Actinic Control MD SPF 100
- Certified medical device with SPF 100 UVB and UVA protection
- Prevents actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancer
- Light texture for everyday use
For the prevention of actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancer
A light topical medical device for the prevention of actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancer or as adjunctive treatment of actinic keratosis. With SPF 100 it provides very high UVB and UVA protection. It’s easy-to-apply, light fluid-texture is perfect for everyday use.
Actinic Control MD SPF 100 is a certified medical device for the prevention of actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancer. Furthermore, it serves as an adjunctive treatment for actinic keratosis.
UV-induced DNA damage to keratinocytes can cause actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis is the most common pre-cancer on the skin, potentially progressing into non-melanoma skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) if left untreated.
But the right sun protection can make all the difference.
The high effectiveness of Actinic Control MD comes from its high SPF 100. The higher the SPF, the more UVB-rays are blocked out – which are a major cause of cell damage. The more UVB-rays are blocked out, the less cell damage the skin will accumulate during sun exposure. An SPF 100 for example blocks out about 99% of UVB-rays. Additionally, the high SPF 100 can also compensate for sunscreen under-application.
As a light textured fluid, it is suitable for everyday use, making it pleasant to apply, and easy for you to stay protected while enjoying everyday outdoor activities.
UVA rays penetrate the deeper layers of skin. They stimulate the production of free radicals in the skin which cause oxidative stress and can lead to indirect DNA damage where the free radicals modify cellular DNA over time. UVA rays are most commonly associated with photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They can also trigger sun allergies such as Polymorphous Light Eruption (PLE).
UVB rays provide the energy your skin needs to make Vitamin D and stimulate the production of melanin which is skin’s own protection process to reduce cell damage and is responsible for tanning. UVB rays don’t travel as deeply as UVA rays, penetrating only the outermost layers of skin, but they cause more immediate damage such as sunburn. UVB rays are directly absorbed by cellular DNA which can lead to skin diseases such as actinic keratosis and skin cancer.
Both types of UV can induce hyperpigmentation and may contribute to conditions such as sun spots (also known as age spots) and melasma.
We tend to significantly under-apply protection to vital areas such as the face, neck, head, nose and scalp, which are key areas for over-exposure to harmful UVB and UVA rays. In fact, our study found that men leave 13% of the exposed body’s surface uncovered1 when applying protection.
It is therefore important to apply sun protection evenly to the face and sun-exposed areas of the body. The specified protection factor is only achieved with an applied amount of 2 mg per cm2. Wait for the product to be absorbed first before applying other cosmetic products. Reapply every two hours during sun exposure.
Use finger-length amounts to determine the correct dosage. A finger length equates to roughly two grams of product. Apply as follows:
Adopting a sensible attitude to the sun is the best way to minimise the risk of sun damage to skin:
It’s important to use a sufficient amount of product, which is 2mg per cm2 of skin and reapply it at regular intervals.
You can use your finger to roughly measure how much you need. A finger length equates to roughly two grams of product. For additional details, refer to the instructions on the product leaflet. Apply as follows:
Ensure that all exposed areas get the protection they need. Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget the ears, the back of the neck, the back and shoulders, the backs of the arms, the hands and feet and the areas at the edges of swimwear.
Eucerin research1 indicates that, on average, approximately 14% of the back of the female body and 22% of the back of the male body is often exposed to the sun’s rays without any protection whatsoever. It is therefore important to not overlook any area.
1 Internal Beiersdorf study of 2016 on the use of sun protection amongst a sample of 52 (29 women, 23 men)
Use this product if…
You’re looking for very high sun protection to prevent actinic keratosis or non-melanoma skin cancer.
You’re looking for very high sun protection as adjunctive to your treatment for actinic keratosis.
Eucerin Actinic Control MD SPF 100 is a medical device with a high SPF (sun protection factor), specifically for the prevention of actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancer or as adjunctive treatment of actinic keratosis.
Actinic keratosis is a pre-cancerous skin disease on the rise, along with the non-melanoma skin cancer it may develop into. Sun-induced UV damage is one of its main causes – but by using the right sun protection, we can still enjoy everyday life outdoors.
An SPF 100 protects the skin against harmful UVB rays, meaning the skin accumulates less cell damage. The product also includes very-high UVA defense, to offer protection across the entire UV spectrum.
A light fluid application makes it suitable for everyday use and re-application for sunny days outdoors or when engaging in vigorous activities. Whether you are looking to prevent actinic keratosis, or use it as adjunctive treatment for the condition, you can be confident that you are well protected from the sun, free to enjoy your everyday activities.