Results - How well do you know your sunscreens?

When do you use a sunscreen?

  • Everyday – 68%
  • Multiple times a day – 8%
  • Only in the sun- 24%

What brand of sunscreen do you use?

  • The most popular sunscreen used by the respondents is Heliocare
  • Do you know what ingredients to look for in a sunscreen?
    78% of respondents said they do not understand what ingredients to look for and 28% said they do.

Ingredient's to avoid:

These ingredients can cause skin irritations and should be avoided:

  • Salicylates like (octyl salicytate)
  • PABA (para- aminobenzoic acid)
  • Oxybenzone Retinyl Palmitate

Do you understand the difference between UVA and UVB rays?

54% of respondents said yes and 46% said no they don't know they difference.

Below is the answer:

There are two categories of UV light:



Long-term damaging effects on the skin

Causes skin cancers

Nearly all (95%) of the UV radiation that we are exposed to is UVA radiation


Causes sunburn
Causes skin cancers

  • Ensure that your skin is completely protected by looking for a broad-spectrum sunscreen which will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Sunscreen needs to be fully absorbed into the skin to be effective, so apply it 15 to 30 minutes before you step into sunlight.
  • Do you know the difference between a chemical and physical sunscreen?
  • 34% of respondents said yes and 66% said no they don't know the difference.