The Importance Of Wearing Sunscreen ~ Testing Out Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence


Danielle Levy, Dermalogica, Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence, sunscreen, SPF, beauty blogger, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

We're starting to get to a point in Liverpool where these clear, blue skies and sunshine is becoming more of regular thing rather than a lucky coincidence so I couldn't think of a better time to start talking about the importance of wearing sunscreen and my experience testing out the new Invisible Physical Defence from Dermalogica. 

Danielle Levy, Dermalogica, Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence, sunscreen, SPF, beauty blogger, lifestyle blogger, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,

Did you know that over 60% of the UK population might wear sunscreen but aren't actually using the right amount and less than 50% are actually rubbing in less than half of what they've applied. In a study completed by The Hospital Group last year, they found that only 33% of the UK population are actually getting it right with their sun protection. 

Different Types of UV
Before we get talking about the new Invisible Physical Defence from Dermalogica, it's important to talk about the different types of UV light, where they come and the damage they cause so you can understand the importance of protecting your skin. Did you know that the sun is the strongest source of UV radiation we have and can be spilt into three different types depending on their wavelength, UVA, UVB, and UVC.

UVA accounts for the large percentage of the Earth's UV radiation as it's long-wave light, it's strong enough to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin and even through clouds and glass (yes you need to still wear SPF if you decide to become a vampire and stay inside all day, the glass panes in your windows don't offer you that much protection!) and it is responsible for the immediate tanning effect to the skin. And unfortunately it's responsible for contributing to wrinkles and ageing so believe me prevention is better than a cure. 

UVB is a medium wavelength that can penetrate and damage the superficial layers of the skin and is the main cause of the skin reddening and sunburn. As well these short-term effects, UVB is also known enhance skin ageing and is linked with significantly increasing your risk of skin cancers. UVC has the shortest UV rays and is the most damaging but thankfully it is filtered out by the atmosphere so it never reaches the Earth's surface. 

Different Types of Sunscreen
Sunscreen is made up of active ingredients that help to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. You can actually get two different types of sunscreen, physical and chemical. Physical sunscreens help to block and scatter the rays before they penetrate your skin. Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays before they so they can't penetrate and damage your skin.

Invisible Physical Defence
Dermalogica have launched a new sunscreen Invisible Physical Defence which is designed to be a weightless and invisible SPF featuring Zinc Oxide that helps to defend against UVA/B and blue light whilst helping to soothe your skin from environmental aggressors. It's designed to be ideal for all skin types and skin tones, even those beauties out there with sensitive skin so you can say goodbye to thick, white sunscreen that clogs your pores! It contains Matcha Green Tea to help fight UV-induced free radicals as well as mushroom complex to disrupt the inflammation process and reduce UV-induced dryness and redness.

I feel ashamed to admit that I don't regularly use a daily SPF on my face, I think the last time I put an actual SPF on my face and didn't rely on the SPF that was in my skincare was last summer and back then I ended up with loads of clogged pores and spots cause the SPF I used just didn't work for me so I am so thankful when this new one turned up at my door from Dermalogica for me to try out! I've been using the Invisible Physical Defence as my last step in my skincare if I'm wearing it on my own or before I start applying makeup and so far I'm really impressed by it. 

Now it is a physical SPF so it doesn't rub in like a moisturiser would as the formula is slightly thicker but I found that it rubbed in faster than any other facial SPF's I've tried. I am fully aware that I'm one gene away from being paler than a milk bottle and have previously experienced SPF's that show up a white-cast on even my pale skin but with the Invisible Physical Defence when it is rubbed into the skin (which really doesn't take that much rubbing), it really doesn't show that I've just applied an opaque white product to my skin. Now I can't speak to those with darker skin tones than mine cause I would predict that you would similarly be able to see a white-cast on your skin from the SPF but Dermalogica have kindly photographed it on different skin tones so you can confidently buy it knowing that it won't show up on your skin tone.

I am very particular about the scents of my products especially when it's on my face and I could potentially be smelling it all day, on that note something that always puts me off SPF is that they've usually either got that horrible SPF smell (you know the smell) or it's got a tropical/coconut scent which I just really don't like so I was really excited when I first opened my tube of Invisible Physical Defence it didn't have either of those scents and just had a nice fresh scent so if like me you're not a fan of those scents, you're really not put off using the product when you open it.

Do you use a sunscreen everyday?

Speak to you next time!
Danielle Levy, Wirral blogger, Liverpool blogger,
*I was gifted the product included in this blog post for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own.
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