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Published: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

This sunscreen is for your eyes only

  • SkinCeuticals’ Physical Eye UV Defense, which has a mineral and wax base and is liquid-resistant, was designed to protect the eyelids and skin a...

    Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

    SkinCeuticals’ Physical Eye UV Defense, which has a mineral and wax base and is liquid-resistant, was designed to protect the eyelids and skin around the eyes from the sun.

Many products protect skin from the sun, but one new sunscreen aims to go where Mom always said sunscreen shouldn't: the eyes.
SkinCeuticals recently released Physical Eye UV Defense for the eyelid and skin around the eyes. With a mineral and wax base, the product is liquid-resistant, clinging to skin surfaces without running into the eyes. According to experts, the eye region it protects occupies only about 1 percent of human skin but accounts for 5 percent to 10 percent of all skin cancers.
Beverly Hills dermatologist Lisa Chipps said the lower eyelid is particularly susceptible to harmful rays from the sun, as the eyebrow does not protect that area and people do not apply sunscreen there often.
A 10-milliliter bottle costs $30 online.
Story tags » Preventative medicineHousehold Products

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