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April 1975

Facial Irritation Due to Sunscreen Products

Arch Dermatol. 1975;111(4):525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1975.01630160115021

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To the Editor.—  In a recently conducted trial in humid central Florida, we tested some new sunscreen products, as well as commercially available products. PreSun, Eversun, Eclipse, Piz Buin Exlcusiv Extrem Cream, and several new formulations were applied one hour before being subjected to the following four conditions: (1) a stress of prolonged sunbathing (two to four hours) with the subject in prone position; (2) passive sunbathing after a period of exercise that induced sweating; (3) a stress of 15 minutes swimming in a chlorinated pool; and (4) combined activities (swimming and sweating) simulating beach conditions. Products were evaluated after single and repeated applications. The 45 subjects were exposed for two to four hours between 11AM and 3PM. A new side effect was observed following use of one of the commercially available sunscreens, Eclipse.During exposure, several of the subjects complained of severe facial burning. We discovered that two out

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