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EWG Remains Concerned About SPF Boosting With Anti-Inflammatories

Executive Summary

Without an FDA cap on SPF claims, companies continue to answer consumer demand for lofty SPFs using the limited active ingredients cleared for OTC use in the US. The Environmental Working Group says manufacturers also are spiking sunscreen formulas with anti-inflammatory ingredients to boost SPF scores, but some such ingredients may only "mask" signs of UV-induced skin damage.


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