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.
GTFOOTS PODCAST: Katonya Breaux
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.
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+ check out other episodes in the limited podcast series.
++ scope all the detail on my new book here.