National Sun Awareness Week with Sunscreen tips from Epionce


The 3rd - 9th May 2021 is National Sun Awareness Week, led by the British Association of Dermatologists, an annual campaign to raise awareness of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

Be aware of some key skin cancer facts:

  • Around 15,400 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the UK each year.
  • The incidence of malignant melanoma in Britain has risen faster than any other common cancer.
  • Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK.

Source: Skin cancer: Incidence and risk factors | The Royal Marsden

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A Healthy Skin Barrier and Sunscreen

Sunscreen works optimally when applied to a healthy, functioning skin barrier. Repairing and fortifying a damaged skin barrier will help sunscreen bind more effectively to the skin for the best protection from UV damage.

We recommend clients use a daily Epionce skin care regime with sunscreen, including a Renewal Facial product for their skin type morning and night.

Epionce Sunscreen Basics - year-round protection with antioxidant, broad-spectrum sunscreens.

The Epionce Protect + Prevent step includes two sunscreens — Ultra Shield SPF 50 and Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50. These cosmetically elegant, broad-spectrum sunscreens work to prevent two main concerns of the cumulative effects of sun exposure and environmental factors: premature skin ageing and risk of certain skin cancers.

Application of an Epionce sunscreen is the last step in a morning skin care routine and compliments an anti-ageing regime by preventing signs of skin ageing — including fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. Like the full Epionce line, ingredients are carefully selected for safety and efficacy. Both sunscreens provide broad-spectrum protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays that trigger skin ageing, burning and certain skin cancers. Additionally, unique anti-inflammatory botanicals help stop any inflammatory reactions that may occur, while antioxidant properties help stop pro-oxidant reactions.

Benefits of Epionce Sunscreens

• Tinted and non-tinted SPF 50 formulas for daily use
• Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection
• Water resistant up to 80 minutes
• Non-drying, non-comedogenic formulas; great for sensitive skin
• Botanical anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
• Prevents premature skin ageing and reduces risk of certain skin cancers when used as directed

Epionce Sunscreens

The Skin Cancer Foundation U.S. recommends these products as effective broad-spectrum sunscreens.

Ultra Shield SPF 50

Ultra Shield SPF 50

• Broad-spectrum SPF 50 protection for daily use and active lifestyles
• Water resistant (80 minutes)
• Lightweight, non-greasy, sheer formula won't leave a white residue on the skin
• Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory formula calms visible redness
• Safe for all skin types and tones
• Paraben, PABA, benzophenone-free

Daily Shield Tinted SPF50

Daily Shield Tinted SPF 50

• Broad-spectrum SPF 50 with one-shade tint
• Water resistant (80 minutes)
• Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
• Evens out skin tone for a natural glow; great as a primer for use under makeup
• Safe for all skin types and tones
• Silicone-based formula binds better to skin barrier to reflect ultraviolet light and enhance water resistant properties
• Paraben, PABA, benzophenone-free

Common Sunscreen Myths

Sunscreen is only needed outside in the summer or on holiday by the pool.
Ultraviolet light exposure occurs year-round — even in winter with cloud coverage, or while sitting indoors next to a window. Sun­screen should be applied daily and reapplied every two hours or after extended time perspiring, swimming or towelling off.
Darker skin tones don't need to apply sunscreen.
Every client is at risk for certain skin cancers. While Fitzpatrick skin types IV-VI may not burn as easily as Fitzpatrick I-III, skin cancer is always a concern. Due to misconceptions about risk in patients of colour, skin cancer is more likely to be detected later in life. Annual skin examinations can help dramatically reduce risk and lead to quicker treatment.

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