What advice do you have for people prone to sensitivity or Rosacea when it comes to SPF?
Ultrasun is formulated for people with sensitive skin. The Lamellar technology means that your skin can breathe and your pores are not clogged. If you have conditions such as Rosacea we would recommend our Face Fluid SPF50+ as it’s particularly important to use a higher level of protection.
Are there ingredients you should avoid if your skin is generally sensitive?
1. Fragrance. Fragrance can be difficult for the skin to cope with and has the potential to aggravate sensitive skin. To add perfume to your skin when you are already exposing it to the sun’s UVA & UVB rays is something to be avoided if at all possible.
2. Emulsifiers. These are the compounds that bring products together that wouldn’t naturally combine, so the product doesn’t split or separate. Emulsifiers can be incredibly drying and dehydrated skin should avoid exposure to the sun. We frequently talk about the health of the skin being linked to moisture levels and this should include the formulation of your chosen sun protection product.
3. MI. (Methylisothiazolinone). A commonly used preservative found in sunscreen, which is a known skin irritant and can cause a reaction in sensitive skins.
What sort of sun protection is best for naturally dry skin?
Look for added skincare actives that hydrate and allow the skin to breathe. The Ultrasun Face SPF30 & Family SPF30 for the body are both recommended by Dermatologists as they are non-comedogenic and contain vitamin E, squalane and GSP-T (grape seed extract) for additional moisture.
Prickly heat:
A fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic formula that allows the skin to breathe and prevents irritation. The addition of soothing ingredients and a potent coolant are a plus. Formulas such as Ultrasun’s lamellar structure allow the skin to breathe by being absorbed just below the skin’s surface. In this case, products such as our Family 30 and Extreme 50+ are ideal. In an aftersun, Superoxide dismutase is a strong coolant, which is present in our aftersun gel.
What sort of sun protection is best for oily skin?
Lamellar gel structures have a high affinity with the natural structure of ceramides found in the skin, and products are absorbed subcutaneously rather than sitting on the skin’s surface, blocking pores and potentially leading to break outs. We would particularly recommend our Face 30 and 50+ for those with oily skin.