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GTFOOTS PODCAST: Katonya Breaux on Skin Cancer, Blue Light Damage & Finding The Right SPF for YOU


Happy Wednesday!

Today we released another episode of the GTFOOTS podcast & today’s guest is Katonya Breaux. I loved this conversation SO MUCH because we talked all things SPF.

Katonya spent the first 20 years of her career in the construction business & NEVER thought she would end up in the skincare industry. She grew up in Los Angeles & spent a lot of time outdoors — never wearing sunscreen & figuring that dark skin wasn’t as affected by the sun.

But after one visit to a dermatologist to have a mole checked out, she was told it was from sun damage. She went to buy sunscreen & was frustrated by the lack of clean sunscreen products for people of color. So she founded Unsun Cosmetics which provides clean, no-residue sun protection products. It’s so major.

She has played a HUGE role in educating people of color on the need to protect their skin from sun damage & skin cancer & she’s had a big influence on making sure the skincare industry is becoming more inclusive.

Be sure to listen to her full episode because she breaks down all things SPF/sunscreen — from micro level ingredients, to blue light & what effect it actually has on your skin, to how to incorporate SPF into your makeup routine.



Products Mentioned:

Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen

Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

Goop Vitamin C+ Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum

Unsun Hand Cream with SPF

Blue light glasses



Colored SPF for kids

If you GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE SUN, this episode with Katonya is for you, & so is my new book. It’s full of so many tips & tricks to prevent damage in the first place. Plus, it’s cute & pink. Looks good on a coffee table, k?

Listen to Katonya’s full episode here where she breaks down common chemicals in sunscreens, misconceptions about sun damage in the dark-skinned community, & protecting your pet from the sun too.

Katonya Breaux SPF tips

Codes for you to shop:

♡ use code SUN for 20% off site wide at (excluding bundles, devices, & gift cards).

♡ visit for 10% off your first 3 months.

♡ go to for 30% off your order.


x, lauryn

+ check out other episodes in the limited podcast series.

++ scope all the detail on my new book here.


  1. This is such an interesting post, I am so glad that I read it!

    Danielle |

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