use zinc?

    http://www.antaria.com/irm/content/zinc-oxide-protection.asp... - This page gives a very in-depth answer as to why you would not want to use chemical filters.

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      Good info. Thanks. Most people think they are all the same.

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      Looks interesting. 15 % Zinc Oxide as the active ingredient. Might have to give this a try. The only problem is that the preservative is not natural.

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      If you read the ingredients on the provided link, SunSense Invisible actually contains hydroxybenzoates (i.e. parabens) as preservative. Ironically, the methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid (methylparaben) that is commonly found in sunscreens and other cosmetics has been found to have harmful effects on human skin when exposed to low-dose UVB radiation (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0300483X06...). Then there's the unresolved question of whether the nanoparticle sizes needed for zinc oxide to remain invisible actually has its own unintended effects (yet unproven). The rule of life is you can never win.

      Who knows if looking like a cricketer with the old fashioned stuff has its own negative side-effects? Blocked pores?

      P.S. There are a lot of cry babies on OzBargain that don't like to be told what scientists may think of what they eat, apply or breathe. Stay tuned…

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        Unresolved? Every major regulatory body has debunked the myth of nanoparticles as being harmful.

        In 2013 the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) conducted a literature review of the effects of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in sunscreens and have since advised that the nanoparticles in sunscreen do not pose a risk to users. Whilst there have been calls for compulsory labelling of nanoparticles in sunscreens, based on the previous 2009 review, the TGA do not require any specific warnings about nanoparticles in sunscreen products.

        If you would like more information on the TGA’s review and findings, please visit:
        https://www.tga.gov.au/literature-review-safety-titanium-dio... or http://www.cancer.org.au//cancersmartlifestyle/SunSmart/nano...

        The European Commission also recently published a Commission Regulation on 21 April 2016 from recommendation of a decade long study by their Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). They studied and concluded that Non-Nano Zinc Oxide and Nano Zinc Oxide do not pose a risk of adverse effect in humans.

        It's not just safety why you would consider a physical UV blocker - unlike chemical filters which have to be literally absorbed into your skin so the chemicals can cause reactions to absorb the uv radiation inside you - physical blockers like zinc simply REFLECT uv radiation off the surface of your skin and as such, work instantaneously from the moment you apply. Think about how often you apply sunscreen and go out into the sun immediately - if you are not wearing a physical blocker - you're not protected for 20 minutes or so - 20 minutes is all you need to cause UV damage to your skin.

        http://livesunsmart.org/blog/blog-whats-the-difference-betwe...

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        Given your views, why did you upvote?????

        I'd rather take the risk with sunscreen in preference to getting melanoma….

        Simple equation - methylparaben vs melanoma - I know what i'd take my chances with.

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      In that whole article written by people that produce zinc oxide particles for sunscreen the only point in which it says chemical filters are bad is one sentence where that say some mass marketed products have poor uva filtering.
      Also zinc oxide is a chemical too.

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      Ego Sunsense sunscreens performed the worst in a recent SPF test: http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/choice-reveals-the-pop...

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    Do Woolworths know you're posting this? I guess that screenshot looks like a public announcement…

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    Slip slop slap

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    We surf a fair bit and found Natural Instincts Invisible Natural Sunscreen to be pretty effective at a reasonable price.
    It does stain and you will look pale though.

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    Interesting reading "Choice reveals the popular sunscreens that failed to deliver on SPF 50+ claim"
    http://www.smh.com.au/business/retail/choice-reveals-the-pop...

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    Hope it is 50% all ice cream.

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    I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but Priceline has 50% off all LE TAN til tomorrow.

    I was going to grab some today, and then maybe Tuesday check out Woolworths.

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    Woolworths does not sell sunsense brand. Spewin! Just went to 2 x stores in metro Sydney :(

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    Anyone here tried Zincstic? (http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/52533/Zinc-Cream-Whit...) I wonder how hard it is to get out of beards?

    For 50g it seems better value than the 12g Sun Zapper sticks you can get at Woolworths - even at half-price (https://www.woolworths.com.au/Shop/Search/Products?searchTer...).

    Except it only comes in white. Another company sells a darker shade but it costs more (http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/64756/Bronzinc-Cream-...).

    It might be too heavy for office workers but could be an economical choice for outdoor workers and surfers. And effective in preventing burns from the reviews I've read (I assume no one can objectively sense UV-induced DNA and collagen damage :)). It apparently still contains other chemicals considered endocrine disruptors.

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