Sunscreen Specialists

If you apply just one thing to your skin every day, make it sunscreen. Why? Because it’s estimated that 80% of premature skin ageing is caused by the sun.[1]

That’s why, at Medik8, we advocate daily sunscreen application as an essential part of maintaining a healthy, youthful-looking complexion. 

Our next-generation sunscreens are expertly formulated to ensure powerful, all-encompassing UV protection that feels lightweight and non-greasy on the skin - perfect for everyday use.

The Effects of Sun Damage 

High protection sunscreen should be a non-negotiable step in every anti-ageing skincare routine, even on cloudy days. This is because UV rays can easily penetrate through the clouds as well as glass. A high performance sunscreen not only shields the skin against the visible signs of premature ageing (such as wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of firmness) but also protects against the other harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.

UVA rays are mostly responsible for premature skin ageing as they can penetrate deep into the skin and deplete collagen levels. UVB rays attack the upper layers of the skin, causing sunburn. Both types of rays can cause tanning, and both have the potential, in the long term, to cause skin cancer.

What About SPF Ratings?

You’ll probably have noticed that all sunscreens come with an SPF rating. This corresponds to their level of protection against UVB rays. In a nutshell, the higher the SPF rating, the higher the protection against sunburn and the risk of skin cancer.

However, the SPF rating is not the only rating you should be looking out for when choosing a sunscreen. ‘Broad spectrum’, star rating, and PA ratings systems are also vital in helping you to gauge the protection level against UVA rays (those responsible for premature ageing) as well as UVB rays (which cause sunburn). A ‘broad spectrum’ classification indicates that the UVA protection is at least one third of the UVB protection, while a star-rated system indicates various ratios of UVA to UVB protection. A PA rating (in a similar way to how SPF is measured) measures how long it takes for a darkening / tanning effect to occur. A sunscreen’s PA rating is followed by a certain number of pluses, depending on its level of protection. Much like with SPF, the more pluses, the higher the level of protection. PA++++ (4 pluses) offers extremely high UVA protection and is the maximum rating a sunscreen can achieve.

So, always opt for a high SPF rating and ‘broad spectrum’ formula wherever you can, as well as the highest star rating (5*) and PA rating possible to ensure high performance protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

All Medik8 sunscreens deliver high SPF and ‘broad spectrum’ protection, with our Advanced range also meeting the highest 5* rating of Ultra UVA protection. Advanced Day Ultimate Protect additionally offers the highest rating of PA++++ protection.

Premium Sunscreens At Medik8

Our range of high-performance sunscreens boast beautifully lightweight, non-greasy textures and only feature premium, stable UV filters. When combined at precise levels, these filters deliver powerful protection against both UVA and UVB rays. All of our sunscreens are also multifunctional, combining all the nourishment of a daily moisturiser with the all-encompassing UV protection your skin needs, plus an invisible finish. You wouldn’t even guess they were sunscreens.

Advanced Day Ultimate Protect

What does it do?

  • Delivers our highest level of protection (SPF 50+ PA++++) against UV damage and signs of ageing
  • Deeply hydrates the complexion
  • Minimises the appearance of dark spots over time
  • Gives an invisible, non-greasy finish

    Stand-out features

  • DNA repair enzymes : to support the skin’s natural repair mechanisms after UV exposure
  • 360° environmental shield : to help prevent future signs of premature ageing cause by blue light and pollution

    Who’s it for?

  • Anyone wanting powerful, all-encompassing protection against UV rays and signs of premature ageing

  • Advanced Day Total Protect

    What does it do?

  • Provides broad spectrum SPF 30 5* UVA protection against UV damage and signs of ageing
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles

    Stand-out features

  • Lightweight, non-greasy and invisible finish : the perfect smoothing base for makeup
  • 360° environmental shield : defends against pollution, infrared, blue light and glycation

    Who’s it for?

  • Those wanting a lightweight yet effective sunscreen, that sits effortlessly under makeup

  • Advanced Day Eye Protect

    What does it do?

  • Delivers SPF 30 5* UVA protection, optimised for the delicate eye area
  • Nourishes and hydrates
  • Combats visible signs of ageing around the eyes
  • Promotes a more youthful-looking eye area

    Stand-out features

  • Anti-A.G.E technologies : to combat environment-induced signs of ageing
  • Caffeine & hesperidin : to help reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles
  • Fragrance-free formula : to prevent irritation around the delicate eye area

    Who’s it for?

  • Those wanting gentle yet effective UV protection, specifically for the delicate eye area

  • Daily Radiance Vitamin C

    What does it do?

  • Provides broad spectrum SPF 30 protection plus vitamin C power
  • Prevents and visibly improves signs of premature ageing
  • Boosts skin radiance
  • Gives a lightweight, non-greasy and cashmere-soft finish

    Stand-out features

  • Stabilised vitamin C : for effective brightening power and antioxidant protection against environmental stressors
  • Hyaluronic acid : Leaves the complexion nourished and visibly supple

    Who’s it for?

  • Those wanting a concise AM skincare regime
  • Those looking for the perfect introduction to Medik8’s CSA Philosophy
  • Our Top Tips For Sunscreen Application

    Discover CSA

    Enhance the visible benefits of daily UV protection by adding vitamin C and vitamin A to your regular skincare routine. This powerhouse trio is the holy grail to achieving more youthful-looking skin and makes up Medik8’s pioneering CSA Philosophy: vitamin C plus sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night. Follow this simple, clinically proven approach and discover Beautiful Skin for Life.

    [1]F. Flament et al., Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 2013, 6, pp 221-232