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La Roche-Posay’s UV Patch detects if you’re getting too much sun

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La Roche-Posay has developed the first product to measure and monitor UV exposure.

Temperatures are soaring and you can literally feel the burn, the sunburn that is.  It’s a fact, sometimes when you’re out in the sun you don’t realize you are getting burned, and by the time you do, it’s too late. La Roche-Posay has developed a new skin patch that can detect when you are getting to many of the sun’s harmful rays.

The product called My UV Patch,  is the first-ever stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure in real-time.   My UV Patch is now available free of charge when you purchase an Anthelios skincare product via La Roche-Posay’s website and key physicians, ( listed on the website.)


Skincare and Sunscreen Products for La-Rouche Posay

La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios skincare has been top rated by Consumer Reports.  I use the Anthelios 60 Cooling Sunscreen daily and can attest to how effective it is.  I’ve also used their Pore Refining Anti-Wrinkle Serum and their Under Eye Anti-Aging Cream.  These are good products that are safe to use on your skin.

So how does this work? The patch is filled with photosensitive dyes that once exposed to UV rays will begin to change colors, indicating the various levels of sun exposure.  My UV Patch  helps educate users on their daily sun exposure, the small water and sweat resistant patch can be used up to three days during all outdoor activities, including swimming! The transparent adhesive measures approximately one square inch and 50 micrometers thick – half the thickness of an average strand of hair – and stretches and adheres directly to skin.

To monitor your sun exposure, download the My UV Patch mobile app (available both on iOS and Android) to track UV exposure. The app informs users when the level on sun exposure might no longer be safe.  The My UV Patch mobile app will be able to track results and provide a personalized report on the UV exposure received once the user uploads an image of their patch. This analysis takes into consideration not only the information registered by the patch but also skin type, if sunscreen was applied or not and the UV index in the user’s location.  How cool is that?

If you’re interested in taking better care of your skin, and preventing sun damage put La-Rouche Posay products on your shopping list.


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