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The Best Suncare Products

The Best Suncare Products

Sunscreens are an absolute skincare essential all year round, but especially in summer. By safeguarding your skin against damaging UV rays, your complexion will stay healthier, more plumped up and radiant for longer, and will also help to prevent premature ageing and hyper-pigmentation.

Choosing one that suits your skin and its needs will ensure you get the most out of it and the best level of protection possible.

Top 10 Sun Creams to protect your Skin

  1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti Shine SPF 50
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    La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti Shine SPF 50

    La Roche-Posay is one of the best suncare brands on the market thanks to its advanced and unique technology.

    The Anthelios Anti-Shine SPF 50 has been formulated especially for those with oily skin thanks to the matte finish it gives. It contains a unique UV filter system called Mexoplex, which works to shield the skin against UVA rays,and reduce the chance of premature ageing.

    Its dry finish melts seamlessly into the skin, and helps to absorb excess shine so that the complexion appears perfected and flawless. Its high SPF 50 protection also shields against those damaging UV rays and free radicals to keep your complexion looking youthful and radiant.

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  2. Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster
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    Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster

    For those with especially oily or combination skin, applying a sun cream alongside your regular moisturiser can cause your skin to become more oily and breakout.

    The Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster can be mixed into your regular moisturiser, but still offers the same great UVA and UVB protection to keep your skin protected.

    The booster itself has an SPF of 50, and contains both Grape Seed and Green Tea Extracts, which are brimming with Vitamins C and E, alongside antioxidants to keep the skin healthy, hydrated and supremely protected.

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  3. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense
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    Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense

    If you have dry or dehydrated skin that soaks up the first sign of cream, you will love Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense.

    Although it’s not as rich as the traditional Eight Hour Cream, it feels intensely hydrating on the face and helps to soothe any sign of irritation or dryness on the skin, while it’s oil free formula won’t cause your complexion to become oily or breakout.

    With an SPF of 50, it shields skin against both damaging UVA and UVB rays, reducing the chances of surface cell skin damage and premature ageing, which will keep your complexion healthy and glowing.

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  4. Murad Environmental Shield Essential C Day Moisture
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    Murad Environmental Shield Essential C Day Moisture

    Murad’s Environmental Shield is the ideal daily SPF for those with slightly drier and more dehydrated skin types, as it gives an intense moisture boost at the same time as protecting from damaging UV rays.

    The moisturising sunscreen offers SPF 30, which blocks out at least 97% of the sun’s harmful rays while also protecting your skin against free radical damage. It’s also enriched with powerful antioxidants which heal and restore environmentally stressed skin and leaves your complexion looking radiant.

    Its high Vitamin C content also helps to boost the skin’s luminosity and restore tired and dulling areas to leave the complexion looking brighter and healthier.

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  5. Zelens Daily Defence Sunscreen
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    Zelens Daily Defence Sunscreen

    Zelens is one of the most advanced skincare brands on the market, thanks to its founder, Dr. Marko Lens. Their products are not only developed with the best ingredients, but the most innovative scientific technology, to help deliver tangible and real results.

    The Zelens Daily Defense Sunscreen is the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t like the traditional feel of sun creams on the skin. Its lightweight formula melts into the skin, without leaving a white cast or oily residue behind.

    The SPF 30 is delivered through a unique system, which has organic UV filters in silica-based capsules, to help give that weightless feeling on the complexion, whilst still offering intense protection. Vitamin C is also included to help brighten the skin and keep it glowing and healthy, whilst also reducing the ageing effects of pigmentation.

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  6. Clinique Mineral Sunscreen
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    Clinique Mineral Sunscreen

    For those with sensitive skin, chemical-based sunscreens can cause breakouts and irritation, so using a mineral one will help to reduce the chances of your skin become aggravated.

    Clinique’s Mineral Sunscreen Fluid helps to shield the skin against damaging UV rays with the help of Titanium and Zinc Oxide, which offer broad spectrum protection. Its lightweight formula doesn’t make the skin feel oily either, so your complexion will appear perfected no matter how many times you reapply.

    As it feels weightless, it’s also ideal to use during sports as it won’t sweat off and cause your pores to become clogged.

     

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  7. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist
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    La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist

    This invisible face mist from La Roche-Posay is the sun cream of dreams no matter what your skin type, thanks to its very unique formulation.

    As it’s invisible, it feels weightless and mists over the skin completely dry. This makes it ideal for those who like to wear a little makeup in the day, but want to make sure their skin remains protected, as it can be used both under and over cosmetics.

    It has a huge SPF 50 protection, and complete broad protection, which helps to shield your skin from both damaging UVA and UVB rays, while its hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic formula makes it ideal for those with extremely sensitised skin.

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  8. Estée Lauder Advanced Anti-Oxidant Sun Cream
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    Estée Lauder Advanced Anti-Oxidant Sun Cream

    Estée Lauder’s beautifully lightweight yet nourishing sun protectant lotion helps to shield the skin against damaging UV rays and environmental aggressors to leave it radiant and healthy.

    The lightweight formula has a sheer texture to it, meaning it glides onto the skin and melts in perfectly to leave your complexion feeling nourished and comfortable.

    Its SPF 50 sunscreen filter helps to safeguard your skin against free radical, UV and surface cellular damage, to leave it feeling healthy, hydrated and looking incredibly radiant.

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  9. Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield
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    Omorovicza Mineral UV Shield

    Omorovicza is one of the best brands to use if you have sensitive skin as their gentle formulas are enriched with nourishing and softening ingredients.

    Their Mineral UV Shield contains a blend of Zinc and Titanium Dioxide to shield the skin against damaging UV rays, while the formula contains a blend of minerals to keep it healthy and glowing.

    The finish is matte, making it ideal for those with oily skin to help keep the complexion shine-free and perfected.

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  10. Alpha-H Essential Moisturiser SPF 50
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    Alpha-H Essential Moisturiser SPF 50

    The Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser is ideal for all skin types thanks to its gentle yet protective formulation.

    Its formula is both non-comedogenic and non-whitening, meaning it won’t block your pores or leave a white cast behind on your skin. Thanks to its high SPF 50 factor, the sun cream helps to shield your skin against both UVA and UVB rays, protecting your cells against free radical damage and premature ageing.

    Because of its matte finish, it’s ideal for warm summer days, when you want your complexion to look shine-free and perfected, as well as a priming makeup base.

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Following your day in the sun, make sure you apply a soothing after sun lotion to your face and body to keep it protected and nourished. We love La Roche-Posay’s Posthelios After Sun Gel as it feels incredibly soothing on sun-drenched skin.

Read our pharmacist’s advice on giving yourself a sun MOT before you head out in the heat this year to give your skin the best protection possible.



Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!