Nothing spells summer like a sprinkling of freckles across bronzed cheekbones, but it’s always important to weigh your desire for just-come-back-from-the-beach skin with the negative effects of sun-exposure.
A good rule of thumb for most skin types is to stave off UV damage with an SPF of at least factor 30. It’s high enough to provide a reliable shield from the powerful rays while also allowing some of that pigment to emerge
– disguising blemishes and bestowing that wholesome, healthy glow conducive to a self-esteem boost.
Shop our favorites from the top skincare brands now…
Face Sun Crème SPF50 | Eucerin
How Much Is It? £12
What's It Good For? Fair and sensitive skins. Why We Love It: It has a three-dimensional superior protection system to prevent premature ageing and sunburn.
Ultra Light Dry Touch Face Fluid SPF15 | Piz Buin
How Much Is It? £12
What's It Good For? Fast absorption and lightweight wear. Why We Love It: It’s perfect for daily use under your makeup.
Adaptasun Face Cream | Cult Beauty
How Much Is It? £40
What's It Good For? Thorough protection with maximum tanning. Why We Love It: Thanks to a patented ingredient called Adaptasun, this lotion trains the skin to fortify itself against free radical damage while stimulating the production of melanin for a faster, longer-lasting tan.
Aroma Sun Expert Ultra Protective Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF50 | Decleor
How Much Is It? £28.50
What's It Good For? Anti-ageing with aromatherapeutic benefits. Why We Love It: Essential oils of rose and melon extract are combined with sol collagenine complex to reduce fine lines and leave your skin silky smooth and smelling incredible.
Anthelios Comfort Cream SPF30 | La Roche-Posay
How Much Is It? £15.50
What's It Good For? Luxurious, hydrating, and non-greasy coverage. Why We Love It: It manages to feel rich without making skin congested. Perfect if you tend to get a bit dry in the sun.
Face Protector R | Suqqu
How Much Is It? £35
What's It Good For? Providing a UV force field for your face without leaving a chalky residue. Why We Love It: Slim-line packaging that’s perfect for your handbag.
Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50+ | Alpha-H
How Much Is It? £29
What's It Good For? Effective anti-ageing. Why We Love It: So much more than you’re average moisturiser – this is a 3-in-1 anti-ageing product, wrinkle preventer and collagen saver in one.
Face Anti-Pigmentation SPF50+ | Ultrasun
How Much Is It? £32
What's It Good For? Delicate coverage for ultra sensitive skins. Why We Love It: It has powerful antioxidants and effective anti-pigmentation ingredients to prevent and counteract damage at the same time.
Eight Hour Cream, Sun Defense for Face | Elizabeth Arden
How Much Is It? £26
What's It Good For? High-level sun protection with skin-nourishing benefits. Why We Love It: Just like the cult Eight Hour Cream, this moisturising lotion administers a rich beauty boost as it protects.
Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 50+ | Sisley
How Much Is It? £109
What's It Good For? Shielding the milkiest of skins from the sun’s harmful rays. Why We Love It: It may be expensive but it’s just as good as using a luxe moisturiser. Combining cutting-edge UVA and UVB filters with protective, active ingredients for an all-bases-covered approach – your skin will certainly thank you for it.
Ideal Soleil Face and Body Milk SPF 50 | Vichy
How Much Is It? £19
What's It Good For? Protecting face and décolletage as it can be used on the body, too. Why We Love it: This milky formula contains a Mexoryl®XL-based photostable, broad spectrum UVA and UVB filtering system, to prevent sun damage without clogging pores.
Oil Free Matte Spf 30 Sunscreen | Dermalogica
How Much Is It? £39.50
What's It Good For? Preventing breakouts Why We Love It: This oil-free formula prevents that shiny look and helps reduce inflammation at the same time.
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