What’s the Difference? Eryfotona Actinica and Eryfotona Ageless

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Bestsellers. Award-winners. Fan favorites.

Our Eryfotona sunscreens consistently rank most-loved by dermatologists, beauty editors, and Isdinlovers alike. So it makes sense that they’re also two of the formulas you have the most questions about. If you’ve been wondering what the difference is between Eryfotona Actinica and Eryfotona Ageless, we’re only too happy to help.

Read on to learn more about our Eryfotona sunscreen range, including which characteristics they share and which set them apart.

What do Eryfotona Actinica and Eryfotona Ageless have in common?

Ultralight texture

These all-mineral formulas defy the most common sunscreen objections — providing a non-greasy, non-chalky finish. Both are fast absorbing, sinking into the skin and leaving only a silky feeling behind.

Trusted protection

Another important feature? Eryfotona Actinica and Eryfotona Ageless provide high SPF broad spectrum protection. They’re also water resistant — meaning they protect your skin while in the pool or enjoying your favorite sport.

Advanced ingredients

Eryfotona represents the latest in sun care innovation: sunscreen that goes beyond protection. The unique formulas help repair existing sun damage. How? DNA Repairsomes®️. Otherwise known as photolyase, DNA Repairsomes®️ are enzymes derived from plankton, which recognize and help repair UV-induced skin damage.

To sum things up, both formulas share the following ingredients:

  • Zinc oxide: A 100% mineral sunscreen that protects skin by effectively blocking the sun’s harmful UVB and UVA rays.
  • DNA Repairsomes®️: These naturally occurring enzymes derived from plankton have been proven to help repair sun damage in the skin.
  • Vitamin E: An antioxidant that helps boost your skin’s natural defenses. This protects against environmental damage and helps fight the signs of premature skin aging.

Eryfotona Actinica, designed for actinic damage

First things first, what is actinic damage? You probably understand actinic damage under a more familiar name: sun damage. Actinic damage represents changes in the skin due to excessive sun exposure.

The sun emits UV radiation that can reach your skin both indoors and outdoors. This type of radiation can interfere with the natural repair mechanisms which normally help your skin to protect itself from outside aggressors. When these repair mechanisms are overwhelmed by too much sun exposure, the skin can experience changes as a result. Such as? Wrinkles, sun spots, and a potential progression to pre-cancerous (actinic keratosis) or cancerous lesions.

Eryfotona Actinica is an ultralight, all-mineral sunscreen designed to both protect your skin from this damage and help repair existing damage. Its classic, invisible finish melts right into skin.

“Not only does this innovative formula protect skin, but it actively repairs it as you wear it. It feels more like an emulsion than it does a cream, which enables it to sink into skin upon contact.”


ISDIN Eryfotona Actinica Daily Mineral Sunscreen

Eryfotona Ageless, designed for photoaging defense

Did you know that up to 80% of skin aging is caused by the sun? Repeated exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause the skin’s natural aging process to accelerate. This can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, paired with the loss of elasticity and luminosity.

But sun damage isn’t always immediately apparent — these changes accumulate over the years. If an ageless look is one of your goals, opt for a sunscreen that helps to repair existing damage while protecting your skin’s future.

Eryfotona Ageless is an all-mineral tinted sunscreen designed to protect the skin while targeting existing and expected signs of skin aging due to the sun. It contains a powerful blend of peptides and antioxidants, including peptide Q10 and vitamin E. This formula helps to keep skin healthy, boost elasticity, and minimize the look of wrinkles. The versatile tint also corrects visible imperfections and helps skin look more even in tone.

Plus, it’s international supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio’s favorite sunscreen. “I love (it) because it melts on my skin and works beautifully as a base for anything I need to do that day,” she shares. Need we say more?

“I love ISDIN sunscreen because it melts on my skin and works beautifully as a base for anything I need to do that day.”

Alessandra Ambrosio, supermodel and ISDIN Ambassador

ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless Tinted Mineral Sunscreen

Which one’s right for my skin? Eryfotona Ageless or Eryfotona Actinica?

Eryfotona Actinica’s ultralight formula absorbs quickly into the skin without any greasy feeling left behind – so it’s great to use on its own or under makeup. The no-fuss application and invisible finish make it the ideal everyday sunscreen, no matter your lifestyle.

Meanwhile, Eryfotona Ageless provides a flawless, tinted finish — making it an essential addition to any makeup bag. Skip the foundation for natural coverage that combines the benefits of well-aging skincare and sunscreen in one.

Use our product finder to quickly find out which is the right sunscreen for your skin.

Characteristics Eryfotona Actinica Eryfotona Ageless
Broad spectrum ✔️ ✔️
100% mineral filters ✔️ ✔️
DNA Repairsomes®️ ✔️ ✔️
Antioxidant ✔️ ✔️
High protection SPF 50+ SPF 50
Invisible finish ✔️
Tinted finish ✔️

The best news? You don’t have to choose. As long as you’re reapplying sunscreen at least every two hours, reach for one or the other as they best fit your needs.

ISDIN Mineral sunscreens

Discover the benefits of ISDIN Eryfotona sunscreens by exploring our full sun care range and special sun care sets, designed for everyday use. And above all, love your skin, care for it, and protect it, always.

Sources and references
Puviani M, Barcella A, Milani M. Efficacy of a photolyase-based device in the treatment of cancerization field in patients with actinic keratosis and non-melanoma skin cancer. G Ital Dermatol Venereol. 2013;148(6):693-698.

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