Niod Sur­vival, from £20-£25 (vic­to­ri­a­

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If you’re stay­ca­tion­ing or just not on the Med, it’s hard to avoid that smug feel­ing. No suf­fo­cat­ing heat, no hideous de­lays at the air­port. But just be­cause the sun here is gen­tle-to-so­porific, it doesn’t mean your skin doesn’t need pro­tec­tion. While there’s plenty of ammo to sug­gest that load­ing your face with chem­i­cals can­cels out the ben­e­fits of an SPF (es­pe­cially as SPF is such a mis­lead­ing, ob­fus­cated mea­sure­ment and many brands have been shown to fall woe­fully short of their prom­ise), that ar­gu­ment col­lapses when you find the right kind of sun­screen.

Sur­vival is the lat­est won­der po­tion, from cut­tingedge skin­care line Niod. It of­fers a min­eral bar­rier (mean­ing it won’t ox­i­dise on con­tact with the skin) against not just UVA and UVB but against pol­lu­tion and stress.

There are four op­tions, Sur­vival 30, 20, 10 and 0. The num­bers in­di­cate the SPF. 0 is for night. They’re meant for ev­ery­day, have a lovely light tex­ture and can be worn with or with­out foun­da­tion. I think they could be­come an­other new vir­tu­ous habit.

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