Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+

A superior sunscreen lotion for babies and children with ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’* technology. Soothes and protects sensitive skin reducing the risk of long-term skin damage.

Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology offers very high UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense. The sunscreen also supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.

Sunscreen spray for kids

UV light is the main cause of sunburn, but high-energy visible (HEVIS) light can also trigger free radicals that cause further stress to skin.

Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is sunscreen for children specially formulated to soothe sensitive skin and protect it from sunburn and long-term sun-induced damage. It is also suitable for atopic skin. The Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters1 for very high UV protection with Licochalcone A to neutralize free radicals caused by UV and HEVIS light. 

The sunscreen spray for kids also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism. Unperfumed, and extra water-resistant, the formula also contains Eucerin’s `Anti-Stain After Wash’* technology.  

Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for children’s sensitive skin including skin with Atopic Dermatitis. It can be used on children of three years and older.

*Helps to reduce the intensity of sunscreen stains after washing.
(1) Meeting the high standards for UVA and UVB protection defined by Cosmetics Europe. The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU recommendation. 

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good skin tolerability on children’s sensitive skin including skin with Atopic Dermatitis.

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 and can lead to skin diseases such as actinic keratosis and skin cancer.

What is high-energy visible light and why does children`s skin need to be protected from it?

The sunlight spectrum consists of UV, visible and infrared light. Visible sunlight can be detected by the human eye, while the others remain invisible. Part of this visible spectrum has a high energy level and is known as high-energy visible light. It is also referred to as HEVIS light, HEV Light, HEVL and sometimes ‘blue light’ or ‘blue violet light’.

Like UVA rays, HEVIS light penetrates the deeper layers of skin (the dermis) and can generate free radicals. These free radicals are one of the main causes of photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun).

Many modern sunscreens offer effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, but we recommend that you look out for products that also defend against the negative effects of HEVIS light. These products will give your child’s skin reliable protection from photoaging and, in the long run, reduce the risk of skin damage. You can read more in the effects of sun on children’s skin.

Is Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ suitable for young children?

Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is suitable for use on children of three and older. If you are looking for a sunscreen for younger children try Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ or Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion SPF30, both of which are suitable for babies and children from three months.

What is the difference between Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+, Eucerin Kids Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ and Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+?

The difference is in the texture and application of the product and the age that they are suitable for, not in the level of sun protection they offer. 

Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is an ultra-light, opaque liquid that comes in an easy-to-apply, pump spray format. It is suitable for sensitive skin, including skin with Atopic Dermatitis, and can be used on children from three years old. 

Eucerin Kids Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is also suitable for use on children aged three and older, including those with atopic skin. It comes in a handy, pocket-sized pack and the product needs to be applied by hand. 

Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is suitable for use on babies and children of three months and older. It is a non-greasy lotion that you apply by hand to your child’s skin. 

All three products are unperfumed.

What is the ‘Anti-Stain After Wash`* technology and how does it work?

The Eucerin ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’ technology helps to reduce the intensity of sunscreen stains after washing.

The yellow stains that appear on clothes, especially cottons, after using sunscreen products are caused by UV filters. The washing process can make these stains worse rather than remove them: the iron and copper ions in water, when combined with very hot water and bleaching agents, can actually bind-in and intensify the stains.

Eucerin’s ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’ technology works in two ways. Firstly, it contains a an anti-redeposition agent that prevents so much of the filter from binding with the fabric in the first place. Secondly, it contains a complexing agent that binds with the ions in water so they are less able to intensify stains when fabrics are washed. 

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

Sunscreen spray for kids

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 kids sunscreen spray 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. For each of the numbered areas on the body diagram below we recommend you vary the number of sprays according to age: 

  • Age 3-5: Approximately 5 pumps per area
  • Age 6-10: Between 7 and 10 pumps per area
  • Age 10+: Between 10 and 15 pumps per area

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

The pump can be held quite close to the body.

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 Don’ts

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You’re looking for a sunscreen spray that’s suitable for children:

 Eucerin Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is suitable for use on children of three years and older.

You’re looking for a sun protection product that protects your child’s skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as from the negative effects of HEVIS light:

Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology offers superior UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense.

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

Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ has been specially formulated to give young skin the soothing protection it needs.

Your child has atopic skin and is over three years old:

Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for skin with Atopic Dermatitis.

Your child has atopic skin but you prefer to apply the product by hand rather than use a spray:

Eucerin Kids Sun Fluid Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ comes in a handy, pocket-sized tube and is designed to be applied by hand.

You’re looking for a sunscreen for children younger than three years old:

Try Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF50+ or Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion SPF 30. Both are suitable for babies and children from three months of age.

You’re looking for a very high protection sun screen for your child and prefer a lotion format:

Try Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ which is a creamy lotion suitable for sensitive skin and which needs to be applied by hand.

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

Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion SPF 30 is free from chemical filters and is suitable for children of three months and older.

You’re looking for a sunscreen spray for adult skin:

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.