14th May 2011

Our Pick of the Best Sun Protection for the Face and Body

Ideally, you should wear some kind of SPF all year round. Even though the sun may be tucked behind the clouds, powerful UVA rays are present for most of the year. UVA rays are also the ones that accelerate ageing, so making sure that your moisturiser or foundation has an SPF is the perfect way to ensure that you’re well protected.

When the sun comes out, you have to make sure that you’re well protected against the skin damaging properties of UVB rays, too. Those are the ones that tan the skin, but they also have the capacity to encourage hyperpigmentation, moles, and even skin cancer. Make sure you make a broad spectrum SPF and apply it thoroughly, as even the highest of protections aren’t as effective if they’re not slathered on properly! Here are our picks of the latest and the greatest in sun protection for the face, and for the body…..
Face Sun Protection SPF
1) Vichy Capital Soleil Cream Face Emulsion Dry Touch SPF30
This high protection sunscreen is perfect for sensitive and oily skin thanks to its non-irritating, anti-shine formula. It dries to a lovely matte finish, and keeps skin comfortable.

2) Snowberry Every Day SPF15
This light-as-a-feather sunscreen actively reduces dryness, roughness and fine lines whilst protecting your skin. The 100% natural sunscreens ensure a gentle, restful feel on the skin.

3) Clarins UV Plus Protective Day Screen SPF40
A mineral sunscreen that does it all: protecting skin from free radicals and UV rays, while helping your makeup to stay put for longer. Use after your moisturiser, wait a moment, and then apply makeup as usual.

4) Clarins Sun Wrinkle Control Cream for Face High Protection UVB30
This brand new formulation provides reinforced sun protection that is photostable, heat resistant and is ideal for all skin types – even the most sensitive.

5) Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisturiser SPF20
A lightweight, non-oily moisturiser with a built-in sunscreen that is adapted to the specific skincare needs of men. Slap it on, and feel secure in the knowledge that you’re well protected.
Body Sun Protection SPF

1) Vichy Capital Soleil Milk Skin Cell Sun Protection SPF50+
Sheer, non-sticky and comfortable, this very high protection lotion ensures you’re taken care of in the sun. If you’re particularly sensitive to the sun’s rays, this is the cream for you.

2) Clarins Sun Care Milk-Lotion Spray Very High Protection UVB50+
A versatile way to apply your sun protection, this high performance, multi-filter formulation sprays in a lightweight mist and resists perspiration and water.

3) Avene Very High Protection Spray SPF50+
Protect sensitive skin with this gentle formulation, a broad spectrum UVB and UVA sunscreen enriched with added natural spring water.

4) Lancaster Monaco Hydrating Body Lotion SPF30
A calming and soothing sun protection formulation that is oil-free, hydrating, and replenishes moisture to restore suppleness. The focus upon moisturisation is a plus!

5) Caudalie Soleil Divin Body Sunscreen SPF20
With its velvety, transparent finish, this formulation ensures that the skin is protected with new generation UVA/UVB sun filters and a non-greasy formulation.

 

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