Eucerin Sun Creme Sensitive Protect SPF 30

A superior facial sunscreen to protect and soothe sensitive and dry skin

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

A facial sunscreen to protect and soothe sensitive and dry skin

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

Eucerin Sun Creme Sensitive Protect SPF 30 is an everyday facial sunscreen that protects and soothes sensitive and dry skin. The Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA and UVB filters1 for high UV protection with Licochalcone A to neutralize free radicals caused by UV and HEVIS light. The sunscreen for dry skin also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.

Unperfumed − and with a light, creamy texture − Eucerin Sun Creme Sensitive Protect SPF 30 is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for sensitive, even atopic skin.

 

 

(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 sensitive and atopic skin. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which SPF to use?

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 your skin is protected, but it’s important to apply the product thoroughly (be careful not to miss any bits) and to reapply it generously every two hours.

Why does sensitive skin need special sun protection?

Sensitive skin has a weakened protective barrier. It is less able to bind in the moisture that it needs and is more vulnerable to external irritants. One of those external irritants is the sun’s rays which causes skin to dry out further and become red and irritable.

Sensitive facial skin is particularly vulnerable to sun damage because it is thinner than skin elsewhere on the body and is also more frequently exposed because it is not covered with clothing. Sensitive facial skin benefits from sun protection that has been specially formulated to soothe as well as protect. You can find out more about how to care for sensitive skin in our article on how to recognize and protect sensitive facial 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.
Both types of UV can induce hyperpigmentation and may contribute to conditions such as sun spots (also known as age spots) and melasma.

What is high-energy visible light and why does my 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). They interfere with skin cells and break down the collagen and elastin that gives our skin its plump, youthful appearance. HEVIS light has also been linked to uneven skin pigmentation and melasma.

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 skin reliable protection from photoaging and, in the long run, can also help to combat visible signs of skin aging such as wrinkles.

Why should I integrate sun face care into my daily routine?

Facial skin is more sensitive to UVA/UVB radiation and HEVIS light than skin on the rest of the body as it exposed to sun all year round. Sun protection can help you avoid cellular DNA damage, photoaging (premature aging caused by the sun) and hyperpigmentation. It is important to protect facial skin whenever it is exposed to the sun.

Ingredients

Sunscreen as part of your daily routine

  • Apply in the morning after, or instead of, your regular day care product
  • Can be used in combination with other Eucerin Face Care products such as those in the Eucerin Hyal-Urea and Eucerin Q10 ACTIVE ranges
  • Your skin is instantly protected from the sun – no waiting time required
  • Follow with make-up if appropriate

Apply Eucerin sunscreen dry skin

Sun protection isn’t just for sun bathers. Light to moderate everyday exposure affects skin too. That’s why it’s important to include sun protection in your daily skincare routine. Find out more in The importance of sun protection in your daily routine.

Three steps to optimal sun protection

Sunscreen for dry skin face with Advanced Spectral Technology

Choose a product that offers the right level of protection for your skin. It should protect against UVA and UVB rays and offer HEVIS light defense. It should also be tailored to your skin type and condition.

How much Eucerin sunscreen dry skin should I apply to my face?

It’s important to use sufficient product and to reapply it at regular intervals.
You can use your palm to measure how much product to use. We recommend that, to cover your face, neck and décolleté, you use a thick line of sunscreen that stretches from the tip of your middle finger down to your wrist.

Apply sunscreen for dry skin thoroughly to your face

Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget your ears, the back of your neck and, if you’re bald or have thinning hair, your scalp.

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

Use this product if ...

Try a different product if …

You have sensitive skin that is dry and you are looking for a high protection sunscreen for your face:

Eucerin Sun Creme Sensitive Protect SPF 30 is a high protection sunscreen specially formulated for dry, sensitive skin.

You’re looking for a sun protection product that protects your face 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 have sensitive, dry skin and are looking for a very high protection sunscreen for your face:
You have recently had a chemical peel or laser treatment:

Try Eucerin Sun Creme Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ which will give skin the very high protection it needs after a chemical peel or laser treatment.

Your facial skin is sensitive and oily:
You have recently had laser treatment on your face:
You’re looking for a high factor sun protection product with anti-aging benefits:
You’re looking for a high factor sun protection product for your body:
You’re looking for a sunscreen specifically for children:

Try Eucerin Kids Sun Lotion Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ (suitable for babies and children over three months) or Eucerin Kids Sun Spray Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ (suitable for children over three years). If you prefer a sun protection product that is free from chemical filters try Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion SPF 30 which is suitable for use on babies and children three months and older.

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 and 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.