Ultrasun Face SPF 50 Anti-Pigmentation

Even those of us that are good with sun protection now, may have pigmentation on the face from previous sun damage. Ultrasun face SPF 50 anti-pigmentation is a targeted at helping these issues, and further protecting the skin for the future. I’ve included some before and afters of mine and hubby’s mugshots to show the efficacy of the product after 8 weeks of use.

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Ultrasun Face SPF 50 ~ Anti-pigmentation

For super sensitive and pale skins, plus use in very hot countries, the SPF 50+ is ideal. It’s suitable for all skin types, is hypoallergenic, free from emulsifiers, fragrance, preservative and parabens, and is dermatologically tested. It’s a once-a-day high protection formula, with a 2yr shelf life once opened and suitable for all ages.

This formula contains antioxidants plus Ectoin, a revolutionary natural enzyme that protects skin from premature photo ageing, which comes from UVA rays. The sun’s UVA rays penetrate deep into the basal layer of the skin, which affects newly formed cells, resulting in visible ageing further down the line. This product will also help lighten and improve any already visible pigmentation.

It’s also UVB protective, so prevents burning of the skin, and as with all Ultrasun products, helps with sun photosensitivity issues such as prickly heat. It needs to be applied on clean, dry skin and ideally 10-15 minutes before sun exposure. Even if you perspire later or swim, the ingredients will have worked down into the layers of skin, so you’re fully protected.

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Ingredients : Aqua, octocrylene, glycerin, alcohol, butyl-methoxydibenzoylmethane, titanium dioxide (nano), c12-15 alkyl benzoate, dibutyl adipate, vp/eicosene copolymer, caprylic/capric triglyceride, diethylhexyl butamido triazone, tocopheryl acetate, panthenol, dimethicone, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, hexylresorcinol, ectoin, silica, ethyl linoleate, ethylhexylglycerin, carbomer, ascorbyl glucoside, olea europaea leaf extract, zinc pca, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hydroxide, disodium edta, pentadecalactone, lecithin, bisabolol, ascorbic acid, superoxide dismutase, lactoperoxidase

The product comes in an airless pump, so the formulation is not affected by air or contamination.

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Above image shows it is not white but has a slight colour, although it doesn’t colour the skin. I use the amount above for my face, then usually add a little more if needed for my neck, but mainly my décolleté where the sun hits.

you can see below the luminosity it gives and how moisturising the product is. There’s no need to slather it on as you may end up a little greasy. Just enough to work into the skin well after cleansing. I find you can see it on the skin a bit a first, but that’s why it should be left 10-15 minutes before applying the rest of your skincare and makeup. After cleaning my teeth and getting dressed, it’s pretty much gone, settling into the skin layers.

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Ultrasun claim ~ “The combination of these revolutionary complexes results in a visible brightening of existing pigmentation, providing results in just 14 days”.

Hubby (Simon..sorry, he does have a name bless him), certainly noticed a difference in a few weeks, and he had really bad pigmentation below his hairline and further down across the forehead. He also works outside so has full sun exposure most of the day. Both him and myself have used for around 8 weeks now, him every day, whereas I use most days. When I don’t use this, I apply Tinted Face SPF 30 as I don’t tend to be outside as much as hubby, plus I like to mix it up a bit!

Check out our comparison pictures below and look closely to see the results. First up is hubby’s mugshot..

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Above ~ Before shot

Below ~ taken 8 weeks later

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Above ~ Before shot

Below ~ 8 weeks later

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Even tough the pigmentation is not totally gone, much of it has really faded. If you examine the photos, hubby’s pigmentation was really visible from a distance, and you can see there was quite a bit of pigmentation right across his forehead. Now, even closer up, there’s a real visible difference, even though theres a little left near the hairline, we’re pretty wowed by the results.

Next up, my mugshots…

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Above ~ Before shot

Below ~ Both 8 weeks later

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Again in my images, you can see the pigmentation across the forehead, and heading down towards the brows. Pretty much the same result as hubby, still a little bit left close to the hairline, but most has faded and what’s left is lighter.

Even though I swear by all the Ultrasun products I use, I can’t praise this one enough. For anyone who has pigmentation, I highly recommend. It will not only improve any current marking, but help prevent further damage and pigmentation. Having sensitive skin this has been fine to use, in fact, it’s really protective and nourishing. So much so, that non-thirsty skins will be fine using this as their summer moisturiser.

Our pump has almost run out, *gasps* so I’m about to order more for our holiday in Zakynthos in September. Neither of us want to be without this product in summer now!

Ultrasun Face SPF 50 Anti-pigmentation is available from M&S at £32 for 100ml.

 

Could you do with working on some old pigmentation?

 

Heidi x

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