Exclusive first look: SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen for oily skin

Summer raises a real dilemma for people with oily or blemish-prone skin. Slathering a layer of thick, greasy sunscreen on your face is the last thing you want to do on a hot summer's day; the combination of sebum, sweat, and heavy product is a recipe for a shiny face, breakouts, and creased makeup. It's not a pretty look, but when sun protection is so essential, can you afford to put short term comfort over long term health?

The core principle of youthful, healthy skin is a good UV defence product. That's why we've chosen to add the new SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen to the exclusive product edit we retail in our online shop and our Battersea and Knightsbridge salons. This new formulation was specially designed to provide high-level protection for people with oily and blemish-prone skin, without any greasiness or heaviness.

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SkinCeuticals is a client favourite at Paul Edmonds London — it was one of the first product ranges we chose to retail because the aesthetic community supports it and because it delivers real results. We're dedicated to helping you maintain and care for yourself with the highest quality products on the market and the highest quality services in-salon, and SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen for oily skin can help us do this!

Keep reading to find out more about the new SkinCeuticals SPF, how to layer it as part of your skincare routine, and why products like these are absolutely essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays that cause photoaging.

How does the sun affect ageing?

Your skin is vulnerable to the effects of UV (ultraviolet) radiation every time you start your day without applying a protective layer of sunscreen. UVA rays penetrate the deepest layers of your skin, causing damage to collagen and elastin. UVB rays are responsible for burns and redness on the skin's surface. These rays can cause damage all year long (yes, even in winter!) and will affect you both indoors and out.

SkinCeuticals' scientific research found that daily UV radiation exposure can degrade your skin's structure by causing a decrease in skin cell turnover, collagen, and elastin. It also increases the number of inflammatory cells in your skin. The result is a loss of firmness, loss of elasticity, and fine lines.

Using a sunscreen of SPF 30 (sun protection factor) and above helps prevent damage caused by UV rays and keeps your skin looking healthier and younger for longer. SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen offers SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection, which means it shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays. But high-level protection isn't the only benefit on offer...

Introducing SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen: suncare for normal, oily, or blemish-prone skin

Sunscreen is like skincare; you need to choose the right product for your skin type if you want to reap the full benefit. If you have normal, oily, or blemish-prone skin, adding heavy formulations to your morning routine can result in congestion, breakouts, and discomfort.

SkinCeuticals have used decades of advanced skincare knowledge to provide effective, high-level protection against photoaging while targeting common 'SPF problem areas' for people with oily skin.

• Mattifying properties
SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense contains silica silicate, which absorbs sebum and creates a blurring, 'light scattering' effect on the surface of your skin. This makes it perfect for reducing the appearance of oiliness in hot weather.

• Residue-free formula with a dry-touch finish
This invisible formula is lightweight and comfortable enough to wear under makeup. It can be applied daily or reapplied frequently and generously to keep protection topped up after swimming or perspiring.

• Mineral and chemical filters for high protection
The combination of chemical and mineral filters gives double the protection and shields the skin against both UVA and UVB rays. This makes it the perfect year-round SPF for oily skin.

Meet the UV Defence range

The Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen is the latest in the UV Defence range from SkinCeuticals, which offers a selection of products designed for all skin types and even specialised areas of the face. 

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF 50
A light lotion formula with state-of-the-art UVA and UVB filters, suitable for all skin types. Use as a daily moisturiser to keep skin youthful and protected. 

SkinCeuticals Mineral Eye UV Defense SPF 30
Apply this weightless mousse to the delicate skin around the eyes (including the lids) to protect sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays. It's an ophthalmologist-tested sunscreen that won't migrate into the eyes. 

SkinCeuticals Brightening UV Defense SPF 30
Hydrate and protect your eye area with this lightweight SPF, formulated with a HyperBright Complex. It leaves eyes looking glowy, even-toned and it's perfect as a makeup base. 

Tips for perfect layering and application

Applying sunscreen to your body is a very intuitive process; you just smooth it onto your skin every few hours, and you're done. Facial sunscreen is a very different story — it needs to be applied last, layered on top of the other skincare products in your routine. This gives you protection while still allowing your other skincare products to do their work.

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleansing Gel
This high-end formula was designed for blemish-prone skin and ageing skin types. It works to prime and purify the deepest layers of your skin, leaving it decongested and exfoliated.

Silymarin CF
This Triple antioxidant formula was developed for oily and blemish-prone skin. It uses a potent blend of salicylic acid, ferulic acid, silymarin, and L-ascorbic acid to control excess sebum and improve the appearance of blemishes.

Blemish + Age Defence
Reduce blemishes, visible pores, spots, and blackheads with this potent treatment for imperfections and ageing skin. Blemish + Age Defence is a high-end serum that controls excess sebum productions, decongests, and minimises inflammation.


Oil Shield UV Defense SPF
Apply your Oil Shield SPF at the end of your morning skincare routine as a final protective measure. This particular formulation is ideal for wearing under makeup, as the matte finish perfects the skin with its blurring properties and stops makeup slipping and creasing.

Care for oily and blemish-prone skin at Paul Edmonds London

The new SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen isn't the only care for oily skin available here at Paul Edmonds London. You can find an entire curated range of products in our online shop, encapsulating every stage of your daily skincare routine. You'll find certified organic products from Eminence, preventative skincare from SkinCeuticals, additional suncare options from Heliocare, and more.  

Shop the oily skin range

You have the option to treat yourself to a SkinCeuticals facial or a non-surgical cosmetic procedure at our exclusive skincare destination theHOUSE. Our treatments are designed to alter skin structure, density, and behaviour using SkinCeuticals products alongside "in clinic" peels. You can also opt for specialised facials to clear congestion and deeply cleanse the pores.

To find out more about tailored skin care and treatments for oily or blemish-prone skin, book an appointment with our skin specialists or select a SkinCeuticals treatment and let us take care of you.