Hydrate & Protect: Benefits of Sunscreen with Hyaluronic Acid & Ceramides

In today’s day and age, everyone knows about the importance of sunscreen. Sunscreen has become one of the most important skincare products, and it is for all the right reasons. UV damage is very real and causes many skin issues. Sunscreen acts as a shield against UV damage and protects the skin from issues like premature ageing, Sunburn, Tanning, and even skin cancer. Thanks to skincare, today we have sunscreen for all skin types. Whether you have oily, combination, or dry skin, today, we have sunscreen for everyone. However, all sunscreens are not created equal. Different sunscreens are formulated with different ingredients and have different textures. In this blog, we will dive into the benefits of sunscreen with hyaluronic acid and ceramides.

Why sunscreen with hyaluronic acid is essential?

Sunscreen is a shield against harmful UV rays and protects our skin from UV damage.  It is like a barrier that reflects almost all the UV rays falling onto the skin. On the other hand, Hyaluronic Acid is a hydrating hero with an exceptional ability to hold 1000 times its own weight. It is naturally found in our skin and has the ability to hold moisture and plump the skin, making it appear smoother and more youthful. Combining these two together, we get a powerful duo of sunscreen with Hyaluronic Acid that not only protects from Uv damage but also keeps the skin hydrated and plump.

Benefits of sunscreen with hyaluronic acid

  1. Intense moisturization: Hyaluronic acid is known for its ability to intensely hydrate the skin and retain moisture. Hyaluronic acid is particularly beneficial to those having dull, dry and dehydrated skin.

  2. Improved skin barrier: A healthy skin barrier is equivalent to a healthy and radiant skin. UV rays can damage the skin barrier and can lead to moisture loss and sensitivity. Hyaluronic acid reinforces the skin's barrier function, ensuring it remains resilient against environmental stressors while delivering continuous hydration.

  3. Lightweight and non greasy: Hyaluronic acid is known to intensely hydrate and plump the skin. This helps to reduce signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. While being extremely hydrating, Hyaluronic acid is also very lightweight and easily absorbs into the skin. This enhances the user experience, making it more comfortable to wear daily without the fear of pore-clogging or a heavy residue.

Let's not forget about: The ceramides

Ceramides are essential lipids naturally occurring in our skin. Ceramide helps to fight signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles and enhances skin hydration. Sunscreen with ceramides helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. It supports overall skin health and promotes a more youthful complexion over time.

While hyaluronic acid helps to reduce trans epidermal water loss, Ceramides go beyond that and help to repair the skin barrier, reduce inflammation, reduce facial redness, improve acne, smooth fine lines and wrinkles, and also fade dark marks. If your only concern is dehydrated skin, then you can go for Hyaluronic acid. But if you are someone with a broken skin barrier, inflammation and irritated skin, it is recommended to use Ceramides.

How to choose the right sunscreen

While selecting a sunscreen for yourself, consider the following factors to ensure optimal protection:

  1. Broad spectrum protection: Look for a sunscreen that is a broad spectrum that can protect your skin from UV A and UV B rays. The higher the SPF, the higher the protection. It is recommended to use a sunscreen that has SPF 40 or higher. Light Up Beauty’s Goldrush sunscreen has SPF 60 with PA++++ protection.

  2. Active ingredients concentration: If you are using sunscreens infused with active ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid or Ceramides, it is important to check the concentration. Always read the labels at the back of the packaging to ensure that your sunscreen contains actives like Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides. The higher the concentration of active ingredients, the more effectively it repairs the skin barrier and keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized.

  3. Texture: Choose a sunscreen that suits your skin type. Today, we have sunscreens in serums, gel, creams, and even spray forms. Use the one that your skin is comfortable with.

Light Up Beauty's Gold Rush has SPF 60 PA ++++ with Vitamin C and 1% Ceramide Complex, which not only protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays but the THD ascorbate, aka Gold Standard Vitamin C, also reduces pigmentation and dark spots while the Ceramides helps in repairing the damaged skin barrier and provides nourishment to the skin.

why our vitamin c sunscreen is unique

Integrating sunscreen with your skincare routine

  1. Morning application: Sunscreen should be the final step in your morning skincare routine after cleansing and moisturizing. Allow your sunscreen to absorb into the skin, and then proceed to do your makeup or step out in the sun. 

  2. Reapply: Your sunscreen loses its efficiency with time. So, it is important to reapply your sunscreen, especially if you are outdoors. It is usually recommended to reapply your sunscreen. 

  3. Be consistent: Consistency is the key to maintaining and improving the skin barrier over time This will help to optimize hydration levels and protect against environmental stressors.

Addressing common concerns regarding sunscreen

Ques) Will sunscreen with hyaluronic acid or ceramides clog pores or feel heavy on the skin?

Ans) No, Ceramides and Hyaluronic acid are very lightweight ingredients and are non-comedogenic. So, ideally, it should not clog your pores. Light Up Beauty's Gold Rush sunscreen is infused with 1% Ceramides that will not clog your pores and will not feel sticky.

Ques) Can sunscreen with ceramides or Hyaluronic Acid be used on sensitive skin?

Ans) Yes, activities like Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides are usually well tolerated by sensitive skin. However, Always do a patch test to ensure that the product does not cause any allergic reactions.


Sunscreens with active ingredients are a new-age concept, all thanks to skincare technology. Sunscreens with ceramides and hyaluronic acid not only protect your skin from UV damage but also help strengthen the skin barrier and provide intense hydration. This is a 2 in 1 product that can work wonders for your skin.