/ We adhere to the strict ingredient-safety guidelines set by the Working Environmental Group (ewg.org).
/ Every MDSolar product carries The Skin Cancer Foundation seal of approval.
/ We are a proud supporter of the Melanoma Action Coalition.
/ All of our products are made in the USA, use renewable resources atnd employ environmentally-friendly manufacturing processes.
/ We rigorously test our products for ingredient integrity, allergy resistance and compatibility with all skin types.
/ Our products are safe for humans and the environment. Our products do not contain parabens, oxybenzone, octinoxate, aminobenzoic acid (PABA), gluten, or synthetic fragrances.
/ We use Eco-cert zinc oxide, derived from renewable resources and manufactured in an environmentally friendly process.
/ All of our sunscreen products are rated among the top broad spectrum sunscreens by the Environmental Working Group (ewg.org).
Coral Reef Safe
Water-Resistant up to 80-minutes
Oil and Fragrance Free
Gentle Enough for Kids 6 Months & Older
Non-Comedogenic — Won't Clog Pores
Won't Sting Eyes
Gluten & Cruely Free
Most sunscreens protect skin against damage from UV-light through the use of minerals or chemicals.These two methods are very different from one another in a variety of ways.
Mineral Sunscreens / Mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin, providing a physical barrier between the skin and UV-rays. This method has the advantage of being able to provide protection immediately upon application. The most effective and commonly used minerals are zinc oxide and titanium oxide. The minerals in MDSolar products are micronized and non-comedogenic, meaning the particles are large enough that they won’t clog pores. An additional benefit of zinc oxide and titanium oxide is that both have been shown to possess a capacity to help heal small wounds and skin abrasions.
Chemical Sunscreens / Sunscreens that utilize chemicals as their active agents are absorbed by the skin, and in order to be effective must be applied 30-minutes before exposure to sunlight. Rather than blocking damaging rays from penetrating the skin, chemical screens act like a sponge to absorb UVA/UVB rays. Always choose chemical sunscreens that don’t contain oxybenzone or octyl methoxycinnamate (octinoxate). MDSolar’s patented SolSci-X TM system delivers stabilized broad spectrum protection without using oxybenzone and octinoxate or controversial chemicals.
Hybrid Sunscreens / Some sunscreens contain mineral and chemical actives — especially in stick form.
/ One in five Americans will develop skin cancer.
/ Every year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than the incidences of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined.
/ Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for adults 25 to 29-years-old, and the second most common form for 15 to 29-year-olds.
/ One person dies of melanoma every 54 minutes.
/ On average, a person’s risk for melanoma doubles after more than five sunburns.
/ Using a tanning bed before age 35 increases the risk for melanoma by 75-percent.
/ There is no vaccinate against skin cancers.
/ SPF is only addresses UVB protection — not UVA.
/ SPF 15 means, skin will take 15-times longer to redden than using no sunscreen.
/ An SPF 15 screens 93% of UVB-light.
/ An SPF 30 screens 97% of UVB-light.
/ An SPF 50 screens 98% of UVB-light.
/ Essentially, there is no statistical significance between SPF 30 and 50 sunscreens.
/ Regardless of its SPF level, sunscreen should be re-applied every two hours.
/ Sunscreen with an SPF 30 should be used every day — even on cloudy days the level of harmful UV rays is high enough to damage skin.
/ The maximum level necessary on the brightest days is SPF 50.
/ For proper protection, sunscreen should be re-applied every two hours, and even more frequently when sweating or swimming.
/ The maximum water-resistance rating (not water-proof) allowed by the FDA is 80=minutes.
Although you should not attempt to diagnose yourself, many dermatologists follow these basic guidelines to help identify melanoma.
Asymmetrical / Melanoma lesions are often irregular in shape, whereas benign moles are usually symmetrical. Border / Melanoma lesions usually have irregular borders that are difficult to define, whereas non-cancerous moles have smooth, even borders.
Color / A lesion that presents an uneven distribution of color, or more than one color (blue, black, brown, tan), is sometimes an early warning sign of melanoma. Benign moles are usually a single shade of brown or tan.
Diameter / Melanoma lesions are often greater than 6 millimeters in diameter — about the width of a pencil eraser.
Evolution / The evolution, or change in size or color, of a mole is often indicates a developing melanoma.
Keeping track of your moles could save your life.
/ Sun damage is cumulative—only about 23% of lifetime exposure occurs by age 18.
/ People who use sunscreen daily show 24% less skin aging than those who do not use sunscreen daily.
/ Fine lines and wrinkles, spider veins, age spots, uneven skin tone, redness, and even freckles are all signs of photo-aging.
*MDSolar Reef-Safe Mineral SunScreens Are (And Always Have Been) Oxybenzone & Octinoxate Free
*Our sunscreens do not contain Oxybenzone or Oxtinoxate, and are safe for oceans, coral reefs and sea life.