A vital part of your skincare routine, a good quality SPF will not only protect your long-term health but will preserve your skin to ward off fine lines and wrinkles. And it’s well worth choosing a good quality brand, with a host of added benefits that’ll make your sunscreen application invaluable.
LA MER The SPF50 UV Protecting Fluid
When relaxing beside La Mer, you need a lightweight, fast-absorbing SPF that won’t leave a greasy residue behind. Offering high protection, this serum contains the sea-based Miracle Broth™, rich in minerals and vitamins to reduce the appearance of puffiness, irritation, and redness. The fluid is paraben, phthalate and sulfate-free.
DERMALOGICA Pure Light SPF50
Prevent hyperpigmentation and reduce fine lines by using this medium-weight SPF with Oleosome technology and natural plant spheres. It contains melanin-balancing peptide with a blend of red and brown Algae, botanical extracts and cross-linked Hyaluronic Acid to strengthen the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
ULTRA VIOLETTE Clean Screen Fragrance-Free Sensitive Skinscreen SPF30
Protecting the skin from UVA and UVB, this is oil, paraben, talc, acetone, fragrance and alcohol-free and suitable for vegans. Its cooling effect works wonders on blemishes and keeps on hydrating for 72 hours after application. It’s part of the Skinscreen range, the brand’s ‘wardrobe of sunscreen’.
CLARINS Sun Care Water Mist SPF50
Lightweight and invisible, Clarins’ Sun Care Water Mist SPF 50+ is ideal for hot weather holidays to protect your skin, but allow you to develop a gradual glow. It’s refreshing, hydrating and fast-absorbing so there’s no delay in hitting the beach.
DENNIS GROSS All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF30
Protect yourself from the effects of blue screen light, pollutants and the sun’s rays when you apply this light blend from Dr. Dennis Gross. It has no oil or fragrance, instead, the liquid is infused with zinc oxide and powerful antioxidants to suit all skin tones.
AESOP Protective Facial Lotion SPF25
This vegan formula absorbs quickly and hydrates deeply. Effective against both UVA and UVB rays, massage the lotion into the skin to enjoy the benefits and repeat every two hours for full protection.
Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30
A weightless lotion, this daily use SPF is silky and non-greasy, featuring Elemis’ Enviro-Age Complex, coconut and jojoba oils. This triple defence system protects against the harmful effects of environmental ageing, so is suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear, especially for those spending a lot of time on blue screens.
NATURA BISSÉ C+C Dry Touch Sunscreen Fluid SPF50
Perfect for environmentally conscious swimmers, this biodegradable vegan formula minimises harm to marine life, so you can enjoy a guilt-free dip. C+C Dry Touch Sunscreen Fluid contains antioxidants including vitamin C, vitamin E and artemisia to really hydrate the skin.
DR RUSSO Once A Day Sun Protective Moisturizer SPF30
A moisturiser and a sunscreen, you can expect this featherweight blend from Dr Russo to plump the skin and repair cells, delivering a dewy finish. Free from PABAs, parabens and artificial fragrance, sensitive skins love the formula which contains retinol, hyaluronic and ferulic acid.
YVES SAINT LAURENT Pure Shots Airthin UV Defender SPF50
Fighting the effects of urban pollutants like dust and pollution, as well as the sun’s rays, this UV defender won’t leave your skin greasy or sticky. Ideal for use under make-up, it helps to prevent premature ageing with ingredients such as lemon peel extract and niacinamide.