Whether indoors or out in the sun – sunscreens are a must. Consistency is key and everyday application of SPF will allow you to truly experience its benefits. Not only just protection from harmful UV rays, sunscreen is one of your biggest anti-ageing tools. From on-the-go sun sticks to comfortable gel formulas, we’ve narrowed down our favourite SPF picks of the year!
Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+ Luminising Sun Serum Skinscreen
Ultra Violette or Vi has finally landed on our shores at Sephora. Wanting to innovate and stray away from the sticky, thick formulas of traditional SPFs, founders Bec Jefferd and Ava Matthews dreamt of creating a more comfortable but equally protective experience. Its Queen Screen SPF50+ Luminising Sun Serum Skinscreen is as lightweight as a serum and glides onto the skin like one too.
Supergoop! Every. Single. Face. SPR-Shield Watery Lotion
Supergroup! have launched their Every. Single. Face. SPR-Shield Watery Lotion and it has quickly become a favourite of ours! Its hydrating, lightweight formula is ideal for our humid climate and it instantly sets onto the skin, just like a moisturiser would.
Shiseido Clear Suncare Stick SPF 50+ PA++++
Constantly sold out, this sun stick from Shiseido tops our list as best sun stick. Its non-greasy, lightweight formula effortlessly glides across the skin to provide optimal UV protection. Stick sunscreens work perfectly for reapplication throughout the day and we find that this one plays well with make-up on too.
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk
Anessa’s new mild collection looks to provide stronger protection against UV rays, with kinder formulations. Their Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk has a rich emulsion texture that is backed with Smooth PROTECT Technology. Dispersing nano-level UV protection agents to ensure maximum sun protection, this formula is even suitable for babies too!
Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Moisturiser
Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor is a two-in-one that works perfectly for those lazy days. Both a moisturiser and an SPF, this lightweight, oil free formula essentially goes invisible on the skin and address dehydration, discoloration, dark spots.
Lancôme UV Expert Youth-Shield™ Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++
Lancôme boasts a large répertoire of sunscreens, offering a finish and formula for just about anyone. What stands out to us most is their Youth-Shield™ Aqua Gel. Offering long UVA, UVB and urban pollution coverage, this gel also provides instant hydration.
Dermalogica Clear Start Clearing Defense SPF 30
Home to some of our favourite acne-clearing products, Clear Start have now introduced an SPF to their product wardrobe too! Its a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen that shields skin from environmental stressors, whilst disrupting congestion. Its ultra-lightweight formula has a matt finish to help keep skin smooth and shine-free.
Biossance Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 PA +++
This squalene boosted SPF deeply hydrates whilst adding a protective film over the face for optimal UV ray protection. This zinc sheer mineral sunscreen is reef-safe and blends into all skin tones fast without leaving a trace.