Sunshine can induce a number of short- and long-term adverse effects. The biologically active components of ultraviolet (UV) radiation include Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB).
UVB rays affect the top layers of the skin and have a direct impact on cell DNA and proteins. They are mainly responsible for sunburn and cancer. UVA penetrates deeper into the skin than UVB and indirectly damages DNA, proteins and cell membranes via production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). They are responsible for the tanning and premature aging of the skin, causing wrinkles and age spots.
To minimize the deleterious effect of ultraviolet rays, photoprotection is important. Photoprotection is achieved through the use of sunscreens, protective clothing and limited exposure to sunlight.
Sunscreens have become an indispensable part of every individual’s skin care routine. Sunscreens protect the skin by absorbing, scattering or reflecting UV radiation.
RIVELA Gel is a broad-spectrum sunscreen especially designed to provide maximum UV protection to oily skin patients. It is available in a 60 g of tube.
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are one of the biggest causes of skin damage, which shows up as these signs: darkening and tanning, sun burn, patches, pigmentation and premature aging.
A sunscreen is a formulation that contains unique components, which when applied to the skin, absorbs (chemical filter) or reflects (physical filter) the sun’s harmful UV rays to minimize skin damage. For optimal sun protection, a sunscreen should contain both chemical and physical filters.
Sunrays consist of two types of harmful rays that reach the earth’s surface: ultraviolet A (UVA) rays and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.
- UVB rays affect the top layers of the skin and are the primary cause of sunburn.
- UVA rays affect the lower layers of the skin and are responsible for the tanning and premature aging of the skin, causing wrinkles and age spots.
A sunscreen protects the skin from these harmful rays.
One should use a sunscreen that offers the following:
- Broad-spectrum protection: A sunscreen offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays.
- Sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or greater: SPF is a measure of UVB protection.
- PA rating: This is a measure of UVA protection.
- Water resistant: A sunscreen maintains SPF after 40 minutes of water immersion.
RIVELA Gel Sunscreen contains Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Octinoxate, Caprylyl Methicone (and) PEG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer, C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Argania spinosa kernel oil.
RIVELA Gel Sunscreen is available in 60 g tube.
RIVELA Gel Sunscreen is a combination of chemical and physical filters especially designed to provide superior broad spectrum protection from sunburn and skin aging. Additionally, it has all these distinct features:
- Gel formulation: Does not leave greasy feeling on skin.
- SPF 30+: Blocks 97% of UVB rays and protects from sunburn.
- PA +++ rating: Provides good UVA protection and prevents tanning and premature aging of the skin.
- Argan oil: Hydrates the skin, reduces sebum secretion and has antiaging property.
- Preservative free: No added preservative so lesser chances of allergy.
- Water resistant: Product does not wash away easily or allow water to pass through.
RIVELA Gel Sunscreen should be used every day because the sun emits harmful rays all year round. Even on cloudy days, harmful UV rays can penetrate the skin.
- For maximum protection, RIVELA Gel Sunscreen should be applied everyday to all the sun exposed areas of the body.
- Apply around half teaspoon on your face and neck and around 1 teaspoon on the sun exposed areas of the body or as directed by your dermatologist.
- Apply sunscreen generously, 20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours, or after swimming or sweating heavily, or as advised.
- For external use only.
- Avoid contact with eyes and flush with water if RIVELA Gel Sunscreen enters the eyes.
Along with its needed effects, sunscreen products may cause some undesirable effects. If any of the following side effects occur while using sunscreen, check with your doctor immediately:
Common: Drying, tightening of the skin
Rare: Acne, burning, itching, or stinging of the skin, eye irritation, early appearance of redness or swelling of the skin, late appearance of rash with or without blisters and pus in the hair follicles.
- Store below 25°C. Do not freeze.
Sunscreen plays an important role in protecting skin from the sun. For additional protection, the following measures should be taken:
- Wear protective clothing, such as long‐sleeved salwar kameezes/shirts and trousers, and use an umbrella/wide‐brimmed hat and sunglasses.
- Remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 am and 4 pm - so, during this period, stay in the shade as far as is possible.
- Extra caution should be taken when near water, snow and sand as they reflect the damaging rays of the sun, which can increase one’s chances of sunburn and, thereby, skin damage.
Last Updated: Aug 2016
Last Reviewed: Aug 2016