10 SPFs Recommended By Experts
10 SPFs Recommended By Experts

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: 


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.”

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:

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

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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: 

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”

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

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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

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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:

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:

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:

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

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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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