10 Hot Beauty: The 10 Best Facial SPFs For Protecting Your Skin Against The Summer Sun

17 April 2014 by


Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield, £40

Although not launching till May, we’ve already got our eyes on Lancer’s latest offering. Why? Well, according to Twitter, VB is already a fan and it’s not hard to see why- the featherweight, non-greasy formula slips easily into the skin and works hard to protect the skin thanks to a unique DNA repair complex. Sold.

Shiseido Sun Protection Liquid Foundation SPF30, £30

Perfect for fitness fiends, this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/shiseido-sun-protection-liquid-foundation-spf-30-n/p110697?kpid=230949587&s_kenid=7f621d49-2d22-1389-7b29-000035afb3a6&s_kwcid=106x65636&tmad=c&tmcampid=73">clever foundation[/a] offers not only an SPF30 but is extremely water-resistant and will resist perspiration and oil, even during the toughest of outdoor activities.

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF50, £15

If your excuse for not wearing a facial SPF lies in their greasy, sticky textures, then this is the one for you. Thanks to Soap and Glory’s stellar Insta Matte technology, this SPF will help mattify and even out blotchy skin tones for a sheer finish and [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Soap-Glory%E2%84%A2-Make-Yourself-Youthful%E2%84%A2-Sunshield-Superfluid%E2%84%A2-SPF50-_1438035/">SPF50 protection[/a]. We love!

Chanel Daily UV Care Multi Protection Anti-Pollution SPF50, £41

This is the ultimate guardian angel for your summer skin- and it’s all thanks to [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/CHANEL-UV-ESSENTIEL-Daily-UV-Care-Multi-Protection-Anti-Pollution-SPF-50-Bottle-30ML_1323877/">liquorice root extract[/a] which helps to diminish and prevent the appearance of pesky dark spots and signs of premature skin aging. 

La Roche Posay Anthelios Face Comfort Cream, £14.50

This [a target="_blank" href="http://www.escentual.com/la-roche-posay/larocheposay055/">super-soothing cream[/a] is Contributing Beauty Editor Poppy Lara’s summer must-have. She says, “This is perfect for more sensitive skin types, especially those that react to the sun. It melts in quickly and leaves your skin soft and protected. Plus, it’s a total bargain!”

Astalift Day Protector SPF35, £39

Ideal for drier skin types, this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.astalift.co.uk/day-protector-spf35.html">clever SPF[/a] is highly charged with hyaluronic acid and various types of collagen to ensure skin stays plump and protected. We’re hooked.

L’Occitane Sublime Beauty Cream SPF30, £27

We fell head over heels for this [a target="_blank" href="http://uk.loccitane.com/sublime-beauty-cream-spf30-light,83,1,29954,367757.htm">BB cream[/a] the minute it landed on our desk. With SPF30 and a sheer hint of colour, this skincare hero made our skin look supple and seriously baby-fresh after only one use. Try it- you’ll be as hooked as we are!

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defence SPF50, £31

One of our [a target="_blank" href="http://www.kiehls.co.uk/skin-care/by-concern/healthy-skin/ultra-light-daily-defense-spf-50">favourite SPF[/a]s for wearing under make-up, this beauty hero absorbs in seconds and leaves no white marks or sheen across the skin.

Skinceuticals Mineral UV Defence SPF50, £31

As Grazia’s Beauty Director Liz Hambleton explains, “Even on oily skin, the [a target="_blank" href="http://www.blissworld.co.uk/travel-shop/skinceuticals-sheer-mineral-uv-defense-spf-50/">Skinceuticals Mineral UV Defence[/a] stays matte. This clever, mineral-based suncream will protect even the most sensitive of skins with a super-high SPF and is also a great base for make-up.” 

St Tropez SPF30 High Protection For Face With Tan Enhancer, £15

One for your beach bag, this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/St-Tropez-Sun-Protection-for-Face-With-Tan-Enhancer-SPF30_1204630/">SPF [/a]will actually stimulate melanin production to help enhance your tan. Plus, with antioxidant rich vitamin E and raspberry seed oil, deeply nourished, supple skin is all yours.

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your beauty game plan. And, while stocking up on moisturising hair masks and waterproof mascaras is definitely wise, there’s one integral product you should definitely be making space for on your bathroom shelf- a facial SPF.

According to a recent survey, only 27% of women say they wear a facial suncream every day and 30% say they try to apply daily but forget. The survey also found that 40% of women shop for suncream only around summertime. A facial SPF is a big deal, girls- ultraviolet rays can be damaging on even the cloudiest of days, so a moisturiser with an added SPF is a real beauty bag essential, especially with temperatures on the up.

The good news is that there are plenty of new, non-greasy SPF options on the market now that offer stellar SPF protection without clogging pores or leaving behind a greasy slick on your skin. Click through our gallery and check out our top 10…


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