RIVELA Lotion (Sunscreen)

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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.

Sunscreens are made up of special chemicals or agents that, when applied to the skin absorb or reflect the sun’s harmful rays to minimize skin damage. Sunscreen should offer broad-spectrum protection i.e. protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Sun protection factor (SPF) is a measure of UVB protection and Boots star rating is a measure of UVA protection.

RIVELA Sunscreen is a broad-spectrum sunscreen especially designed to provide the maximum UV protection. It has all these distinct features:

·         SPF 50:  Provides 98% UVB absorption.

·         Boots star rating of 3 stars: Provides good UVA protection.

·         Vitamin E: An antioxidant that protects the skin cells from sun damage.

·         Moisturizer: Hydrates the skin.

·         Water resistant 

·         Liquid crystal technology which provides prolonged hydration and thus moisturizes the skin.

·         RIVELA TINT Sunscreen has a light brown shade that is closer to skin colour and thus gives a natural look.

Rivela Sunscreen is for fair skin types and Rivela tint is for dark skin types. It is available in a bottle of 50 ml.

 

 

 

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 aging.

What is a sunscreen?

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 minimise skin damage. For optimal sun protection, a sunscreen should contain both chemical and physical filters.

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 aging 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.
  • Boots star rating of *** (3) or more: This is a measure of UVA protection.

What does RIVELA Sunscreen contain and how is it available?

RIVELA Sunscreen contains:

Purified water, Alkyl(C12-15) Benzoate, Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Octocrylene, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (As dispersion), Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl alcohol and Cocoglucoside, Isononyl Isononanoate,

Cyclomethicone, Polyamide-5, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acrylodimethyl Taurate Copolymer & Isohexadecane & Polysorbate 60, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, C20-22 Alkyl phosphate and C20-22 alcohols, Phenoxyethanol /Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl/capryl Glucoside, dl-alpha Tocopheryl acetate, Acacia Senegal gum (and) xanthan gum, EDTA Tetrasoduim salt, Fragrance, Triethanolamine.

RIVELA Sunscreen is available in 50ml bottle.

How is RIVELA Sunscreen different?

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

  • Advanced Tinosorb filters: Provides booster effect for higher SPF protection.
  • High SPF (50): Provides 98% UVB protection from sunburn.
  • Boots star rating of *** (3) stars: Provides good UVA protection and prevents tanning and premature aging of the skin.
  • Liquid crystal technology: Gives velvety touch and non sticky feel.
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant that provides additional protection from sun damage.
  • Moisturiser: Hydrates the skin.
  • Water resistant and Dermatologically tested

When should I use RIVELA Sunscreen?

RIVELA 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 Sunscreen?

  • For maximum protection, RIVELA 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.

What precautions should I take while using RIVELA Sunscreen?

  • Shake well before use.
  • RIVELA Sunscreen is for external use only.
  • Avoid contact with eyes and flush with water if RIVELA Sunscreen enters the eyes.

What are the possible side effects that can occur while using RIVELA 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:

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.

How to store RIVELA Sunscreen?

  • Store RIVELA Sunscreen in a cool place.

Apart from RIVELA 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: August 2016
Last Reviewed: August 2016