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Important Information Regarding Non-Pharmaceutical Topical Products

Dear Current or Prospective Milk Donor,

With summer just around the corner you may be using sunscreen and insect repellent often. Prolacta does not require you to report non-pharmaceutical topical products such as skincare, makeup, sunscreen, insect repellent and the like. However, both sunscreens and insect repellents, as well as some skincare products, are products which are known to have some level of absorption through the skin. Since it has always been Prolacta’s policy to operate with an abundance of caution, we ask that donors avoid the use of skincare products that contain Salicylic Acid, and insect repellents that contain DEET. Sunscreens with active ingredients zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, Avobenzone or Mexoryl SX are preferred. If you have any questions, please contact your milk bank coordinator.

Thank you,

Dr. David Rechtman

VP, Medical Affairs