10 SPFs Recommended By Experts

We all know sunscreen is our greatest weapon in protecting the skin against wrinkles, fine lines and – most importantly – cancer. If you’re after an SPF you can trust, here are 10 recommendations from the experts…
By Sapna Rao /

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.

Heliocare 360 Oil Free Gel SPF 50, £20

Recommended by: 

TERESA TARMEY

Founder of Teresa Tarmey Skincare

“This is my absolute favourite. I love that the brand offers a wide range of textures to suit different skin types. I like this one as it doesn’t clog my pores or sting my eyes like others have in the past, making it ideal for those with skin – or eyes – on the sensitive side.”

DAWN ATTEWELL 
Aesthetic doctor & founder of Dawn Attewell Aesthetics at Therapy House

“This product is perfect for sensitive and post-procedure skin. It’s very lightweight while working hard to protect against UVA, UVB, visible light and infrared-A. It also contains additional anti-oxidants including vitamins C and E plus green tea extract.” 

Available at SkinCity.com

Alumier Sheer Hydration SPF 40, £40

Recommended by:

BENJI DHILLON 
Cosmetic surgeon & facial aesthetics expert

“I'm a big fan of this mineral-based hero. It gets to work immediately and is suitable for sensitive skin while also providing a nice tint and healthy glow. It's a great staple for day-to-day life and works fantastically on all skin types. I also love that it’s eco-friendly.”

Available at LionessMedical.co.uk

Obagi Sun Shield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50, £59.27

Recommended by:

TARA FRANCIS 
Aesthetic doctor & founder of Enhance by Dr Tara50 sunscreen

“This product combines UVB and UVA protection while being designed with a completely non-comedogenic and dermatologist-tested formula. It gives a lovely matte finish and applies as a warm or cool tinted shade to perfectly match your skin tone.”

Available at SkinStation.com

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+, £18

Recommended by: 

DR USMAN QURESHI 
Aesthetic doctor & founder of Luxe Skin by Dr Q

“This is a game changer. Water, sweat and sand resistant – this high-protection sun cream creates a lightweight veil on the skin with an invisible, non-greasy finish. Specifically designed for sensitive skin types, the minimalist, hypoallergenic formula is ideal for daily use, whether worn alone or under make-up”

MICHAELLA BOLDER
Skincare & tanning expert

“This is a great light fluid option for all skin types. It’s easy to apply and blends beautifully into the skin leaving no white cast. I especially love its compact size – perfect for popping in your handbag to use on the go.”

Available at Boots.com

Dr Elif Mineral UV Sunscreen, £19

Recommended by:

DR ELIF BENAR
Dermatologist & founder of Dr Elif Clinic 

“With zinc and titanium dioxide, our mineral UV sunscreen offers high broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB. But the benefits don’t end there – it also protects against blue light which can contribute to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It’s a great all-rounder.”

Available at DrElifBenar.co.uk

Epionce Daily Shield Tinted SPF50, £50

Recommended by:

ABIGAIL JAMES
Pro facialist 

“This light-texture product creates a really nice coverage which lasts well and works nicely under makeup or on its own just for a little something. I especially love its subtle dewy quality and its unique ingredient philosophy.”

Available at Epionce.co.uk

Synergy 6 by Intradermology, £49

Recommended by:

SHANE COOPER
Bespoke facial aesthetician 

“This next-gen SPF blends six UV filters with antioxidants, peptides and growth factors to give a comprehensive daily product. It is also lightly hydrating, with a barely there blurring tint. I recommend this especially for oily breakout-prone skin.”

Available at WowFacial.co.uk

Skinbetter Science Sunbetter Tone Smart SPF50 Sunscreen Compact, £31

Recommended by:

DEBBIE THOMAS 
Celebrity facialist

“When clients ask me what SPF to use, I naturally share the one I use daily. This Sunscreen Compact colour matches your skin tone, so works well as an all-over make-up base, or to touch up throughout the day. Its 100% mineral finish gives protection from UVA, UVB, blue light and infrared rays.”

Available at NeoDermClinics.com

Dr Sam’s Flawless Gossamer Tint, £33

Recommended by:

DR SAM BUNTING
Founder of Dr Sam’s

“It's really difficult to find a tinted SPF that works well with fair skin, as many are too orange, which is why I created this one. It offers powerful-yet-gentle SPF50 mineral UVA and UVB protection, which means it keeps my easily frazzled skin safe and sound all through summer.”

Available at DrSamBunting.com

Garnier Ambre Solaire Anti-Age Super UV Sun Cream SPF50, £8

Recommended by:

DR JUSTINE KLUK 
Consultant dermatologist

“This one is proof that well-formulated, efficacious products don’t always have to come with a hefty price tag. This is a non-greasy, broad-spectrum SPF50 which rapidly absorbs and sits beautifully under make-up. It has an invisible finish so is suitable for all skin colours and contains hyaluronic acid and glycerin which hydrates, plumps and smooths, while niacinamide brightens. It is also non-comedogenic and fragrance free, making it suitable for those with acne-prone or sensitive skin.”

Available at Boots.com

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