While we usually like to fake (not bake) our tans, there are plenty of reasons why we love the sun. It boosts levels of serotonin (nature’s own Valium, proven to alleviate anxiety). Not only that, but it produces vitamin D which is good for bones, teeth and skin. But to avoid premature ageing and skin cancer risks, you need to take care for a safe, sun-kissed glow. There are differences between sunblocks and sunscreens as well. Sunscreen works as a chemical sunscreen by filtering the sun’s rays, whereas sunblock works as a physical sunscreen, reflecting the sun’s rays. Both sunscreens and sunblocks offer good protection against the sun, though sunblocks may be undesirable cosmetically as most of these are opaque. You’ve likely seen people with white noses at the beach due to wearing sunblock. While a purist would say that it’s probably best to avoid all sun exposure and sunless tanning products, limiting all methods of getting a tan may be challenging amidst the angst of adolescence. Sometimes we need to “choose our battles wisely” and find the least dangerous of the options out there.
After sun skin aging is a complex biological process influenced by a combination of endogenous or intrinsic and exogenous or extrinsic factors. Because of the fact that skin health and beauty is considered one of the principal factors representing overall “well-being” and the perception of “health” in humans, several anti-aging strategies have been developed during the last few years. Which brings us to MD SolarSciences.
Founded by prominent dermatologic oncologist Dr. Robert J. Friedman, our products are top-rated by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), completely non-toxic, cruelty-free and reef-saf ™ is a collection of Doctor Developed Sun Screen and Sun Repair formulas that people love to wear every day. A balanced blend of science and beauty, our lightweight skincare formulations are designed to protect, repair and promote healthy skin using EcoCert® Zinc Oxide and powerful antioxidants. MD Solar science’s mission is to eliminate skin cancer, and believe wearing sunscreen every day is the best first step to achieving that goal.
Mineral Moisture Defense SPF 50
The ultimate mineral broad spectrum sunscreen! This luxurious, non-whitening lotion glides on fast and blends easily for full face and body protection. Locks in moisture by helping to repair skin’s natural lipid barrier with a unique blend of ceramides and humectants. This oil-free family-friendly formula is safe for kids 6 months and older. Naturally derived Eco-cert mineral UV protection helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer.
Mineral Crème SPF 50
This lightweight and silky-smooth creme blends seamlessly to help blur fine lines and wrinkles, making it a must-have for any daily beauty or grooming routine. Our exclusive “barely there” formula leaves a matte finish that is perfect to wear both under and over makeup. Naturally derived and safer Eco-cert zinc oxide helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer. Non-irritating and oil-free, this water-resistant sunscreen won’t clog pores, is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types and suitable for kids 6 months and older.
Mineral Crème SPF 30
This rich, luxuriously smooth formula blends effortlessly, leaving an ever so slight, warm white tint. Enhanced with powerful antioxidants and skin soothing ingredients, including CoQ10, Vitamins C and E, it’s perfect for all skin types. Plus, it can be used under or over makeup.
Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
With a universally flattering tint and a silky-smooth texture, this luxurious creme is a perfect addition to any daily beauty or grooming routine. This non-irritating and oil-free mineral sunscreen is water resistant up to 80 minutes, won’t clog pores and is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. The lightweight matte finish makes this formula a perfect primer for makeup. Naturally derived and safer Eco-cert zinc oxide helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer.
Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 40
Convenient and portable, this non-whitening formula glides on flawlessly and delivers powerful mineral protection that is perfect for on-the-go application. Easy-to-apply stick fits in backpacks, gym bags and handbags, making it a perfect companion for any activity. Lightweight and water-resistant up to 80 minutes, this oil-free formula helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer with Eco-cert certified mineral UV protection and is gentle enough for the whole family – even kids 6 months and older.
Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40
This non-greasy, fast-drying formula makes full body application quick and easy. Featuring a 360-degree continuous spray that can be applied at any angle, this oil-free and water-resistant sunscreen is perfect for active lifestyles and gentle enough for kids 6 months and older. Our patented SolSci-X stabilization system allows for safer broad spectrum sun protection without the use of controversial chemicals, while a non-aerosol spray system keeps propellant in the can – off your skin and out of the environment. Available in a single 5 oz. Quick Dry Body Spray SPF 40 or in a pack of 2 as a Spray Duo.
Daily Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 30
Get the ultimate in daily protection and repair with this multi-tasking moisturizer! Our lightweight anti-aging lotion combines broad spectrum protection with a blend of time-released moisturizers and humectants to help keep skin hydrated and safe from the sun’s harmful rays. Our patented SolSci-X stabilization system provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection without the use of controversial chemicals. Powerful collagen repair peptides, antioxidants, caffeine and niacinamide help reduce signs of UV-induced damage, restoring skin’s radiance and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
MD Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50
This multifaceted mineral BB crème provides sheer coverage and anti-aging benefits in a luxurious whipped formula. Naturally derived and safer Eco-cert mineral UV protection helps reduce the risk of photo aging and skin cancer. MD Crème helps to perfect and protect with a water-resistant formula that easily blends onto skin. Caffeine and niacinamide help reduce discolorations and redness for a brighter, more even-toned look. The matte finish makes this product an excellent primer for makeup – or the perfect finishing touch to your beauty routine.
Daily Eye Repair Emulsion
Formulated with a powerful blend of collagen repair peptides and antioxidants, our soothing eye emulsion glides onto skin leaving a silky finish. This fragrance-free and non-comedogenic formula helps reduce the signs of sun damage and gives skin a firmer, more elastic appearance. 24-hour time-released moisturizers and humectants, caffeine and niacinamide help reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin defined and contoured.
Evening Facial Repair
Restore your skin’s youthful radiance and brightness with this lightweight, moisturizing night serum that leaves skin feeling smooth and soft. Encapsulated and stabilized retinol helpsreduce fine lines, wrinkles and other the signs of past sun damage. Enhanced with caffeine,niacinimide and collagen repair peptides to help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, redness and pores for a more even-toned look.
By DeAnne Harte