Another year, another sun care pitch. But if you decide to take just one step in the universal skincare routine, choose to wear sunscreen. We’ve broken down what all those letters and numbers mean to help you find the right one for you.
Sunscreen VS Sunblock
Sunblocks are formulated to protect your skin against UVB rays, while sunscreens shield against UVA rays.
Sunscreens use a variety of chemicals that work to absorb harmful UV rays before they penetrate your skin but some people are sensitive or allergic to certain ingredients, like PABA, and choose to use sunblock instead of sunscreen.
A broad-spectrum protection formulated sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays is the safest bet for everyone. 3LAB’s formula is non-comedogenic as well as PABA and fragrance-free.