Wear Suncream

Wear Suncream

Hello Mr Sun


You would have heard it many times before, but wearing SPF on your face every day is key to having both healthy and healthy-looking skin. Besides just helping to prevent skin cancers, it is also a form of anti-ageing.  It is one of the best and easiest ways of protecting your skin.

A good sunscreen will block the harmful effects of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays, which creates chaos on our skin and its cells, leading to a decrease in collagen and elasticity resulting in fine lines, pigmentation, and an increased risk of developing skin cancer.

As mentioned above, it is recommended to wear it every day, no matter what the weather is! UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds.

With working from home being the new norm, some believe that because they are indoors they don’t need protection, however, the sun can still be harmful to our skin. "Standard glass windows block UVB but not UVA rays, which can penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB which are the main contributing factor to photo-aging — which are changes seen as dark spots, wrinkles, and leathery textured skin." – Joyce Park, Dermatologist. She also recommends wearing it when working or sitting by a window or in a room with lots of sunlight. 

If you are serious about preventing premature ageing, experts now say that protection from UVA and UVB rays is no longer enough. Recent research has found that Blue lights from our phones, computers and TV screens are also a factor in premature ageing. You just can't seem to escape it.

Blue light can penetrate the deeper layers of our skin (the same as UVA rays from the sun) and which breaks down collagen and elastin, which speeds up ageing and inflammation.

Top tip; Turn your phone onto “night” mode, which switches the hue of your screen to a warm, yellow light. Swapping the blue light for yellow light is easier on both your skin and can help with eye strain and skin damage.



Not sure which one to pick from? No problem, we got you. When buying any suncream it is important to keep some things in mind - 

 1.     Broad Spectrum: Suncreams should be labelled as broad spectrum, meaning they will protect from both UVA & UVB rays. 

2.    Water Resistant: This means that the product will protect your skin in water for a certain length of time, each product is different. 

It is also important to note that no suncream is 100% waterproof or sweatproof, the FDA prohibits these terms.

3.    SPF: Sun Protection Factor: The number on the bottle. This means the level of protection it will provide. A minimum of SPF15 or 30 is recommended to wear every day. When in the sun, it is recommended to reapply to exposed areas every 90- 120 minutes, or as each product states.

The SPF ( sun protection factor) only measures UVB protection while the PA rating only measures UVA protection.

Here's some additional information about what science tells us about how much UVB light SPF's can filter out and protect you from: 

SPF 15: 93% of the sun's UVB rays, 

SPF 30: 97% of the sun's UVB rays.

 You may also notice some products have 'PA'  written on them, which means;

PA+ = Some UVA protection 

PA++ = Moderate UVA protection 

PA+++ = High UVA protection

PA++++ = Extremely High UVA protection

Don’t forget your lips too! Try and use a lip balm that has an SPF in it, no one wants sunburnt lips.

Like any other skincare product, suncream has an expiry date. If it is not listed on the product, keep note of the date of purchase. Sun cream generally has a shelf life of two to three years and should not be stored in direct sunlight or at high a temperature. Any changes in formula i.e. funny smells, colours, or changes in texture is a sign to get rid of it. Using an expired suncream is risky and can increase your risk of sunburn and developing skin cancer.


Our Current Favourites:

  1. Caudalie- Vinosun 50+ Very High Protection Lightweight cream, effectively protects the face and neck from UVA/UVB while providing antioxidant action to the most sensitive skin. Thanks to its invisible, ultra-light and fragrance-free texture, adopt clean and invisible protection, for every day. Without compromise between skin protection and nature protection, its formula is highly biodegradable and non-toxic for the marine ecosystem.  This product is a highly sought-after piece of skincare and we couldn't keep it on our shelves for most of 2023!
  2.   More from Caudalie: A new product to warm our shelves is their Suncare Stick SPF 50. We think this is going to be a big hit this summer and all year round as it protects the face, lips and sensitive areas (mole, scar, tattoo) from UVA/UVB rays in a single gesture without leaving any traces. Enriched with organic grape seed and buriti oil, its formula is nourishing but non-greasy. Fragrance-free and water-resistant, it is suitable for both adults and children aged 3 and over. Its portable format, easy to apply and practical to transport, can be used all year round and at any time of the day.
  3.   Skin Formulas: Another popular product is Skin Formulas Day Cream Moisturising – SPF 50 | PA++++ – 50ml. Only in the door and is already proving to be a popular choice among customers. 
  4. After sun exposure it is so important to apply a form of after-sun as it is essential in helping to prevent today's sun exposure from becoming tomorrow's visible damage and Caudalie's Vinosun Protect After Sun Repairing Lotion does just that. 


 When the skin is exposed to the sun, reapply the High Protection Cream SPF50 every 2 hours and avoid the sun between 12 pm and 4 pm. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight. Wear a T-shirt, sunglasses and a hat while being exposed to the sun.