365 Days of Sun Care

Words Thomas Brooks

Autumn is here and we are near­ing Win­ter – we are all putting our sum­mer clothes in seal­able bags and draw­ing out our autum­nal essen­tials. How­ev­er, some­thing tells me that you are miss­ing one impor­tant essen­tial… SPF. We all asso­ciate sun with sum­mer, and when it comes to ‘stay­ing out in the sun’, we tend to apply sun­screen to avoid get­ting burnt on 30ºC days. Wear­ing SPF dur­ing cold­er days are impor­tant too – whilst it is more unlike­ly to get sun­burnt on a 5ºC day, SPF pre­vents long term dam­age to the skin such as extrin­sic age­ing includ­ing hyper­pig­men­ta­tion, and worse, skin can­cer. Unfor­tu­nate­ly for us, even though there are ben­e­fits of the sun, UV Rays come for us 365 of the year. I have some fan­tas­tic options for you to try for all-year-round use.

The Organ­ic Phar­ma­cy Cel­lu­lar Pro­tec­tion Sun­Cream SPF 30

This prod­uct is tru­ly won­der­ful in three ways, it con­tains Zinc Oxide and Tita­ni­um Diox­ide to pro­vide min­er­al pro­tec­tion against the harm­ful effects of UVA and UVB rays, whilst nour­ish­ing with Rose Hip and Cal­en­du­la and Aloe Vera and Shea But­ter to con­di­tion. The Organ­ic Phar­ma­cy offers the best prod­uct for every­day use with a com­bi­na­tion to pro­tect, nour­ish and con­di­tion – let­ting you live care­freely. This prod­uct has been per­fect for hol­i­days in Saint Tropez, or work-life in Lon­don.

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Avène Very High Pro­tec­tion Spray SPF 50+

For those brighter days, we must increase our sun fac­tor and Avène is offer­ing a great prod­uct to com­bat the sun with easy use. We must not for­get that when apply­ing sun pro­tec­tion, our body is includ­ed too. Avène’s Very High Pro­tec­tion Spray includes an antiox­i­dant com­plex, Pre-toco­pheryl + Thia­li­dine for cel­lu­lar pro­tec­tion from oxida­tive stress. In a spray form, the prod­uct streak-free when smoothed over face and body and per­fect for trav­el­ling.

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Bio­der­ma Pho­to­derm Spot SPF50+ Cream

Bio­der­ma has always sur­passed expec­ta­tions with their skin­care and research, and their SPF is no dif­fer­ent. There has been a lot of empha­sis on hyper­pig­men­ta­tion in recent years, and the Pho­to­derm Spot SPF50+ Cream is on par with their Pig­ment­bio Dai­ly Care – only the tech­nol­o­gy dif­fers. The Pho­to­derm Spot SPF50+ Cream for­mu­la con­tains a Cel­lu­lar Bio­pro­tec­tion™ bio­log­i­cal patent which acti­vates skin’s nat­ur­al defences and pro­tects against pre­ma­ture age­ing, and Glabridin (derived from a liquorice extract) to hin­der pig­men­ta­tion and the hyper­pig­men­ta­tion of scars. This prod­uct is also suit­able for dam­aged skin, scars and is Hypoal­ler­genic and Non-come­do­genic; pro­vid­ing sun care for a broad spec­trum of peo­ple.

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Insti­tute Esthe­d­erm Adap­ta­sun Face Cream Mod­er­ate Sun

Esthe­d­erm are experts of the sun, they moti­vate us to utilise the ben­e­fits of the sun whilst remain­ing pro­tect­ed. Pre­vi­ous­ly I have spo­ken about their Bronz Repair Range which has been use­ful dur­ing the sum­mer peri­od – how­ev­er, their Adap­ta­sun range is per­fect all year round. This prod­uct includes their bril­liant Glob­al Cel­lu­lar Pro­tec­tion tech­nol­o­gy to pre­vent pho­to-age­ing and dark spots, whilst pro­tect­ing the skin’s DNA from cell dam­age. Per­fect for mod­er­ate sun, the Adap­ta­sun Cream will pro­tect you 365 days of the year.

Avail­able online at NAOS