Dry touch sunscreen – Are you looking for an ultra-light, non-sticky and non-greasy sunscreen?

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Many of us still don’t apply sunscreen as regularly and effectively as we should, even though we understand the importance of sun protection. Why is that?

This article identifies the key issues we have with sunscreens and introduces Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ and SPF 30: products that have been specially formulated to overcome those barriers so we have no excuses not give our skin the sun protection it needs.

Why sun protection matters

Adequate sun protection is essential to skin health

Sun, in moderation, is good for our health but over-exposure can cause short- and long-term skin damage. Find out how in skin and the sun.

The best ways to avoid skin damage are to keep out of the sun during its most intense hours, to cover skin with clothes/hats and to use a sun protection product tailored to your skin type/condition that offers an appropriate level of protection.

This may sound like common sense, but Eucerin researchy1 indicates that a significant number of us still aren’t adequately protected in the sun. Some of us don’t apply sun protection when we need it (approximately 22% of men and 14% of women regularly expose their backs to the sun without any protection whatsoever) and others of us don’t apply it effectively or frequently enough.

1 Internal Beiersdorf study on the use of sun protection on a sample of 52 (29 women, 23 men), 2016

What gets in the way of people wearing sunscreen?

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Some areas of the body are, of course, easy to miss (find out how best to apply sunscreen in how to protect your body) but there’s more to it than that.

While we understand the importance of sun protection, many of us just don’t like applying sunscreen products and so don’t use them as thoroughly or as regularly as we should.

Further Eucerin research2 indicates that it comes down to texture and feel, and the main barriers are:

  • The unpleasant residue that some products leave on skin
  • The time it takes some products to absorb
  • Thick textures that leave skin feeling sticky and or greasy

With more than 130 years of skincare expertise, Eucerin set out to address and overcome these barriers and to create sun protection products that people love to use.

2 IPSOS study on behalf of Beiersdorf. Sample= 2,886 non-users of sun protection across France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. March 2015

What is dry touch sunscreen?

If you’re put off using sunscreen as often as you should by thick and sticky textures, then Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect is the ideal product for you.

This ultra-light, non-greasy and non-sticky sunscreen is easy to apply to your body and absorbs within seconds leaving 0% residue on skin. It also contains Oil Control technology with mattifying pigments for an immediate dry touch feel.

It’s available in SPF 50+ and SPF 30 and offers superior UV protection: the UVA and UVB filters meet the high standards defined by Cosmetics Europe and the levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU minimum recommendation. But Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology goes beyond UV protection: by combining these broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters with Licochalcone A it’s able to neutralize the free radicals caused by both UV and HEVIS light. The formula also contains Glycyrrhetinic Acid, which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism. 

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for all skin types including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.


You can be confident of superior sun protection from a product you’ll love to use. Here’s what other people had to say after regularly using the products for two weeks4:

SPF 50+ SPF 30
Provides effective protection from sunburn  100% 98%
Effectively prevents sun-induced skin damage 100% 98%
Absorbs in seconds 96% 92%
Ultra-light 92% 96%
Non-greasy 93% 98%
Non-sticky 92% 95%
Immediate dry touch finish 95% 91%

The formulas meet the high standards for UVA and UVB protection defined by Cosmetics Europe and the levels of UVA protection they offer are higher than the EU recommendation.

4 Beiersdorf AG, PiU, Spain, April-May 2019. Sample of 123 women 18-55. regular users of sun protection body products.

Superior sun protection from a product you’ll love using

Additional benefits of Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect

In addition to offering great texture and superior sun protection, Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect is water-resistant (the SPF 50+ is extra water-resistant), sweat-resistant and ‘anti-sand’ – meaning sand is less likely to stick to your skin. And, like all sun protection products in the comprehensive Eucerin range, it is free from octinoxate and oxybenzone – UV filters known to be harmful to coral reefs.

Which other Eucerin sunscreens offer dry touch benefits?

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ and SPF 30 are the latest additions to the Eucerin dry touch sun protection range. If you’re looking for similar benefits, but prefer an aerosol format try Eucerin Sun Spry Transparent Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50 or SPF30: a continuous, multi-position aerosol which makes it easier to reach parts of the body that often get missed.

If you’re looking for dry touch benefits in a facial sun protection product try Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ or SPF 30. It’s been specially formulated for oily, acne-prone skin and, as well as offering superior sun protection, leaves an immediate dry touch finish and has a long-lasting (up to 8-hour) anti-shine effect.

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