What is HEV Light – And why do we need to protect skin from it?

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It’s important to remember that the sun’s rays affect your skin even when the weather is cloudy and overcast. Sun care should not be restricted to those days when the sun is at its hottest, but should form part of your daily skincare routine.


When choosing appropriate suncare products, the priority is still to give your skin the very best protection against UVA and UVB rays, but choosing products that also combat the oxidative stress caused also by HEV Light will further help to prevent photoageing and may reduce hyperpigmentation. Sun protection is especially necessary for oily and acne-prone skin. Learn more.


Many modern sun creams and lotions offer effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, but the chemicals and pigments used to filter UVA and UVB do not filter HEV Light. For this reason, we recommend that you look out for products that contain antioxidants that work against oxidative stress. Antioxidants Licochalcone A and Glycyrrhetinic Acid have been proven to work together to protect skin cells in the deeper epidermal layers from sun-induced damage.

Eucerin Sun Fluid Anti-Age SPF30 and Eucerin Sun Fluid Anti-Age SPF50 have been proven to offer reliable protection from UVA and UVB rays and to combat the oxidative stress caused by HEV Light and all contain Licochalcone A, Glycyrrhetinic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid. Both products help to prevent photoageing and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

If you already have sun spots, active ingredients such as B-Resorcinol, a key ingredient in the Eucerin Anti-Pigment range, can be effective at fading them. 


2. Source: Chartité report, Protective efficacy of licochalcone A containing sunscreen in the high energy visible spectral range in vivo, March 2016.

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