|Todd Minars, M.D.|
DermatologyAs a dermatologist, I am often asked to recommend a sunscreen. And, I have quite a few “favorite” sunscreens, BUT different people will have different sunscreen needs.
|Three ingredients are currently available in the United States to protect against both UVB and UVA: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, and Parsol 1789 (avobenzone). However, in the U.S. there is no number on the bottle to tell you the level of UVA protection. And the best UVA sunscreen ingredient is not even available yet in the U.S.: mexoryl. A sunscreen based on this ingredient will probably be available in the U.S. as a prescription in the near future. But you can buy it now on the internet from a French company (LaRoche-Posay) without a prescription (see below).|
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