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Why SPF mists are our new summer staples

Why SPF mists are our new summer staples
Team LF
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SPF mists are great to use on the face if you don't like the feeling of a traditional sun lotion. Lightweight in texture and feel, they melt into the skin to create an invisible barrier against damaging UV rays.

In addition, they are great to keep in your bag while you're out and about as it means you can top up your sun protection without reaching for sticky lotions and creams. To be used both under and over makeup, they are without a doubt our number 1 sun essential for summer 2018.

Top 5 SPF mists

  1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Mist
  2. Pixi Sun Mist
  3. Filorga UV-Bronze Mist
  4. Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Sun Mist
  5. Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin Mist

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist

This is hands down one of our favourite SPF mists, and indeed sunscreens. An easy to use spritzer that doesn't leave the skin feeling oily or looking shiny, the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Mist can be applied over makeup to keep your SPF protection topped up throughout the day. It shields against both UVA and UVB rays, and is also free from fragrance and parabens, as well as being non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Pixi Sun Mist

Pixi's Sun Mist has an SPF of 30 to shield against harfmul UV rays, while natural and botanical extracts of sunflower and cucumber help to soothe irrirated and reactive skin. It's great for all skin types, and helps to cool the skin when it gets too hot. This mist does need to be applied 15 minutes prior to going in the sun, and topped up every 40 minutes for maximum protection.

Filorga UV-Bronze Mist

If you want to protect your skin whilst gaining a gorgeous glow, you will love Filorga's UV-Bronze Mist. Shielding against harmful UV rays, the SPF mist is enriched with Vitamin H to improve radiance, hyaluronic acid micro-encapsulated glacial water to hydrate and photo-activated technology to protect against premature signs of ageing caused by sun damage.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Sun Mist

If you have super-sensitive, reactive or easily-irritated skin, then you will love the Garnier Ambre Solaire Sensitive Sun Mist. With an SPF 50, it offers some of the highest protection against UVA and UVB rays, while Bitamin E and a unique antioxidant complex help to keep the skin calm, cool, hydrated and free from irritation.

Bioderma Hydrabio Eau de Soin Mist

Bioderma's Hydrabio Eau de Soin Mist was one of the first SPF mists to exist, and although more have come to market, it still remains one of the best. Hypoallergenic. non-comedogenic, and free from parabens, fragrance and alcohol, it's one of the best SPF mists for sensitive skin types. Shielding against damaging UV rays, the lightweight mist also helps to cool and hydrate, leaving skin feeling calm and comfortable.

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