Skin cancer does not discriminate; it occurs in all populations, regardless of skin color. In an effort to increase awareness that people of color are not immune to melanoma and other skin diseases, L’Oréal hosted a press event last month at its New York City headquarters to unveil new findings on the topic. Through objective methods to measure skin color developed by L’Oréal, researchers have been able to demonstrate that sun exposure risks affect all skin types and skin colors, according to the company.
L'Oréal offers a range of sun care products, including LaRoche-Posay.
The study from L’Oréal Research & Innovation demonstrated that the highest risk of DNA damages was in light to tan skin, which includes most Hispanics and some African-Americans.