These savvy SPFS offer much more than just sun protection…
The Complexion perfecting Primer
Korean women know a thing or two about keeping their skin in check. so when they champion anspf, we take note. say hello to thank you farmer sun project Shimmer ess en cespf 30,£27 at cult Beauty. this next generation sun screen combines the hydration of a moisturiser with the soft-focus effect of a blur balm and leaves skin with the dreamiest glow.
The Citysmart Spritz
Thanks to ridiculously high levels of pollution, urban dwellers need to up the ante when it comes to their SPF. Thankfully, Garnier Moisture Bomb Multi-protecting Hydrating Mist SPF30,£9.99, teams two of the most powerful complexion defenders. Pomegranate extract helps to fight off the bad bits of pollution that are flung } at skin every day, while a hit of hydration floods skin with moisture so it becomes better at protecting itself. The added SPF and handy spritz delivery system also means it takes milliseconds to spray across skin – a must-have for those on the go.
The Sand-fighting SPF
Sand and sun cream don’ t exactly make the perfect partners. until now. vichy’ s Anti-sand Milk SPF30,£18, contains special technology that prevents those pesky sand grains from sticking to your skin. Completely non-greasy, the cream-meets-lotion hybrid sinks into skin within seconds. It’s also great for those with sensitive skin. This gives a whole new meaning to beach beauty!
The al- natural nourisher
Although mineral sun creams are safer for us (the particles are too big to be absorbed into skin), they’re more expensive to formulate than chemical versions and tend to leave a thick, chalky cast. Meet the first 100 per cent natural mineral formula, which has been two years in the making. Rich in antioxidants and blended with plant oils, you’ll find no harmful ingredients in Tropic Tinted Skin Shade Facial Sun Protection SPF50, £24 , and it won’t leave you looking like Casper the ghost. The shade suits all skins, provides UVA and UVB protection and looks like you’re wearing a BB cream and nothing else.
The fitness-friendly formula
Swimming pools and the sea were once a sun-care sticking point, but Shiseido’s Wetforce Sports BB SPF 50+,£32, cleverly uses water to its advantage. The sweatier you get (or the more times you jump into the pool), the harder the formula works to protect you from sun damage. You don’t have to compromise on coverage either, because its flattering skin tint masks imperfections to give instant and natural radiance, so you can skip the foundation altogether. Hallelujah!
The Pimple-protecting cream
Every girl with blemish-prone skin knows that sunscreens are their kryptonite. Mineral SPFS tend to sit on top of the skin and gunk up pores, while chemical ones irritate it, leading to breakouts. Step forward your new sun-care superhero: Avene Cleanance Solaire SPF50,£16. It’s the only SPF proven to protect skin from harmful rays and fight blemishes simultaneously. If that wasn’t enough, it also manages to mop up any excess oil, priming skin so you can ace your make-up application. In a nutshell? This product is spot on.
The Sweatproof Pro
Going to Glasto? Planning a blowout in Ibiza? Do not go anywhere without packing La Roche Posay Anthelios Anti-shine Invisible Mist SPF50,£14. The high-tech formula has the unique ability to absorb up to 100x its weight in sebum, meaning no matter how hard you party (and sweat), your make-up will never migrate down your face. The formulation is so scientific that it was NASA which originally harnessed it for its anti-sweat superpowers. Plus: its weightless texture melts into skin so seamlessly you don’t even know it’s there, so you can spritz over make-up throughout the day. Genius!