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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.

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Recent reviews on Sunscreen products

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+
Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+

Good solid daily moisturiser

I like this stuff. Not love, but like. It's nice and light, absorbs well, and doesn't leave you too shiny. I much prefer it over the ASAP daily moisturiser which as quite thick.
The SPF level is good, price isn't too bad, and little goes a long way... Pretty much all you need in a daily moisturiser really.
SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30ml
SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF50 30ml

Too Shiny

Way too shiny on my skin. Shows up all lines, creases and makes me look really old. Feels greasy by the end of the day. Maybe an okay winter sunscreen but not good in warm climates!
Aspect Sun Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 75ml
Aspect Sun Envirostat On The Go SPF 50 75ml

my favourite sunscreen

This is the best sunscreen i have ever used. good for combo/oily skin and doesn't leave a white cast. has never broken me out (I'm on my second bottle) and never leaves an oily cast on the skin.

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