Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 150ml

A superior sunscreen lotion for the body with ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’* technology. For all skin types. Helps prevent photoaging and visibly reduces signs of skin aging.

Eucerin’s Advanced Spectral Technology offers high UVA/UVB protection and HEVIS light defense. The sunscreen also supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism, while Hyaluronic Acid helps reduce visible signs of skin aging.


Anti-age sunscreen lotion for the body that protects from photoaging

UV light is the main cause of sun-induced skin damage, but high-energy visible (Hevis) light can also induce free radicals that cause further stress to skin.

Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 is a sunscreen lotion for the body suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA and UVB filters1 for high UV protection with Licochalcone A to neutralize free radicals caused by UV and HEVIS light.

The sunscreen lotion SPF 30 also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism and short- and long-chained Hyaluronic Acid to visibly reduce signs of aging on the neck, décolleté, arms and shoulders.

The extra-light lotion absorbs immediately and leaves skin looking more even and feeling fresher. It is also water-resistant and contains Eucerin’s ‘Anti-Stain After Wash`* technology. 

Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Lotion Extra Light SPF30 is clinically and dermatologically proven to be suitable for sensitive skin.

* Helps to reduce he intensity of sunscreen stains after washing.


(1.) Meeting the high standards for UVA and UVB protection defined by Cosmetics Europe. The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU recommendation.

Clinical studies

Clinical and dermatological studies prove good skin tolerability, even on sensitive skin. 


Among other clinical and dermatological studies, a Product-in-use2 study of 300 women (between 30 and 55) tested the product with excellent results. All were regular uses of sun protection products and looking for anti-aging benefits. After two weeks of regular use they reported:

  • Leaves a pleasant skin feeling (100%)
  • Makes my skin feel smooth and supple (100%)
  • Visibly smooths my skin (100%)
  • Gives my skin a fresher, unified look (99%)
  • Makes my skin feel well moisturized (99%)
  • Gives my skin a radiant appearance (97%)


(2.) Beiersdorf Research, September 2017, PiU test in Chile. Of the sample of 300, 100 tested Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light Photoaging Control SPF 30+ and 100 tested Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light Photoaging Control SPF50+. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is photoaging?

Photoaging is the name given to premature skin aging caused by the sun. An estimated 90% of premature skin aging is thought to be caused by the sun’s rays.3


(3.) Ramos-e-Silva et al., ‘Anti-aging cosmetics: Facts and controversies’. Clin Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 31(6): 750-8.

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 degree.

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.
Both types of UV can induce hyperpigmentation and may contribute to conditions such as sun spots (also known as age spots) and melasma.

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. 

What is the ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’* technology and how does it work?

The Eucerin ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’ technology helps to reduce the intensity of sunscreen stains after washing.


The yellow stains that appear on clothes, especially cottons, after using sunscreen products are caused by the UV filters. The washing process can make these stains worse rather than remove them: the iron and copper ions in water, when combined with very hot water and bleaching agents, can actually bind-in and intensify the stains.


Eucerin’s ‘Anti-Stain After Wash’ technology works in two ways. Firstly, it contains a protective shield that prevents so much of the filter from binding with the fabric in the first place. Secondly, it contains a complexing agent that binds with the ions in water so they are less able to intensify stains when clothes are washed. 


Three steps to optimal sun protection

Choose a sunscreen lotion for your body

Choose a product that offers the right level of protection for your skin. It should protect against UVA and UVB rays and offer HEVIS light defense. It should also be suitable for your skin type and condition.

How much sunscreen lotion SPF 30 should I use?

It’s important to use sufficient product and to reapply it at regular intervals.
You can use your palm to measure how much. We recommend a thick line of sunscreen (stretching from the tip of your middle finger to your wrist) for each area (1-11) on the diagram:

  • 1. Face and neck
  • 2 & 3. Both arms
  • 4. Chest
  • 5.  Stomach
  • 6 & 7. The top of your legs (front and back)
  • 8 & 9. The bottom of your legs (front and back) plus your feet
  • 10. Shoulders and upper back
  • 11. Lower back

You’ll need an amount about the size of a golf ball to cover your body. To protect the sensitive skin on your face and neck (area 1) we recommend you use one of our facial sun protection products.

Apply sunscreen lotion SPF 30 thoroughly

Ensure that all exposed areas get the protection they need. Some parts are easy to miss. Don’t forget the back and shoulders as well as your hands and feet, the backs of the arms and the areas at the edges of swimwear.

Eucerin research4 indicates that, on average, 14% of the back of the female body and 22% of the back of the male body is regularly exposed to the sun’s rays without any protection whatsoever.


(4.) Internal Beiersdorf study of 2016 on the use of sun protection amongst a sample of 52 (29 women, 23 men)

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

Apply sunscreen lotion with SPF 30

Do’s and don’ts

Try a different product if …

Use this product if …

You’re looking for a high factor sunscreen to protect facial skin from photoaging:
You’re looking for an extra-light sun lotion for your body and your skin is sensitive:
Your skin is sensitive and you’re looking for a high or 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 sunscreen for skin which is prone to PLE or other skin allergies:

Try Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Sun Crème Gel SPF50 which is suitable for use on the face and body.

You’re looking for a high sun protection lotion for your body:

Eucerin Photoaging Control Sun Fluid SPF30 is a high protection sunscreen designed to help prevent premature skin aging and protect all skin types from sun-induced damage.

You’re looking for a sunscreen lotion that protects your body 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 sunscreen lotion with anti-aging benefits:

In addition to helping to protect skin from photoaging Eucerin Photoaging Control Sun Fluid SPF30 intensely moisturizes skin and visibly reduces signs of skin aging especially on the décolleté, arms and shoulders.

Eucerin Sun Superior sun protection tailored to skin conditions

Eucerin Sun products offer comprehensive protection against sun-induced skin damage.

The innovative Advanced Spectral Technology combines broadband and photostable UVA/UVB filters¹ for reliable UV protection with antioxidant Licochalcone A for high-energy visible (HEVIS) light defense. Glycyrrhetinic Acid provides additional DNA protection.²

The superior sun protection range includes products that are tailored to individual skin needs and contain active ingredients for specific skin conditions:

 - If your skin is oily and/or blemish-prone, the formula containing sebum-regulating Oil Control Technology with lipid-absorbing pigments leaves an immediate dry touch finish and has a long-lasting anti-shine effect.

 - If your primary skin concern is premature ageing, the Photoageing products with short- and long-chain Hyaluronic Acid will visible reduce the signs of skin ageing.

- If your skin is prone to sun allergies, the Sun Protection and After Sun formulas with Alpha-Glucosylrutin will help to prevent sun-induced allergies such as PLE.

The range also includes Eucerin Kids Sun products (which have been specially formulated to soothe and protect your child’s sensitive and delicate skin) as well as both adult and children’s products that are suitable for atopic skin. 

Eucerin Sun products are available in a range of medium, high and very high SPFs. All are clinically and dermatologically proven to be both highly effective and well tolerated by sensitive skin.

1  Meeting the highest standards for UVA and UVB protection as defined by Cosmetics Europe.  The levels of UVA protection are higher than the EU requirement. 
2  Eucerin Kids Mineral Sun Lotion does not include Advanced Spectral Technology but uses clinically proven non-chemical filters. Eucerin Sun Lotion Extra Light Sensitive Protect, Eucerin Sun Spray Sensitive Protect, Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Sensitive Protect and Eucerin Sun Spray Transparent Dry Touch do not contain Glycyrrhetinic Acid.

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