RIVELA Lite Sunscreen (Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone etc.)

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The harmful effects of solar radiation exposure on human skin are well known. Acute effects of UV radiation include erythema, pigment darkening, vitamin D synthesis, tanning, and photoimmunosuppression. Chronic effects include photoaging and photocarcinogenesis. UV radiation leads to DNA damage. UVB radiation results predominantly in the formation of pyrimidine dimers and 6–4 photoproducts, whereas the predominant effect of UVA radiation is oxidative damage to DNA.

Comprehensive sun protection includes minimizing sun exposure by using photoprotective gear such as long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses and by applying sunscreen regularly. Among these measures, sunscreens are one of the most popular protective methods used by the public. The role of sunscreens as effective photoprotective agents in preventing the adverse outcomes of exposure to sunlight has been well studied and documented.

RIVELA Lite Sunscreen is a broad-spectrum sunscreen especially designed to provide the maximum UV protection. It is available in mousse formulation which provides light, creamy and spongy feel. RIVELA Lite Sunscreen 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, sunburn, patches, pigmentation and premature ageing.

What is a Sunscreen?

A sunscreen is a formulation that contains unique components, which when applied to the skin, absorbs (chemical absorber) or reflects (physical blocker) the sun’s harmful UV rays to minimize skin damage. For optimal sun protection, a sunscreen should contain both a chemical absorber and a physical blocker.

Why Do I Need to Apply a Sunscreen?

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 ageing of the skin, causing wrinkles and age spots.

A sunscreen protects the skin from these harmful rays.

What Type of Sunscreen Should I Use?

One should use a sunscreen that offers the following:

  • Broad-spectrum protection: This means that a particular 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 40minutes of water immersion.

What does RIVELA Lite Sunscreen Contain and How is it Available?

RIVELA Lite Sunscreen contains cyclopentasiloxane and dimethicone/ vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (and) aqua (and) decyl glucoside (and) propylene glycol (and) xanthan gum, undecane (and) tridecane, oxybenzone, titanium dioxide (and) alumina (and) simethicone, diethyamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, octocrylene, glyceryl behenate (and) glyceryl behenate/eicosadioate, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, mica (and) titanium dioxide (and) iron oxides, polymethylsilsesquioxane

RIVELA Lite Sunscreen is available in 60 g tube.

How is RIVELA Gel Sunscreen Different?

RIVELA Lite Sunscreen is a combination of chemical and physical sunscreen especially designed to provide superior broad spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays. Additionally, it has all these distinct features:

  • SPF 50: Blocks 97% of UVB rays and protects from sunburn.
  • PA ++++ rating: Provides high UVA protection and prevents tanning and premature ageing of the skin.
  • Water resistant: Product does not wash away easily or allow water to pass through.

When Should I use RIVELA Lite Sunscreen?

RIVELA Lite 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.

How Much and How Often Should I Use RIVELA Lite Sunscreen? 

  • For maximum protection, RIVELA Lite Sunscreen should be applied to all the sun exposed areas of the body.
  • Apply everyday for maximum protection.
  • 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.
  • RIVELA Lite Sunscreen is to be applied generously, 15−20 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply approximately every 3 hours, or after swimming or sweating heavily, or as advised.

What Precautions Should I Take While Using RIVELA Lite Sunscreen?

  • For external use only.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and flush with water if RIVELA Lite Sunscreen enters the eyes.

What are the Possible Side Effects that Can Occur While Using RIVELA Lite Sunscreen?

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:

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 weeping blisters that become crusted, especially in sun-exposed areas and may extend to unexposed areas of the skin, pain in hairy areas and pus in the hair follicles.

Some other side effects may occur that usually do not need any medical attention. As your skin gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear.

More common: Drying, tightening of the skin

How to Store RIVELA Lite Sunscreen?

  • Store RIVELA Lite Sunscreen in a cool, dry, dark place.

Apart from RIVELA Lite Sunscreen, What Other Additional Sun Protection Measures Should I Take?

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: April 2018

Last reviewed: July 2019