5 Best Face SPF
It's no surprise that SPF is the most promising product to keeping your skin looking healthier, younger and evener for longer. It's a power skincare product that shouldn't be missed in any routine, come rain or shine, it's an essential step in morning routines. Going back a good few years and it was hard to find an SPF that wasn't a thick white paste that layered onto the skin without sinking in, leaving an unpleasant greasy white film over the skin that clogged pores and gave face SPF a bad reputation in the beauty industry. Thankfully, a few changes were made, SPF's were forever changing and we now live in a time where SPF's are available in all kinds of forms; creams, light fluids, gels and even sticks, meaning there's something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a moisturiser with SPF, an additional SPF fluid or tinted creams with SPF, I've rounded up my top 5 to try now.
If your skin is sensitive or SPF's can trigger reactions/break outs then this oil-free high protection SPF50 from Jurlique could be the perfect option for you. Defending from UVA and UVB rays this easily absorbed SPF contains marshmallow root extract which contains a high percentage of mucilage which is known for it's softening, balancing and advanced hydrating properties to help protect and re-balance the skin.
A product that was years in the making can only mean good things, right? Dr. Marko Lens has developed a wonder product in the SPF department and one that features special micro-encapsulation technology which basically contains 'invisible on the skin' silica-based capsules that allow maximum sun protection for the most sensitive of skin types. The ultra light-weight, velvety formula creates a barrier on the skin to prevent any external aggressors and UV rays onto the skin without leaving skin feeling blocked or heavy. Due to it's incredibly thin texture, this is a great SPF to wear under makeup and if you don't want to layer on too many skincare products then it works well as a daily moisturiser too due to it's immensely hydrating properties from the added hyaluronic acid.
If you want your SPF to be more skin benefit focussed and a moisturiser hybrid then this luxurious cream from L'occitane is for you but be aware, it only contains SPF20 so for me, I'd wear this as my normal day cream just with a high SPF fluid underneath such as Origins or Jurlique that have a high factor. The Divine cream is another light-weight option that protects the skin from external aggressions such as pollution and sun damage to aid in fighting early signs of ageing by protection from harmful UV rays in addition to nourishing the skin for a radiant effect.
If you live in a city then the affects of pollution on the skin can be just as damaging as SPF, making a defence / anti-pollution product that contains a high SPF45 like this from Origins the perfect pick for city-goers. I used this as my daily SPF when away last Summer and have continued to use it day to day underneath my other skincare and makeup products and it works perfectly. Light and sheer meaning no white marks or tacky texture simply a daily pollutant and sun protectant that is anti-oxidant rich and chemical free.
The perfect holiday and Summer moisturiser and UV protector this year comes from Perricone MD and this beautifully glow boosting and hydrating moisturiser that is infused with colour-adaptive pigments that burst when massaged into the skin to release a luminous glow and subtle tint of colour. Not only does this give you SPF30 protection, it's filled with Vitamin C and alpha lipoic acid to brighten the skin, acting as the perfect makeup base or worn alone for a very natural day to day look.
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