What sunscreen are you?

Summer skin care offers skn clinics
By Raj Phull 8th May 2019 Category: Advice


With the holiday season upon us it’s time to ask yourself,  are you sun cream savvy? The sun is the biggest cause of premature ageing so its more important than ever to protect your skin.  As there so many creams to choose from, we have put together this handy guide to help you select which one is right for you. We have highlighted some of our favourites available at sk:n.

Sensitive skin

If you have sensitive skin, it’s essential to shop carefully for sun protection, whether it is avoiding irritating preservatives, chemicals or fragrance. As you would with other skincare products, it’s just as important to read up on the ingredients.

For sensitive skin one of our favourites is Avène Very High Protection Spray SPF50+ which provides maximum protection for fair and hypersensitive skin which is prone to sunburn. It has an essential water-resistant formula, contains Vitamin E which is a powerful anti-oxidant and the fabulous Avène Thermal Spring Water to heal and soothe the skin with its anti-irritating properties.

Some of us are often in a hurry and find sprays easier to use than creams. Try Heliocare® Advanced Spray SPF50 which gives you essential UV and anti-oxidant skin protection in an easy to apply spray lotion – perfect for use on the face or body.

Loved by our skincare experts, Heliocare® 360˚ Mineral SPF50 is the ultimate, photo and anti-oxidant skin protection in a natural, breathable mineral formulation. This wonder-product will leave your skin feeling silky with a satin glow and is also ideal to use under make up.


Premature ageing

To protect your skin against premature ageing, select a sun screen which has a high SPF (protection from UVB rays) and also protects against UVA rays, which can penetrate the skin deeply causing premature ageing and deep wrinkles.

Dermaquest Youth Protection SPF 30 moisturises and protects, and whilst providing high factor SPF, also nourishes the skin with nutrients, reducing the signs of ageing, restoring youthful skin. Use as your daily moisturiser or under your make up.


If you are looking for a bargain, check out our sk:n SPF 30. With 50% off  in May this will cost you just £11.25. A light oil-free formulation that protects the skin from damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. The skin will also feel hydrated due to the Violet Rice Extract, rich in amino acids and vitamin B.



Heliocare® Color Gelcream Light SPF50 50ml combines essential UV and anti-oxidant skin protection (SPF 50) with a creamy foundation to match your skin type. The moisturising gelcream provides a natural-looking, even foundation coverage and is available in 2 colours, Light or Brown and is suitable for all skin types. This fab product can also be used as your morning moisturiser.



If your skin is oily or spot-prone, it’s really important you chose a sun cream which is breathable, so that the cream or gel doesn’t clog up pores which can cause spots.

Try Heliocare® 360˚ Oil Free Gel SPF50 which is the ultimate, photo and anti-oxidant skin protection in an ultra-light, mattifying gel that absorbs into the skin leaving it hydrated. Can also replace your morning moisturiser.


Don’t forget, the rays from the sun can easily break through the clouds, so sun protection on your face should be used every day.

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