A superior face and body sunscreen for allergy-prone skin. Protects against sun allergies and sun-induced skin damage.
Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Gel-Cream SPF 50+
The gel-cream is easy to apply and absorbs quickly. Non-sticky feeling on the skin. Highly recommend.'
Clinical and dermatological studies
Calms my allergy prone-skin
Provides effective protection from sunburn
Effectively prevents sun-induced skin damage
Prevents itchiness from sun allergy
Reliably protects from sun allergies such as PLE and Mallorca acne
Has a pleasant texture
How To Use
Important usage instructions
- Apply generously before sun exposure and reapply frequently− especially after swimming, perspiring or toweling − to maintain the original protection
- Reducing the quantity will significantly lower the level of protection
- Do not stay too long in the sun, even while using a sunscreen product
- Over-exposure to the sun is a serious health threat
- Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight
- Avoid contact with eyes
- Allow product to absorb completely, and avoid direct contact with textiles and hard surfaces to prevent staining
Do's and Dont's
Use this product if …
You’re looking for a high factor sunscreen for allergy-prone skin:
Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Sun Crème Gel SPF50 has been specially formulated to give allergy-prone skin on the face and body the care and protection it needs.
You’re looking for a sun protection product that protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays as well as from the negative effects of HEVIS light:
Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology offers superior UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense.
You’re looking for a sun protection product for highly sensitive skin:
Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Sun Crème Gel SPF50 is clinically and dermatologically tested and proven to be suitable for highly sensitive and photosensitive skin.
Try a different product if …
You’re looking for the benefits of Eucerin Sun Creme-Gel Sun Allergy Protect SPF 50 but prefer a lower SPF:
You have sensitive, allergy-prone skin and are looking for an After Sun product:
Your skin is sensitive and you’re looking for a very high factor sunscreen for your body, but you prefer a spray format:
Try Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Spray Transparent SPF50 (for sensitive skin including acne-prone skin).
You’re looking for a very high factor sunscreen to protect your body from signs of premature skin aging:
What are the symptoms of sun allergy?
Sun allergies are very common, especially among young women and people with fair skin. The most common form of sun allergy is Polymorphus Light Eruption (often abbreviated to PLE). Typical symptoms include a bumpy and irritating rash and skin redness, but you may also get blisters and pustules. Symptoms tend to develop a day or two after being in the sun and are normally on the underside of the arms and the chest − facial skin can be affected, but this is less common.
Other sun allergies include Acne Aestevalis (more commonly known as Mallorca acne). The symptoms of Acne Aestevalis closely resemble those of PLE. It typically effects women between 25 and 40 who experienced acne during puberty.
You can read about these allergies as well as how to care for allergy-prone skin in sun allergies: PLE and others.
Does skin that’s prone to sun allergies need special suncare?
Like sensitive skin, allergy-prone skin has a weakened protective barrier making it more vulnerable to external irritants. One of those external irritants is the sun. Certain chemicals − such as perfume − can also trigger a reaction in sensitive, allergy-prone skin. Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Sun Crème Gel SPF50 gives skin prone to sun allergies the high level of sun protection it needs. It also contains antioxidants that soothe skin and strengthen skin´s own protection system against UVA-induced free radicals, thereby helping to prevent the formation of sun allergies.
How do I know which SPF to use?
Sunscreens are available in four different levels of protection: low (factor 6 to 10), medium (15 to 25), high (30 to 50) and very high (50+). The higher the protection factor the better your skin is protected, but it’s important to apply the product thoroughly (be careful not to miss any bits) and to reapply it generously every two hours.
What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
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 can also provoke allergies, but to a lesser extent.
UVB rays provide the energy your skin needs to make Vitamin D and stimulate the production of melanin which is responsible for tanning. They 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 and can lead to skin diseases such as actinic keratosis and skin cancer.
What is high-energy visible light and why does my skin need to be protected from it?
The sunlight spectrum consists of UV, visible and infrared light. Visible sunlight can be detected by the human eye, while the others remain invisible. Part of this visible spectrum has a high energy level and is known as high-energy visible light. It is also referred to as HEVIS light, HEV Light, HEVL and sometimes ‘blue light’ or ‘blue violet light’
Like UVA rays, HEVIS light penetrates the deeper layers of skin (the dermis) and can generate free radicals. These free radicals are one of the main causes of photoaging (premature skin aging caused by the sun). They interfere with skin cells and break down the collagen and elastin that gives our skin its plump, youthful appearance. HEVIS light has also been linked to uneven skin pigmentation and melasma.
Many modern sunscreens offer effective protection against UVA and UVB rays, but we recommend that you look out for products that also defend against the negative effects of HEVIS light. These products will give your skin reliable protection from photoaging and, in the long run, can also help to combat visible signs of skin aging.
Our brand values
We deliver a holistic dermo-cosmetic approach to protect your skin, keep it healthy and radiant.
We work together with leading dermatologist and pharmacist partners around the world to create innovative and effective skincare products they can trust and recommend.
For over 100 years, we have dedicated ourselves to researching and innovating in the field of skin science. We believe in creating active ingredients and soothing formulas with high tolerability that work to help you live your life better each day.