Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30

A superior mineral sunscreen for babies and children. Protects sensitive skin from sunburn and sun-induced skin damage.

Free from chemical filters. Broadband and photostable mineral filters offer high factor UVA/UVB protection.

Mineral sunscreen for babies and children

Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 is a mineral sunscreen for babies (from three months old) and children. It protects from sunburn and reduces the risk of sun-induced skin damage.

Free from chemical filters, the broadband and photostable mineral filter system1 offers high factor protection with micropigments that reflect UVA/UVB rays directly from the skin’s surface. The mineral sunscreen also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism. 

The formula is both unperfumed and extra water-resistant.

Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for children’s sensitive skin.

 

(1) EU compliant.

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove good skin tolerability on children’s sensitive skin.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know which SPF to use on my child?

Your child’s skin will benefit from a high or very high protection sunscreen that has been specially formulated for their delicate young skin. Sunscreens are available in four different levels of protection: low (factor 6 to 10), medium (15 to 25), high (30 to 50) and very high (50+). The higher the protection factor the better skin is protected, and we recommend that you always apply high or very high protection sunscreens to young and delicate skin.

It is strongly advisable to keep young children out of direct sunlight, especially during its peak hours of intensity, and to use protective clothing.  Apply sun protection thoroughly to any parts of the body that are exposed and reapply it generously every two hours. And remember that skin damage can occur even before sunburn is visible. 

Why does children’s skin need special protection from the sun?

Children’s skin, like many of their organs, is still developing and so they are more sensitive to sunlight. Young skin is thinner than adult skin and its barrier function and self-protection mechanisms (especially melanin synthesis) are not fully developed. The surface area to volume ratio is also much higher in children’s skin.

Sun-induced skin damage incurred during childhood puts someone at a much higher risk of further skin damage in later life.  You can read more in the effects of sun on children’s skin.

What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

UVA rays penetrate the deeper layers of skin. They stimulate the production of free radicals in the skin which cause oxidative stress and can lead to indirect DNA damage (where the free radicals modify cellular DNA over time). UVA rays are most commonly associated with photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They can also trigger sun allergies such as Polymorphous Light Eruption (PLE). UVB rays can also provoke allergies, but to a lesser degree.

UVB rays
provide the energy your skin needs to make Vitamin D and stimulate the production of melanin which is responsible for tanning. They don’t travel as deeply as UVA rays, penetrating only the outermost layers of skin, but they cause more immediate damage such as sunburn. UVB rays are directly absorbed by cellular DNA which can lead to skin diseases such as actinic keratosis and skin cancer.

Is Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 suitable for young children?

Yes. Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 has been specially formulated for use on babies and children from three months.

What is the difference between Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 and Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+?

Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is a very high protection sunscreen. While still offering high protection, Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 has a slightly lower SPF.

Other than the SPF, the fundamental difference between the two formulas is that Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 does not contain chemical filters. Both are suitable for babies and children over three months of age.

What is the difference between chemical and mineral filters and which should I use?

Chemical and mineral filters work in different ways. 

Chemical filters are absorbed by the skin and they, in turn, absorb UV rays and release that energy as thermal radiation which creates a sensation of warmth. 

Mineral filters remain on skin’s surface and reflect or scatter the UV radiation preventing it from penetrating skin. 

While most people have no problem with chemical filters, some may react to them and prefer to use mineral filters instead. Mineral sun lotions are popular for use on babies and small children whose skin is extra-sensitive as it is still developing.

What is the difference between a ‘water-resistant’ and an ‘extra water-resistant’ sunscreen?

The terms are defined by Cosmetics Europe and our products follow their guidelines. To be defined as water-resistant a product needs to retain half of its SPF after 2 x 20-minute sessions in the water. To qualify as extra water-resistant a product must retain half of its SPF after 4 x 20-minute sessions in the water.

Ingredients

Three steps to optimal sun protection

Mineral sunscreen for babies

Choose a product that offers the right level of sun protection for your child’s skin. It should be specially formulated for sensitive young skin and appropriate for their age.

How much mineral sunscreen should I use?

Use clothing wherever possible to protect young skin from the sun. For uncovered areas of skin, it’s important to use sufficient product. You can use your palm to measure how much lotion to apply: a thick line of product the length of your middle finger counts as one measure. As a general rule, we recommend:

  • Age 3-5: Use a measure to a measure and a half of product for each of the areas (2-11) that may be exposed to sunlight. Use twice the amount for the face and neck (area 1).
  • Age 6+: Use two measures of product for each of the areas (1-11) on the diagram that may be exposed to sunlight.

The areas are:
1. Face and neck
2 & 3. Both arms
4. Chest
5.  Stomach
6 & 7. The top of your legs (front and back)
8 & 9. The bottom of your legs (front and back) plus your feet
10. Shoulders and upper back
11. Lower back

Ensure that all exposed areas get the protection they need. Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget behind the ears, the back of the neck, the back and shoulders as well as hands and feet, the backs of the arms and the areas at the edges of your child’s swimwear.

Important usage instructions

  • Apply generously before sun exposure and reapply frequently− especially after swimming, perspiring or toweling − to maintain the original protection
  • Reducing the quantity will significantly lower the level of protection
  • Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product
  • Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat
  • Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight
  • Avoid contact with eyes
  • Allow product to absorb completely, and avoid direct contact with textiles and hard surfaces to prevent staining

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Do's and Dont's

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You’re looking for a sun cream for your child that is free from chemical filters:

Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion contains mineral pigments and is 100% free from chemical filters. It is suitable for use on babies and children from three months.

You’re looking for a high protection sunscreen for your child:

 with broadband and photostable UV filters, an SPF of 30 and antioxidant defense Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion protects young skin from sunburn and sun-induced damage.

You’re looking for a chemical filter product that’s suitable for use on young children:

Try Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ which can be used on babies and children of three months and older.

Your child has atopic skin and you’re looking for a suitable sun protection product:

Try Eucerin Kids Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ or Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+. Both are suitable for children of three years or older.

You’re looking for a sunscreen that will protect your child’s skin from UV rays as well as the negative effects of HEVIS light:

Try Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ (suitable for babies and children from three months), Eucerin Kids Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ or Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ (both of which are suitable for children from three years).

You’re looking for sun lotion for adult skin that is prone to sun allergies:

Sun Protection Superior sun protection tailored to skin condition

Eucerin Sun products offer comprehensive protection against sun-induced skin damage.

The innovative Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters1 for reliable UV protection with antioxidant Licochalcone A for high-energy visible (HEVIS) light defense. Glycyrrhetinic Acid provides additional DNA protection.2

The superior sun protection range includes products that are tailored to individual skin needs and contain active ingredients for specific skin conditions:

  • If your skin is oily and/or acne-prone, the formula containing sebum-regulating Oil Control Technology with lipid-absorbing pigments leaves an immediate dry touch finish and has a long-lasting anti-shine effect.
  • If your primary skin concern is premature aging, the Photoaging products with short- and long-chain Hyaluronic Acid will visible reduce the signs of skin aging.
  • If your skin is prone to sun allergies, the Sun Protection and After Sun formulas with Alpha-Glucosylrutin will help to prevent sun-induced allergies such as PLE.
The range also includes Eucerin Kids Sun products (which have been specially formulated to soothe and protect your child’s sensitive and delicate skin) as well as both adult and children’s products that are suitable for atopic skin. 

Eucerin Sun products are available in a range of medium, high and very high SPFs. All are clinically and dermatologically proven to be both highly effective and well tolerated by sensitive skin.

1 - Meeting the highest standards for UVA and UVB protection as defined by Cosmetics Europe.  The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU requirement. 
2 -  Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion does not include Advanced Spectral Technology but uses clinically proven non-chemical filters. Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light Sensitive Protect, Eucerin Sun Spray Sensitive Protect, Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Sensitive Protect and Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Dry Touch do not contain Glycyrrhetinic Acid.