Are Very High SPF Sunscreens Better

Episode #213 / Jul 9, 2010
Today, companies are releasing sunscreens with very high SPFs: SPF 60, SPF 70, and even SPF 100. But are these sunscreens really better than an SPF 30 sunscreen? In this episode of DermTV, Dr. Schultz explores very high SPF sunscreens and provides you with his opinion on them.
Jeremy on July 10, 2010 at 5:45am

This is a bit off topic, but can you apply moisturizer with a retinoid medication at night? I've been using differin 0.3%, and my skin gets dry if i apply it daily. However, I want to keep using it frequently because it seems to be working.

Álvaro on July 12, 2010 at 7:18pm

Amazing video!!! I recently bought a facial sunscreen with SPF 70 and couldn't leave it on my face: extremely greasy! I called Neutrogena and got my money back.

Neal Schultz, M.D. on August 2, 2010 at 9:40pm

@Jeremy: It is fine to use a nighttime or a daytime moisturizer to combat the dryness from your retinoid product. Use your differin first and apply the moisturizer on top. In the future however, please try to post in the appropriate episode. It's not a problem for me but this way a comment is with an appropriate comment, more people will be able to find it.