Actinica® Lotion is an SPF 50+ sunscreen with an advanced liposomal formulation, leading the next generation in UVA & UVB protection. It is a hydrating, light–weight lotion trusted to provide the highest UV protection.
Actinica® Lotion is a highly effective medical device with broad spectrum UV protection. It has been formulated especially for people who are at a higher risk than others of developing skin cancer due to UV exposure.
Actinica® Lotion is Swiss-made by Galderma Spirig, so you can be sure of the highest standards of product quality and reliability, with the following important advanced features:
- Actinica® Lotion is the first and only medical device with demonstrated effectiveness in the prevention of various forms of NMSC in a clinical study:
- 53% reduction of actinic keratosis lesions within two years of regular administration of Actinica® Lotion
- no new invasive squamous cell carcinoma within two years following regular administration of Actinica® Lotion
Actinica® Lotion contains a combination of modern photostable UV filters, which cover a broad spectrum to absorb, reflect and scatter UV radiation. It is highly effective in protecting skin from ultraviolet B (UVB) as well as from ultraviolet A (UVA) radiation. The UV protection level of Actinica® Lotion has been tested according to the European cosmetic requirements for sunscreens: its UVB and UVA protection level meets the highest category, “very high UV protection”.
Actinica® Lotion contains extra moisturising properties to help improve skin texture. As it does not contain fragrance or PEG emulsifiers, this helps to ensure that the liposomal lotion is well tolerated, suitable and comfortable for all skin types.
Easy and convenient application - the unique measured dose dispenser helps you apply the correct amount of Actinica® Lotion to your skin (according to the dosing schedule on the next page) and provides reassurance that you are using enough lotion to protect yourself.
Using Actinica® Lotion
For the best protection, apply Actinica® Lotion every morning to areas of the skin that will be exposed to UV light and that aren’t covered by clothing.
Actinica® Lotion should be used every day of the year as part of your daily routine. A clinical study has shown that Actinica® Lotion helps prevent actinic keratosis and squamous cell carcinoma when applied every day. Actinica® Lotion should be applied before initial exposure to UV light and before using cosmetic products. If you intend to use cosmetics, please allow Actinica® Lotion to penetrate the skin for a while before applying other products.
Although Actinica® Lotion provides very high protection for many hours, skin that is highly sensitive and/or previously damaged by UV light should not be overexposed to sunlight at any time. Correctly applied Actinica® Lotion will help to prevent UV-induced skin cancer but should not be used to extend the amount of time you spend outside.
How and where to apply Actinica® Lotion
Be sure to apply the right dose of Actinica® Lotion according to the dosing schedule in order to achieve a very high level of skin protection. For extra convenience and safety, Actinica® Lotion is available in a dispenser which indicates the number of pumps needed for each body region. Each pump delivers a consistent quantity of Actinica® Lotion so you can be sure you always get it right. This ensures that you have the best protection for your skin.
The right application of Actinica® Lotion means applying about 2 mg of lotion per cm² of skin Face: At least 2 pumps
Are there any restrictions regarding the use of Actinica® Lotion?
As with any form of topically applied agent or medical device, an adverse reaction to one of the ingredients of Actinica® Lotion can occur. If irritation or skin rash or a reaction similar to sunburn occurs, this may indicate an undesirable side effect and you should stop using the product. Take care to avoid contact with your eyes as Actinica® Lotion may cause a burning sensation. If contact with your eyes occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
Actinica® Lotion contains UVA filters which, if in contact with light-coloured textiles treated with optical brightening agents, can lead to colour changes in the textiles. To the eye, this may look like a yellow stain. For this reason it is recommended to allow the product to penetrate the skin before getting dressed, and also to cover upholstery that you may come into contact with while Actinica® Lotion penetrates the skin.
How does Actinica® Lotion work?
Actinica® Lotion prevents the development of certain forms of non-melanoma skin cancer. It absorbs, reflects and scatters UV radiation as it contains a combination of modern photostable UV filters.
How do I apply Actinica® Lotion?
Actinica® Lotion contains a useful measured dose dispenser, which helps you to apply the correct amount of Actinica® Lotion to your skin. About 2 mg of the lotion should be applied per cm² of skin.
When and how often do I apply Actinica® Lotion?
You should apply Actinica® Lotion every morning of every day of the year to areas of the skin that won’t be covered by clothing. This ensures you get the best protection from non-melanoma skin cancer.
Will Actinica® Lotion reduce my risk of skin cancer?
Yes, a clinical study has shown that Actinica® Lotion helps prevent the development of AK and SCC when applied every day.
Are there any side effects of Actinica® Lotion?
An adverse reaction to an active ingredient of Actinica® Lotion can occur. If irritation, skin rash or a reaction similar to sunburn occurs, you should stop using the product.
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