The Best SPFs For Every Skin Type & Tone

Despite the continuous (and very important) reminders that we should all be wearing SPF every day - regardless of the weather, many still forgo the essential skincare product. Whether you’re worried sunscreen will cause a breakout or you simply forget, we’re here to help. Here are five stellar SPFs carefully selected depending on your skin type and tone…

01

Lancaster

Sun Beauty Comfort Cream SPF50, £22.00

For Maximising Your Tan
Lancaster is renowned for its high-quality sun protection. While this moisturising face cream shields skin from UVA and UVB as well as from visible light and infrared, it’s the brand’s signature Tan Activator Complex that people really love. If you’re looking for an SPF that will help promote and prolong a natural tan, look no further. It works by stimulating the production of melanin in the skin, making it ideal for those who have difficulty tanning or often burn easily.

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02

Ultra Violette

Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+, £36.00

For Dry, Dull Skin
Promising no chalky white cast or pilling, this silky sunscreen boasts a high factor SPF to shield against UV rays and blue light. It’s also packed with vitamin C to offer a brightening boost. We love the way this lightweight, hydrating formula melts into skin and how seamlessly makeup sits over the top. The floral scent of fresh roses is a nice touch too.

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03

Dr Dennis Gross

All-Physical Lightweight Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, £46.00

For Fine Lines & Wrinkles
“The sun is our skin’s worst enemy when it comes to skin ageing, which is why wearing a physical SPF every day is so important,” says dermatologist, brand founder and the brains behind this NEW SPF, Dr. Dennis Gross. With high-performance zinc oxide and antioxidant-rich bearberry, sea buckthorn, lingonberry, and ferulic acid, this SPF provides daily protection and smoothes out existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting skin regeneration. The ultra-sheer finish makes this a no-brainer for us. It’s also fragrance-free and reef friendly.

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04

Kiehl's

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel, £30.00

For Sensitive Skin
If you have sensitive skin and are cautious about what you put on your skin in case it causes a flare-up or a breakout, this non-comedogenic, dermatologist-approved and fragrance-free gel is what you need. It absorbs into skin quickly and offers a shine-free finish. And that’s not all, it also provides skin with some welcome moisture thanks to the inclusion of vitamin E. There’s a reason this SPF is a consistent bestseller.

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05

Drunk Elephant

Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense SPF30, £30.00

For All Skin Tones
Drunk Elephant’s well-considered SPF gives robust protection from the sun and other environmental aggressors. It’s the universally flattering tint that makes it so popular though. The subtle colour adapts to every skin tone, leaving you with a natural and healthy-looking glow. Infused with raspberry seed and marula oil, it’s also incredibly hydrating and leaves no greasiness or residue on the skin.

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06

Kate Somerville

UncompliKated SPF 50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray, £34.00

For Oily Skin Types
Some SPFs can leave your skin feeling extra oily, which is why this mattifying formula is so popular. This super-fine mist provides strong sun protection, sets your makeup in place and reduces unwanted shine throughout the day. Packed with hyaluronic acid, it also gives a burst of long-lasting hydration (which is great for combination skin) and the light-diffusing silicone powder gives a soft-focus effect too.

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Posted: Monday, 29 April 2019