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Bullfrog Sunscreen Ingredients

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author image Dr. Susan Jewell
Health expert and network TV/radio/Internet host, Dr. Susan Jewell has appeared on CBS, Fox News, ABC and NBC. She is a health blogger and producer, and currently produces several webisode/TV series on "how-tos on health and living green." Dr. Jewell trained in clinical research medicine in cancer and AIDS/HIV at NIH and UCLA.
Bullfrog Sunscreen Ingredients
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Overview

Bullfrog is a brand of sunscreen that contains several active ingredients to help protect the body and skin from sunburn and decrease the chances of getting skin cancers. Bullfrog also contains inactive ingredients that are sweat- and water-resistant.

Octinoxate

An American Cancer Society Report published in 2008 said sunscreens should contain a sun protection factor (SPF) greater than 15 to provide protection against harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun. Octinoxate is one of the ingredients in Bullfrog that boosts its SPF above 15. A study published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (April 2006, by researcher J.W. Stanfield) reported that the use of Octinoxate (7.5%) in sunscreens can provide broad spectrum UV protection.

Oxybenzone

Bullfrog sunscreen products contain an active ingredient called oxybenzone. In 2010, the American Academy of Dermatology issued a report called “Facts About Sunscreens” and listed Oxybenzone as a broad spectrum protection ingredient. The academy also cited that many dermatologists recommend using sunscreens that contain broad-spectrum ingredients such as oxybenzone, including a high-level SPF (sun protection factor ) of 30 or above.

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Titanium Dioxide

According to the 2010 report by the American Academy of Dermatology, titanium dioxide is one of the ingredients that is certified to provide broad-spectrum UV coverage. Broad spectrum means that the ingredient can protect against both ultraviolet light A (UVA) and ultraviolet B rays (UVB). Bullfrog products contain titanium dioxide. Another study published in the British Journal of Dermatology in March 1991 reported that the use of titanium dioxide significantly delivered superior protection against the ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

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