We take responsibility. For your skin. And our planet.
We take responsibility. For your skin. And our planet.
How To Use
Step-by-step guide for Sun Body Oil Control Gel-Cream SPF 50+
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 suitable for your skin type and condition.
It’s important to use sufficient product and to reapply it at regular intervals. You can use your palm to measure how much. We recommend a thick line of sunscreen (stretching from the tip of your middle finger to your wrist) for each area (1-11) on the diagram: 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 You’ll need an amount about the size of a golf ball to cover your body. To protect the sensitive skin on your face and neck (area 1) we recommend you use one of our facial sun protection products.
Ensure that all exposed areas get the protection they need. Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget the ears, the back of the neck, the back and shoulders, the backs of the arms, the hands and feet and the areas at the edges of swimwear. Eucerin research3 indicates that, on average, approximately 14% of the back of the female body and 22% of the back of the male body is often exposed to the sun’s rays without any protection whatsoever. 3 Internal Beiersdorf study of 2016 on the use of sun protection amongst a sample of 52 (29 women, 23 men)
We choose all our ingredients with great care and never compromise on quality. Learn more about the key ingredients of this product.
Licochalcone A is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing ingredient. It is derived from the root of the Chinese Licorice plant (Glycyrrhiza Inflata) which uses natural compounds to protect its cells from excessive sunlight. When used in skincare products, Licochalcone A works to reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals that negatively influence skin cells and accelerate the aging process. It helps to protect the deeper epidermal skin layers from sun-induced effects.
Glycyrrhetinic Acid is derived from the roots of the Chinese Licorice plant − Glycyrrhiza Glabra − and is known for its antioxidant and skin-soothing properties. It helps to protect the skin cells in the deeper epidermal layers from harmful UV-induced free radicals and supports skin´s own DNA repair mechanism.
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.
What is the difference between UVA and UVB?
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.
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.
What is the difference between a ‘water-resistant’, an ‘extra water-resistant’ and a ‘sweat-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.
To qualify as sweat-resistant a product needs to retain at least half its SPF under test conditions These involve measuring the SPF both before and after subjects are exposed to high temperature and humidity in a sauna to induce sweating. The sweat induction is stopped once drops of sweat are clearly visible on their backs and the after measure is taken once skin is completely dry.
What does anti-sand mean?
Anti-sand means that sand is less likely to stick to your skin when using this product. In consumer research, 95% of respondents agreed that sand did not stick to their skin after application1. This is because Eucerin Sun Body Oil Control Gel-Cream SPF 50+ is an ultra-light formula which absorbs quickly and is non-sticky and non-greasy.
1 Beiersdorf AG, PiU, Spain, April-May 2019. Research was amongst 120 women aged 18 to 55 and all regular users of sun protection body products. Results were reported after two weeks of regular use.
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