The heat wave may have calmed down, but your skin needs SPF protection around the year.
After a spell of hot, intense weather, it’s easy to forget that it’s still summer – and your skin is still susceptible to UV exposure. The sun is powerful in August, but even as we roll on into the autumn, you should still consider using SPF on a daily basis.
Today’s most innovative products combine protection against the sun’s harmful rays with moisturising and revitalising properties, keeping your complexion safer and providing skin at its most beautiful.
Here’s a selection of some of our favourites:
Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence SPF30 – new from Dermalogica, this SPF innovation is an invisible physical sunscreen that works for every skin type. Easily applied after your usual Dermalogica moisturiser, you can use this clever sun protection whatever the weather. It blends easily on all skin tones, helps defend against UVA/UVB and blue light and soothes all skin types, even sensitive.
Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser SPF25 – this super light daily moisturiser with SPF25 is designed to shield skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst acting as a protective daily skincare essential. It can be used alone or as an extra layer of protection over your regular face cream. It contains hyaluronic acid, a super fine grade that can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water to help skin instantly hydrate, smooth and plump from within; titanium dioxide, a filter that physically reflects the sun’s rays to protect skin from UVA/UVB damage; and kukui seed oil, rich in essential fatty acids and a natural silicone replacement that offers excellent moisturising properties.
Decleor Aloe Vera Sun Gel SPF50 Body – for non-greasy sun protection, this gel-cream is enriched with aloe vera and botanical sesame oils to leave the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. A formula with UVA and UVB filters, it works instantly to protect the skin, providing SPF50+ protection from the harmful effects of the sun. With an all-day hydration effect, and an instant feeling of freshness, your skin is also left feeling softer and more nourished.
Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF50 – adding critical UVA and UVB protection to your moisturiser or foundation, this broad spectrum sunscreen suits all skin conditions. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours it can be used on its own to provide an SPF50 shield, or mixed with a moisturiser for SPF35.
Elemis Liquid Layer – lightweight and formulated with mineral titanium dioxide, this Elemis sunblock provides water resistant SPF30 protection against UVA and UVB rays and pollution. It contains polymeric spheres to diffuse and redirect UV light, preventing harsh, multiple assaults from the environment. Cellular protecting antioxidants and photo-protectants help to further defend skin against daily pollutants, which can accelerate irreversible free-radical damage.
Decleor Aloe Vera Sun Bi Phase Oil SPF30 Body – this is a non-sticky bi-phase sun oil enriched with aloe vera, sesame, argan and coconut oils to leave the skin feeling nourished and hydrated. The formula, with UVA and UVB filters, works instantly to protect the skin, providing SPF30 protection from the harmful effects of the sun. The skin is left feeling hydrated all day and, upon application of the oil, you’ll feel an instant cooling effect.
Dermalogica Active Clearing Oil Free Matte SPF30 – while problem skin can feel relieved in the warmer weather, oily sun protection products can cancel out the effect. To counter the problem, this lightweight, ultra-sheer sunscreen helps prevent shine, regulates oil production and soothes inflammation, with oil absorbers to help maintain an all-day matte finish – without a powdery residue.