May is Melanoma Awareness Month and Uriage is calling on the public to adopt safe behaviour in the sun when abroad as well as in Ireland.

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland with over 1,000 new cases diagnosed year and on average 159 people dying annually. Cases of melanoma have almost trebled in the last 20 years. With the aid of Uriage’s SPF ranges for adults and children, be sure to adopt sensible habits to protect the whole family against sun damage.

Thermal Spring Water is the key ingredient unique to the Uriage dermatological skincare range and it is the basic ingredient in all of the Uriage product ranges. Uriage is the richest Thermal Water, with the highest concentration of minerals and trace elements 52 x richer than other Thermal Water available.

UV rays come in two forms – UVA and UVB:

UVA rays make up over 90% of the sun’s rays. They have a longer wavelength than UVB, allowing them to reach deeper within the skin. They pass through cloud, glass and water. These rays are responsible for Ageing of the skin and play a significant role in the development of skin cancer. UVB rays do not penetrate the skin so deeply: they cause the skin to burn, cause eye damage and also play a role in the development of skin cancers.

Children’s skin is different from adults, it is very sensitive to sunlight. It is important to remember that a significant amount of sun damage to the skin is received before we reach the age of 20. The fact that children’s immune system is still developing throughout childhood may play a role in increasing the risks associated with sun exposure and skin cancer late in life.

Uriage Bariesun XP Crème SPF 50+Very High Protection (€18.50)



















Thanks to a high-performance filtering complex, this cream provides anti UVA-UVB protection for extremely photosensitive skin (including post-operation protection, photodermatoses, photosensitivity, autoimmune diseases, and pigmentation disorders).  With its powerful anti-free radical properties, Uriage Thermal water works in synergy with vitamins C and E to protect cellular DNA.  This cream is highly safe and photostable and fragrance – free.  This product is enriched with Aquaspongines and Uriage Thermal water the cream provides intense protection against dryness.


Protect your lips from harmful UVA and UVB rays with the Uriage Bariesun Lipstick SPF30 (€10)






















It’s good to protect our lips with a balm in all-weather but add in sun protection with Uriage Bariesun Lipstick SPF30 for maximum safety for the sun’s rays. Uriage Bariesun Lipstick SPF 30 effectively protects lips from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays while restoring softness and comfort. Thanks to its anti UVA-UVB filtering complex, this stick provides high protection, perfect for everyday use, all year round. With a moisturizing base, enriched with vitamins A, C and E as well as essential fatty acids, the stick nourishes lips as well as being water-resistant.


Choose a moisturizer that hydrates and protects against UV rays all in one – Uriage Light Water Cream SPF20 (€23)

It’s essential to stay hydrated when on holidays and the skin is no exception. Refreshing and invigorating, this newly launched light cream moisturizes the skin and contains active ingredients that help defend it from the harmful effects of urban pollution. It also protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays thanks to a SPF 20 filter. The light water cream continuously optimizes the moisturisation for the epidermis and helps to recreate a film on the surface and gradually releases the moisturizing agents contained in the Water Cream.

Uriage Thermal Water Mist SPF 30 (€13)

















Thermal innovation: for the first time, a thermal mist hydrates and perfectly protects skin from UV and pollution!

Uriage’s Thermal Water Spray has the highest concentration of minerals and trace elements (52x richer than other thermal water available) and is proven to be soothing and fortifying for the skin. Its high mineral content and rich compositions makes it exceptional water with therapeutic properties.


Protect your children’s vulnerable skin from UV rays whilst they play in the sun – Uriage Bariesun Kids Spray SPF 50+ Very High Protection (€27)

Thanks to a high performance filtering complex, the Uriage Bariesun Kid Sun Spray SPF50+ for children provides very high sun protection against UVA and UVB rays, free radicals and prevents skin from drying out. Its light and non-greasy texture guarantees renewed pleasure of use each time that it is applied. This spray guarantees high safety, high tolerance and fast absorption.


Cool down and moisturize skin after a day at the pool – Uriage Bariesun Refreshing Mist After-Sun (€13.50)

Delicately scented, Uriage Bariesun Refreshing Mist After-Sun delivers an immediate sensation of freshness and relief to skin that is overheated and dried out by the sun. It completely rehydrates the skin, prolonging a golden tan.

Refreshes and soothes overheated skin: Glycyrrhetinate and Uriage Thermal Water intensely soothe skin after sun exposure.


All products are available in pharmacies nationwide and at