In the (now immortal) words of Baz Luhrmann; “If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it.” We all long for that dewy, sun-kissed glow with a sprinkling of freckles on our cheeks but aside from potentially causing cancer, radiation from the sun degrades the collagen in skin to leave us looking anything but youthful. Why it’s time to invest in some sunscreen – your most powerful weapon in the war against skin ageing – preventing the DNA mutations, which accelerate the development of lines, brown patches and loss of elasticity. Here are the 5 best SPF products for the face according to beauty experts at Cult Beauty…
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30 (15ml)
Completely invisible, weightless and scentless, ‘Unseen Sunscreen’ provides broad-spectrum protection that’s reef-friendly (without clogging pores). These non-greasy shields are infused with a cocktail of targeted, skin care ingredients – from blue light-neutralising red algae to hydrating meadow foam seed – and doubles as an excellent primer for make up.
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Sun Project Water Sun Cream SPF50 (50ml)
A moisturiser-meets-sunscreen, ‘Sun Project Water Sun Cream’ has an ultra-light texture that diffuses beautifully – infusing skin with precious water (thanks to high levels of hyaluronic acid), while deflecting DNA-damaging rays.
Clear Moisturiser SPF30 (15ml)
Renowned for being 100% transparent and a trustworthy leader in the beauty industry, PAULA’S CHOICE cuts through the noise to deliver hardworking, science-backed formulas that deliver results and live up to their claims. Ideal for breakout-prone skin types, this lightweight moisturising fluid minimises shine and the appearance of pores while protecting from the ageing and damaging effects of sun damage.
Anti-Wrinkle Face Suncare SPF50 (25ml)
A must-have all year round, Caudalie’s brand new Anti-Wrinkle Face Suncare SPF50 is a lightweight and creamy formula that is water-resistant, non-sticky and doesn’t leave any white cast or ashy tones beneath your make up. Enriched with Caudalie’s renowned organic grape water, not only does this protective formula block UVA/UVB rays from skin it also moisturises and soothes sensitive skin, keeping it in tip-top condition.
Daily Defence – Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (15ml)
Daily Defence is the product of years of intensive research into the impact of UVA and UVB rays on skin cell behaviour, and its’ ultra-lightweight, velvety formula creates a skin-friendly barrier against the ravages wrought via UV exposure, without leaving your face feeling suffocated. It’s a perfect daily moisturiser and a brilliant base for make up – delivering super-charged skin benefit without any all-too-common chalkiness.
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Hettie is the editor and co-founder of DOSE. A keen runner, she’s also partial to a blast of high-intensity and hot yoga. A country girl at heart, she divides her time between London and the lush rolling hills of North Devon. When she’s not jetting off on her next adventure, Hettie can be found in a candle-lit alcove with a laptop, a spaniel and a full bodied Malbec.