As we all know wearing SPF is not something that should be kept for sunny days or beach holidays. It’s an integral part of the skincare routine and in my opinion the most important. That being said they can be difficult to wear especially if you have sensitive or oily skin.
Here are my top five I’m loving right now that are suitable for all skin types.
I will also add that they are all broad spectrum so will cover for both UVA and UVB rays.
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This lightweight sunscreen has a gel-like lotion texture so glides on the skin easily and absorbs without leaving a white or purple cast. It has 8 added antioxidants to fight off environmental damage like tiger lily and green tea extract plus vitamins C and E for protection and nourishment.
This high protection spray is formulated with thermal spring water and is hypoallergenic so a great choice if you have super sensitive or very oily skin. The lightweight mist absorbs immediately without a shiny finish, will not clog pores, and can be worn both under and over makeup. A definite leave in your handbag for during the day SPF top-ups.
Skinceuticals are the skincare line with the science behind them. This lightweight lotion is a dual-action product and formulated with 1% Tranexamic Acid and 2% Niacinamide to reduce existing dark spots and pigmentation but also brighten your skin tone whilst protecting you from environmental damage and UV rays.
This one is slightly controversial when it comes to SPF but I’ve added it in here because I personally love how it applies and feels on my skin. The water-gel formula is great under makeup, leaves no white cast and is packed with Vitamin E, P plus Broccoli and Aloe-leaf extract for protection. I also like how Glossier has added fermented yeast extract to leave an invisible shield on the surface of your skin to protect from pollution. One thing to note though is that it does contain sweet orange peel extract for fragrance so it could be slightly irritating for very sensitive skin.
Another heavy player when it comes to science based skincare, Dermalogica have recently launched this weightless physical sunscreen to their range. Formulated with ultra-sheer zinc oxide, mushroom complex and antioxidant green tea extract to shield your skin from not only UVA and UVB rays but also blue light.