iPhone app for safer sunscreens
Find safe and effective sunscreens by shopping with a little help from Environmental Working Group's new iPhone app.
Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 02:22 PM
Screenshots courtesy of EWG/iTunes
Called the EWG Sunscreen Buyer’s Guide
, this new iPhone app lets you quickly look up a sunscreen brand you’re considering to get an overall score, as well as details on the type of protections it offers. Found a sunscreen that isn’t in EWG’s database? Then pull up EWG’s sun safety tips on the app to make sure the ingredients in the product aren’t dangerous or ineffective.
If, like me, you don’t have an iPhone, you’ll need to settle for the web version of EWG’s sunscreen guide
— or donate $10
to the nonprofit to get a comparatively jankier bag tag with sunscreen information.
Of course, even the interactive iPhone app won’t be able to tell you how well the sunscreen works in real life. To find out whether a safer sunscreen will be too thick to rub on easily, too greasy for daily use, or too whitish, you’ll need to rely on the tester tubes in store — or our sunscreen reviews at MNN.
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