Admit it, when I say UVA, UVB, HEV, and IR-A you say “huh?”
And honestly, we get it. Because that was us.
Luckily, at Silki we’re all about learning together and from what we’ve learnt,
we know it’s time to ‘rays’ your sun care standards.
So, what’s the difference between UVA and UVB?
At its core, UV (meaning ultraviolet) is radiation produced by the sun and
artificial lighting sources (we’re looking at you, tanning beds). Your eyes can’t
see it but trust us – your skin can definitely feel it.
UVA (Ultraviolet A) rays enter the middle layer of the skin, which is called the
dermis. Its main source is the sun and can lead to skin cancer – UVA’s are
also the main contributor to skin ageing.
UVB (Ultraviolet B) rays reach the outer layer of the skin, which is called the
epidermis. Its main source is the sun and excessive exposure to it can lead to
sunburn and skin cancer – UVB’s are also one of the main contributors to
Both light filters can be beneficial for the skin, but both require a Broad-
Spectrum Sunscreen in order to protect the skin from the damage it can
[Silki’s Sunscreens enter stage right]
Now, let’s take a look at HEV’s:
HEV’s are High-Energy Visible Light rays that have a particularly high energy
level. This is the only type of light that is visible to the naked eye, meaning
that the sun is its main source. But scarily enough, so are the very screens
that you’re likely reading this from right now.
Bummer, we know. But as the adage goes, there’s no need to despair when
Silki is here.
Our Silki Broad-Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreens are packed with new-
generation UV protection with high photo stability, to help fight
Hyperpigmentation and Premature Ageing, so you can keep on scrolling
through the #guiltypleasures content section of Tik Tok.
And what in the heck does IR-A mean for my skin?
IR-A (Infrared Light) rays are especially harmful in high doses. And once
again, we have our frenemy the sun to thank for that. Not only causing it by
sun rays alone but by the heat it exposes your skin to as well - ultimately
meaning an increase in Free Radicals and in the Premature Ageing of your
Luckily though, Silki has thought of all these pesky light filters and how they
affect your precious skin, and we are fully equipped to throw shade.
Our new lightweight, fast-absorbing sunscreens -- in both SPF30 and SPF50
-- are dermatologically approved to protect the skin while hydrating, they’re
packed with antioxidants, and get this, they leave no white casts, no matter
your skin tone.
Because Halloween is over, y’all.