What exactly is a sun filter?

A sun filter protects you from the sun's harmful UV rays. Sun filters come in two versions: as physical filters and chemical filters.

Physical sun filters go on top of the skin like a membrane that protects the skin by absorbing, scattering and reflecting UV rays. Sun screens with physical sun filters can be a little bit harder to apply uniformly and typically leave the skin with a whitish tinge.

Titanium dioxide is the only physical sun filter that is allowed by the Nordic Swan Ecolabel and it’s the sun filter used in Derma Eco Baby Sun Lotion SPF 30, which is the only sun screen in the Derma range with a physical filter. In Derma Eco Baby Sun Lotion SPF 30 titanium dioxide is in no nano form since Ecocert COSMOS does not allow the use of nano.

Chemical sun filters cannot be seen by the naked eye. They go on the outer layer of skin and absorb UV rays. Together with Asthma Allergy Nordic, AllergyCertified and the Nordic Swan Ecolabel,
Derma has selected the sun screens that are most gentle to your health and the environment.

Chemical sun screens used in Derma products:

  • Ethylhexyl Triazone
  • Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
  • Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
  • Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate