Protecting your skin from sun damage is one of the most important and easiest steps in your skin care routine to protect against sun damage and to prevent skin ageing.
Obagi’s range of sun protectors have been formulated to suit a range of skin types and needs. Each product in the Obagi Sun Protection range provides either physical, chemical or combined protection against harmful UVA, UVB and IR rays, in a range of different finishes.
What’s the difference?
UVA rays contribute to the development of skin cancer, and are known to accelerate signs of ageing.
UVB rays cause short term side effects such as sunburn, but can also lead to the development of skin cancer, hyperpigmentation and signs of photoageing.
IR rays (infrared radiation) cause the production of free radicals, which usually lead to fine lines and wrinkles, inflammation, loss of skin elasticity and premature ageing. When combined with UV rays, IR is also shown to inflict cumulative damage.
Top tip: The easiest way to remember which type of radiation causes which type of damage by looking at their names: UVA rays = Ageing, UVB rays = Burning
DID YOU KNOW?
Radiation from the sun can also lead to a number of different skin concerns, including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough, uneven skin
- Skin blotches and uneven tone
- Hyperpigmentation, dark spots or sun spots
UVA, UVB & IR
Physical and/or chemical ingredients provide broad-spectrum protection for all skin types.
Obagi Sunscreens provide UVA, UVB, and some provide additional Infrared Radiation protection, to reduce the signs of skin ageing and keep your skin looking healthy.
Obagi Sun Protectors include a range of key ingredients:
Physical UVA/UVB protection
- Zinc Oxide
- Titanium Dioxide
Chemical UVA/UVB protection
- Hydromanil™ Technology
- L-ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Learn more about these key ingredients featured in our blogs
OBAGI SUNSCREENS INCLUDE
- OBAGI360 HydraFactor® SPF30
- Obagi Sun Shield™ Matte SPF50
- Obagi Sun Shield™ TINT Warm SPF50
- Obagi Sun Shield™ TINT Cool SPF50
Not sure which Sun Protection is for you? Ask our Medical Partner