Readers Ask … is a column featuring the responses of industry experts to questions posed by the Skin Inc. audience regarding all aspects of the skin care industry, from business and ingredients to treatment protocol and legislation. Each month, a different question will be highlighted.
What are the hot new ingredients that my clients will be asking about?
Clients are going to ask about sunscreen ingredients and broad-spectrum protection, now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is overhauling the SPF category this summer. Make sure the sunscreens you carry meet the broad-spectrum requirements. They will protect against the UVB rays that cause burning, the UVA rays that cause premature aging, and they will decrease the risk of skin cancer.