Daylight Protection not Sunlight Protection

May 8th, 2017

What is sunscreen why is it important for daily use?

Sunscreen is well known for protecting the skin of the face and body against skin cancer and pigmentation. In the UK As we have mainly dull, overcast and dark days it is still thought that SPF is only required when taking a flight out of the UK. 

We need to think in terms of daylight protection not sun protection. If it is daylight the sun is there and we need to protect from its rays using a full spectrum block of UVA and UVB protection.

What is UVB?

SPF only measures the sunscreen ability to filter UVB rays. UVB rays are the rays related to sunburn and skin cancer.  

What is UVA?

UVA is around every day it is related to increase in skin cancer, UVA rays penetrate deeper than UVB rays and cause aging, influences collagen and darkens the skin.

Sunscreen with the active ingredient zinc oxide contained protects against UVA and UVB rays (zinc oxide is contained in Juliette Armand Sunfilm range) an ingredient that acts as a natural sunscreen physically blocking rather than chemically blocking the UV rays.

SPF does not measure UVA rays. The only way to protect against these rays is to use a full spectrum block. It must be mentioned that UVA rays can penetrate through windows.

What is the Benefit of Numbers?

Below is the percentage of UVB radiation blocked from the SPF used.

SPF 50 - 98%

SPF 30 - 96.7%

SPF 15 - 93.3% 

SPF 60 will only provide 0.3% more coverage than a 50 block. 

SPF 30- SPF 50 provides 1.3% more coverage. 

Using SPF 100 will not give you 100 minutes longer without reapplication it only provides 1% more protection than a spF 50.

High SPF products over a SPF 30 require greater concentration of chemicals. Some of these ingredients can cause allergies and tissue damage. 

Why is the SPF in my foundation not enough?

In order to get the full protection of any SPF a teaspoon amount is usually suffice for the face and neck any excess wipe on the back of the hands. When using Foundation a pea sized amount will be used therefore the coverage provided from your foundation is not enough. The SPF in foundation is not always a full spectrum block.

Sun damage causes the majority of skin Aging: 

Sunlight contains ultraviolet light this is responsible for damage of your DNA and reducing natural anti-oxidants both contributing to aging of the skin. The free radical damage causes wrinkles, pigmentation, and visible capillaries, rough and loose skin. 


Juliette Armand SUNFILM Range and benefits

SPF 30 & SPF 50: The Main Powerful ingredients contained 

Helioguard 365 

Is based on mycosporine-like amino acids from the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis, which are the most powerful UV-absorbing substances known to nature.

Helioguard 365 is both a natural and safe UV-screening compound. It is ideal for everyday use and ensures the skin is protected from photo-aging.

  • Proven to reduce wrinkle depth
  • Increase skin firmness
  • Reduction of DNA damage from UV

Panthenol ( vitamin B5)

Used in acne products due to it anti bacterial properties

It has a humectant property which will help the protect easily absorb into the skin.

It helps improve the appearance and texture of skin .

Aloe Vera

Provides healing and anti inflammatory properties to reduce skin inflammation can help heal acne inflammation and rescue irritation in excema.


The unique ANTITOX by Juliette Armand ensures the antioxidant properties of sunscreen products with high protection factors. It is an innovative and powerful new-generation antioxidant cocktail with the revolutionary self-regenerating mechanism of its antioxidant ingredients.

Sodium hyarulonate

Naturally occurring in the body sodium hyarulonate will help nourish the skin providing hydration and helping firm the skin.

Vitamin E

An excellent moisturizer it also helps protect the skin from environmental pollution. It has a protecting action against UV radiation – although it cannot be classed as a sunscreen. It works to block free radical damage to prevent aging and has bacis anti-oxidant properties.

All the SPF range is Parabens Free, Mineral Oil Free, Propylene Glycol Free, Allergen Free.

 Tinted gives a dewy finish. No need to use BB cream as this will give an excellent finish under make-up.

Water resistant and sweat resistant


SPF 30 £22 

SPF 50 £24


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