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The doctor is in: Interview with Dr. Gerstner | Soleil Toujours

The doctor is in: Interview with Dr. Gerstner

Soleil Toujours founder, Valerie McMurray, recently interviewed Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, a board-certified dermatologist in New York City. She is highly sought after for her dermatology knowledge in the beauty industry and is currently a Global Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. Valerie asked Dr. Gerstner a few of our most pressing questions. Keep reading to see what Dr. Gerstner thinks about the current state of dermatology, skincare, and beauty.

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New FDA Sunscreen Regulations | Soleil Toujours

New FDA Sunscreen Regulations

Read up on the latest U.S. FDA sunscreen regulations.

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Driving & UV Rays | Soleil Toujours

Driving & UV Rays

According to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 53% of skin cancers in the United States occur on the left side - aka the driver's side. Skin cancers are mostly caused by UV radiation: ultraviolet (UV) A rays are long waves and ultraviolet B rays are short. Car windows are made of glass that blocks UVB rays, but allow 63% of UVA rays to pass through. UVB rays were once thought to be the bigger evil of the two, but studies have shown that long term exposure to UVA can play a role in melanoma...

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Harmful Chemical List | Soleil Toujours

Harmful Chemical List

Do you know what the HEL List is? Keep reading to find out! The Haereticus Environmental Lab (HEL) runs the “Protect Land + Sea Certification” program in which companies can get their products certified as environmentally safe. They have a list of harmful chemicals that are natural pollutants in water systems and wildlife. Many of these chemicals are included in product formulations, intentionally, and may or may not be listed on the ingredients list. The chemicals on the HEL list are: UV - Chemicals Oxybenzone Octinoxate 4-methylbenzylidene-camphor Octocrylene Para-aminobenzoic acid Preservatives: Methylparaben Ethylparaben Propylparaben Butylparaben Benxylparaben Triclosan Soleil Toujours is...

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