March 08, 2023 2 min read
UV light is transmitted in three wavelengths. One of them, UVB, is mostly responsible for sunburn and has strong links too many types of skin cancer. When skin is exposed to sunlight it produces more melanin – a brown pigmentation – to try and absorb the harmful rays.
A tan actually signals that the skin is damaged. Type I and Type II skin, that is fair-skinned individuals, are more susceptible to sunburn, skin cancer and premature skin ageing caused by photo damage. A sunscreen with a high Sun Protection Factor (SPF) will help block UVB rays and prevent burning. If you normally burn after 20 minutes in the sun, an SPF30 protects you for about 20 mins x 30, or 10 hours.
However, SPF does not apply to another type of UV rays. UVA, which can penetrate window glass, is associated with ageing because it affects the elastin in the skin. Only Broad Spectrum Sunscreens will protect you against UVA and UVB rays. Elave sunscreens provide Infrared Thermal Protection by using vitamins, botanicals and antioxidants to neutralise free radicals and promote repair. According to EU Recommendation, the UVA protection for each sunscreen should be at least a third of the labelled SPF. All Elave Sun sunscreens clearly state High Protection, UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum on the front of the tube.
Elave formulations with UVA & UVB to moisturise and protect your skin
Elave Sun SPF50+ is a waterproof, allergen free broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection system with advanced Infrared (IR) – thermal protection. If used as directed and with other sun protection measures Elave Sun SPF50+ decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing caused by the sun and absorbs 98% of UVB radiation that causes sunburn.
Elave Sun Paediatric SPF50+ is a waterproof, allergen free broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection system with advanced Infrared (IR) – thermal protection. Paediatrician approved from newborn, this hypo-allergenic formula helps shield delicate skin from harmful UVA, UVB and infrared (IR) rays. If used as directed and with other sun protection measures Elave Paediatric SPF50+ decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing caused by the sun and absorbs 98% of UVB radiation that causes sunburn.
Elave Daily Skin Defence SPF45 No.108 contains a unique combination of oil-free emollients to hydrate the skin, together with high UVA & UVB protection. The Invisible Zinc is absorbed quickly and the Vitamins B5 & E anti-oxidant enriched formula helps protect skin and repair environmental skin damage.
Elave Daily Lip Defence SPF20 No.102 is an ultra-hydrating lip balm with broad spectrum sun protection factor SPF20 to protect lips from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. A multi-action formula with Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, naturally derived Lipoamino Acid and anti-oxidant Vitamin E to moisturise, re-condition, smooth and protect lips. Peppermint Oil gives a cooling sensation. Lips are soft and protected from environmental damage.
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