An SPF is for life not just for summer, it’s a skin investment and protecting the skin is imperative. I know it probably goes without saying the reason we should all be wearing SPF on our faces daily… No matter the weather, a good SPF helps decrease the risk of skin cancers and skin precancers and can prevent premature skin ageing (including pigmentation, age spots and wrinkles)). There are so many amazing products that I use on repeat and all have different qualities. You may have noticed that some foundations actually have a level of SPF incorporated into the formula but this just isn’t enough protection if you think about the amount of product it has been mixed with, you would have to apply tons to get a good layer of protection! There are so many sunscreens that work so well under and alongside make-up and of course beautiful formulas that create such a lovely, dewy veil when going make-up free. Also don’t forget your SPF for the lips!
Here are some formulas I couldn’t live without…
A hydrating formula I think we can all agree on is up there when searching for a face product, whatever the weather. My favourites start off with Dermalogica’s Prisma Protect SPF 30. This is such incredibly hydrating SPF and one of the best for helping maintain an even skin tone. Dermalogica’s ‘breakthrough antioxidant technology’ prevents future signs of skin damage and protects skin against pollution. Aswell as Capital Soleil UV Age Daily by VICHY… I love the water like fluid texture of this SPF, it’s not oily or sticky and just feels like a veil of moisture! It helps protect against photo-ageing signs such as wrinkles and dark spots. Next up is Beauty Pie’s – Featherlight Sunscreen Primer. This primer meets sunscreen is packed with nourishing ingredients including Vitamin E and Green Tea; it doesn’t clog pores and is the perfect base for make-up! It’s super lightweight and has an anti-aging Grape Extract that helps improve skin detoxification and hydration! Another great one is the SkinCeuticals – Advanced Brightening UV Defense Sunscreen. It’s such a skin brightening beauty! The formula is so light, creamy and expertly created to prevent dryness! The texture is thin and leaves such a gorgeous dewy finish.A brand that have set the benchmark for reliable and trustworthy sun protection is Lancaster, they are the OG! Their Sun Beauty Invisible Face Fluid SPF30 You can apply it directly to wet skin which is so ideal when enjoying the swimming pool and need a quick top up! Lancaster’s ‘Full Light Technology’ targets 100% of the sun spectrum including (UVA, UVB, visible and infrared). Murad – Correct and Protect Broad Spectrum is another one of my favourites for brightening pre-existing pigmentation! The 100% mineral sunscreen with qualities of a serum quickly absorbs with immense moisture! At a higher price point, this is definitely worth the investment!
Having an SPF that works beautifully as a primer before make-up application is so essential to me! There are a number of products I love that my makeup would sit perfectly over and first up is, Supreme Screen by Ultra Violette. This moisturiser/high-level SPF/primer hybrid is a great base for your morning routine. I’ve been using this a lot recently and I love the finish it gives me, with or without make-up! Dr Sam’s – Flawless Daily Sunscreen is another one I absolutely adore! It contains Niacinamide which boosts collagen production and is great for redness and blemish prone skin. The stunning silky texture feels amazing and has a soft-focus primer like finish. I’m so invested in products that leave my skin looking healthy with with a natural glow and Sarah Chapman’s – Skinesis SPF 50 does exactly that! With a weightless feel and tacky free finish, I know I’m getting such good protection when wearing this product! It’s melts beautifully into the skin giving high protection and nourishment due to multivitamin complexes and essential skin minerals!
If you’re out and about all day and feel like you need a little top up, the La Roche-Posay ‘Anthelios Sun Protection Face Mist is a go-to! A mist is the perfect product for added protection without getting your hands sticky! It’s great for oily, sensitive and blemish prone skin, plus gives a really even coverage! I love how you can apply and let rest on your face without rubbing in. As you may or may not know, I am a HUGE fan of La Roche-Posay Anthelios collection; the quality is so great for such an affordable price! Another great misting product is UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray by Kate Somerville. Her products always small incredible and this one not only protects against harmful UV rays but also sets your make-up.
Last by definitely not least! My ultimate purse friendly favourite… Sensitive Advanced Face by Garnier. For a lower price point, this SPF is one I will always recommend! The light, fluid formula provides immediate high SPF 50+ protection against UVB, UVA & long UVA. The 5* reviews say it all really, it seems to be a widely popular and loved by many!