MDSolarSciences was founded by Dr. Robert J. Friedman, a dermatologic oncologist. Dr. Friedman was part of a group of dermatologists at NYU that developed “the ABCDs of melanoma,” which became a widely recognized tool used for early detection of the disease. He wanted to do his part in decreasing the likelihood of skin cancer. Developing a line of sun protection and skin restore formulas that felt amazing to wear every day seemed like the next logical step to fight skin cancer at its source.
Our team is lead by CEO Renee Plato, mom, nature enthusiast and clean skincare fanatic.
"Our products live at the intersection of “clean” and “clinical”, a phrase we’ve coined as “cleanical”. Unlike many cosmetic SPF brands, we’re dedicated to true skin wellness through the creation of luxurious, clean products that feel wonderful on the skin, are safe for all skin types and the environment - no harsh chemicals. It’s what’s not in our formulas that makes us special. MDSolarSciences is vegan and gluten, paraben and fragrance free. Our packaging is fully recyclable and we have always been reef safe.
MDSolarSciences' highly effective formulas are some of the healthiest, cleanest and safest on the market, trusted by over 700 licensed dermatologists offices in the USA. Our products have always been reef safe and cruelty free. And all our formulas are now vegan.