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From primers and skin tints to wa­ter­proof sun­screens and oh-soluxe for­mu­las, these SPF guards will shield you from the blaz­ing sun.

SHISEIDO PER­FECT UV PRO­TEC­TOR S SPF50+/PA++++ ($63)

Ever get the nag­ging sus­pi­cion that you didn’t even out your sun­screen ap­pli­ca­tion? You don’t have to worry with this sun­screen as it uses the Su­per Veil-v 360 tech­nol­ogy, which is said to help form a pro­tec­tive layer even over the tini­est bumps and de­pres­sions in your skin so noth­ing gets missed. There’s also the Wet­force tech­nol­ogy which re­port­edly strength­ens this pro­tec­tive layer when it comes into con­tact with wa­ter or per­spi­ra­tion, mak­ing this prod­uct wa­ter­proof and ideal for the beach, wa­ter sports or just very hu­mid days. As this sun­screen is free of parabens, al­co­hol and fra­grances, it is suit­able for sen­si­tive skin and even young chil­dren.

LAURA MERCIER FOUN­DA­TION PRIMER – PRO­TECT

BROAD SPEC­TRUM SPF 30 SUN­SCREEN/PA+++ ($55)

Its name may be a mouth­ful but that’s only be­cause this oil-free creamy gel is one su­per multi-tasker. While it pro­tects skin from sun dam­age, it also primes your com­plex­ion for a smoother, more flaw­less makeup ap­pli­ca­tion and keeps your foun­da­tion look­ing fresh for longer. The for­mula also uses vi­ta­mins A and E for their con­di­tion­ing ben­e­fits. And be­cause it’s der­ma­tol­o­gist-tested and not made with fra­grances or oil, it’s ideal for sen­si­tive skin.

YSL BEAUTÉ OR ROUGE UV PRO­TEC­TION SPF 50/PA+++ ($179)

The lux­ury Or Rouge skin­care line gets its anti-age­ing pow­ers from the pis­til of the saf­fron flower from the Moroc­can At­las moun­tains. Re­cently, YSL Beauté dis­cov­ered that saf­fron also has a unique gly­can with anti-pol­lu­tion prop­er­ties. Just the thing an all-rounder sun­screen needs to pro­tect skin from all sorts of UVA and UVB dam­age. The tex­ture doesn’t dis­ap­point ei­ther. For those of us who have be­come well-ac­quainted with the light­est of sun­screens, this one ups the game fur­ther by melt­ing on skin and mak­ing it matte, smooth and ra­di­ant.

CHANEL UV ES­SEN­TIEL MULTIPROTECTION DAILY DE­FENDER SPF30/PA+++ AND UV ES­SEN­TIEL MULTI-PRO­TEC­TION DAILY DE­FENDER SPF50+/PA+++ ($85 EACH)

There’s a lot go­ing on in­side our skin cells. For in­stance, cer­tain pro­teins known as SPRRS help to pro­tect skin from ex­ter­nal stres­sors. But these SPRRS can lose their po­tency af­ter skin has been ex­posed to en­vi­ron­men­tal ag­gres­sors for a long time. In comes tiare flower, which, the Chanel labs have dis­cov­ered, stim­u­lates SPRRS, even un­der long-term stress. You’ll get the flower ex­tract in the brand’s choice of two sun­screens, which are said to keep skin plump and ra­di­ant.

ESTÉE LAUDER CRES­CENT WHITE FULL CY­CLE BRIGHT­EN­ING UV PRO­TEC­TOR SPF50/PA++++ ($86)

This gives you the best of both worlds: it has a high SPF but comes in a light, easy-to-blend tex­ture. The use of pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dants in the for­mula means that this sun­screen can pro­tect skin from ox­ida­tive dam­age and pre­vent spots from form­ing. Plus, it has sooth­ing an­ti­ir­ri­tants to calm skin – some stud­ies have dis­cov­ered that in­flamed skin can be more prone to hy­per­pig­men­ta­tion.

NARS VEL­VET MATTE SKIN TINT SPF30/PA+++ ($70)

Avail­able in nine shades, this gives skin a soft-fo­cus ef­fect by blur­ring out im­per­fec­tions with some­thing known as Trans­par­ent Blur­ring Pow­ders. You’ll get a nat­u­ral fin­ish cou­pled with a vel­vety feel. And be­cause the for­mula is sheer enough, you can use this tint on its own if you don’t need or like too much cov­er­age.

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