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Perfection Ultime™ Daily Defence Shield SPF50+ PA+++

The warmth of the sun’s rays might not have quite reached us yet but just because the sun is hiding behind the clouds it doesn’t mean you should forgo your SPF! In fact we should be applying a broad-spectrum protection product come rain or shine. In case you are wondering, ‘broad spectrum’ is a term that simply means that the product is protecting against two types of ultraviolet rays that penetrate the atmosphere - UVA and UVB rays.
So what are we dealing with when we talk about UVA and UVB rays?  Well I think of UVA rays as 'ageing rays' - consistently strong throughout the year, even on overcast days they are responsible for premature ageing and cause wrinkles, skin slackening and pigmentation flawsUVB rays are what I consider to be ‘burning rays’; they are much stronger in the summer and cause sunburn and skin cancer.
Sunscreen has really evolved over the last century with those thick white, sticky and heavy textures being replaced by weightless lotions and sprays; but what I love most is that high-end skincare brands are now developing daily moisturisers which include an SPF so it takes all the effort out of protecting our skin on a daily basis and there is no need for layering!
Renowned as true skincare visionaries when it comes to science-backed formulas and anti-ageing skincare, it came as no surprise to me when Gatineau recently developed an ingenious skin-shielding daily essential moisturiser with a high level of broad-spectrum. Perfection Ultime Daily Urban UV Shield SPF50+ PA+++ is all about ‘protecting and perfecting’ and is a non-greasy, weightless formula suitable for all skin types. It is an absolute must-have in your morning-time skincare ritual and boasts a full-proof formula without that tell-tale ‘chalky film’. You could say it’s a sunscreen dream come true as it forms that all important protective layer against the ageing rays of the sun and environmental aggressors whilst injecting a potent cocktail of anti-ageing actives.

These include botanical Ginger Root Herb which offers excellent anti-ageing and Antioxidant properties due to its ability to almost totally inhibit Collagen degradation together with Salicylic Acid derived from Willow Bark which promotes a radiant and dewy complexion whilst offering a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. And with deeply nourishing Olive oil, rich in essential fatty acids, skin cells are infused with essential moisture leaving the complexion soft, silky smooth and totally protected.

And let us not forget the SPF 50+ PA+++ which simply translates to very high protection against UVA (the rays that can cause permanent damage and accelerated ageing) and the highest protection against UVB (the rays that burn skin).

Perfection Ultime Daily Urban UV Shield SPF50+ PA+++ glides on like a dream, doesn’t disrupt make-up and most importantly offers the perfect way to ensure you won’t burn – this is hassle free sunscreen!

For the best results use every morning as the final step in your skincare regime. Apply an even layer over face, neck and décolleté.  

Here’s to putting your best bare face forward!
Lucy x