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Trinny London
29th May 2018

SECRET 7

SPF Products

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I am often asked what is the most important product to use for great skin, and before Vitaminc C, retinol, exfoliation....... a high SPF would have to be top of my list, as sun damage is the biggest destroyer of a great complexion.
I used to be an appalling sun bunny myself. At boarding school in my teens I would lie in the sun on tin foil, and smother my skin in olive oil. Later in my 20's I used sun beds. This sun abuse resulted in some quite permanent sun damage in early life, and I now do various skin routines, especially on my face, in order to try to counteract this addictive routine.

It is important to know why it is crucial to use an SPF. It provides protection from the harsh UV rays that contribute to sun damage, and adverse medical conditions, whilst still allowing you to tan giving you that post-holiday healthy glow. If I am going to be exposed to the sun, my normal routine would be to take Dr Sebagh's Vitamin C powder and mix it with an SPF to give me extra protection against developing dark sun spots. SPF is the last product that I put on my face and if on holiday, try to find a product that hydrates whilst giving good SPF orotection.

I started to use a high SPF properly when I was 35 and below are some of my favourite brands that work incredibly well for me.

Avène Eau Thermale Clearance Solaire SPF 50+

WHO FOR? people suffering from spots who need high SPF
Avene has a range called 'Clearance' with a high SPF, targeting oily skin. This French spa company specialises in using thermal spring water in all of their products which contain natural minerals, important for the functioning of antioxidant enzymes naturally found in the skin. Similar to La Roche Posay they primarily specialise in more sensitive skin.
Why I love it?
Their sunscreen ranges from an SPF 30 to SPF 50. It blends very easily onto the skin without leaving a shiny finish.They make it in 3 forumlas: emulsion, creme and tinted creme.

SkinCeuticals Brightening UV defense SPF 30

A skincare brand which includes natural minerals, combating dark spots and hyper pigmentation. Its a broad spectrum SPF, containing Meroxyl XL and coconut oil, two organic ingredients added to filter out both UVA/UVB rays.
Why I love it?
It reduces blemishes and darker areas of the skin which are the most vulnerable to sunlight.

La- Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Dry Touch Tinted Cream/Gel
WHO FOR? sensitive skins
It specifically tackles sensitive skin which is defenceless against the harsh rays. The cream is naturally rich in mineral salts and Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that has anti inflammatory properties which soothe skin irritations and redness.
Why I love it?
This oil free cream helps to protect against sun-induced pigment spots and it's light application helps the skin absorb it quickly and easily.

Heliocare 360 airgel SPF 50+
WHO FOR? all skin but especially acne prone skin
This product belongs to AesthetiCare, a private healthcare company which specialise in creating a fantastic SPF. It contains two botanical ingredients, green tea extract which stimulates the circulation of the skin and improves the overall skin tone and Fernblock, rich in polyphenols, a group of antioxidants that help fight oxidative radicals.
Why I love it?
This is my go to SPF that I use whenever i am on holiday. It's a mousse that absorbs immediately, gliding over the skin and does not clog pores. My skin feels plump, hydrated but not oily.

La Roche Posay- Pigmentclar UV SPF 30
WHO FOR? those suffereing pigmentation.
La Roche- Posay is one of my favourite French brands that focuses on covering all areas of skin types, specifically dark spots. You can blindfoldly trust their range for problematic skin. Ginkgo Biloba Extract is an active ingredient in this product which helps to combat pigmentation along with reducing skin dryness.
Why I love it?
This product is a very effective way to introduce SPF in your daily skin care routine. It is nourishing like a moisturiser and leaves my skin looking radiant and healthy.

NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35 50ml
WHO FOR? those prone to spots
A Canadian based company that are known to include a variety of Alpha-Hydroxy acids in most of their products. This sheer hydration cream targets dry and oily skin and contains N- Acetyl Glucosamine (NAG),an amino sugar naturally found in the skin. This has exfoliating properties that deeply cleanses the skin, avoiding irritation.
Why I love it?
Provides good hydration and the natural extracts help to blend and control oiliness.

Dr.Dennis Gross Skincare- Dark spot sun defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50
WHO FOR? those suffering form melasma/skin pigmentation.
This skincare was created by Dr. Dennis Gross, a leading Manhattan dermatologist who has devoted his life to the science of skincare. The Primrose oil, a rich fatty acid helps the Mela-C complex (comprised of melatonin and three other forms of Vitamin C) enter the skin and protect it from oxidative stress.
Why I love it?
Reduces dark, pigmented areas of the skin and rubs in very easily.

Julia Hunter Skin Therapy calm + repair maximal strength SPF30

Julia Hunter is a Beverly Hills dermatologist who is passionate about using natural ingredients to improve the overall balance of the skin. This product is particularly good for dry skin, especially those suffering with eczema and psoriasis as it contains Emu oil which has anti-inflammatory properties.
Why I love it?
It is a combined moisturizer and SPF promoting clearer skin. It is both protecting and hydrating at the same time.

  • Unfortunately, the Julia Hunter range is not available to buy online in the UK, however you can order the products online through info@drrabiamalik.com or via Grace Belgravia Medical on medical@gracebelgravia.com. They offer an online consultation for prospective clients which allows you to purchase from them directly.

Alternatively, London based patients can book a physical consultation at Belgravia Medical.
Other products mentioned today:

IS CLINICAL Reparative Moisture Emulsion £72

A rejuvenating moisturizer with pharmaceutical-grade botanicals, peptides and powerful antioxidants
Extremozyme® protection, which has been clinically proven to help prevent and repair DNA damage. This rich and luxurious hydrating complex helps keep your skin healthy, smooth and protected.
KEY INGREDIENTS
12% Extremozymes® - repair fragile proteins and DNA components.
5% Hyaluronic Acid – increases skin firmness and elasticity
Copper Tripeptide Growth Factor – clinically proven to stimulate the synthesis of collagen in skin fibroblasts for
a more firmed complexion.
Glucosaminoglycans – stabilise and maintain the structure of collagen for increased firmness and elasticity.

DR JART – WATER DROP £30-35
Why I love it?

great oil free moisturiser
This lightweight, refreshing moisturizer features a special emulsion system with droplets packed full of brightening and nourishing ingredients. The innovative formula bursts into tiny water droplets when applied
• Formulated WITHOUT Parabens / Sulfates / Phthalates



DISCLAIMER

The contents of this video are not intended to replace conventional medical or dermatological treatments and advice. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. If you have any personal concerns please seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.

I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.

DISCLAIMER

All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.

I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.


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DISCLAIMER

The contents of this video are not intended to replace conventional medical or dermatological treatments and advice. Any suggestions made are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, condition or symptom. If you have any personal concerns please seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner.

All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.

I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.

DISCLAIMER

All the products featured on my social media channels I have purchased myself, or on occasion, have been sent to me by PR companies when called in.

I do not accept payments to create content or suggest specific products and items on my social channels. However I do occasionally use affiliate links, meaning I earn commission should you purchase my recommended products.