Stay safe in the sun this summer

With scorching temperatures hitting record highs in many holiday destinations this season, protecting your skin from the sun's harmful rays has never been more important. As we all know, the incidence of skin cancer is on the rise, making it essential for us to be aware of the risks and take the necessary precautions.


The Alarming Skin Cancer Facts

  • Around 15,400 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the UK each year.
  • The occurrence of malignant melanoma in Britain has risen faster than any other common cancer.
  • Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK.
  • Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun and/or sunbeds - that means that the majority of all skin cancers are preventable by undertaking simple sun safety measures

(Source: Skin cancer: Incidence and risk factors | The Royal Marsden ...https://www.royalmarsden.nhs.u... › gp-resources › skin-cancer)

Leading the Way in Sun Protection: Epionce

When it comes to safeguarding your skin from UVA/UVB damage, Epionce takes the lead. Dr. Carl Thornfeldt, a renowned dermatologist and CEO of Epionce, has dedicated his career to protecting against sun damage and skin cancer. His expertise has led to the creation of a range of products designed to promote healthy skin, with special emphasis on increasing the skin barrier whilst protecting it by using SPF protection. In fact, Epionce SPF products have received endorsements from reputable organisations like the Skin Cancer Foundation in the US.

Sun Hat with SPF

Building a Healthy Skin Barrier and Sunscreen Routine

To ensure that sunscreen works effectively, it's crucial to have a healthy and functional skin barrier. Epionce Renewal products are designed to repair and fortify damaged skin barriers, allowing sunscreen to bind better and provide optimal protection from UV damage.

One of Epionce's standout products for sun protection is the Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50. This luxurious SPF offers broad-spectrum protection against the sun's harmful rays while harnessing the power of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Packed with botanical ingredients, this SPF not only prevents premature skin ageing and pigmentation but also guards against cancer-causing UV rays and free radical pollutants.

The product's light whipped consistency and subtle tinted sheen provide a natural coverage that adjusts to all skin tones, leaving a flawless finish. Its water-resistant formula ensures long-lasting protection, and a little goes a long way, making it a top choice for those seeking a high-performance sunscreen.

Additionally, the inclusion of unique anti-inflammatory botanicals helps quell any adverse reactions that may occur, while the antioxidants prevent pro-oxidant reactions. To top it off, this SPF is free from Parabens, PABA, and benzophenones, making it an excellent option for those looking for clean and safe skincare.

Tinted Daily Shield SPF 50

Dispelling Common Sunscreen Myths

Myth: Sunscreen is only needed outside in the summer or on holiday or when the sun is shining.

Fact: UV light exposure occurs year-round, even in winter or on cloudy days. Hence, sunscreen should be a daily part of your skincare routine.

Myth: Sunscreen only needs applying once a day.

Fact: Sunscreen should be reapplied frequently, especially after sweating or swimming. Apply a sufficient amount to ensure full coverage and maximum protection.

Myth: Darker skin tones don't need to apply sunscreen.

Fact: All skin types are at risk for certain skin cancers. While individuals with darker skin tones may not burn as easily, skin cancer remains a concern. Misconceptions about risk in patients of colour often lead to later-stage detection of skin cancer.

Myth: You won't get a tan if you wear SPF.

Fact: While SPF protects against burning and skin ageing, it does not prevent tanning.


This summer, prioritise your skin's health and protect yourself from the sun's harmful rays. By choosing high-quality sunscreens like Epionce Daily Shield Lotion Tinted SPF 50 and debunking common sunscreen myths, you can enjoy the warm weather while keeping your skin safe and beautiful. Remember, healthy skin is in, so let's make sun safety a top priority this season and beyond!