Commercial visible-light protecting sunscreens for photosensitive individuals

Ewan Eadie (Lead / Corresponding author), Martin Josso, Rita Touti, Pascale Renoux, Robert Dawe, Sally Ibbotson

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Visible light sensitivity can have a severe adverse impact on quality of life leading to withdrawal from social activity during daylight hours. Treatment options are limited and expensive. Commercially available sunscreens that provide visible light protection is of immediate practical importance, particularly for patients with Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP) and Solar Urticaria as they experience intense symptoms of pain, burning, itch and urticarial rash or phototoxic erythema within seconds to minutes of even minor VL exposure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-447
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Early online date1 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • Photosensitivity
  • Photodermatology
  • Ultraviolet radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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