Sunscreen News: The Future of SPF Around the World

Screen Shot 2016-05-05 at 9.50.54 AMHappy cinco de Mayo! Summer is just around the corner and I wanted to share my latest story for Marie Claire, where I investigate sunscreen trends around the world and unveil the new ingredients and technologies that could change the way we protect ourselves in the next five years. The biggest discovery? Visible light can be even more harmful than UVA and UVB (and aren’t blocked by some sunscreens that call themselves “broad spectrum”), causing more brown spots, faster. That’s why I use a mineral sunscreen (Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50) every day. Unlike chemical sunscreens, which absorb UV rays, minerals sunscreens (the ones that contain ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) sit on top of your skin, reflecting and creating a physical barrier so the rays don’t penetrate. Because they work physically, minerals have a better chance of protecting against a broader range of rays (perhaps even infrared). Read more here: May 2016 Solar Power