Searching for a Sunscreen

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You’ve heard it before. You’ll hear it again. When you wear an SPF every day you are making your way to healthy, and healthier-looking, skin. Using a quality sunscreen means the sun’s UVA and UVB rays are blocked. These rays can damage your skin’s health which can lead to a decrease in elasticity and collagen, an increased risk of skin cancer, fine lines and pigmentation. There are new formulas for sunscreen. You can say goodbye to those days of greasy and sticky SPFs that would clog pores and create a grey hue over dark skin tones. There are now plenty of option that will make you skin feel food and protect your skin. Let’s get started!

EltaMD: UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

An oil-free sunscreen that will help calm and protective even the most sensitive skin prone to discoloration and breakouts. This sunscreen contains Vitamin B3, hyaluronic acid and lactic acid. These ingredients help promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. It’s very lightweight and silky to wear, so it can be worn beneath make-up, or on its own.

Cetaphil: Daily Face Moisturiser with SPF 50+

A nourishing daily facial moisturiser that will hydrate your skin while containing SPF 50 to protect your skin against damaging sun rays. It is formulated with micronized titanium dioxide which is absorbed quickly into the skin and doesn’t leave a family white residue. It’s perfect for all skin types. This sunscreen is fragrance free, non-greasy and non-comedogenic, so it won’t irritate your skin or clog your pores.

Avène: Very High Protection Anti-Ageing SPF 50+

This is one of my favourite sunscreens to wear in sunny deserts and humid cities. This is a multifunctional sunscreen with anti-ageing properties. It’s got long-lasting capabilities and offers high protection against UVA and UVB rays. It contains antioxidant pre-tocopheryl for cellular protection against free radicals. The brand’s famous spring water will also soothe the skin.

TIZO 2: Facial Primer Sunscreen

This is a non-tinted facial mineral sunscreen that provides sun protection with a matte finish. It layers invisibly under make-up and can easily be used as a replacement for a standard foundation primer. Another benefit of this sunscreen is that it’s photostable, so it won’t degrade in the sunlight. It’s also free of dyes, fragrances, oils, preservatives or chemical sunscreen filters.

Jan Marini: Physical Protectant Broad Spectrum SPF 45

This is a weightless sun protectant that will decrease the risk of premature skin ageing. It has a universal tint. The sunscreen controls oil production and has a sheer but matte finish. This contains green tea extract to provide enhanced free radical protection while calming and soothing the skin from heat and UVA/UVB rays. This is paraben-free, fragrance-free and oil-free.

Skin Ceuticals: Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

A tinted sunscreen fluid with 100% mineral filters and it comes in three shades. This sunscreen will provide a broad spectrum of protection against UVA and UVB sun rays, while simultaneously promoting the natural radiance and a more even skin tone. This can be used on dry, normal, combination and sensitive skin types. Just remember that this is only water resistant for up to 40 minutes – remember to re-apply if swimming!

La Roche-Posay: Anthelios Ultra-Light Invisible Fluid SPF 50+

A favourite among friends and family, this sunscreen has an ultra-resistant formula, and is particularly good for sensitive skin. It offers high protection against sun rays and is comfortable to wear. This bad boy is water, sweat and sand resistant. This is a non-greasy cream that does not leave white mark or migrates. Grab this bottle of sunscreen quickly!

Kiehl’s: Activated Sun Protector 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

A sunscreen formulated with antioxidants to help neutralize any skin-damaging free radicals. This is a very lightweight lotion that also provides a broad spectrum of protection. I adore how the formula delivers on its promise to stay non-greasy and is non-pore clogging. This one is water resistant for 80 minutes, so be sure to reapply frequently. This is a fragrance-free, paraben-free, oil-free option for the everyone.

Neutrogena: CoolDry Sport Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum

Many of us are now exercising outside. You can keep your skin protected from sun damage with this cream. This is an oil-free sunscreen lotion that protects the skin against UVA and UVB rays. The formula features Micromesh Technology, which enables sweat to pass through then evaporate, meanwhile the sun protection remains in place. You don’t have to worry with this one – your skin will be cool, comfortable and protected.

Elizabeth Arden: Prevage City Smart SPF 50

Maybe the best on this list, this sunscreen is a great sunscreen for those living in the city, which is the case for most of us. The sunscreen will strengthen the skin’s natural defenses with the DNA Enzyme Complex and supports the skin’s natural repair systems. The formula protects the skin against dulling pollutants thanks to the smart polymers that form an invisible skin shield. Think of this as the city sunscreen.

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