Sun and the Dermalogica difference #spfwithbenefits


As UV levels begin to increase day to day, it is so important that we protect our skin . These rays can burn our skin and potentially give us skin cancer as well as age our skin faster than anything else! Today's blog is about educating you on solar UV exposure, sun protection and how Dermalogica can really make a difference with your skin. 



How does solar UV exposure change throughout the year?

Solar UV exposure changes all through the year depending on the seasons. Exposure levels are the highest in the summer months, from December to February. And they are the lowest during the winter months from May through to July. Interestingly, during Spring and Autumn solar UV exposure level can change rapidly day to day. This is why it is so important that we protect our skin using sunscreen during the day, even during Spring. 

UV Index

Where did Sunscreen come from?

Sunscreen has been around for over 50 years. When they were originally created the purpose was to prevent sunburn. And what causes sunburn? UVB. The cosmetic industry created UVB absorbers and so people where able to apply this product and not get burnt. But, it was the UVA rays that were longer, and penetrate deeper, so people were still getting skin cancer and skin ageing because they were missing half the spectrum.

Sunscreens are not antioxidants, that is not how they work. They absorb UV energy and change it to heat energy before it causes skin problems, using chemical blockers like Oxybenzone and Avobenzone. A lot of people don't apply sunscreen correctly and they don't apply enough to the skin.

Solar Defense Booster SPF50 (2)

What is the difference between a store bought SPF and a professional SPF?

With the Dermalogica UV Smart Booster Technology, it can actively diffuse free radicals when protection against them is needed most. The powerful vitamin complex, when formulated with sunscreens, also provides enhanced protection against UV-induced damage without the need for higher concentrations of potentially-irritating sunscreen ingredients found in products with high sun protection factors (SPF).

The Dermalogica UV Smart Booster Technology and sophisticated sunscreen formulations with skin health benefits make SPF a convenient addition to every morning routine.


Our Skin is an excellent record keeper

Every moment of exposure to daylight adds up like money ion the bank. Statistics show that one in six individuals will develop skin cancer, and 90% of these cancers are the direct results of ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Even if exposure if limited to brief outdoor lunches or a 20 minute walk, cumulative exposure is enough to cause the signs of skin aging and increase the risk of skin cancer.


Which SPF is right for you?

This great infographic breaks down all our Dermalogica SPF products that are specifically designed for different types of skin.




When it comes to SPF, Dermalogica believes that products should optimise sun protection while enhancing skin health. These Dermalogica products are not just sunscreens, think of them as SPF friends with benefits. #spfwithbenefits

Check out our next skincare blog for a detailed review of each and every product.



Do you have skin concerns regarding sun protection? Or perhaps your skin concerns are different. Whatever you want, we can work with you to help you achieve the best skin possible.

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Cheers Sarah

4 thoughts on “Sun and the Dermalogica difference #spfwithbenefits”

  • lynette nash

    can you tell me where can I buy sunscreen, I live in Berwick vic
    ty lynette nash

    • Sarah Portlock

      Hi Lynette, we have lots of SPF products for the face and body and great for all the family. We have an online store, (go to mySkin System and then daylight defense for everything spf) and we ship all over Australia. If the order is more than $49 it is FREE! Otherwise our skin centre's are in NSW so a bit to far for you to come for some SPF, despite being very important for the skin. ;=) If you want to talk to someone about the best SPF please give us a call on 1300 828 131 and we can help you, also we can help with the online order if you would like.


    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am the Fundraising Officer of a Not for Profit organisations based
    in Dandenong, Carers of Africa. One of our projects is called SLEEP
    WELL, where we have volunteers making Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
    out of recycled plastic bags.

    This is a wonderful project where children and
    adults of all ages can use them. The plastic bags repel parasites
    and are moisture resistant, lightweight and easy to store away and
    is also a temperature barrier.

    I am writing to you today to see if you have any sunscreen which may be end of line, returned stock, or left overs from orders that you would be able donate to us.

    All details about this project are on our websites and Facebook page
    Carers of Africa Inc. We rely 100% donations from organisations like
    yourselves and would really appreciate any excess stock you may

    We would ensure your name is posted on our site as a Thank You.

    Please help us help others.

    Kind Regards
    Fundraising Officer
    Carers of Africa
    Level 1 Suite 8a
    50-54 Robinson Street
    Dandenong Vic 3175
    03 9706 9887

    • Olivia Shortall

      Hi Debbee,

      Thanks for your message and I do apologise it's taken so long to reply. What a fantastic initiative you are working on! I will keep your details although as we have such a high stock turnover, we are generally never in a situation where we have product that would be available. Dermalogica Australia Head Office would be a good place to contact as they may be in a position where they have stock nearing their expiry date.

      Good luck and all the best.

      Glo Skin Body.

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