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Sunscreens work by absorbing or reflecting the UV rays of the sun. They create a barrier between your skin and the sun’s rays. If you use active skincare, you should absolutely be using an excellent quality, cosmeceutical suncream that will ensure your skincare results are protected, and your skin does not become additionally sensitised from the sun.

It’s important to choose a cosmeceutical-level sunscreen if you’re using active ingredients such as retinol or glycolic acid. These sunscreens are typically more than just your average sun defense, as they often contain additional skincare benefits such as antioxidants, niacinamide and other Vitamin B forms.

What is UVA and UVB?

When it comes to sunscreens, we think of needing protection from both UVA and UVB sun rays. UVA rays get beneath the surface of the skin and can lead to skin damage, premature aging, and wrinkles, while UVB rays affect the skin superficially and can cause sunburns and redness. It is therefore important to protect our skin from both types of UV rays by using a broad spectrum sunscreen.

Broad spectrum cosmeceuticals sunscreen

All suncreams have a sun protection factor (SPF) number or rating and while it’s generally a good idea to go big or go home, choosing a broad spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF will do you no good if you use it incorrectly. It is essential that you follow your suncreams instructions exactly, because even assuming that you do, no sunscreen is able to block 100 percent of the sun’s UVB rays. A good suncream can typically protect against 97-99 percent of UVB rays, though it does depend on the SPF (the higher the better!).

Wearing sunscreen is an important part of protecting yourself from sun damage but it should be a part of an overall strategy that includes things like wearing appropriate clothing, seeking shade and staying hydrating.

Browse Adore Beauty’s selection of cosmeceuticals suncreams below.

31 products found.


Skinstitut Age Defence SPF50+ by SkinstitutSkinstitut Age Defence SPF50+ by Skinstitut

$34.30 $49.00


4.2 of 238 reviews

Skinstitut Starter Kit by SkinstitutSkinstitut Starter Kit by Skinstitut

$69.30 $99.00


4.7 of 164 reviews

asap cc cream SPF15 75ml by asapasap cc cream SPF15 75ml by asap

$42.90 $55.00


4.4 of 87 reviews

Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30 by DermalogicaDermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF 30 by Dermalogica

$71.28 $81.00


4.5 of 46 reviews

Dermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15 by DermalogicaDermalogica Total Eye Care SPF15 by Dermalogica

$70.40 $80.00


4.5 of 38 reviews

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SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30mlSkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30ml
SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30ml

Perfect everyday sunscreen

This is the perfect everyday sunscreen. Sits well on top of skincare and offers a dew under makeup. No white cast at all and contains really good UVA filters. I wouldn’t rely on this for spending 2+ hours at the beach in summer, I think something more heavy duty would be better in those circumstances. This also won’t break you out. Some thick zinc sunscreens seem to clog my pores and this doesn’t ...
Skinstitut Starter KitSkinstitut Starter Kit
Skinstitut Starter Kit

Awesome Starter Kit!

Great value and great quality products!
Makes the perfect gift to give to a 'skinstitute virgin' or a die hard fan!
Love all the products in the bundle.
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+

100% essential

I only started using this over summer but I’m so glad I did.
I love the idea of an SPF with a moisturiser, it’s one less step in the daily skincare routine.
The formula is quite runny so it goes on easily and a little goes a long way.
This does leave the skin shiny, I does not dry matte at all but I like that.
I tend not to wear makeup at all at work and this gives me a hea...

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