Best SPFs for Your Face, Hair and Body

Best SPFs for Your Face, Hair and Body

Whenever we speak to dermatologists and skincare experts, they all consistently remind us that SPF should be an essential element of our beauty routine. A step that can often be skipped or forgotten, sunscreen should be used all year round to protect against sun damage and premature ageing. To celebrate World Sunscreen Day, we’ve created an edit of the must-have SPFs to keep your face, hair and body protected from damaging UV rays.

Best SPFs for Face

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defence Moisturiser

A product loved by beauty influencers, makeup artists and skincare fans alike, the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Great 8 Daily Defence Moisturiser offers multiple skincare benefits in one magical formula.

Feeling lightweight but deeply hydrating, delivering broad spectrum SPF30 protection, and also defending against external aggressors, this product is a must-have in your morning skincare routine. With continued use, this moisturiser even works to clear and clarify the complexion.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream 50ml

Ideal for sensitive skin, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF50 provides multiple benefits to the skin. Gliding smoothly onto the complexion to protect and hydrate, you’ll love how light this feels. It absorbs quickly into the skin, never feeling sticky or heavy, and works perfectly under makeup.

Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector 15g

The Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector is an on-the-go summer essential, designed for convenient SPF top-ups throughout the day. A non-comedogenic formula that is suitable for all skin types, the formula is transparent and can be applied under or over makeup. We love the soft silky feel and the quick time to absorb into the skin.

REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 Mattifying Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen

In recent years, we’ve seen an incredible growth in mineral SPFs, with REN’s Clean Screen Mineral SPF30 leading the way as a mineral, vegan and cruelty-free formula. It’s even made using recycled plastic.

There are so many things to love about this product, from the ingredients to the matte finish. As a daily SPF30 for the face, enjoy UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection, as well as defence against blue light. The gentle effective ingredients make it ideal for all skin types.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick

As well as protecting your face, your lips are also at risk of sun damage. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Lip Protectant Stick coats the lips in a nourishing balm that repairs, nourishes and protects from the sun. The ingredients are chosen for their healing and hydrating properties, including Vitamin E, which make sure that your lips stay smooth and protected all year round.

Best SPFs For Body

Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Milk SPF30

Designed to protect against the four types of sunlight – UVA, UVB, visible light and infared – the Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Milk SPF30 is enriched with a host of effective, hydrating and tan-boosting ingredients. Upon application, it instantly softens and leaves the skin feeling nourished, as well as protected.

Vichy Idéal Soleil Protective Solar Water

Quick to use, multipurpose and instantly hydrating, the Vichy Idéal Soleil Protective Solar Water is a fantastic product for the warmer months. Combining SPF50 properties, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vichy Mineralising Water in a convenient spray bottle, this is a sunscreen product that you’ll enjoy applying. Skin will be noticeably softer and prepped for the sun.

UltraSun SPF50+ Extreme Sun Lotion

Moisture-rich, water-resistant, non-sticky, there are so many benefits to the UltraSun SPF50+ Extreme Sun Lotion. Formulated with extreme sun and sensitive skin in mind, this product sinks in quickly to provide a broad spectrum non-greasy veil of defence against the sun’s rays. The large bottle is ideal for long trips away, or keeping at home for daily use.

Best SPFs for Hair

When you’re planning to be in direct sunlight, the experts advise to wear a hat, but it’s also important to think about using an SPF to protect your hair. Exposure to the sun’s rays often leads to heat damage and premature colour fading.

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

The Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil provides lightweight sun protection for up to sixteen hours, and acts as an invisible layer to defend against harmful UVA/UVB filters. The hydrating ingredients also work to condition, soften and detangle the hair.

Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat / UV Protective Primer

One of Bumble & Bumble’s bestselling products, the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Heat/UV Protective Primer is the first step in your styling routine to protect against heat damage from appliances. It can also be used to defend against sun damage, as the formula is infused with oils that protect each strand from UV rays and frizz. It’s quick and easy to apply, and also has an incredible scent.

Wella Professionals INVIGO Sun UV Hair Color Protection Spray

As part of a full sun care hair routine, the Wella Professionals INVIGO Sun UV Hair Color Protection Spray is designed to minimise the effects of sun exposure on the hair, by coating each strand in this damage defence formula. Enriched with pro-vitamin B5, these ingredients work to maintain hair vibrancy, hydration and overall health. For best results, apply a few minutes before sun exposure, and reapply as needed.

Discover the full range of sun care essentials to ensure you stay protected against the sun all year round.



Writer and expert

Life motto: 'There's no such thing as too many beauty products'

Melissa is currently loving...