Today I’d like to put focus on some amazing sunscreen/suncream products from the brand Ego QV and SunSense!
About the summer of LUV
Skin cancer is set to cost the NHS £180m by 2020
UK deaths from melanoma have increased by 156% since the early 1970s
Overexposure to UV light from the sun / sunbeds are the main cause of skin cancer
Regular sunscreen may help to prevent melanoma
A once-a-day sunscreen
A waterproof sunscreen
Apply 20 minutes before exposure
Use over ½ teaspoon on arms, face / neck
Use over 1 teaspoon on legs, front and back of body
Apply every 2 hours, especially after swimming, exercising, sweating and towelling dry
What is UV?
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a type of energy produced by the sun and some artificial sources, such as solariums.
The sun’s ultraviolet radiation is the main cause of skin cancer.
UV damage also causes sunburn, tanning, premature ageing and eye damage.
UV radiation isn’t like the sun’s light or heat, which we can see and feel. Your senses cannot detect UV radiation, so you won’t notice the damage until it has been done.
Sunsense Daily Face – invisible Tint finish
SunSense Daily Face SPF 50+
This SPF 50+ facial sunscreen is ideal for all year round protection, for everyday use on the face and neck and chest. Contains Vitamin E to improve the appearance of age spots, makes fine lines and wrinkles look smoother, and improves skin’s elasticity.
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Sunsense Kids UVA & UVB Broad Spectrum Lotion SPF50+
- For delicate and sensitive skin, specially formulated for children
- Light, smooth, non-greasy milk
- Water resistant, blocks UV-A and UV-B rays
- Dermatologically tested and tested to Australian standard
- Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards.
About Ego QV products
Australian made and owned, QV Skincare is a true Australian success story. Built on a foundation of hard work and innovative thinking, the gentle, pure formulations of QV Skincare has ensured that it has risen from humble origins to become one of Australia’s favourite skincare brands for all types of skin.QV Skincare is the brainchild of Ego Pharmaceuticals (Ego), which was founded in 1953 by young chemist, Gerald Oppenheim, and his wife, Rae, a nurse. Together, they saw a need for low irritant skincare products to help restore and maintain healthy looking skin. It was this thought process that led to the birth of QV Skincare in 1975. With no soap, fragrance or other common irritants, QV Skincare supports the skin to naturally repair itself. Today, QV Skincare remains suitable for everyday use for everyone from babies or infants to the adults.Check out QV website for more info!!
All products are designed to:
- Developed by dermatologists, QV is a gentle, soap -free cleansing & moisturising range formulated for everybody, everyday.
- QV is suitable for newborn babies, the elderly, sufferers of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis & dermatitis.
- Free from fragrance, colour, lanolin & proplene glycol.
- Leaves the skin feeling soft & smooth, non greasy and wont block pores.
QV Intensive Ointment
- Highly emollient balm, protects & soothes skin to promote healing, preservative & water free.
One of my favourites.
QV Gentle Wash
- A mild, foaming cleanser for use in the shower or for hand washing, also removes make-up.
Great for children!
- Highly concentrated, rich moisturising cream, ideal for areas of the skin that need extra hydration e.g knees and elbows.
The cream formula is thick but light and is easily absorbed it’s so moisturizing to be honest and it is not scented – it’s on the back of the tube that it’s suitable for infants and elderly and that it helps relieve dry skin and is suitable for use with eczema , dermatitis and psoriasis .. it also recommended to use it after shaving, showering, exposure to harsh chemicals and at night.
QV Bath Oil
- Disperses easily in water without leaving residue, safe non slip formula, ideal for moisturising large areas
QV Skin Lotion
- A light, moisturising, all over body lotion. Easy to apply. Also removes make-up.
It helps moisturizing my skin really well so if you have dry skin this is the product for you.
So there you have it, a selection of sunscreens from Ego SunSense that covers the needs of the whole family when out and about in the harsh sun – check out the rest of their range, there are so many more products to pick from, so there’s sure to be some products that are perfect for you and your family too!
There is a vast range for everyone and I have been using these samples on my four year old son, myself, my eldest and baby to moisturise alsorts from nappy rashes and general skin protection (my son reacts to chlorine too) and have found it’s a great product, doesn’t sting, no smell, no colour, sticks to skin well and doesn’t just wipe off with one swipe of the child’s hand.
I really like the consistency of all products as shown in the image above.
Obviously everyone has different skin and will react according to that!
The intensive ointment is probably the favourite product in the samples I recieved of the QV range – glycerol based seemed lighter and better suited for use as rubbed in so easily – cleared up my baby’s sore bum! (Also, if you get chub rub chafing it’s great for that)
Tips for using sunscreen properly:
No sunscreen will give the protection it claims unless you apply it properly.
- Use sunscreen together with shade and clothing to avoiding sunburn.
- Don’t be tempted to spend longer in the sun just because you have sunscreen on.
- Don’t store sunscreens in very hot places because this can ruin their protective chemicals.
- Make sure you put enough sunscreen on – you need to cover yourself and your child thoroughly.
- Reapply sunscreen regularly including ‘once a day’ and ‘water resistant’ products. Sunscreen can rub or wash off, especially after swimming or towelling dry.
- Don’t forget to check the expiry date on your sunscreen. Most sunscreens have a shelf life of 2-3 years, shown on the label by a symbol of a pot with the letter M and a number – this is the number of months the sunscreen will last once it’s been opened. Check your sunscreen has not expired before you use it.
Does the brand of sunscreen make a difference?
“Cancer Research UK states ‘(we do not) endorse any specific brand of sunscreens. All sunscreens use the same methods to determine how protective they are. This means that brand and price are less important than things like the SPF and star ratings, which tell you how much protection they offer.“
(Read more here.)
Sunsense debunk myths
Myth: Sunscreen Stops You Getting Enough Vitamin D
“Many people are aware that the best way to protect your skin from the potentially harmful effects of the sun is to wear sunscreen on exposed skin every day. People who argue against wearing sunscreen everyday sometimes cite vitamin D deficiency among their reasons for not creaming up before they leave the house.
But, is it true that we’re all going to return to the bad old days of widespread instances of rickets if we wear sunscreen on a daily basis? The short answer is: no.
Whilst it is true that vitamin D is produced when the skin is exposed to UVB rays, all of these rays are not absorbed by sunscreen. It takes only a short amount of time for the skin to reach saturation point, where no more vitamin D is made from exposure to sunlight. This means that those who regularly wear sunscreen still get sufficient sunlight exposure to produce the vitamin D their body needs, whilst also protecting their skin from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.
(Read more here)