Does your sunscreen have skin care benefits?
FACT: Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. Scary, right? And to make matters worse, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they are 70.
If that’s not enough to shock you into wearing sunscreen on a daily basis, maybe this will: excessive sun exposure doesn’t just cause skin cancer – it can lead to premature ageing, too. (Gasp!) Lucky we know a sunscreen that can help prevent your skin from burning and prematurely ageing.
The new Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ face and body products are a complete spectrum sunscreen. This means they absorb across the entire UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) spectrum, protecting your skin from sunburn and premature ageing at the same time. Their unique science-meets-skin-care technology means it’s also 4-hour water resistant and features touch-dry technology, giving you a shine-free velvet finish, too. Yep, no oil slicks here!
As an added bonus, all the sunscreens in the range are also formulated with cosmeceutical ingredients that repair and care for your skin to help you maintain a youthful complexion for longer. Here are just a few of the skin-loving ingredients you can find in the Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ range:
It’s a key part of your morning, but it should play a key role in your sunscreen, too. This antioxidant has been shown to help destroy cells that have been damaged by UV rays before their mutant forms turn into cancer cells. Caffeine also works wonders at helping to reduce skin redness and inflammation, making it one hard-working ingredient.
#2. Vitamin E
We know vitamin E is an excellent moisturiser, and we also know that it has wonderful healing properties. But were you aware that it also helps protect the skin against environmental pollution and UV radiation? It does. It also has a powerful anti-inflammatory action, which helps prevent inflammation from leading to premature signs of ageing.
Oh, how we love this ingredient! As a skin care ingredient, it helps boost collagen production, minimise wrinkles and brighten the skin. Its potent antioxidant properties help offer some protection from UV rays, too, while also assisting in reversing age spots caused by the sun.
#4. Ferulic acid
Consider this ingredient an ultimate must-have in your sunscreen. Not only does it treat sun damaged, ageing skin, it also helps stabilise vitamin C and E in the formula. Strangely enough, ferulic acid is more potent when exposed to UV light, which means it works even harder at protecting and healing your skin when you’re exposed to sunrays.
Does your regular sunscreen contain skin care benefits like this one? Would you prefer your daily sunscreen to give you more youthful skin while protecting your from UV damage