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Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30

High sun protection for babies and children
Suitable from 3 months old
Anti-oxidant defense

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.

Sunscreen for sun allergies with Advanced Spectral Technology free of oxybenzone and octinoxate

Product Info

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.

Properties

  • no chemical filters
  • unperfumed
  • extra water-resistant

How to use

Three steps to optimal sun protection

Sunscreen for child with sensitive skin

1. Select the right product

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.

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2. Use the right amount

Cover young skin with protective clothing wherever possible and be sure to use sufficient sun protection product on any uncovered areas. A recent Eucerin study2 revealed that 88% of parents use less than the recommended amount of product on their children.

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
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3. Apply thoroughly

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.

The results of Eucerin research² into how effectively sun cream is applied to children were mapped onto an avatar. The research found that, on average, 6.6% of a child’s total body was insufficiently protected in the sun. The red in the diagram below indicates the areas least well covered with sunscreen, and the intensity of redness varies depending on the number of children who were not properly protected in that area.


2 Beiersdorf study `Sunscreen application routine and UV protective behavior of parents’, D. Roggencamp et al, published at 27th EADV Congress 2018 Paris, France. Poster No. P1684. Sample of 17 children and 17 adults who applied the product to their child.

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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

Do's and Dont's

Choose this product if ...

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.

Choose a different product if …

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+ (which is available in both a trigger and a pump spray format). All these products 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:

Try Eucerin Sun Gel Creme Sun Allergy Protect SPF 50 or SPF 25.

Ingredients

How it works

While most people have no problem with chemical filters, some may react to them and prefer to use mineral filters instead. Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 30 is free from chemical filters and is popular for use on babies (of three months and older) and small children whose skin is extra-sensitive as it is still developing.

Mineral filter system
The broadband and photostable mineral filter system1 offers high factor protection with micropigments that remain on skin’s surface and reflect or scatter UV rays preventing them from penetrating skin.

DNA protection
Powerful antioxidant Glycyrrhetinic Acid supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.
The formula offers effective protection from sunburn and reduces the risk of sun-induced skin damage.

1  -  EU compliant

FAQ (7)

    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.

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