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The best SPFs for your skin type 2020

The best SPFs for your skin type 2020

With summer officially starting in the UK in just over a week, we’ve been focusing a lot on the importance of SPF (sun protection factor). Though you (hopefully) are already taking expert advice and using an SPF 365 days of the year, whether that be in your favourite moisturiser or in your makeup, in the hotter months we all need to up our game. This means a higher factor SPF for added protection and reapplying during prolonged sun exposure to make sure you are fully protected from the stronger UVA and UVB rays that contribute to skin damage and ageing. For many, this means adding in an extra product to their beauty routine or switching existing products out to make sure you’re getting that added protection, which can be daunting when you’re skin is settled with it’s usual product line up and you don’t know how it will react to this new addition. Fortunately, we have done our research and read the reviews for you to pick out the best SPFs for your skin type. Whether you’re worried about breakouts, excess oil, sensitivity or not meeting your moisture needs, we have the best Sun protection product to keep your skin cool, calm and cared for.

The best SPFs for normal skin

Murad Environmental Shield Essential C Day Moisture Spf 30

Not just an SPF, this Day Moisturiser is ideal for anyone with non-problematic skin that’s looking for some added radiance. The high SPF 30 will keep you protected from sun damage and the antioxidants in the formula help to protect against environmental pollutants that can also lead to premature ageing, dryness and dullness. The Moisturiser hydrates and improves firmness and promotes an all over more healthy complexion, a fantastic option for your new summer day cream!

Ambre Solaire Ultra-Hydrating Shea Butter Sun Protection Cream SPF50

Perfect for both a stay-cation and a suitcase staple when borders open up, the Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultra-Hydrating Sun Cream SPF 50+ shields the skin from both UVA and UVB rays as well as protecting against free radical damage. The formula contains Vitamin C to brighten and nourish and keeps moisture levels topped up. The cream doesn’t feel greasy or sticky on the skin and is water resistant, meaning you can relax and enjoy the rays without worrying about burning no matter what your plans are.

Vichy Idéal Soleil Velvety Cream SPF 50+

If you prefer to keep your usual moisturiser and apply an SPF additionally on top, the Vichy Idéal Soleil Velvety Cream SPF 50+ is a high protection formula that can be applied as a top layer shield before sun exposure, perfect for a day at the beach or soaking up the sun in your garden. The velvety Cream works against UVA and UVB rays to keep sun damage as well as the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots at bay and is enriched with thermal spa water for an added splash of hydration.

The best SPFs for sensitive skin

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Rich

A skin saviour for anyone with sensitive skin, the La Roche Posay Rosaliac UV Rich is an anti-redness moisturiser with UV protection that works to hydrate and soothe the skin to keep it looking even and feeling comfortable. The formula is 100% hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, using minimal ingredients and fragrance that won’t cause even the most sensitive skin to flare up.

ULTRASUN Family SPF 30 – Super Sensitive

Free from oils, emulsifiers and perfumes, the Ultrasun family SPF 30 Super Sensitive is designed to be suitable for children’s delicate skin as well as adults with sensitive skin issues. The long lasting formula only needs to be applied once and will last all day, meaning you can leave your skin feeling settled and protected for hours. The airless pump dispenser effectively prevents product deterioration and contamination meaning your sun screen will last longer and is sure to leave the skin with the same comfortable finish as on the first application.

The best SPFs for dry skin

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Formulated for ageing skin, this high factor 50 SPF is a medium weight moisturiser that intensely hydrates to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. The formula contains a blend of antioxidants that work to protect the skin from free radicals that can dry it out, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and supple.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense For Face Spf 50

Blended with their revolutionary eight hour formula, this Sun Defense Cream by Elizabeth Arden shields the skin from sun damage whilst providing hydration deep into the skins layers. The Cream is lightweight and oil free, meaning moisture without the worry of clogged pores or any greasy residue.

The best SPFs for combination and oily skin

SVR Sebiaclear Daily Sunscreen SPF50

Specifically formulated for oily and blemish prone skin, the SVR Sebiaclear Sunscreen is a high protection daily moisturiser that won’t clog pores or cause existing breakouts to flare up. The blend of Gluconolactone and Niacinamide work to calm and reduce breakouts throughout the day. The lightweight and quick absorbing emulsion leaves a matte finish without any residue or shine.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine SPF50+ Sun Cream

Also lightweight and quick absorbing, this gel Sun Cream by La Roche Posay protects against sun damage and is compatible with all skin types, including those prone to excess oil. The gel leaves an ultra dry finish, helping you maintain a matte complexion throughout the day.

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Holly James

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