Cosmetic Corner

Cosmetic Corner: Dermatologists Weigh in on Sunscreens

Leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top sunscreens. See what they’re recommending to their patients and why.


 

To improve patient care and outcomes, leading dermatologists offered their recommendations on the top sunscreens. Consideration must be given to:

  • Anthelios 40 Sunscreen Cream
    La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique

    “It has broad UV spectrum coverage that blocks harmful UVA and UVB rays. It has a combination of both physical and chemical sun protection ingredients including Mexoryl SX.”—Anthony M. Rossi, MD, New York, New York

  • Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid
    La Roche-Posay Laboratoire Dermatologique

    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

  • Coppertone Sport AccuSpray
    Bayer

    “I use this personally and recommend it for my patients who exercise outdoors. It’s a photostable, broad-spectrum formula that is water resistant and offers durable protection.”

  • EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46, EltaMD UV Facial Broad-Spectrum SPF 30+
    Swiss-American

    Recommended by Julie Woodward, MD, Durham, North Carolina

  • EltaMD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40
    Swiss-American

    "A perfect everyday sunscreen/moisturizer with broad-spectrum protection with the added benefits of an antioxidant (vitamin E) and hyaluronic acid to help reverse some evidence of photoaging. Additionally, the tinted version contains iron oxide, which previous research has shown to aid in treatment and prevention of melasma."—Michael Rains, Austin, Texas

  • Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50
    SkinCeuticals

    Recommended by Julie Woodward, MD, Durham, North Carolina

  • Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 60+
    Neutrogena Corporation

    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

  • Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+
    Kiehl’s

    Recommended by Gary Goldenberg, MD, New York, New York

  • Triple Protection Factor Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion With DNA Enzyme Complex + Antioxidants
    Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

    “I like this product because in addition to being an elegant, chemical-free sunscreen it has antioxidants and DNA repair enzymes. It not only protects the skin, but published research suggests it may help reverse some photodamage that has already occurred.”—Mark G. Rubin, MD, Beverly Hills, California

Cutis invites readers to send us their recommendations. Cleansers for rosacea patients, antiaging moisturizers, OTC acne preparations, and products for babies will be featured in upcoming editions of Cosmetic Corner. Please e-mail your recommendation(s) to cutis@frontlinemedcom.com.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc and shall not be used for product endorsement purposes. Any reference made to a specific commercial product does not indicate or imply that Cutis or Frontline Medical Communications Inc endorses, recommends, or favors the product mentioned. No guarantee is given to the effects of recommended products.

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