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Sunscreens: which one should you choose?

July 15, 2020


A woman with a sun painted on her shoulder in sun screen

At Dermapure, we know that sunscreen is essential for healthy glowing skin and we never forget it, rain or shine. Formulas, applications and unique properties: discover the secrets of our mineral sunscreens to use all year round!

Our favourite ingredients

Mineral or chemical? While mineral filters – zinc oxide and titanium dioxide – act like a mirror that reflect UV rays and are effective upon application, chemical sunscreens actually penetrate the skin to absorb the UV radiation but with time their ability to do so declines. Therefore, they should be applied 30 minutes before exposure to the sun to allow time for them to be absorbed and then reapplied every 2 hours.

Our opinion:

We prefer mineral sunscreen for its natural ingredients that are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive! Ideal for skin allergic to the sun and suitable for children over 6 months.

Our daily beauty allies

Sun exposure accounts for 70% of the causes of premature skin aging. This is why it is essential to protect yourself from it!

Those causes responsible for the early appearance of these pigmentation spots, wrinkles and skin laxity? UVA and UVB rays as well as free radicals that directly influence our melanin production and the health of our collagen and elastin fibres.

In order to best protect our skin, we choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 and above, which we apply after other skin care products and before make-up, then every 2 hours and after swimming and drying off.

Good to know:

Follow best practices! We think a lot about sunscreen in the summer, but rarely during other seasons. However, our skin is sensitive to UVA and UVB rays regardless of the weather because they are always present throughout the year, even if we don’t feel the heat or the sky is overcast. UVA rays are also the most damaging to skin health since they can cause skin cancer. UVA rays reach the skin even through glass, so be sure to protect your face, neck, hands and arms if you travel a lot by car. Choose a sunscreen you can’t live without and make it part of your daily beauty routine!

Our favourite products

For a radiant and more even complexion: SPF 50 tinted by Functionalab

> Provides broad-spectrum mineral protection against UVA, UVB and free radicals
> Enhances the natural radiance of the complexion and diminishes imperfections
> Offers a universal tint

For a weightless, mousse texture: SPF 50 Physical Matte UV Defense by SkinCeuticals

> Protects against UVA and UVB rays
> Reduces the appearance of pores and provides a matte finish to the skin
> Ideal for oily or acne-prone skin

For on-the-go application : Sunforgettable® Enviroscreen Protection SPF 50 by Colorescience®

> Protects against UVA/UVB, pollution and other environmental aggressors
> Mineral powder with a hydrating anti-oxidant rich formula
> Water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes

Benefit from the advice of our skin experts and find out which product is right for you!
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