Cetaphil Daylong High Protection SPF30 Face and Body Spray

Cetaphil Daylong High Protection SPF30 Face and Body Spray, R195



What they say: The exclusive formula of each Daylong product allows a homogenous distribution of the photostable UV filters, providing effective protection against UVA and UVB rays to maintain a healthy and fair skin.

Recently, visible light and IR have been linked to oxidative skin damage while IR is also linked to adverse heat effects on skin and to its aging. Daylong takes a more medical approach to go one step further in providing protection from IR too.

This liposomal* sunscreen spray-lotion for body parts that are difficult to reach

This SPF 30 sunscreen is an easy-to-use spray-lotion that ensures all-over sun protection, even in those hard to reach spots! Suitable for use on face & body.


  • High protection with SPF 30 against UVB, UVA & IR
  • Effective broad spectrum UVB and UVA filters
  • Regenerating care with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E
  • Free from parabens and fragrance
  • Easy application and specifically suited for men, athletes or hairy areas
  • Very water resistant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

Dermatologically tested

*A liposome is basically a tiny bubble that is used to deliver certain ingredients to particular areas.

What I say: First and foremost I take great issue with the name. No sunblock will protect your for the whole day (the technology is not here yet, I’m sure in the future it will be available commercially). And what annoys me even more is that the are not claiming to protect you the whole day, but they only way the consumer will know this is if they read the directions for use, which state ‘Re-apply regularly every 2 hours, especially after swimming or toweling.’ Ok, fine, they’ve added it, but how often do people read directions for use on a sunscreen? I think it’s misleading and I know there will be plenty of people who will apply it, sit in the sun the whole day, get 3rd degree burns, and blame the product. And while people who do this are, in my eyes, idiots, I feel the brand should have something to answer to. Although, of course they won’t be accountable, as they’ve ‘covered themselves’ by adding that one line in the directions. I’m seriously disappointed that this comes from a company as trusted as Cetaphil. Very disappointed.

The misleading-shouldn’t-be-allowed name aside, this is a very good sunscreen, at a great price. I love the fact that they have addressed the IR (infrared) ray issue. And while I can’t actually tell you if the product is protecting my skin at a cellular level (sadly), what I can tell you is; it does a phenomenal job at protecting skin.

As advertised, the formula is light, non-greasy and fast absorbing – even on very hairy areas. I tested it on my head, along my parting, and it actually absorbed and disappeared in under a minute. That’s quite impressive, I have to admit. The ‘very water-resistant’ claims are true, too. I looked like a duck climbing out of the pool – the water literally running off me. This makes it a great option for surfers and SUPers who spend ages in the water.

It has no added fragrance, so as a result it has quite a strong sunscreen smell about it, but this dissipates within a few minutes.

The only issue I have with the formula is that I found it a bit too runny to use on the face. It started to run into my eyes after an hour or so, so I would rather stick to a richer cream developed exclusively for the face.

This is a great option for people with sensitive skin who struggle with regular sunscreen, and for those water babies who spend hours in the sea/pool. But please, people – IT WILL NOT PROTECT YOU THE WHOLE DAY. Please re-apply regularly!


Formula: 5/5

Name: 0/5 (very poorly played, Cetaphil)