Sunscreens help prevent your skin from potentially harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. UV rays can damage your skin in many different ways: from painful sun burn, to premature ageing (the sun contributes to a massive 80% of visible skin ageing), but also potentially leads to skin cancer. Sunscreens use UV filters to shield your skin from the sun, creating a layer which acts a barrier, and hence reduces the risk of getting sun damage.
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is simply a way of measuring the sunscreen’s ability to protect your skin from damaging UV light. So when deciding what factor to go for, make sure you go high (SPF 30 or higher).
Obagi has several great sun protectors for use on a daily basis to:
- Prevent premature ageing
- Preserve skin radiance
- Inhibit photo-ageing
Sun Shield Matte SPF50 – £70
Obagi Sun Shield Broad-Spectrum SPF50 uses micronised zinc oxide and octinoxate to protect new, younger-looking skin through high UVB absorption and dynamic UVA protection.
Sun Shield TINTS SPF50 – £70
Obagi Sun Shield Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreens use the best of both physical and chemical ingredients to provide broad spectrum protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays, and additionally, defends against Infrared (IR) rays. Available in a Warm or Cool tint to complement the unique undertones of your skin.
Obagi 360 HydraFactor SPF30 – £70
A 2-in-1 moisturiser with soothing ingredients and broad-spectrum protection to help prevent skin damage caused by UVA/UVB rays.