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tick Very high sun protection for the body
tick Advanced Spectral Technology: UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense
tick For all skin types including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin

As pleasant to use as it is effective, this ultra-light gel cream sunscreen absorbs quickly leaving 0% residue and an immediate dry touch finish. It offers superior protection for all skin types. Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology offers high UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense. The sunscreen also supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism and its Oil Control technology, with mattifying pigments, leaves an immediate dry touch finish on skin.

Sunscreen for sun allergies with Advanced Spectral Technology free of oxybenzone and octinoxate

Product info

Dry touch gel-cream: a non-sticky, non-greasy sunscreen for the body

UV light is the main cause of sun-induced skin damage, but high-energy visible (HEVIS) light can also trigger free radicals that cause further stress to skin.
Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is an ultra-light, non- greasy sunscreen for the body. It’s clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for all skin types including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin

The gel-cream sunscreen offers very high 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. Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology combines these broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters with Licochalcone A to neutralize free radicals caused by UV and HEVIS light. The formula also contains Glycyrrhetinic Acid, which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism, and Oil Control technology with mattifying pigments that leave an immediate dry touch finish on skin.

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ absorbs quickly and does not leave any residue on skin. It’s extra water-resistant, sweat resistant and ‘anti-sand’ (sand is less likely to stick to your skin). And, like all sun protection products in the Eucerin range, it is free from octinoxate and oxybenzone – UV filters known to be harmful to coral reefs – and is compliant with the Hawaii Reef Bill.

 

Clinical and dermatological studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove very good skin tolerability on sensitive skin including oily and acne-prone skin. This product has been tested in, and proven to be suitable for, hot and humid climates.

Main findings

Properties

  • ultra light texture
  • absorbs quickly
  • non-greasy
  • non sticky
  • 0% residue
  • extra water-resistant
  • sweat-resistant
  • anti-sand
  • lightly-fragranced

How To Use

Three steps to optimal sun protection

Advanced Spectral Technology from Eucerin

Select the right product

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.

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How to apply sunscreen to your body

Use the right amount

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.

 
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Apply sunscreen thoroughly to the body

Apply thoroughly

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)

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Important usage instructions

Eucerin Dry Touch sunscreen is water resistant too
Eucerin Dry Touch sunscreen is water resistant too

  • 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 Don’ts

Use this product if ...

You’re looking for a very high factor sunscreen for sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin on your body:

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ is ultra-light and absorbs quickly leaving skin with an immediate dry touch finish. It is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for all skin types including sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin.

You’re looking for a sunscreen product that protects your body 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’d like to find a sunscreen that doesn’t leave a white residue on your skin:

Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect SPF 50+ has an ultra-light texture that absorbs quickly leaving 0% residue.

Try a different product if …

You’re looking for a high factor sun protection product suitable for oily, acne-prone body skin in a non-aerosol spray format.

Try Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Sensitive Protect SPF 50 which comes in a pump spray.

You’re looking for a very high  factor sun protection product for oily, acne-prone facial skin:

Try Eucerin Sun Gel-Cream Oil Control SPF 50+ 

 

Ingredients

How it works

Eucerin Sunscreen protects you from UVA UVB and HEVIS

It’s not just UV rays that can damage skin. High-energy visible (HEVIS) light generates free radicals that cause photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun), and even high UV protection is not enough to prevent it. Eucerin’s Sensitive Protect sunscreen formulas offer Advanced Spectral Technology that goes beyond UV to protect sensitive skin from the negative effects of HEVIS light too while supporting skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.

Advanced Spectral Technology

Superior broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters1 are combined with Licochalcone A to neutralize free radicals caused by UVA and HEVIS light.

DNA protection

Powerful antioxidant Glycyrrhetinic Acid supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism.

The products soothe sensitive skin and protect it from sun-induced skin damage.  

 

1 Meeting the high standards for UVA and UVB protection defined by Cosmetics Europe. The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU requirement.

FAQ (5)

    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.

    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. 

     

    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 Gel-Cream Dry Touch Sensitive Protect 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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    The best sunscreen
    I need to mention this as my first point, it is the best smelling sunscreen I have ever used. Secondly the application very smooth and it absorbs into the skin easily. It leaves no white cast and has a beautiful matt but dewy finish. My skin looks hydrated and has an overall healthy appearance after using this sunscreen. I can easily say it works hand in hand with my other skincare products such as the Eucerin DermoPurifyer Cleansing Gel to keep my acne at bay. Its sun protection is very noticeable because with everyday use my skin looks better in appearance I've been using this product for over 2 months and I must say I can't think of a better sunscreen.

    Hi Zinzi,

    Thank you so much for your very positive Review.  It is always such a pleasure to receive positive feedback from loyal users of our brand.  We are so pleased to hear that you have been enjoying this product and that you have been experiencing good results.  Our teams work extremely hard to ensure that our valuable consumers have a variety of products to suit all skin types and they will be thrilled to read your comments.  Thank you again for taking the trouble to post your review.

    Many thanks,

    Eucerin ZA

  • PLC 2021/04/27
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    The best sunscreen
    Thank you for making such an amazing sunscreen for my face! My face is prone to breakouts and your oil control sunscreen with an excellent t SPF50 is perfect. It’s really non-greasy and protects me from the fun. I use it daily and love it. It was my dermatologist who introduced me to Eucerin otherwise I wouldn’t have known to use it.

    Hi PLC,

    Thank you so much for your very positive review.  It is always such a pleasure to receive positive feedback from loyal users of our products.  We are so pleased to hear that you are experiencing good results with this particular product and we really appreciate that you have taken the trouble to get in touch with us.  

    Many Thanks,

    Eucerin ZA

  • Lesedi Mashego 2021/03/31
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    Love the product
    Product is absolutely fabulous. Not only does the product offer amazing sun protection and a nice glow finish, but I've also noticed a few long term effects, such as, my blemishes/dark spots are lightening and my skin feels more plump. Highly recommend it.

    Hi Lesedi,

    Thank you so much for your very complimentary review. It is always such a pleasure to receive positive feedback from loyal users of our brand. Our teams work very hard to bring a wide selection of well-formulated products to the market place and they will be thrilled to read your comments! Thank you again for taking the trouble to write to us.

    Many thanks,

    Eucerin ZA

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