May 24, 2021 3 min read

Find The Right Suncream For You

Here Comes The Sun...well, somewhat.
The weather is changeable as always here in Ireland but we are staying hopeful for brighter days. With that said, we're making sure we are prepared by stocking up on sunscreen, moisturisers and foundation that contain SPF and suit our individual needs. Let's have a look at some options now.

Should I wear SPF everyday?

Regardless of the weather, it is important to wear SPF every day. UVB rays are rays from the sun that can possibly lead to sunburn and even skin cancer. UVA rays are rays that are present all year-round. These rays can reach us when it's cloudy, raining and even snowing outside. UVA rays can lead to aging of the skin and also skin cancer. This is why it is so important for us to wear SPF every day - rain or shine.

So what suncream is the right one for you? Let's have a look at what is available at Phelans Pharmacy.

Suncream for the active person

Parasol 25+ Sports

Parasol 25+ Sport Suncream

The Parasol 25+ Sports Suncream is the perfect protection for sporty types who enjoy outdoor or water activities. The special formulated sunfilter suits all skin types and vulnerable parts of the body such as the scalp providing, 25 times more natural protection against UVA and UVB rays. This product protects against long term skin damage. Not suitable for children under 2 years. 

Suncream with foundation

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Liquid Foundation SPF 25

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Liquid Foundation with SPF

For those who would like the protection of an SPF aswell as foundation for some daily cover up, the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint Liquid Foundation SPF 25 is the perfect option for you. This product has been specifically formulated for  daily use and is suitable for sensitive skin. Ultra-builable cream provides great coverage and a natural finish all day. It comes in four different shades - Ivory, Light Beige, Sandy Beige and Golden. The Toleriane Teint is also non-comedogenic which means it wont clog your pores and is ideal with oily to combination skin.

Suncream for dry skin

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light F20 50ml

 La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense SPF 20

It is very important to keep dry skin hydrated, especially during warmer months. The La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense is a light moisturiser that provides long lasting hydration. It is specifically formulated to reduce the signs of aging caused by the sun and is suitable for normal, combination, sensitive and dehydrated skin. It hydrates the skin for 24 hours and protects against the daily damaging effects of UVA rays, thanks to Mexoryl XL filtering system.

Suncream with BB Cream

La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream 40ml

BB Cream with SPF

BB Creams are a winning combination of moisturiser, primer, SPF and foundation. If you are looking for an SPF that is light and kind on the skin, a BB Cream is a great choice. The La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Cream moisturises and protects the skin while creating an even, fresh faced complexion. This product is non greasy and non-comedogenic so it wont clog your pores. The SPF 20 and UVA protection helps minimise the harmful effects of UV rays.

Suncream for kids

Parasol Kids 25+

Parasol 25+ Kids SPF

When choosing an SPF for children it is important to be mindful of their sensitive skin and pick a suncream that will not irritate them or cause an allergic reaction. A specifically formulated sunfilter in the Parasol Kids 25+ protects childrens delicate skin and provides 25 times more protection against UVB/UVA rays. It is also water and sand proof so ideal for fun beach days. 


Whichever one you choose, make sure you are looking after your skin this summer. Feel free to ask a member of our team or browse our website for information on other great products with SPF for you and your loved ones. Contact us on 0214310132, visit one of our storesor check our website here.