The sun is starting to shine again, and whether you’re hitting the beach abroad this summer or simply catching the rays at home (fingers crossed), stocking up on essential SPF starts now. It’s well-known that SPF is a must to protect your skin from sun damage and defend it from signs of ageing, but nobody likes that notorious sticky feeling we all associate with it, and constantly re-applying it throughout the day can be a bore.
So if the thought of slapping on the sun cream leaves you feeling a bit deflated, we’ve rounded up the best of SPF to keep you covered from head to toe without feeling like an oil slick, as well as some smart, fuss-free SPF-infused make-up that gives you a bit of that everyday protection we all need. Bring on the sunshine!
Make your foundation work a bit harder to protect your skin with Bobbi Brown's Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, which boasts an impressive SPF 40 that you won't even notice is there. It's ideal for everyday protection, plus it gives your skin fresh-looking coverage that lasts all day.
For a heavy-duty SPF infusion that feels lighter than air, go for Full Coverage SPF 50+ from IT Cosmetics, which delivers protection from harmful rays but feels like skincare. It's great for smoothing out the look of imperfections too, making it a great all-rounder for every day.
If you're worried about looking washed out by stark-white SPF, look no further than Sun Protection Tinted Face Fluid from Ultrasun, which gives your face a subtle golden tint that you can wear alone or under your make-up. It's a non-sticky, oil-free formula that won't spoil your look.
Lips are easy to ignore when it comes to SPF, but they shouldn't be neglected when you're in the sun. Go for a multi-tasking fusion of protections and colour with Gatineau's Perfection Ultime Nourishing Lip Balm, which gives you SPF 15 and a gorgeous tint to see you through those summer days.
Hydrate and protect in one with this Skinlongevity Moisturiser from Bareminerals, which gives you strong SPF 30 protection to combat those rays in a lovely lightweight formula you'll actually want to wear. Plus, it gives your complexion a gorgeous radiant glow.