Shedding Light on the Science of Sunscreen

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Before you lather up the sunscreen this summer, do you know how SPFs and UVs work? Skincare scientist James SaNogueira breaks down sunscreen science, from how creams and sprays block out harmful radiation, to deciphering SPFs.

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James SaNogueira

James SaNogueira is senior director of skincare research and development at Energizer in Allendale, New Jersey.

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