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I made a sunscreen that has; zinc, ple, canvas, and shea butter. It visibly looks nice but physically painful to apply to my face b/c of particles that either can't or won't completely dissolve. IT feels very gritty like exfoliation on dry skin.  I really tried to get the zinc and ple to dissolve every way I know how to best, ( heat, glycerin ), still gritty.

I can't use chemical sunscreens at all, and wanted so much to incorporate ple and zinc for there healing properties to my face as a healing sunscreen. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Did you try dissolving in sea kelp or aloe? I use PLE and don't have any problems with it not dissolving. Perhaps you could try using a morter and pestle.

Have you tried mineral sunscreen, something like Colorescience's Sunforgettable? I use it on my kids and have had no problems with it. Takes effect right away, which I like, since I never seem to put sunscreen on them until the last minute.

Cute dog, looks like a big baby!

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Hi porenomore- I didn't try dissolving in aloe or seakelp, but wish I would have before wasting half the bottle of ple. I did use apestle and mortar, but still gritty. maybe it's the zinc. Anyone know how to work with pure zinc?

In the mean time, I might try Colorescience's Sunforgettable if I can find it. Does cvs have it? What exactly is it- powder, cream, or spray?


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Liz,

Do a search on Sunforgettable and you should be able to find various retailers that carry it. It's probably a competitive product to SAS so I'll keep this brief. I mentioned it to you since you have issues with chemical sunscreens. I bought mine from a physician's office.

It's in powder form, comes in a handy tube with built in brush. One of my kids doesn't do well with traditional sunscreens which is what prompted me to try Sunforgettable.

I haven't worked with pure zinc. I would try just a small amount of PLE and try mixing it in sea kelp or aloe, then add it to canvas. I would never trust myself to make my own sunscreen so I consider the PLE lotion I use a sun-protection "boost." I apply regular sunscreen afterwards.

PS. I have several samples of Sunforgettable- I'd be glad to send you a couple (free) in the mail so you could see if your skin tolerates it before you buy. (I hope this doesn't come off as some sort of advertisement- just trying to help someone out.) I use SAS sunscreen on my face and hands and love it. Thankfully I tolerate it.

The cute dog. What about the dog??

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I just want to say, that if I had to use a chemical sunscreen it would be SAS's. SAS's sunscreen is about the least irritating (chemical ) sunscreen , (right after physical sunblocks) to my face, but it is still irritating... All in all my skin is most happy without chemical sunscreens.

Sondra-That's very nice of you to offer. I would love to give it a try.

That's my Sammydoo in the picture; He is very exceptional! Sammy is my big (93 lb ) baby.


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If you want to try Sunforgettable, consider Peter Thomas Roth's tinted mineral spf 30. It's cheaper (I think)...$30 for a tube. It's a translucent powder. Once you get the hang of the dispenser it's quick and easy to apply. It's pretty easy to find if you do a search. I would buy it again.

Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (15%), Zinc Oxide (10%)

Inactive Ingredients: Mica, Silica, Zea Mays Starch (Corn), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Salix Alba Bark Extract (Willow), Iron Oxides
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