All birds on the branch (or at least those “addicted” to cosmetics) already know that there are chemical and mineral filters for sun protection, or products that contain only mineral, only chemical, or a combination of filters.
Ultrasun anti-wrinkle and hyperpigmentation cream SPF 50+ is just one of the latter. You will often find a sentence like this in brochures: it contains new generation filters, which do not reveal too much on their own and leave the uninitiated in doubt. Namely, studies appear every day that indicate the potentially harmful effects of some of the filters, and accordingly, the composition of the product changes, with “new” and safer to use potentially more harmful, “old” filters. This should, of course, take into account the interests of filter manufacturers (large companies), legal regulations, as well as the procedures for approving new filters for use, which often differ between Europe, the US, and Japan.
When choosing a product, it is best to be guided by scientifically-based facts, bearing in mind that the potential harmfulness of filters, according to available information, is far less than the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma to which you are exposed if you do not use protection at all.
Ultrasun anti-wrinkle and hyperpigmentation cream contains a combination of five “new generation” chemical filters (complicated chemical and somewhat simpler trade names such as TINOSORB M, TINOSORB S, UVINUL A PLUS…) and one mineral – titanium dioxide in the form of nanoparticles (another controversial topic) ). Namely, each of the chemical filters has different properties in terms of absorption of wavelengths of a certain spectrum, photostability, solubility, and interaction with others, and the combination tries to achieve optimal product efficiency.
Mineral or physical filters that remain on the surface of the skin and reflect the sun’s rays from a health point of view are a safer option than chemical ones that are absorbed into the surface layer of the skin and then absorb radiation of a certain wavelength. However, mineral filters leave a white, thick mark that most do not want to see on the face when applied daily. Therefore, the response to market demands was the production of nano mineral filters, where nano titanium dioxide containing Ultrasun no longer leaves a white dense trace but forms a transparent product texture.
Ultrasun anti-wrinkle and hyperpigmentation cream SPF 50+, according to the manufacturer, provides complete protection from solar radiation, because it contains protection from UVA and UVB rays (five filters), blue light (nano titanium dioxide), and GSP for protection against potentially harmful effects infrared radiation. GSP is a patented combination of procyanidin from grape seed and tocopherol, which has an antioxidant, soothing effect and prevents premature skin aging.
Thanks to the content of hexylresorcinol and the stable form of vitamin C, this cream inhibits melanogenesis and prevents the formation of spots. Ultrasun products do not contain the following chemical filters: octinoxate, octocrylene, avobenzone, oxybenzone, and 4 MBC, which some studies have shown may act as endocrine disruptors and/or are photostable and potential irritants.
It does not contain fragrance, mineral oil, aluminum compounds, silicones, or PEG emulsifiers. It is easily spreadable and waterproof in texture, does not leave a white mark, and has a pleasant smell. It is applied to the skin of the face, neck, and décolleté.
The dosing pusher on the package allows for controlled use of the product and is one of the best packages I have seen. This cream is a complete revelation to me because of the composition and I can’t wait to see if it will save me this summer from the hyperpigmentation I (specifically the two of them) have been battling for years.
It is produced in Switzerland, where the company was founded in 1992.
Packaging: plastic airless bottle with 50 ml pump
Price: 30 EUR