High Tech Suncream

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Hello from sunny Spain! I'm currently in Mallorca, staying at a favourite spot I've visited many times before. (I wrote a post about it last year, and you can read it here if you're interested.)

It might be September, but the sun is still strong here, and it's important to wear a good suncream. I was given this one (in factor 30) by a brand called Ladival at the Pegasus Beauty Showcase a couple of weeks ago, so this holiday is the perfect opportunity to test it out.

Ladival suncream

What makes Ladival different from other suncream brands is the fact that it protects against Infrared-A rays as well as the usual UV-A and UV-B rays. Infrared-A rays penetrate the deepest layers of skin and can cause the formation of aggressive free radicals, which contribute to accelerated skin ageing as well as the usual health risks associated with the sun and skin. Most suncreams work by blocking UV rays at the skin's surface. Ladival, on the other hand, uses "galenic technology" (don't ask me what that is) to deliver protection directly into the skin cell, thus helping to neutralise the harmful effects of Infrared-A rays as well.

Ladival suncream

Now I don't have a crystal ball. I can't look into the future to tell you if this suncream is really going to be better at protecting the health and youthfulness of my skin than any other brand, no matter how convincing the science sounds. What I can do, however, is tell you what it feels like to use, which is very nice indeed.

It's a thick lotion which sinks in effortlessly and really lives up to its claim of being non-greasy. This is a big plus in my book because I hate the feeling of being, as my sister and I call it, "slick with suncream". This one sinks in so well that it really doesn't feel like you're wearing it at all.

Usually, I like to buy a moisturising suncream when I go on holiday, to save on packing a separate body cream. While this one doesn't claim to have hydrating properties, my skin certainly doesn't feel dry, despite this being the only thing I'm using at the moment. It's gentle in formulation, free from parabens and perfumes, and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive, oily and acne-prone. If you suffer from prickly heat, this will actually help to prevent it, which I think is brilliant. (I've had this in the past and it's not at all pleasant!)

Ladival suncream

Ladival is available from Boots and comes in a spray as well as a lotion. You can choose from SPF 15, 30 and 50 and there's also a kids' version. For me, a moisturising suncream and perhaps one formulated especially for use on the face would make this range pretty much perfect. But then I do ask for a lot. ;-)

All in all I'm impressed with Ladival and will definitely use it again. Have you heard of this suncream? Have you heard of Infrared-A rays? Because I certainly hadn't! I'd love to know if anyone else has used this product, and if so, what do you think of it?

Kate x
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33 comments

  1. I used Ladival as a kid, but I don't think they had that Infrared thing at this time. Enjoy your holiday!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I think it's something of a new discovery! X

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  2. I first read about this brand on a couple of other blogs that received it from blogger events too. Good to know that it works great, I'm hoping that it's easily available here or at least worldwide shipping.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I had a little look and I'm not sure about shipping outside Europe. Hope you manage to find it! X

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  3. Great post and review. I am not familiar with the product. Enjoy your stay.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  4. Very well reviewed. As you have mentioned the true test of a sunblock can only be over a long period of time but the product sounds quite good!

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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  5. Have fun in Mallorca!
    I heard about this suncream at the Pegasus event and it seems very impressive!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks Angie! It was one of the stand out products for me. X

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  6. great review! i don't think we have this in Indonesia though.




    www.wynneprasetyo.com

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    1. I have a feeling it's only available in Europe at the moment. Perhaps that will change though! X

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  7. This sounds amazing and right up my street, it's so important to find a good suncream!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Definitely - as far as aging is concerned it's the most effective way we have of minimising the effects. X

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  8. I've never heard of this brand before, but I love the sound of it! <3 might need to purchase this for my next trip in the sun! :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. I really do recommend it Serene! X

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  9. I've never heard of Infrared-A rays, either! Thanks for sharing this review, dear! And I hope you're enjoying your time in Spain :)
    xx

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  10. Awesome review!
    http://fridaynightstyle.com/

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  11. This is so cool sunscreen
    Love it

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  12. Loved this post, you always brighten up my evenings! Xx



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  13. You're so lucky! Enjoying the sun in Mallorca! I don't really like thick sun creams... but it sure sounds like a good product!

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  14. I love the idea of a high-tech suncream! I'm a massive fan of any type of suncream as I'm so pale and always need to slather it on, and this sounds like an absolute must. Galenic technolgy sounds pretty cool too ;) Enjoy your holiday to the fullest Kate; you so deserve it! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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