There are three types of UV radiation, categorised by wavelength: UVA, UVB and UVC.

  • UVA can cause sunburn, DNA (cell) damage in the skin and skin cancer.
  • UVB causes skin damage and skin cancer. Ozone stops most UVB from reaching the earth’s surface.
  • UVC is the most dangerous type of UV. Ozone in the atmosphere absorbs all UVC so none reaches the earth’s surface.


A high UV protection with complete spectrum UVA and UVB coverage sunscreen is all you need. A sunscreen that doesn’t mention ‘broad spectrum’ and only has a SPF rating may block very few UVA rays. Relative to what SPF rating it has (SPF4, SPF15 etc) it may be why you get burnt even though you applied sunscreen.

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Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ range features complete spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens to provide the highest UV protection with four hours’ water resistance.

The products contains a powerful antioxidant complex for environmental protection and touch-dry technology for a shine-free velvet finish. They are free of synthetic fragrances, parabens and benzophenone, developed for all skin types and can used on adults and children alike.

The SunActiv SPF 50+ range comprises:

  • Face Cream
  • Mineral Defence Face and Body Cream
  • Clear Body Spray
  • Face and Body Lotion
  • Face and Body Recovery Cream

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