Health food store owner Zoya Skin Care, which has more than 400 stores in the United States, has come under fire for promoting a sunscreen that contains an ingredient that has been linked to skin cancer in a study that was conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan.
The product is called Zoya Solar SPF 50.
The study, published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that the sunscreen ingredient, which is a sun protection factor, was not only present in the sunscreen but also in some of the ingredients in some products made by Zoya, including a skin-care line called Skin Care.
Zoya also sold a sunscreen with the same sunscreen ingredient that is not marketed for use in the U.S. Zeta Skin Care has been sued for allegedly misleading consumers and consumers have the right to know if sunscreen they purchase contains any harmful chemicals.
In addition, Zoya faces legal action over its sunscreen labeling, which includes misleading advertising and claiming that sunscreen is safe for consumers.
The lawsuit also alleges that Zoya misled consumers about the risk of skin cancer after the company made the claims about the sunscreen.
The American Chemistry Council, the American Society of Cosmetic Scientists and the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which regulates cosmetic products, have all called on Zoya to stop promoting the sunscreen and to stop marketing it in the way that it did in the JAMA study.
Zura Skin Care’s website claims that the product is made from “natural ingredients that contain ingredients that are naturally beneficial to skin.”
But according to the lawsuit, the sunscreen contains zinc oxide, which was previously linked to the development of skin cancers in animals.
Zera Skin Care also has been accused of misleading consumers about its skin-health claims by claiming that the sunscreens contains zinc in them.
A spokesman for the company told Bloomberg that the company has “never promoted sunscreen as safe for use by humans and is committed to protecting the environment.”
“We want consumers to know that we use the safest sunscreen available, which means all products in our stores have a safe ingredient label,” the spokesman said.
Zora Skin Care was not immediately available for comment.
A spokeswoman for the American Chemistry Association told Bloomberg: “The American Chemistry Society is aware of the JAMS case and we’re working with Zoya on this matter.”
The company’s website states that the products are safe for the environment.
Zona Solar SPH 25 sunscreen is currently being sold at most grocery stores in most major cities in the country.
The sunscreen contains titanium dioxide, a known carcinogen, and the sunscreen is not recommended for use with sunscopes.
Zuna Skin Care said it will cease selling sunscreen in some markets within six months and that it will be taking action to make sure the sunscreen’s ingredients are compliant with the Clean Air Act and the U and O Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA).
In the meantime, consumers should look for any sunscreen with a safety label that says the product contains titanium oxide, a chemical known to the World Health Organization as a probable human carcinogen.
For more information on the JAM investigation, visit http://www.jama.org/journals/jama/jamboc/2014/09/24/australia-study-reveals-skin-cancer-causes-zoya-skin.php