What is the difference between UVA and UVB?
Ultraviolet A (UVA) has a longer wavelength and is associated with skin ageing. UVA is responsible for the destruction of health collagen and elastin fibres. It penetrates the dermis of the skin 40 times deeper than UVB and causes premature ageing. Research has shown that by protecting your skin from low grade UVA from a young age can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles and fine lines later in life. Our Products containing only UVA were developed to help protect the skin from ageing and not as a sunscreen replacement.
Ultraviolet B (UVB) has a shorter wavelength and is associated with skin burning. UVB is responsible for skin reddening and sunburn. It penetrates the epidermis of the skin and plays a key role in the development of skin cancers. Products only containing both UVA and UVB can be used as a sunscreen replacement product.