Best sunscreens to protect your skin
On the hunt for the best sunscreens to protect your skin? Stay cool, calm and portected throughout high summer and beyond with the Wellbeing team’s firm favourites.
Best sunscreens to protect your face
Bioderma Photoderm AR SPF 50+
If you’re after a one-product-wonder, we recommend this tinted formula for your face. It’s non-greasy and provides a hint of coverage as well as heaps of protection. With just one (fair) shade in the range it won’t work for everyone, however. If you need a deeper shade, we recommend bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30.
Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Ultralight UVA/UVA SPF 25
This non-chalky, non-sticky formula is ideal for self-confessed sun cream hates. It sits well underneath makeup and is more reminiscent of a primer than a sunscreen. At a relatively low SPF 25, it’s more suited to day-to-day life than an afternoon spent soaking rays.
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Amazinc SPF 50 Mineral Sun Screen
Looking for a plastic-free option? This face and body formula is packaged in a 100% recyclable aluminium bottle. The protective zinc oxide is suspended in a blend of olive and almond oils, designed to keep skin soft and supple.
Dr Sam’s Flawless Daily Sunscreen
Blemish-prone skin? This dermatologist-designed formula is non-comedogenic (doesn’t block pores) and offers punchy SPF 50 protection. Like a serum in a sunscreen, it also contains 5% niacinamide (vitamin B3), adding a bonus boost to the skin’s defences.
Best sunscreens to protect your body
Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen SPF30+
A cult, family-favourite brand from Australia, this mineral screen rubs in very well and suits sensitive skins. Youngsters will like the way the cap turns blue in UV light – a useful reminder to reapply.
Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF50+
This very high-protection spray is one of the best we’ve found for the body. It’s easy to use and rubs in pretty well. It’s also fragrance-free and water resistant. While not entirely without synthetic chemicals, it is well-tolerated by sensitive skin.
Organii Sun Milk SPF50
This mineral sun milk is fragrance, colour and paraben-free as well as water-resistant. With naturally moisturising ingredients including calendula extract, argan and jojoba oil, it’s a good option for dry skin-types.