Filorga UV Defence

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The Filorga lab was founded in France in 1978, mainly focusing on cosmetic procedures like fillers and peels, in 2006 they took their expertise and decided to develop a skincare range inspired by these treatments. The UV Defence is part of the interventionnel line, which was designed to be used for follow-up care after cosmetic medical procedures. It provides very high UVA and UVB protection, whilst fighting against ageing and hyperpigmentation, it also contains Hyaluronic Acid to regenerate tissue as well as Brown Algae extract with anti-inflammatory properties to rehydrates the skin deep down. The inclusion of Antioxidant Vitamin E protects the skin against free radicals, Hop Extract regulates melanin synthesis to visibly reduce the appearance of photo-induced dark spots. It’s paraben free.

When I was given the opportunity to trial this product, I jumped at it, it combined my two favourite things, sunscreen and hyperpigmentation fighting ingredients (my biggest bug bear). This sunscreen has somewhat of a thick consistency, once blended into the skin it does not leave a white cast, being a chemical sunscreen it should be applied on bare or almost bare skin before or after serum to be most effective. Even though it’s stated to be for all skin types, I feel those with oily skin may struggle, it had a tendency to leave skin looking a little shiny.

This is probably a product I will return to in the winter, but for now it has not taken over my current favourite sunscreen product, which is a shame as I love when a sunscreen has extra ingredients that do more than just protect skin from UV rays. In the short period of time I’ve been using it (two weeks) I can’t comment on whether it’s reducing the appearance of my hyperpigmentation, as with these products it usually takes a period of consistent use to see a difference.

Filorga UV Defence is available from Marks & Spencer here in the UK, and this 40ml tube will set you back £36.

For more information please visit the website.