Opting out of sunscreen isn’t an option, so put this brand on your radar before heading to that outdoor barbecue or beach day: MDSolarSciences, a line of sun and skincare products founded by Dr. Robert J. Friedman, a dermatological oncologist who developed the skin cancer detection technique, The ABCDEs of Melanoma. “Dr. Friedman was inspired by his patients who did not want to wear sunscreen because it did not feel good on their skin, and did not deliver the benefits that they needed,” says CEO Renee Plato. “He set out to create a line of sun protection and skin repair products with luxurious, high-end aesthetics that would fit seamlessly into an everyday routine; all while providing safe, effective coverage.” Along with being lightweight and good for all skin types and tones, they’re also reef-safe and cruelty-free, as well as free of irritants oxybenzone or octinoxate, she says.
Three products Plato loves for summer:
• Mineral Crème SPF 50: “This is made with green tea, cranberry, Vitamin C and pomegranate extracts, and also makes for a great primer,” she says. “It is so lightweight, nourishing and comfortable on skin.”
• Mineral Tinted Creme SPF 30.
“I love the tint because it’s so subtle, simple to apply and blend. I can throw this in my purse and go, knowing I always have it to
do a quick sunscreen touch up,” she says.
• Hydrating Sheer Lip Balms in SPF 30: “They are so beneficial and add just the right amount of tint while providing a lot of protection, which is often ignored on the lips.” mdsolarsciences.com