When it comes to protecting your skin against sun damage and premature cellular ageing, we always recommend using a high SPF sunscreen to ensure your delicate complexion has the best protection possible. But, for extra protection and everyday use, we have rounded up our favourite moisturisers with SPF that are perfect to use if you're running around town or heading to work and don't need to wear a traditional sunblock.
When to use SPF moisturisers
An SPF should be worn every day to protect the skin from damaging UV rays that can be harmful even on cloudy days. SPF moisturisers keep the skin supported and shielded from damage and keep the complexion looking even and youthful, however studies have shown that many users don't adequately cover vulnerable parts of the face such as the eyelids. Therefore make sure to ensure that the whole face is covered with your SPF, especially during the hotter months.
Which are the best moisturisers with SPF?
- Clinique Smart SPF 15 Custom Repair Moisturiser - Combination to Oily Skin
- Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturising Balm with SPF 25
- La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Rich
- Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30
- Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturiser For Face Spf 15
- Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Moisture Cream
- Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50
- CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25
- Zelens Daily Defence Moisturiser
- ARK Essential Skin Protector with SPF 30
1.Clinique Smart SPF 15 Custom Repair Moisturiser - Combination to Oily SkinClinique's Smart SPF 15 Custom Repair Moisturiser is the perfect everyday hydrating cream for the warmer months. Formulated for combination to oily skin, the moisturiser fast absorbs and helps to guard against unwanted shine that may become more common in the heat. The spf 15 shields against UVA and UVB rays, creating a veil of both protection and moisture to keep the complexion healthy and glowing.
2.Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturising Balm with SPF 25We absolutely love Bobbi Brown's Extra Repair Moisturising Balm, which has the added benefit of an SPF 25 to shield against sun damage. Its super hydrating formula contains a unique Extra Repair Complex, made with clary sage ferment and Argireline® Peptide to improve skin moisture levels both in the short and long term.
3.La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV RichSuitable for all skin types, but especially great for fair or sensitised skin prone to redness, the La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Rich helps to hydrate, soothe and even out the skin, helping to reduce redness. Made with Â La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water, the moisturiser is hypoallergenic and free from fragrance and parabens.
4.Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30If you're looking to both protect against premature ageing as well as reducing any existing lines and wrinkles, the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30 is an innovative blend of broad spectrum spf mixed with potent Ginkgo Biloba that soothes over the skin, visibly improving firmness and elasticity. The fast absorbing, factor 30 cream absorbs quickly into the skin without any streaky or greasy residue.
5.Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturiser For Face Spf 15If you're a fan of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour range, then you will love this Intensive Daily Moisturiser with Spf 15. The rich and nourishing cream hydrates the skin for up to eight hours, also protecting it throughout the day from harmful rays from the sun. The moisturiser blends into the skin, leaving it feeling softer and refreshed.
6.Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Ageing Moisture CreamWe love Elizabeth Arden's Prevage skincare collection, and for an everyday moisturiser with SPF, you can't get any better than the Anti-Ageing Moisture Cream. Made using unique Idebenone technology, the lightweight lotion shields skin against damaging UV rays and environmental aggressors, whilst also fighting against premature ageing.
7.Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50Perfect for creating a smooth and even base before applying makeup, the Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream Plus SPF50 is a lightweight and non-sticky formula that melts into the skin. The hydrating formula guards the skin from UVA and UVB rays, as well as protecting against free radicals in the environment that can also contribute to skin damage.
8.CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25Enriched with three naturally occurring ceramides as well as ultra-hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, the CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 soothes and calms the skin, intensely moisturising to improve the complexion. The lightweight lotion defends against UV rays, helping to support the skin's natural barrier.
9.Zelens Daily Defence MoisturiserLoved by celebrities and influencers including Caroline Hirons herself, the Zelens Daily Defence Moisturiser helps to strengthen the skin's barrier to both protect from the signs of ageing and from harmful UV rays. The moisturiser uses micro capsules that form a layer over the skin to shield it from the sun and free-radicals in the atmosphere that can cause damage and wrinkles. Vitamin C in the formula also helps to give your complexion a brightening boost, leaving your skin glowing.
10.ARK Essential Skin Protector with SPF 30The Ark Essential Skin Protector has an SPF of 30 which helps to shield the skin against damaging UV rays and harmful environmental aggressors. In addition, it makes the perfect primer for makeup application as it glides smoothly onto the skin, melting and creating a flawless canvas for your foundation base.