The Long, Bright
History of Sun Care
Sunscreen as we know it is a relatively recent invention, but people have been protecting themselves from the sun for thousands of years. Here’s what came before Clair Obscur.
The Power of the Earth's Minerals
Earliest Uses of Zinc Oxide
Hats, Shade, and Innovative Ingredients
Victorian Fashions and Hints of Sun Damage
Tans Get Trendy—and a French Chemist Begins Key Research
WWII Leads to New Sun Habits and Products
Chemical SPFs and Rising Public Awareness
Beach Culture Embraces Sunscreen
UVA-Blocking Textiles Introduced
Broad Spectrum SPF Goes Mainstream
The Future of Sun Care Is Here
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