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sunscreen question

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3/12/2019 3:43pm
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Hi. I hope it is okay to ask here. Does anyone have any recommendations for spf 30+ sunscreen in bulk? I am looking for something for my husband and kids to use daily. We will probably going through a fair share of it with three kids and two adults and the store bought ones seems to only come in small amounts for a hefty price. 


cancersnewnormal - (3/13/2019 - 9:27am)

Sunscreen prices make me insane. I wish i had a good tip on wholesale batches. Unfortunately, in the long run, it may be less expensive to look into some UV protective clothing for you and your husband. They do make it for kids too... but with them still growing, you'll be going through stuff faster than it can be worn out. That said, it might be easier to get them to wear the protective sleeves and clothing than it is to get them to reapply sunscreen as regularly as is needed. Personally, I'd like to see my insurance company cost share on sunscreen for me, as they would any of the prescription drugs I need. "Medically diagnosed melanoma patient with a doctors prescription? $10 copay... here's your jug of spf 50."

Linny - (3/13/2019 - 12:26pm)

I second the notion of UV protective clothing/swimwear. Coolibar and Land's End have sales, so you should be able to get some good deals. 


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MikeInAK - (4/2/2019 - 11:18pm)

I too use protective clothing, but of course have to use sunscreen on exposed face and hands.   I have liked the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch broad-spectrum sunscreen in the SPF 55 to 70 range.  I have used this for years, on my determatologist's recommendation.   

I was in COSTCO today here in Anchorage, and they had a featured item of a two-pack of 5oz tubes of Neutrogena SPF 55 for $10.   Thats about half the cost of what I usally pay, so thought I would pass that on.   

Stage 3C - Oct. 2018 9mm ulcerated nodular tumor primary on back discovered; Dec. 2018 WLE and SLNB (3 mets right and left axiila L 9mm, 2mm and 1mm); start Opdivo immunatherapy January 2019.