Sunscreen for vitiligo

The high protection sunscreen Factor 50 from Coverderm protects very well from the sun. In addition, it cares for the skin at the same time thanks to the special ingredients. The Coverderm sunscreen for the face is available in 3 different colors, making the vitiligo less visible on the beach or at the pool without having to use a separate camouflage makeup.

Vitiligo and sun exposure

Coverderm waterproof sunscreen for the face comes in a handy tube, is easy to apply and protects and cares for the face. Available in the colors neutral, light beige and soft brown with which you can make your vitiligo spots less visible. Hypoallergenic and available for normal skin and sensitive skin.

Coverderm waterproof sunscreen spray for the body is easy to apply and protects and cares. It comes in a handy spray bottle which makes it easy to apply on the beach or at the pool.

Both for the face and for the body there is an extra nurturing after-sun to nourish your skin after sunbathing. The Skin Repair after-sun is specifically for the face and the body provides cooling and care after tanning. Hypoallergenic and suitable for all skin types.

ALL DAY protection with 1 application  only!

The ultimate safe, protective and high quality skin caring sunscreens for face and body

The only sunscreen that protect from all 4 types of the damaging sunrays.

The sunscreen from Coverderm has been renewed and has become even better! It protects against all 4 types of harmful radiation: UVA, UVB, visible (HEV) and Infrared. The factor 50 protects you throughout the day, applying once is enough. The special formula takes care of your skin while tanning, you will be less bothered by burning and tight skin.

4 different types of radiation

UVC radiation
Very toxic, but fortunately it is completely in the ozone layer.

UVB radiation
May cause sunburn and a variety of skin cancers.

UVA radiation
May cause photo aging and increase the formation of free radicals. It is responsible for DNA changes that lead to different skin cancers. It enhances the harmful effects of UVB radiation.

Visible radiation (HEV)
Penetrates much deeper into the skin than both UVA and UVB radiation. It induces oxidative stress, weakens the epidermal barrier, exacerbates hyper pigmentation and damages the extracellular matrix.

Infrared radiation (IR)
Penetrates the skin much deeper than both UVA and UVB radiation. It causes skin aging, actinic elastosis and vasolidation.

Vitiligo cream

DermaBest® Novitil® vitiligo cream cares and support in cases of vitiligo. It is a thin gel and has been used for decades around the world.

Frequently Asked Questions about sunscreen for vitiligo

Many people use sunscreen to protect their skin. We have listed the most frequently asked questions about the use of sunscreen for vitiligo below, if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at

It is quite a difficult question, you can answer it with Yes and No. First if you sunbathe your “normal” skin will get a tan. Your vitiligo spots remain white. Therefore it might look like the vitiligo has gone worse. But it hasn’t, it just became more visible by the difference in colour.

If you sunburn extremely, it might cause damage to your skin. Damaged skin is more vulnerable to vitiligo, so in some cases sun could make vitiligo worse. However if you are careful not to cause sunburn, there is no reason to avoid the sun.

Yes, sunlight can be good for vitiligo. Moderate exposure to sunlight (or UVB light therapy) can bring the pigment back into the white spots.

There is no evidence that lack of vitamin D can cause vitiligo. The relationship between vitamin D and vitiligo should be investigated more thoroughly to know the exact effect of vitamin D on vitiligo.

It is best to use a high protection sunscreen to ensure that your white spots are not sunburned. A very good protection is the Coverderm sunscreen that protects for all 4 different types of sun rays. It is also waterproof and lasts for the entire day.

The good news is: Yes you can!

You should always be careful not to burn while sunbathing.

  1. Expose your vitiligo spots to the sun for up to 30 minutes (start with 5 minutes and extend this up to 30 minutes daily)
  2. Use a high protection sunscreen such as Coverderm sunscreen after the 30 minutes.
  3. Do not expose your skin to the sun in the middle of the day when the UV index is highest.

If you suffer from vitiligo, any skin damage might expand the vitiligo. So therefore it is important not to have your skin sunburned.

Yes, it is possible to tan with vitiligo. However, the ‘normal’ skin will always tan faster, so in the beginning you will notice an increase in the difference in colour between the tanned skin and the vitiligo spots.

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