Choosing a dermatologist recommended sunscreen
When it's hot, sunscreen is on everybody’s mind. Whether you’re heading to the beach for the weekend or participating in your regular outdoor activities, sun protection should be a part of your everyday routine.
However, when it comes to choosing a sunscreen, there are countless options, and finding a sunscreen that suits your needs can seem a little overwhelming. That’s why it’s always best to opt for a brand recommended by those who know skin best: Dermatologists.
"I found KINeSYS to be an excellent sunscreen in terms of performance and convenience."
Dr. Greg Goodman
What dermatologists look for in a sunscreen
Dermatologists know their stuff when it comes to skin. From being free from irritating ingredients to hydrating your skin, when recommending a sunscreen, there is much more than just sun protection factor (SPF) involved. Here are several factors that your dermatologist will take into account when recommending a sunscreen:
1. Sensitive Skin
When it comes to sunscreen, it’s not only what we put in, but what’s left out, that counts. For a sunscreen to be suitable for sensitive skin, there are a few ingredients that should be avoided.
Dermatologists will look for a sunscreen that’s free from oil, alcohol, fragrance, colorants, parabens, PABA, and Oxybenzone. They’ll also often recommend a sunscreen that’s preservative-free, hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic.
If you suffer from a skin condition read our Blog on Sensitive Skin.
2. High SPF, broad spectrum sunscreen
SPF, or ‘sun protection factor’ relates to the level of protection that a sunscreen provides against UVB rays – the ones which cause sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma. So, of course, the level of SPF that your sunscreen offers is incredibly important. A broad spectrum sunscreen, on the other hand, protects against both UVB and UVA rays, and is important for protecting against skin damage, premature ageing.
Dermatologists will recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF, such as SPF 30 or above. SPF 30 sunscreen will block around 97% of UVB rays, whilst SPF 50 will protect against up to 98% of UVB rays.
Want to know more about SPF? Read our Blog, What is SPF?
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3. Post-procedure product
Sunscreen is particularly important for those who’ve recently undergone a cosmetic procedure or surgery. In fact, leading dermatologist, Dr. David E. Bank, believes that the single most important factor for the healing of scars is sunscreen.
Not only is scarred tissue more susceptible to sun damage and discolouration, UV exposure can also cause inflammation which disrupts the healing process and inhibits the formation of new collagen in the skin.
Dermatologists will therefore recommend a high-SPF sunscreen which is kind to sensitive skin, which will also sooth and help to heal the skin, help to prevent infection, and prevent post-inflammatory pigmentation.
4. Recommendations from the American Academy of Dermatology
Finally, your dermatologist will recommend a sunscreen that follows the guidelines including:
- Broad-spectrum protection (protection against both UVA and UVB rays)
- SPF 30 or above
- Water and sweat resistant
New advice published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health suggests that sunscreen should be used every day - particularly when the maximum UV level is forecast to be three or higher (on most summer days in Australia, the UV index is between 12 and 14) - regardless of the activities you’ve got planned.
As there is such clear evidence for the benefits of daily sunscreen use, skin cancer experts hope to make wearing sunscreen as much a part of our daily routine as brushing our teeth.
Why dermatologists recommend KINeSYS
KINeSYS’ range of sunscreens come highly recommended by dermatologists thanks to our continued focus on creating high-performance, non-greasy products which are kind to sensitive skin. It’s what we don’t put in that makes the KINeSYS range so special.
“Patients LOVE the product. It is easy to use, greaseless and those patients that do not like wearing sunscreen will actually use the KINeSYS spray sunscreen."
Cynthia D. Hensley M.D., P.A.
None of our sunscreens contain potential irritants like colorant, preservatives, parabens, PABA, and Oxybenzone. If you’ve recently undergone a cosmetic procedure or surgery, have sensitive or problem skin each of these factors is particularly important. We also offer fragrance-free options for those who find that typical fragrances can irritate their skin.
Our broad-spectrum SPF 30 and SPF 50 spray sunscreens are also oil-free and alcohol-free, making them perfect for all levels of activity. Whether you’re an elite sportsperson or just heading outside to enjoy the sunshine on the weekend, our lightweight, non-greasy formulas won’t affect your game, drip into your eyes, or irritate your skin. Furthermore, KINeSYS sports sunscreens are water and sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes. So, no matter how you play in the sunshine this summer, we’ve got you covered.
After years of research into natural sunscreens which are reef-safe and preservative-free we’ve recently launched our new Natural Clear Zinc. This 100% natural, mineral sunscreen is free from all synthetic preservatives and lightly scented with natural preservatives peppermint and rosemary. Its natural formula also means it’s safe for use in our reefs, oceans and rivers.
For more information on this revolutionary new product, check out our blog, New Natural Product, SPF 30 Clear Zinc.
Thanks to our advanced formulas which are kind to skin and offer superior sun protection, the KINeSYS range comes highly recommended by dermatologists, skin care professionals and doctors around the world:
"Everyone Loves It! It goes on so easily, especially on the face. My clients with acne-prone skin wear it without any breakouts."
Jessica Roberts Jessa's Skin Care Novato CA
Explore the range and discover the difference KINeSYS will make to your daily sunscreen routine.