Saturday, 3 May 2014

It's not too early to break out the sun cream !

As I may have mentioned numerous times (!), we've been geocaching almost every day this week, in parks, in the countryside and also in the dunes. Yesterday, when we went stomping across the dunes looking for caches, the sky was cloudy, it wasn't particularly warm and we were a bit concerned it was going to rain. But nevertheless we came back with very slight sunburn.

The thought never even crossed my mind to pack sunscreen when we went out, so this was actually a really good wake-up call. The weather may not be blazing hot with cloudless blue skies just yet, but you still need to protect your skin, and even more so that of your children.

Luckily, Eucerin have sent us through two of their products to try out, an Extra Light Body Sun Lotion (SPF50) and a Kids Sun Spray (50+)  (200ml RRP £19.50). I just mentioned children being particularly vulnerable to sun damage and the enclosed press release explained that children’s skin is only one-fifth as thick as adult skin, which means its barrier function is less effective. Eucerin Sun Kids Spray has the strength to help to protect children’s skin from sunburn and reduce the risk of long-term UV skin damage. As you would expect from a skin-friendly Eucerin product, it is free from perfume, colourants and parabens and it is clinically proven to be suitable even on atopic skin. The spray format means that it is ideal for applying quickly to wriggly children who don't particularly want to be slathered in sun cream too !

Eucerin's sun care range for grown-ups is individualised, depending on your skin type. The new range includes:


Best for all skin types:
Eucerin Sun Creme Tinted SPF 50+ (50ml) £16.00 RRP - an advanced facial sunscreen with light mineral tinted pigments that provides sun protection plus an even, natural tanned-looking skin tone.

Best for combination to oily skin:
Eucerin SUN Face Care Sun Fluid SPF 50+ (50ml) £16.00 RRP/ SPF 30 (50ml) £15.00 RRP: the face fluid is formulated for normal to combination skin. The ultra-light, non-greasy texture mattifies the skin with no oily shine, making it efficient even in warm, humid climates.

Best for normal to dry skin:
Eucerin SUN Face Creme SPF 50+ (50ml) £16.00 RRP / SPF 30 (50ml) £15.00 RRP: the face creme is an advanced sunscreen which helps protect the face against sun-induced skin ageing and is especially suited for dry skin. Clinical studies have proven its efficacy and skin compatibility.

All of the face products include an innovative formulation to protect both the upper and lower layers of the skin against UV damage, with a highly effective, photostable UVA/UVB filter system with Tinosorb S to provide reliable protection against sunburn; Glycyrrhetinic Acid which can be shown to support the skin´s own DNA protection mechanisms;  Cellular protection with licorice extract - a powerful antioxidant that protects against damage caused by free radicals.


Best for combination to oily skin:
Eucerin SUN Body Care Transparent Spray SPF 50 (200ml) £17.50 RRP: the spray-on formula is 100% transparent, non-sticky, non greasy and quickly absorbed, formulated for normal to combination skin. Plus being free from any preservatives it is suitable for individuals with sensitive skin and blemish prone skin. The spray does not leave visible residue on the skin and is water resistant so it is suitable for sports and outdoor activities.

Best for normal to dry skin:
Eucerin SUN Extra Light Body Lotion SPF 50 (150ml) £18.50 RRP/ SPF 30 (150ml): the extra-light lotion is easy to apply and immediately absorbed into the skin to provide a high-level of sun protection. Clinical studies have proven the efficacy and skin compatibility of the creme for sensitive skin and even in people with Atopic Dermatitis.

Eucerin SUN Sun Allergy Protection Creme-Gel SPF 50 (150ml) £19.00 RRP: this Creme Gel offers a high level of sun protection as well as effective protection from sun sensitivity. The non-greasy water resistant formulation is free from emulsifiers, perfumes and preservatives, making it clinically proven to be suitable for highly sensitive or photosensitive skin. 

That all sounds slightly confusing if you want to buy one sun care product for the whole family, but the important thing is, whichever one you choose, make sure you start protecting your skin now, especially if you're heading to the beach (or dunes) where the sun reflects off the sand and is more likely to burn your skin.

Disclosure : Eucerin sent us through the products.

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