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The New SPF FDA Regulations

Unless you’ve been under a rock (hopefully in an effort to avoid the sun), you’ve likely heard the ruckus over the new sunscreen FDA regulations, that were suppose to take effect this summer. The idea was to make it easier for consumers to pick the best product to protect themselves from skin cancer and skin damage. But just as the summer was about to start, the FDA announced it was delaying the new requirements until December.

“After we published all these requirements, we received data showing that manufacturers wouldn’t be able to fully implement all the requirements until December of this year for most products,” says the FDA’s Reynold Tan.

The new requirements include:

  • Only sunscreens that protect against both ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) light could be labeled “broad spectrum,” which means they provide the best protection against skin cancer.
  • Sunscreens that don’t have SPF of at least 15 would have to have big warning labels that say they don’t protect against skin cancer or “premature skin aging.”
  • Terms like “sunblock,” “waterproof” and “sweat-proof” would be banned. Sunscreens would be permitted to claim that they are “water-resistant” but would have to specify how long they work — either 40 or 80 minutes.

For now, consumers will just have to try to do their best. Some sunscreens that meet the new guidelines, are starting to show up on store shelves. But consumers have to look very carefully to figure that out.

“Make sure that the broad spectrum term appears right next to the SPF number, either directly to the left of it, or right on top of it. And it has to be in the same font, meaning it has to be in the same type size, same color, generally the same appearance as the SPF number,” Tan says.

Below is a list of SPF products tested under the new FDA regulations that are now available at SkinMedix!

For a more in-depth look at the new sunscreen regulations, visit In the mean time, check out this video below as New York dermatologist and editor of Clinics in Dermatology, Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, explains the new SPF FDA Regulations.



Jennifer GLOpez

Jennifer Lopez - Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 availble at SkinMedix.comJust check out Jennifer Lopez’s skin! Seriously, right now, take a minute to really examine how glowy and radiant her face is. With skin this beautiful, fresh, and flawless, anything she’s using, I want it…NOW! Thanks to E!News, we learn one beauty secret this gorgeous 32 42! yr old starlet “swears by”.

Before applying any makeup, Jennifer uses Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 everyday to protect her skin from premature aging. Skinceuticals Ultimate UV Defense SPF 30 is a broad-spectrum, moisturizing sunscreen that boasts 7% transparent since oxide – which helps block damage from UVA and UVB rays. It’s gentle enough for daily use and it won’t clog pores. E!News calls it “the best SPF money can buy” — one look at JLo and we can see why!

Check out the clip below from E!News talking about Jennifer’s favorite SPF!


Talk Soon! XO



Crazy, Sexy, Cool

Chill Out & Look Hot!

This month, Cosmo shared spa inspired tips to chill out (literally) – and get you touchable skin, luscious lips, and a tension free bod at the same time. Here are a few of our favorite tips that will help keep you crazy, sexy, cool!

Frozen Pucker · Lips can’t sweat (skin’s natural cooling method), so freeze balm overnight then pop it in your purse in the a.m. It’ll stay frozen for about an hour – perfect for cooling off a steamy commute in the summer months.

  • Try COOLA Liplux SPF 30. Coola’s vitamin and antioxidant enriched formula soothes and nourishes, while the unique blend of fruit butters like Raspberry and Avocado hydrate the delicate skin of the lips. The lusciously refreshing scent will make you want to say MUAH! xx

Cold Feet · End a long day (or night) with this delicious pedi soak: Fill a bowl with a gallon of cool water, two cups lemon juice, two sliced lemons, and one-quarter cup vodka. When it hits the tops of your feet and ankles – two powerful pulse points – your whole body will feel amazing.

Icy Eyes · Your body can be slower at flushing out fluids in hot weather – and that means under-eye bags. Chill a spoon in the freezer, and press it along your orbital bones to up circulation and nix swelling. Or apply a refrigerated eye gel with a massaging eye tool; the kneading mimics the deflating effects of an energizing spa facial.

  • Try DDF Erase Eye Gel – a blend of seven natural bio-active ingredients to externally treat darkening and swelling under the eyes – together with the Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System that provides a soothing sonic action gentle enough for daily use.

Wipe Out · As a refreshing post sauna treat, top spas offer mini towels dunked in ice water. Survive nature’s sauna by tossing a pack of facial towelettes in a cooler before heading to the beach or park. “Press on into your neck for a quick chill”, recommends Champneys Group spa director, Jo Parker.

On the Rocks · One of the best perks of a day of pro pampering: ice-cold, fruit-spiked spa water. The delicious taste entices you to drink up – important since staying hydrated is key to keeping cool. Fill a pitcher with water, ice, the juice of half an orange , and pink grapefruit wedges.

What do you do to chill out during the hot summer?

Click the product links below or visit to purchase!

DDF Erase Eye Gel

COOLA Liplux SPF 30

Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System
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