Suncare

Protect against UV-induced skin barrier damage.

More than half of lifetime sun damage
occurs before age 18.1

UV exposure can lead to skin barrier damage and ceramide profile alterations, consistent with impairment observed in barrier-compromised dermatological conditions.2

AAP guidelines on limiting sun exposure in children3

  • Skin cancer prevention is a lifelong effort, and beginning in infancy, at least one health maintenance visit per year should include advice about UVR exposure.
  • Sun-protection practices tend to wane in early childhood. Beginning at age 9 or 10 years, it may be helpful for pediatricians to discuss sun protection with children, together with parents, to encourage joint responsibility for the child’s sun protection.
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The importance of ceramide-containing suncare

New UV research demonstrates that real-life, daily levels of UV exposure (2 MED) can compromise skin barrier integrity.2 2 MED = Approximately 2 hours of UV exposure in NYC, on a sunny day in July, for Fitzpatrick skin type 3.

UV exposure (2 MED) significantly disrupts normal cell shape. Ceramide-containing suncare can help protect against this skin barrier damage.2

No exposure Normal Cells are organized, properly formed, and well-differentiated. (Figure 1)
Normal

Cells are organized, properly formed,
and well-differentiated. (Figure 1)

uv only  Disorganized Cells are disorganized and weakly-differentiated. (Figure 2)
DISORGANIZED

Cells are disorganized and
weakly-differentiated. (Figure 2)

UV + Cerave SPF + moisturizer  Disorganized Cells are disorganized and weakly-differentiated. (Figure 2)
MAINTAINED

Cells are well-differentiated and
comparable to Figure 1.2 (Figure 3)

Fig. 1–3 show scanning electron microscopy of subjects’ skin.

UV exposure (2 MED) significantly reduces ceramide 3 levels and impairs the quality of barrier essential ceramides, including 1, 3, & 6-II. Ceramide-containing suncare can help protect against alterations to the skin ceramide profile.4
Ceramides 3 Levels at Day 14
Reduced very-long-chain acyl groups at day 15
CLEANSER MOISTURIZER SUN PROTECTION

Recommend the complete suncare regimen

MORNING CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe Moisturizing Cream CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen
EVENING CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
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Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Formulated with ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II, and hyaluronic acid to cleanse and refresh the skin without over-stripping it or leaving it feeling tight and dry.

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Moisturizing Cream

A rich, non-greasy, barrier-restoring moisturizing cream formulated with ceramides 1, 3, & 6-II and hyaluronic acid that delivers up to 24 hours of hydration.

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Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen (Body)

A broad spectrum, 100% mineral lotion with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that forms a protective barrier on the skin to help reflect UVA and UVB rays without irritating sensitive skin.

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Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen (Face)

A broad spectrum, 100% mineral lotion with titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that forms a barrier on the surface of the skin to reflect the sun’s rays and protect sensitive and all other types of skin from UV damage.

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Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen Sheer Tint

Designed to protect against UVA/UVB, hydrate, and help restore the protective skin barrier with a universal sheer tint that blends seamlessly with all skin tones.

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Baby Hydrating Sunscreen

Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in a hydrating and nourishing formula made specifically for infant and toddler skin.

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Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion

A non-greasy, oil-free moisturizer that provides UVA/UVB protection with an ultra-light option that leaves skin with a matte finish.

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AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

A broad spectrum moisturizing sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays with a non-comedogenic formula ideal for all skin types.

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In collaboration with Dr Amy Brodsky

THE SUN HERO PROGRAM

The Sun Hero Program equips healthcare
professionals with a curriculum and
resources to teach sun-safe behaviors to kids across the country.

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REFERENCES: 1. Green AC, Wallingford SC, McBride P. Childhood exposure to ultraviolet radiation and harmful skin effects: epidemiological evidence. Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011;107(3):349-355. doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2011.08.010 2. Dumbuya H, Yan X, Chen Y, et al. Efficacy of ceramide-containing formulations on UV-induced skin surface barrier alterations. J Drugs Dermatol. 2021;20(4):s29-s35. doi:10.36849/JDD.2021.589E.  3. Council on Environmental Health, Section on Dermatology, Balk SJ. Ultraviolet radiation: a hazard to children and adolescents. Pediatrics. 2011;127(3):588-597. doi:10.1542/peds.2010-3501 4. Barresi R, Dumbuya H, Liao IC, et al. Alteration to the skin ceramide profile following broad-spectrum UV exposure. J Drugs Dermatol. 2022;21(1):77-85. doi:10.36849/JDD.2022.6331