Get your skin Summer-ready with DermaQuest’s SPF range. Our range of Sunscreens effectively guard and protect skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The Importance of SPF in Skincare

During the hotter months, we are usually stricter with applying SPF to our skin. Over time, UV radiation harms the skin’s elastin and causes it to sag and stretch. To protect your skin, there are lots of important precautions to take, such as staying out of the sun during the hottest hours of the day and wearing a hat to guard your face.

Arguably the best way to protect yourself from the sun’s rays however, is by wearing an SPF. But with so many sunscreen options available nowadays, how do you choose the best one for you?
Let’s Get Physical

Physical sunscreens such as SunArmor SPF50 and Youth Protection SPF30 offer protection as soon as they are applied, unlike chemical SPFs which take a while to kick in.

Reap the Skin Benefits

DermaQuest pre- and post-sun treatments not only protect against damaging UV rays, they also can work to repair and reverse the damage.

According to DermaQuest founder and CEO, Sam Dhatt*, many sunscreens do not block all of the earth’s ultraviolet light. Fortunately, however, there are ingredients that can mitigate sun damage when applied prior to exposure and, in some cases, even reverse UV-induced signs of ageing.

Know your Ingredients

The sun’s UVB rays deplete the skin of natural antioxidants, making it defenceless against the sun’s UV-induced free radicals. Ultimately this leads to the degradation of yet more collagen and elastin. DermaQuest’s range of SPF’s contain antioxidants, which provide the best antidote to the sun’s damage.

Ingredients such as Vitamin C, which can be found in products such as Youth Protection SPF30 and Stem Cell 3D Tinted Moisturizer, can boost a sunscreen’s protection against UV damage.

Grape seed extract, as found in Essential Daily Cleanser, provides an effective anti-ageing function. Grape seed extract can also protect the body against sun damage by bonding with collagen to help maintain skin’s health and elasticity.

Did you know that certain ingredients can even improve the quality of sunscreens by enhancing the water resistance, spreadability, transparency, SPF and dispersion of the active ingredients? Zinc oxide, which can be found in SheerZinc SPF30, protects the elastin protein in skin from UV damage and skin proteins from being broken down.

*Reference: Article ‘UV Damage Control’ by Sam Dhatt on DermaScope.com