Which SPF is right for me?

By now, we’re all well aware of the importance of slathering on our sunscreen each and every day. Whatever the weather, SPF is a non-negotiable step when it comes to shielding our skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, making it all the more vital to find the one that works for us.

As Lindsay Tallant, Training Expert at DermaQuest UK explains, “it’s essential to wear SPF on all areas of exposed skin to protect against UVA/UVB, Infrared and blue light.” “UV rays, Infrared and blue light can cause stress and damage to the cells within our skin and this can lead onto premature ageing, pigmentation and worse, skin cancer.” 

But with such a saturated market of sun-care offerings, picking the SPF that most suits your skin type is no mean feat. 

Committed to catering to every skin type, DermaQuest create targeted skincare solutions with individual complexions in mind. Their diverse range of sunscreens are no exception to the rule, formulated to factor in a bunch of different skincare wants and needs while protecting skin from the sun. 

For Troubled Complexions

SheerZinc SPF 30 – £49

Acne sufferers will know all too well the struggle of finding a block that won’t break you out. Naturally rich in healing properties, Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen agent that sidesteps the congestion and irritation that can be caused by chemical sunscreens, making it a great fit for acneic complexions. Containing 18.6% Micronized Zinc, DermaQuest’s SheerZinc SPF 30 provides skin with physical protection while preventing inflammation in sensitive and acne-prone skin types. Assisted by Citric Acid, this soothing SPF works to reduce clogged pores and keep breakouts at bay. 

 SheerZinc SPF 30 Tinted – £51

Also available in 3 sheer tints – NudeTan and Sunkissed – the zinc oxide sunscreen offers the added bonus of evening out the complexion while shielding against UV rays. 

For Screen Surfers

CBD Blue Light Defense SPF 30 – £66

Since the advent of technology, our skin cells have had to contend with a new, digital enemy. With the ability to break down collagen, delay barrier recovery and accelerate photo-ageing, the blue light emitted from our phones, TVs and laptops gives UV rays a run for their money. If you’re anything like most of the tech-wielding populace, then look to a blue-light blocking SPF to protect skin from the damage inflicted by our devices. 

Formulated with the innovative InfraGuard, DermaQuest’s Blue Light Defense SPF pairs physical sun protection with Blue Light deflecting ingredients to double down on cell-destroying rays. 

On hand to enhance its preventative power, Hemp-derived CBD is incorporated to ramp up the digital defence. As Lindsay explains, “CBD acts as an ingredient booster, so it will amplify the effects of the other ingredients such as Infraguard, which protects the skin from the Blue Light as well as Infrared rays. CBD has also been known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits so it will also help to repair the skin cells from any existing damage caused by Blue Light and Infrared rays, as well as protecting the nerve cells against future damage.” 

For a Little Bit of Luxury

Stem Cell 3D Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 – £68

We love a sun-kissed glow as much as the next, but exposing your skin to harmful rays in pursuit du soleil is simply not worth the risk. Armed with a universal tint to bestow a believable bronze, DermaQuest’s tinted SPF feigns a sun-kissed complexion while holding the side of sun damage. The addition of Stem Cells, Peptides and antioxidants make this SPF a sun-care investment of epic proportion.  

For Extra Protection

SunArmor SPF 50 – £58

Those keen to up the sun-care ante should look to include a Factor 50 in their everyday routine. SPF 50 blocks 98% of UV rays from penetrating the skin, meaning it provides one of the highest percentages of protection from UVA/UVB rays. Not only will fairer skin types benefit from an added level of protection, this peptide-packed offering works to repair existing damage from free radicals and promote the production of collagen and elastin, in turn smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Drier skins will also appreciate this slightly richer texture for its ability to deliver an instant hit of hydration.

DermaQuest’s range of SPFs are available at dermaquestinc.co.uk

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