Sun intolerant skin: our solutions

Sun intolerant skin: our solutions

The skin is able to adapt to the sun and has natural self-protection mechanisms against UVB and UVA. In some cases, these mechanisms are slow or insufficient and lead to intolerance reactions or hypersensitivity.

Since 1980, Institut Esthederm has been striving to ensure the skin gets the very best out of the sun by offering unique sun care products with patented technologies that protect the skin from UV radiation and visible light, and boost its self-defense capacities.

Spending time in the sun with sensitive skin is possible!

For phototype 1 skins (red hair, very pale complexion, freckles) and fragile skins that overreact to the sun, Institut Esthederm has designed unique sun care products so people with sensitive skin can still enjoy the sunshine: the Adaptasun range.

Thanks to a combination of ingredients, the skin can develop its natural protection and become less reactive to the sun. Developed specifically for sensitive skins, these products increase the sun tolerance threshold and help sensitive skins adapt more easily to exposure.

How to use Adaptasun care products?

Apply the Adaptasun Body Lotion and Adaptasun Protective Face Care 20 minutes before exposure.

Apply again every 2 hours and after each outing in the sun.

Treating intolerant skin: Sun intolerance technology

Some people suffer from abnormal sensitivity when exposed to the sun (benign summer light eruptions). They are said to have sun intolerant skin. This includes people with highly fragile skin, thinning skin (the elderly for instance), and those who take photosensitizing medication or have hormonal imbalances.

In the 1980s, Institut Esthederm was the first brand to provide solutions to prevent intolerant skins from overreacting in the sun. Indeed the capacity for adaptation of sun intolerant skins can be strengthened. Sun filters combined with anti-inflammatory active ingredients increase the skin’s tolerance so that it gently adapts to sun exposure: such is the purpose of Institut Esthederm’s Sun Intolerance care products.

Sun Intolerance products feature a fragrance-free formula with high levels of desensitizing agents for optimal tolerance. They provide biological protection thanks to the patented Global Cellular Protection technology.

On top of external protection, the skin’s natural capacity for adaptation is stimulated, which further reduces sun intolerance.

How to use the Sun Intolerance Protective Face Care and Body Spray?

1 week prior to the first exposure: apply twice a day in replacement of your usual face and body care products.

During the first 3 days of exposure: apply every hour and after each outing in the sun. Reapply in the evening after washing.

Institut Esthederm’s tip

Use Sun Intolerance care products every time you go out in the sun. Over the years, your skin will become more resistant and tolerant.

Into Repair: High protection and anti-wrinkle care

Into Repair is based on years of research in sun intolerance combined with Repair technology. This highly effective treatment is enriched with anti-wrinkle active ingredients to preserve the skin’s youthfulness whilst supporting its ability to adapt to sun exposure.

NO SUN: 100% mineral based high tolerance protection

The NO SUN sunscreen is formulated with mineral filters (physical screens) and free from nanoparticles.

These mineral screens are mini natural mirrors that do not penetrate the skin and physically reflect UV radiation.

No Sun is a 100% mineral, easy-to-apply high protection sun care product.


How to use No Sun?

Shake the tube before use.

Apply generously on the face as well as sensitive and scarred areas 20 minutes prior to sun exposure.

Reapply every 2 hours and after each outing.


No Sun is used in a thick layer to protect very sensitive areas (scars, after a cosmetic procedure or dermatological treatment, photosensitizing medication).

Clinically proven effectiveness
Clinically proven effectiveness
At-home SPA luxurious pampering textures
At-home SPA luxurious pampering textures
Mimicking professional aesthetic treatments
Mimicking professional aesthetic treatments
Award-winning science-led French brand
Award-winning science-led French brand
©2024 - All rights reserved