News from CRIS: Summer Cookout - Sunscreens

June 16, 2020

What are the different types of sunscreens?

Sunscreen products help protect our skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. There are two types of sun rays UVA and UVB that are known to damage skin and can cause skin cancers over time.
To combat the sun exposure, scientists developed lotions, sprays, oils, creams, gels, butters, pastes, ointments, and sticks that contain active ingredients that can help protect our skin from the damaging UVA and UVB rays.
Two types of active ingredients can provide broad-spectrum sunscreen coverage:

  • Mineral-based sunscreen.
  • Synthetic-based sunscreens.


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