Ask yourself this question—if sunscreen didn’t suck to wear, would more people wear it? We think so, as long as it goes on as smoothly as Jacket does. Our non-greasy formula becomes a second layer of skin that protects you from the sun’s harsh rays and sticks with you no matter how wet and dirty you get. And it’s infused with natural antioxidants and extracts like Green Tea and Vitamin C to help repair your skin while you wear it.
Get a bottle and slather some on. Then you’ll understand. It’s sunscreen, man.
JACKET sunscreen+ was created by a South Florida dermatologist and outdoorsman named Tom. Technically, it’s Dr. Thomas Balshi, MD, founder of Balshi Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Delray Beach, Florida.
But he’s Tom.
However, for SEO purposes, we will be referring to Tom as Dr. Balshi for the remainder of this section. Cool? Thanks! Gotta hit those keywords, baby!
Dr. Balshi is a South Florida native, so being outdoors and living life in the sun are par for the course – hell, it’s the SUNSHINE STATE!!!
At one point, he traded the tans and sands of Florida’s beaches for time in New England’s most famous harbor town, graduating pre-med with honors from Boston College. He then completed graduate studies in microbiology at Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia, before returning to lower latitudes and earning a medical degree from the American University (of the Caribbean) School of Medicine in Sint Maarten.
During his days as a medical student in the tropics, Dr. Balshi also served as a PADI underwater medical rescue diver. His passion for scuba diving and love of the water remained long after receiving his medical degree and heading back to the U.S. to pursue a career in dermatology.
This included clinical studies and a residency in internal medicine in Baltimore, where he was named Chief Resident of the Department of Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital; followed by advanced dermatological studies and a residency in dermatology at Gulf South Medical Surgical Institute in New Orleans. Following completion of additional research and studies at The Gold Coast Liposculpture Center in his home state, Dr. Balshi opened his own practice in 2003.
Now, 20 years later, Dr. Balshi is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by the American Board of Physician Specialties, and he has attained a reputation as one of Delray Beach’s most highly-regarded dermatologists and cosmetic-surgery experts.
As Dr. Balshi’s practice grew, so too did his displeasure with the sunscreen offerings, particularly for active men, that were available. Blending his knowledge of skin health and a desire for a quality product that could keep up with his own adventures, Dr. Balshi developed the patented formula for JACKET sunscreen+, the only one in existence that offers maximum protection and repairs existing sun damage – fades dark spots, reduces wrinkles, etc. – while you wear it.
In addition to delivering treatment and services that focus on whole-body wellness, Dr. Balshi has developed a series of premier skincare products – including JACKET – that help patients and consumers maximize their routines and results.