UVA AND UVB RADIATION
When asking for the right ingredients in sunscreen, the different UV radiations have to be explained first. These are generally divided into UVA and UVB rays.There is also UVC radiation - but these rays do not reach the earth but are absorbed by the atmosphere.
UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin than UVB rays. There, they can trigger sun allergies and lead to skin ageing and wrinkling.
Therefore, it is important to use sun creams with UVA protection. UVB rays penetrate the upper layer of the skin and can cause sunburn there. They also stimulate the melanin formation and are responsible for the tanned complexion. UVB rays can also directly damage the DNA and thus cause skin cancer.
WHAT IS SPF?
The sun protection factor, SPF for short, indicates how long the sunscreen guarantees protection against UV radiation. The most important factor here is the skin’s inherent protection time - that is the period of time during which the skin can be exposed to the sun without protection before sunburn may occur. Lighter skin types have a very short inherent protection time of only about 10 minutes, while darker skin types can stay in the sun longer.
The SPF follows a simple calculation: inherent protection time x SPF = minutes you can stay in the sun without risking sunburn.
HOW DOES ALOE VERA IN SUNSCREEN WORK?
Aloe Vera is a miracle cure in cosmetics - which is why Aloe Vera sun creams are in demand. The plant consists of over 98% water. In cosmetic products and also in sunscreens, formulas with Aloe Vera can therefore provide the skin with moisture and prevent it from drying out.
Since the skin needs a lot of moisture in the sun to stay beautiful and supple, Aloe Vera sunscreen is particularly suitable. Formulas with this miracle plant offer - in addition to other ingredients against sunburn - sufficient moisture for your skin.
There are also other ingredients that moisturise your skin. For example, glycerine is often used in sunscreens as a natural moisturiser.
ARE CHEMICAL SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS DANGEROUS?
The list of sunscreen ingredients is long. But are these substances in sunscreen harmful?
As a rule, sunscreen ingredients are not dangerous for our bodies. However, there are some ingredients in sunscreen that have come under suspicion of being harmful to our nature, if they get into the water when swimming and bathing. Among these ingredients are Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. For this reason, they are not contained in any NIVEA SUN sun creams. Only ingredients that are classified as safe are used in our NIVEA SUN products.
SUNSCREEN FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
People with sensitive skin that is prone to redness and irritation need to pay close attention to the right active ingredients when choosing the right sun cream. To offer your sensitive skin the best protection, we have developed NIVEA SUN Sensitive Immediate Protect:
• High UVA protection and antioxidants protect from sun allergies and irritations
• With Aloe Vera
• Ultra-spectrum protection protects from UVA/UVB and High Energy Visible Light (HEVL) effects such as premature skin ageing
AFTER SUN – THE BEST FOR YOUR SKIN
What does your skin need the most after a day in the sun? That’s right, moisture and regeneration. This is where after-sun products come in leaving your skin feeling soft and comfortable:
- They are easy to spread thanks to the oil in water emulsions.
- They provide your skin with sufficient moisture.
- They have a cooling effect.
- Moisturising formulas with Aloe-Vera immediately relieve signs of
Try out NIVEA SUN After Sun Moisture with Aloe Vera