Ultra SunActive SPF 50+ Range

Optimal Sun Protection for an Active Outdoor Lifestyle
The SunActive SPF 50+ range features complete UVA•UVB spectrum sunscreen ingredients to provide very high sun protection with 4 hours water resistance, antioxidant protection and touch-dry technology for a shine free velvet finish.

SunActive SPF 50+ Face & Body Lotion

SunActive SPF 50+ Face & Body Lotion

• Contains Complete UVA/UVB Spectrum Sunscreens
• Broad Spectrum • 4 Hours Water Resistant • Powerful Antioxidant Complex • Touch Dry Technology
• Ultra lightweight formula
AUST L 212692

Suitable for all skin types.

$49
SunActive Face & Body Recovery Cream

SunActive Face & Body Recovery Cream

Visibly reduces irritation induced by sun exposure.
This skin soothing cream contains a powerful blend of Ultraceuticals Soy DNA Complex, antioxidants and soothing ingredients to provide comfort and hydration to skin exposed to harsh environmental aggressors.
SunActive Face & Body Recovery Cream also works to soothe, comfort and condition skin post laser and paramedical skin treatments.

Suitable for all skin types.

$49
SunActive SPF 50+ Face Cream

SunActive SPF 50+ Face Cream

• Contains Complete UVA/UVB Spectrum Sunscreens
• Broad Spectrum • 4 Hours Water Resistant • Powerful Antioxidant Complex • Touch Dry Technology
• Ideal for the face for dry skin types
• Contains twice the amount of biomimetic skin conditioning ingredients of the Face & Body Lotion
• Contains Provitamin C

AUST L 212693

Suitable for all skin types.

$49

UV Radiation

The sun sends out different types of radiation that reach the earth – visible light that is seen as sunlight, infrared radiation felt as heat and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that we can’t see. Ultraviolet radiation can be classified as UVA, UVB, or UVC.

The ozone layer absorbs some, but not all, of these types of UV radiation:
UVA: Wavelength: 320-400 nm. Not absorbed by the ozone layer.
UVB: Wavelength: 290-320 nm. Mostly absorbed by the ozone layer, but some does reach the Earth’s surface.
UVC: Wavelength: 100-290 nm. Completely absorbed by the ozone layer and atmosphere.

UVA rays account for up to 95% of the UV radiation reaching the earth’s surface, and can penetrate clouds and glass. These UVA rays play a major part in photodamage and skin ageing. UVB rays are the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn, damage which can also lead to premature skin ageing. Both UVA and UVB rays have the potential to cause skin cancers.

Effects of UV Radiation on the skin

Photoageing is the premature ageing of the skin due to repeated excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV rays). It is extremely prevalent in Australia, due to the harsh climate and an outdoor lifestyle.

Skin cancer is a disease of the body's skin cells. It forms when skin cells are damaged by UV radiation penetrating the skin. UV damages skin cells’ DNA and this can cause cells to mutate and grow abnormally. If these mutant cells are not destroyed through the body’s own processes orother means, they will continue to develop and can turn into skin cancers.

Sunscreens Explained

After understanding the skin risks associated with UV exposure the importance of sun protection becomes apparent. There are a few different measures that indicate the efficacy of a sunscreen and that are recognised in Australia and regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UV radiation from damaging the skin. SPF measures the amount of UVB radiation transmitted to the skin after sunscreen has been applied compared to the amount of UVB transmitted to the skin without sunscreen. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30 provides 30 times more protection than if not wearing a sunscreen. A sunscreen with an SPF of 50 provides 50 times more protection than if not wearing a sunscreen.

Broad Spectrum is a measurement of a sunscreen’s effectiveness against UVA rays. Broad Spectrum sunscreens are designed to protect against both UVB and UVA rays. A conventional sunscreen that has an SPF rating only and does not mention the term “Broad Spectrum” may block very little UVA radiation relative to the nominal SPF.

Water resistant means that the sunscreen retains its stated SPF value after a certain time in water. The correct film of sunscreen on the skin is critical if water resistance is to be achieved. The maximum water resistant claim period of 4 hours is only allowed for products which have SPFs of 30 or more after immersion in water.

Water resistant products still need to be reapplied regularly to ensure that product has not been worn or rubbed off, e.g. during towelling dry.

Why SunActive SPF 50+

Ultraceuticals sunscreens are formulated, tested and manufactured in Australia in accordance with the TGA guidelines for sunscreens. The SunActive SPF 50+ range was formulated to provide very high sun protection against one of the harshest climates in the world.

When Science Meets Suncare...

SunActive SPF 50+ range features complete UVA•UVB spectrum sunscreen ingredients to provide very high sun protection1 with 4 hours water resistance, antioxidant protection and touch-dry technology for a shine-free velvet finish.

Complete Spectrum Sunscreen Ingredients
The latest innovation in sunscreen research is the development of complete spectrum sunscreen ingredients. These ingredients absorb UV rays across the entire spectrum of UVA and UVB.

One of the requirements for a Broad Spectrum sunscreen is for 90% of UVR rays to be absorbed up to 370 nanometres (nm).

Complete spectrum sunscreen ingredients protect across the entire UVA spectrum up to 400nm. Ultraceuticals SunActive SPF 50+ range contains a synergistic blend of complete spectrum sunscreen ingredients that absorb across the entire UVA•UVB spectrum.

Figure 3 below depicts the additional protection achieved using complete spectrum sunscreen ingredients across the entire UVA spectrum.

Powerful Antioxidant Complex
The SunActive SPF 50+ range contains a powerful antioxidantcomplex to help provide additional environmental protection.
Studies have shown that some of these ingredients such asCaffeine and Ferulic Acid are helpful in protecting against UVRinduced skin damage.2,3,4

4 Hour Water Resistant
The research chemists at Ultraceuticals have engineered a film that has been tested to be four hours water resistant. In order for SunActive SPF 50+ range to claim water resistance the range needed to show an SPF of greater than 60 after four hours water immersion.

Touch-Dry Technology
The SunActive range features fast absorbing, touch-dry technology for a shine free, velvet finish.

Ideal for the Whole Family
The SunActive range does not contain parabens, synthetic dyes or fragrances or benzophenone. Designed for all skin types, SunActive can be used on adults and children alike.

Reference:
1) AS/NZS 2604:2012 'very high'.
2) Heffernan, TP. Kawasumi, M. Blasina, A. Anderes, K. Conney,AH. Nghiem, P 2009, ‘ATR-Chk1 pathway inhibition promotes apoptosis after UV treatment in primary human keratinocytes: potential basis for the UV protective effects of caffeine’. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, vol.129 pp. 1805-1815.
3) Koo, SW. Hirakawa, S. Fujii, S. Kawasumi, M. Nghiem, P 2007, ‘Protection from photodamage by topical application of caffeine after ultraviolet irradiation’. British Journal of Dermatology, vol. 156 pp. 957-964.
4) Lee, YS 2005, ‘Role of NADPH oxidase-mediated generation of reactive oxygen species in the mechanism of apoptosis induced by phenolic acids in HepG2 human hepatoma cells’. Archives of Pharmacal Research, vol. 28 pp. 1183-1189.