Uncovering the Truth About Sunscreen with Guerry Grune of 3rd Rock Essentials

Mar 21, 2024

Extreme sun exposure leads to tolls on  your skin and can eventually lead to greater risk of skin cancer and other skin diseases. With that, the vast majority is advised to use sunscreen, but is it enough to combat the ultraviolet rays of the sun?

In this episode, Kashif is joined by the CTO and Founder of 3rd Rock Essentials, Guerry Grune, PhD, PA.  Guerry shares how his life might have been one long (part-time) endless summer if it hadn’t been for three events that led him to create 3rd Rock—and change sunscreen history forever.

The first was the melanoma doctors found in 1992 on his long-time surfing partner—only 22 at the time. Seeing his friend’s surfing career cut short (though luckily, not his life) was Guerry’s first bitter taste of the unforgiving reality of overexposure to—or under protection from—the sun.

Guerry expresses how he after a formula that guaranteed full, long-lasting protection from UVA and UVB rays without endocrine disruptors or other toxic ingredients. But even that wasn’t enough. He wanted a product that was good for the skin—to make it healthier, younger, stronger. This was due to his knowledge that existing sun protection products only protect the body from UVB, and not from UVA.

Kashif and Guerry also discuss how ingredients make the difference such as glycerin, and how working with these ingredients allowed 3rd Rock Essentials to branch out from sun protection into using silver as an antibacterial and antimicrobial ingredient which does great wonders for the body.

Here are the highlights for this episode:

00:00 Introduction
02:31 Background of Dr. Guerry Grune
08:45 The Truth About SPF and Overexposure
12:59 Glycerin-based SPF and How it Differs from Other Sunscreen
17:23 UVA and UVB Light Explained
 20:23 The Truth About SPF 50 and Beyond
24:40 Alcohol Based Sunscreen and A False Sense of Security
25:45 Neutrolene and Silver Oxide
32:04 Functions of Sliver
40:07 Neosporin and Nutrasporin
43:27 3rd Rock Essentials and Dealing with Other Health Implications

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Music: Inspiring Motivational Background by Stock-Waves
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Music: Peaceful Corporate by Stock-Waves
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