Check out our edit of savvy sun protection products providing multi-tasking benefits without clogging pores or causing breakouts: shield your skin and still look gorgeous!
Harnessing the power of ‘oleosome technology’, which uses natural plant spheres filled with sunscreens to increase SPF performance, Dermalogica’s PowerBright TRX Pure Light SPF50 is a medium-weight daytime treatment that shields the skin from UV-induced hyperpigmentation. It contains a powerful peptide to help regulate melanin production, while a potent blend of red and brown algae, combined with botanical extracts, help balance uneven skin tone. With cross-linked hyaluronic acid to fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier, it also reduces the appearance of fine dehydration lines.
For SPF30 protection, without an oily or shiny effect, Decleor’s Hydra Floral Fluid SPF30 helps protect against UVB rays and leaves a velvety veil on the skin, so it looks smoother and feels fresh and comfortable. Continuously protecting and hydrating, it draws on the anti pollution properties of nature: enriched in a moringa oleifera extract, it acts as a protective film on the skin’s surface, shielding against pollution particles.
For a lightweight, broad-spectrum physical barrier against sun damage and premature skin ageing, Elemis Liquid Layer SPF30 provides water resistant protection against UVA, UVB rays and pollution. With polymeric spheres to diffuse and redirect UV light, preventing harsh, multiple assaults from the environment, it also contains cellular protecting antioxidants and photo-protectants to defend against daily pollutants, which can accelerate irreversible free-radical damage.
If you’re looking for a non-greasy, everyday SPF solution, Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser, a super-light daily moisturiser with SPF25, has been designed with a titanium dioxide based natural mineral filter to shield skin from UVA and UVB rays. A protective skincare essential, it can be used alone or as an extra layer of protection over your regular face cream. It contains a super fine grade of hyaluronic acid that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water to help skin instantly hydrate, smooth and plump from within; a titanium dioxide filter that physically reflects the sun’s rays to protect skin from UVA/UVB damage; and kukui seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids, a natural silicone replacement that offers excellent moisturising properties.
Medik8’s Physical Sunscreen provides powerful broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays by reflecting the sun’s radiation away from the skin. Fast absorbing and rich in natural antioxidants, it’s light enough for everyday use and strong enough to defend against all signs of photo ageing. The advanced formula glides over skin without leaving a chalky residue, and it is 100% free-from nanoparticles. This innovative sunscreen is reinforced with anti-pollution, anti-infrared and anti-A.G.E. technologies to shield skin from environmental aggressors whilst preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
Tinted moisturisers with SPF provide a multi-tasking solution. Gatineau’s Perfection Ultime in Light, Medium and Dark offers SPF30 protection in a power-packed peptide formula to increase collagen and elastin production, promote a smoother and firmer appearance, and calm redness with anti-inflammatory Vitamin B3 and liquorice root extract. A powerful complexion cream, it provides targeted anti-ageing support alongside a luminous tinted glow.
Or, for lighter SPF in a tinted treatment, Decleor’s Hydra Floral BB Cream 24-hour Hydration SPF15 harnesses a combination of plant-based skin expertise and extensive colour research. This product combines the effectiveness of a 24-hour, multi-protective moisturiser with the benefits of a foundation for a naturally flawless finish. With an adaptable shade to suit most skin tones, it illuminates and evens out the complexion, refining the skin, corrects blemishes and protects against UVA/UVB rays and urban pollution.