Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 30 - high UVA protection, 200 ml (2 x 200 ml)
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- Initiated by Dr Andrew Birnie, a UK skin cancer specialist. Formulated in Germany. Supported and recommended by many UK dermatologists
- 5 Star Ultra UVA protection. Altruist has a broad range of photostable UV filters, including the most advanced filter available Tinosorb A2B.
- Altruist is designed for sensitive skin: hypoallergenic and fragrance free. Fast absorption, non-sticky and no residue - feels great.
- Suitable for daily use on Face, Body and on children. Water resistant.
- Altruist supports Under The Same Sun: a charity supporting children with albinism in Africa. With each purchase we will donate 10p per product (20p with 2 tubes).
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The emulsion is formulated to optimise the distribution of sun filters on the skin, resulting in high SPF levels. To keep sufficient moisture in the skin glycerine (3%) and panthenol (0.3%) are formulated into the water phase at moderate concentration, to maintain hydration without exaggerating the moisturising effect associated with excessive glycerine.
Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Glycerin, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tris-Biphenyl Triazine (nano), Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Silica, Piroctone Olamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide, Disodium Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Silver Chloride.See all Product description
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ALTRUIST. Dermatologist Sunscreen.
Use more sunscreen
The use of sunscreen will reduce the incidence of skin cancer and reduce UV induced skin ageing.
State of the art protection
Developed by dermatologists. A broad range of photostable UV filters, including one of the most advanced filters available - Tinosorb A2B, to ensure that quality protection is provided across the whole UVA/UVB spectrum. This effective mixture results in an SPF of more than 30, with ultra, 5 star, UVA protection.
Dermatologically tested for both efficacy of sun protection and also to minimise potential for allergy or irritancy.
SPF 30 Sunscreen
- Broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection
- Exceeds EU recommendations for UVA protection
- Clinically tested
- Easily absorbed, non-sticky and no residue
- Daily use on face and body
- Excellent tolerability
- Fragrance and paraben free
- Water resistant
Made by Dermatologists
Protect every body
Our mission is to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through increased use of quality sunscreen together with better education and awareness. This sunscreen has been formulated to be acceptable to all skin types and is paraben- and fragrance-free.
Dr Andrew Birnie
ALTRUIST Dermatologist Sunscreen was initiated by Dr Andrew Birnie, a Consultant Dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon based in Canterbury, in partnership with some of the best formulation scientists in Europe to provide premium quality sunscreen at an affordable price through reducing profit margins.
Why SPF 30?
- The British Association of Dermatologists recommends use of sunscreen of at least SPF 30
- Highly acceptable formulation likely to increase compliance – none of the whiteness often associated with SPF 50
Patch testing on 50 volunteers
Revealed no allergic or irritant reactions. (Patch testing was performed according to COLIPA guidelines. Undiluted ALTRUIST- Dermatologist Sunscreen was tested on 50 volunteers, with both normal and sensitive skin types, using SDS (1 per cent) and water as controls. SDS (1 per cent) caused positive reactions in 12 participants. There were no positive reactions to water or the sunscreen.)
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protect children in the sun
ALTRUIST supports Under the Same Sun
A charity supporting children with albinism in Tanzania and the rest of Africa. We believe everybody should have an equal opportunity to be protected from the sun. With each tube purchased we will donate 10p. You can help children with albinism in Africa.
Skin Cancer in children
With its scorching hot sun, the tropical climate of Tanzania puts people with albinism at a high risk for developing skin cancer at an early age. 100 per cent of children with albinism in Tanzania show signs of sun-related skin damage by the age of 10.
- A genetic condition, more prevalent in Africa
- Results in looking white due to lack of pigmentation in hair, eyes and skin
- Most are visually impared
- Highly vulnerable to sun exposure resulting in high rates of skin cancer
- Less than 2 per cent will live to be 40 years old
- Since 2006 more than 300 recorded attacks, a lot involved children
Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Cumulative UV exposure increases your risk of skin cancer and skin ageing. Reduce your risk by covering up with clothes and a broad rimmed hat when outdoors. Apply sunscreen generously to exposed skin before going out. Reapply frequently (frequency will vary according to conditions, but every 2-3 hours is a good guide) and after swimming or towelling.
Dermatologist's advice: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Try to avoid the sun between 11am – 3 pm. Prolonged exposure to the sun may be harmful. Babies should not be exposed to the sun.
SPF = Sun Protection Factor
SPF = Sun Protection Factor (the number of times longer you can stay in the sun before burning compared to wearing no sunscreen) indicates UVB protection.
- Sunscreen prevents UV radiation reaching the skin
- UVB (ultraviolet radiation) causes sunburn
- UVA causes wrinkles, brown spots (photoageing)
- Water resistant good for sports and outdoor activities
- Amount of UVB radiation filtered out by different SPFs: SPF 15 93 per cent; SPF 30 96.7 per cent; SPF 50 98.3 per cent
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Two children under 12 and annual hot, tropical sun holidays, we know the importance of having something that works and something that is easy to apply for holidays and school days. This Altruist SPF30 spray is as easy to apply as the Garnier and rubs in just as quickly, perhaps a little stickier initially but that could be the moisturising effect. My wife developed Vitiligo on her hands a few years back, we are ordering the SPF50 for easy, regular application to keep the obvious colour difference at bay.
I am more than happy to not be paying for big, expensive advertising campaigns and also, in my own little way help out a charitable cause Dont take my word for any of this though. Have a look at the Altruist web site first, makes interesting reading
What I liked about it:
1/4 tsp can absorb really easily into the skin.
Oil free, but at 3% glycerine it will leave a shiny face. Nothing a mattifying primer or powder can not fix. On the body this would be fine.
The filters in this is second to none.
The cosmetic elegance is not quite Asian Beauty, but better than most EU creams.
No perfume so no cloying sunscreen scent.
Designed to be used every day and I would say it is possible.
Doesn't pill under makeup, over skin care.
A huge 200ml tube which will cover you for a few days full body or weeks for face & neck alone. Will last 12months once opened. Can be used by the family so no excuses.
I have given the spare tube to my lighter skin toned friend who works outside. He loves it.
As an alcohol based sunscreen spray you don’t get as easy a visible clue to indicate coverage when applying as you would a cream, but I found ease of application outweighs that slight problem. Also you probably want to apply it outside or away from furniture.
I probably over applied, nervous of Sun, and because of that it felt just a little tacky on my skin afterwards. BUT in terms of performance, I show no signs of tanning of my type 1/2 skin after 2 weeks in mid France in 35C heat/sun for a lot of it, outside kayaking / swimming in lakes etc. I used 1.5 cans in those two weeks as a measure of longevity, this was covering arms/legs/shoulders with torso covered by UV clothing.
Hope that’s useful, remember though to take other precautions, clothing, shade etc and not rely on a single product. Stay safe.
I used the spf 50 spray whilst on holiday in Madeira making sure I generously applied everywhere, I got so burnt it felt like I'd put no sunscreen on at all I was shocked. A few weeks later I purchased the cream in SPF 30 and went out in the sun all day and was absolutely fine! The difference between the cream and spray is striking and it should be made clearer that THE SPRAY DOES NOT CONTAIN 5-STAR UVA RATING.
If you are fair skinned please only buy the cream as the spray does not protect you adequately!
I started using a retinol serum, so I needed an SPF to use on my face after my moisturiser and before my makeup. To get an adequate about of protection for your face you have to use a pretty large amount of product which scared me a little, but I've found it fine, my skin hasn't appeared to be behaving differently to how it normally does and it doesn't feel heavy on my face. Sort of settles into my eyebrow hairs a little but I can just wipe that off - other than that I'd recommend for the price and amount you get, I'd rather not spend like 25 quid on a high end one when this one offers everything an SPF needs - would recommend :)