19th April 2019

5 SPFS for People Who Hate Wearing Sun Cream

“I want an SPF that feels as if I’m wearing nothing, but I also want to trust that my skin is protected.” Does this sound familiar?

Without sounding like a broken record, SPF is essential. We all know ultraviolet rays can be harmful; skin cancer and photo-ageing just two of the many. Which is why come rain or shine; it’s important to find a texture that suits your skin and lifestyle, as there are a lot of other elements that we need to be defending our skin from.

Finding the right SPF is a common issue for a lot of people, but it’s actually more of a chore; it should be easy to shield your skin. But that’s why I’m here, I’m about to change your protection perceptions because believe it or not, there’s an SPF out there for everyone without the white cast or sticky textures that so many of us hate.

 

#1 The Make-up Lover’s SPF

Image of Filorga UV Bronze Sun Mist Hydra-Refreshing Anti-Ageing Sun Mist SPF50+

Filgora UV Bronze Hydra Refreshing Anti-Ageing Sun Mist 50+

Texture: Fine Mist
Type: Chemical
Wear: Face

Why you’ll love it:
• No white cast
• Suitable for dark skin
• Non-sticky
• Non-comedogenic
• Safe to use during pregnancy
• Water resistant
• Safe for acne-prone skin
• Handbag size
• Can be used on top of makeup

Is the reason you hate wearing SPF is because they feel heavy? Or, you don’t want a sticky texture to interfere with your makeup? If so, Filorga UV Bronze Mist is the one for you. The UV Bronze Mist feels completely weightless, it’s so lightweight, you may even feel like your skin isn’t protected, but in fact, it’s the complete opposite. UV Bronze defends skin with photo-activated technology, which means, it uses the sun’s energy to boost your protection, making sure that whenever you come into contact with UV, its ability to defend and nourish skin throughout the day enhances. A 15-second spritz across your face is more than enough to keep you protected (make sure you top up every 80 minutes).

I touched on the texture above, but until you spray it yourself, you won’t realise how refreshing this mist is. Micro-encapsulated glacier water is what instantly cools and calms skin, which is ideal on a balmy day, or even between touch-ups. A final note for the glow-getters: if tanning safely is important to you, Filorga’s tan-enhancing veil combines moisture (polysaccharide) with the ‘beauty vitamin’ vitamin H to help prolong your tan. If you’re looking for a body SPF, try the UV Bronze SPF50+ Body Spray instead.

Love mists? You can read more about them here.

 

#2 The Second Skin SPF

Avene B Protect SPF 50+

Avene Sun Care Very High Protection B-Protect SPF50+

Texture: Emulsion
Type: Chemical
Wear: Face

Why you’ll love it:
• No white cast
• Non-sticky
• Non-comedogenic
• Tinted formula
• Safe to use during pregnancy
• Water resistant
• Safe for acne-prone skin
• Skincare benefits
• Suitable for rosacea
• Handbag size

B Protect lets you keep your skincare and makeup steps minimal, as layering isn’t needed when you use this sunscreen. Perfect for both busy mornings and lazy days on the beach, its colour-adapting cream changes to fit your skin, giving you not only lightweight coverage and high SPF protection but a confidence boost too – it’s an ideal match if your biggest bugbears are related to thicker textures and white casts.

Avene’s B Protect is formulated to fit the needs of sensitive skin, and it’s all thanks to the exclusive Sunsitive® ingredient. This is what offers optimum protection against pollution and UVB-UVA rays. Fans of Avene skincare will also love the fact their iconic Thermal Spring Water is also present – its ability to calm and nourish the skin is world-famous!

When you first dispense B Protect, it appears white. To activate the colour-adapting technology, use your fingers to apply, as the heat and movement from the way you apply are what makes the micro-encapsulated pigments blend into your skin for a seamless fit.

 

#3 The Pleasurable SPF

Eucerin Pigment Control Sun Fluid SPF50+

Eucerin Sun Face Pigment Control SPF50+

Texture: Cream
Type: Chemical
Wear: Face

Why you’ll love it:
• Safe to use during pregnancy
• No white cast
• Non-comedogenic
• Water resistant
• Suitable for dark skin
• Non-sticky
• Reduces the risk of pigmentation

UV rays are one of the worse accelerators of pigmentation, that’s where the Eucerin Pigment Control SPF can make a daily difference to those who suffer from dark spots, brown spots and discolouration but hate sticky textures.

Skincare experts, Eucerin have paired their exceptional knowledge of our skin with innovative technology to create an SPF that not only prevents further pigmentation caused by sun damage but also helps teach skin to repair itself throughout the day due to a high antioxidant ingredient list.

Patented by Eucerin, Thiamidol is the one to take note of here, as it directly targets the cause of hyperpigmentation, stopping discolouration in its tracks when you’re in and out of sunlight. There are impressive stats with this one too. After two weeks of using this SPF, 97% of 160 women (aged 25-55) stated that dark spots decreased, and after four weeks 99% agreed that their dark spots reduced utterly – it’s a no brainer.

 

#4 The Easy SPF

Bioderma Photoderm MAX Sun Mist SPF50+

Bioderma Photoderm MAX Sun Mist SPF50+

Texture: Fine Mist
Type: Chemical
Wear: Face/Body

Why you’ll love it:
• No white cast
• Suitable for dark skin
• Non-sticky
• Easy to use
• Non-comedogenic
• Suitable for acne
• Suitable for rosacea
• Water resistant

If you like your SPF application to be quick, simple and extremely efficient, your match is the Bioderma Photoderm MAX Sun Mist SPF50+. This mist can be sprayed at any angle (to the face and body), which makes protecting hard to reach places, easy.

That’s not it, the ultra-fine mist is what really sets it apart; despite its hardcore level of high protection, this SPF feels like a burst of fresh water on the skin – it’s weightless. The signature Bioderma Photoderm Celluar Bioprotection is what defends skin cells and their DNA, decreasing molecular damage caused by sunlight. It’s a great option for those who are serious about protecting their skin but hate the process of doing so. Learn more about the other SPFs Bioderma have to offer here.

 

#5 The Comfortable SPF

Image of La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid SPF30

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid SPF30

Texture: Fluid
Type: Chemical
Wear: Face

Why you’ll love it:
• Suitable for dark skin
• Non-sticky
• Safe to use during pregnancy
• Non-comedogenic
• Great makeup base
• Sweat-proof
• Anti-sand formula
• Pocket size

Anthelios needs no introduction, but the new Shaka Fluid does. An updated version of the cult-favourite, Anthelios Ultra Light Fluid, over 30 years of research has gone into this formulation, and it contains the highest level of UVA protection in any La Roche-Posay SPF, ever!

More comfortable and performance-proof than ever before, when you thought things couldn’t get any better, this re-formulation prides itself on being an SPF that ticks all of the sensorial boxes for people that hate sunscreen. No matter your skin type, the Shaka Fluid is perfect for men, makeup bases and making sure you feel confident and protected when going outside. Shaka Fluid is also available in SPF 50+ and a tinted SPF50+ too.

 

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