New Sunscreen Rules and Survey Results

Well…..the FDA did a better job this time around. It’s still not perfect, but it’s better. The FDA limited the top SPF number to 50 which is good because really most numbers over 30 aren’t very meaningful. And, they made the Broad Spectrum category much harder for sunscreen manufacturers to use. If it says Broad Spectrum and is SPF 15 or higher, then it must actually help to prevent premature aging and skin cancers. And this applies to cosmetics or moisturizers with an SPF on them. So when the new rules kick in (maybe late summer 2012), don’t waste your money on sunscreens that don’t say Broad Spectrum and have an SPF of 15 or higher.

Survey Results

Thank you all again for participating in the survey. We learned a lot about readers:

  • Over 96% of users are female
  • Over 65% of users are between the ages of 41 and 60 years old
  • Over 60% of users are married
  • The majority of users are interested in webinars with Dr. Irwin, particularly if they are not expensive. Here are the most popular webinar topics:
    • Skin care products
    • Cosmetic rejuvenation on a budget
    • Laser treatments
    • Injectable treatments
    • Menopausal skin issues

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