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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

mesoestetic mesoprotech melan 130 pigment control 50ml
mesoestetic mesoprotech melan 130 pigment control 50ml

Best Sunscreen ever

I love this product. It is a bit pricey but well worth the cost. It goes on smooth and creamy and works really well by fading the colour of my pigmentation problems. It doesn't feel thick like most sunscreens and has a nice light scent to it. I hardly know it's on my skin. I highly recommended this product.
Also, I have sensitive skin and have trouble with some products making me break out ...
Alpha-H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF15 50ml
Alpha-H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF15 50ml

Great experience

I had this as a sample. I used it in the morning on clean skin before applying my makeup and wow! On its own it evened out my skin and left me glowing. Then when I applied my foundation it definitely helped it stay put and hydrated throughout the day. I noticed a huge difference.

My only negative is that it made my eyes sting. Don’t put it under or near your eyes!
Alpha-H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF15 50ml
Alpha-H Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturiser SPF15 50ml

Hydrating goodness

I too received the sample and although it's not suited to my combination skin (sits on top of my oily t zone), it would make a fantastic moisturizer for dry skin. If you are looking for a daily moisturizer with a hydration boost and lovely dewy finish this will be for you. It is tinted, but I have medium olive/tan skin so it picked my natural skin tone right up for a nice healthy finish.