16 July 2014 by

The New Sunscreen Rules: Our Edit Of The 20 Best Products Around

GALLERY >> THE SUNSCREEN EDIT

1. Creme de la Mer

The Reparative Face Sun Lotion SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.cremedelamer.co.uk/product/9091/25387/Sun/THE-REPARATIVE-FACE-SUN-LOTION-SPF-30-HIGH/In-sun-protection">£85[/a]

2. Shiseido

Sun Protection Compact Foundation SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Shiseido+Sun+Protection+Compact+Foundation+SPF+30/D174901,default,pd.html">£32[/a]

3. Decleor

Daily DD Daily Defence Fluid Shield, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/Decleor-DD-Daily-Defence-Fluid-Shield-30ml?utm_source=GoogleBaseUK&utm_medium=gen&option=48450&aff=mrn&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Google+Shopping&mkwid=DMNuoUwj_dc&pcrid=40694437389">£29.50[/a]

4. Garnier

Ambre Solaire Dry Mist SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Ambre-Solaire-Dry-Mist-SPF30-200ml_1421409/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products">£8[/a]

5. Avene

High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Avene-Tinted-Compact-Honey-SPF50-10g_1342834/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products">£24[/a]

6. Clarins

Sun Care Radiant Oil Spray SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.clarins.co.uk/sun-care-radiant-oil-spray-high-protection-uvb-uva-30/C040202042.html">£19[/a]

7. Ambre Solaire

Golden Protect SPF 20, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Garnier-Ambre-Solaire-Golden-Protect-Protective-Oil-SPF20-Medium-150ml_1211482/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products">£7.50[/a]

8. Institut Esthederm

UV inCellium Bronzant Face and Body Spray, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/Institut-Esthederm-UV-inCellium-Bronzant-Face-and-Body-Spray-150ml">£42.50[/a]

9. Sensai

Silky Bronze Protective Compact SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/silky-bonze-sun-protective-compact/sensai/b12-0804-033-KA-166?cat1=new-beauty&cat2=new-beauty-makeup-face&cat3=new-beauty-makeup-face-bronzer">£42[/a]

10. La Roche Posay

Anthelios AC Matte Fluid SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/La-Roche-Posay-Anthelios-AC-SPF30-Matte-Fluid-50ml">£16[/a]

11. Lancome

City Miracle CC Cream, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.lancome.co.uk/_en/_gb/makeup/complexion/foundation/city-miracle-cc-cream-292102.aspx">£27[/a]

12. Eucerin

Mattifying Sun Fluid SPF 50, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Eucerin-Sun-Face-Fluid-SPF-50-50ml_1450932/?cm_mmc=pla-_-google-_-PLAs-_-PLAs+-+All+Products">£12[/a]

13. Murad

Essential-C Sun Balm SPF 35, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/murad-essential-c-sun-balm-spf-35/p1339730?kpid=233368311&s_kenid=7f621d49-2d22-1389-7b29-000035afb3a6&s_kwcid=106x66270&tmad=c&tmcampid=73">£19.50[/a]

14. Natura Bisse

Diamond White Oil-Free Sun Protection SPF 50, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/415070/Natura_Bisse/diamond-white-spf-50-pa-oil-free-30ml">£75[/a]

15. Lancome

Soleil Bronzer Protective Cream SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.lancome.co.uk/_en/_gb/skincare/suncare/protection/soleil-bronzer-spf-30-protective-cream-348102.aspx">£24[/a]

16. Piz Buin

Ultra Light Dry Touch Sun Fluid SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/PIZ-BUIN-Ultra-Light-Dry-Touch-Sun-Fluid-SPF30-150ml_1421435/">£17[/a]

17. Shiseido

UV Protective Foundation Stick SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/Shiseido-UV-Protective-Stick-Foundation-SPF-30-9g">£29[/a]

18. Sisley

Sunleya Age Minimizing Global Suncare SPF 15, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Sisley+Sunle%C3%BFa+Age+Minimizing+Global+Sun+Care+SPF+15/197103816,default,pd.html?cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Product+Extensions+And+Listings-_-Sisley-_-_Sisley+Sunle%C3%BFa+Age+Minimizing+Global+Sun+Care+SPF+15&$$ja=cgid:7042121515|tsid:44970|cid:146503915|lid:56007813835|nw:g|crid:29473058515|rnd:417611360000153276|dvc:c|adp:1o1|mt:">£158[/a]

19. Vichy

Capitol Soleil Mattifying Face Fluid SPF 50, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.feelunique.com/p/Vichy-Capital-Soleil-Mattifying-Face-Fluid-Dry-Touch-SPF50-50ml">£16.50[/a]

20. Sensai

Silky Bronze Cellular Protective Stick SPF 30, [a target="_blank" href="http://www.harrods.com/product/silky-bronze-cellular-protective-stick-spf30/sensai/000000000003767433">£40[/a]

Slowly but surely, we’re all starting to realise just how important it is to protect our skin from the sun on a daily basis, even if we do live in a rather gloomy climate. Aside from the obvious dangers of the sun like melanoma, we also have to think about its hugely ageing effects. Remember that woman you spotted on the beach looking like an old leathery handbag? Yup, that could be you…

It’s tough knowing what to buy nowadays as there are so many options out there. Do you use the same products on a daily basis as abroad? Does make-up with sunscreen really protect your skin and how often should you be applying these products? In reality, it’s best to use sunscreen every day, even if it’s just a thin layer under your make-up but there are some great bronzers and CC Creams with high factor protection.

Two softly bronzed beauties backstage at Michael Kors/ Photo credit: Jason Lloyd Evans

Another big issue with sunscreen is finding a texture that suits you. The problem is, we want a cream that isn’t too white, oil that isn’t too greasy, a high factor stick that doesn’t make us break out… the list goes on. And why shouldn’t we want all these things? Here’s our edit of the crème de la crème of sun care.


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