Our Skincare Buyer's Go-To SPF

Our Skincare Buyer's Go-To SPF
I don’t think Medik8 would approve of me referring to the Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF 30 as just a sunscreen, but I did integrate it into my skincare routine for that purpose. Having used this particular formula pretty much every day since we launched the brand last year, I’ve subsequently side-lined a couple of other products in my routine and now consider it as more than just sun cream.

The Sun Protection Factor

We’ve all been brought up being told that SPF is a daily essential, but I was terrible at remembering to use it until I discovered Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect SPF30, £57.00. It sounds cheesy, but I went from a sporadic SPF-wearer to a can’t-live-without-sun-protection within a couple of days. The alcohol-free and vegan-friendly formula uses a blend of chemical filters to help absorb harmful rays and offer broad-spectrum protection. It also shields against blue light emitted from our screens, infra-red and glycation with the help of moringa extract and carnosine.

The Hydrating Blend

For me, the Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser SPF 30 is nourishing enough to forgo moisturiser altogether. Using hyaluronic acid, which is famous for being able to hold more than 1000 times its own weight in water, my skin feels soft and hydrated all day. I consider my skin to be combination and slightly temperamental, but this formula is nourishing enough to keep my forehead and cheeks in check without causing my T-zone to go into an oil overdrive. Depending on how my skin feels day to day, I usually have a hyaluronic acid serum, or a vitamin C serum layered underneath.

The Lightweight Texture

I’ve tried countless SPFs from various brands and have found almost all of them to feel too heavy or leave my skin with that slightly uncomfortable, almost gritty film. The texture is often what puts me off applying sunscreen every day. Medik8 worked very hard on formulating a lightweight texture that doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a mask. Instead, it feels like any other moisturiser and almost melts into your skin, which for me is a total game-changer.

Posted: Monday, 05 July 2021

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