WHATEVER the season it’s crucial to keep your skin protected from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. Thus, Glass has selected some of our favourite SPFs to have on your radar. From decadent water-like textures to effortless dropper-dispensed serums, here is the Glass guide to the best sunscreens for the summer season and beyond.
An ultra-refreshing gel moisturiser with SPF 30, the Hyalu B5 Aquagel is a stand-out in La Roche Posay’s widely-adored collection of products. Specially formulated for sensitive, redness-prone skin, this luxuriously minimalist formula utilities a skin-plumping combination of pure hyaluronic acid and vitamin B5 to leave skin comfortably protected and intensely hydrated.
This feather-light sunscreen from cult SPF brand Ultra Violette has been formulated with the most sensitive complexions in mind. Ideal for reactive skin — thanks to a total absence of artificial fragrances and drying alcohols — this refreshing gel-cream is the perfect hybrid of weightless hydration and worry-free protection, with SPF 30 keeping skin perfected and protected from the sun’s harmful rays.
Stuck on how to layer your SPF over make up? Then this innovative powder formula is sure to solve all of your sunscreen woes. Effortlessly dispensed from a built-in brush applicator, this all-mineral product can be used all over the body to shield it from harmful UVA, UVB, and infrared rays. What’s more, Brush On Block is also refillable making it the ideal option for jetsetters and the eco-conscious.
Sun Drops, the widely-loved sunscreen serum from Hollywood’s favourite skin guru, Dr Barbara Sturm, is the ultimate product for those seeking a glowy, skin-like finish. Boasting broad-spectrum protection and zero white cast, this nourishing formula uses an innovative combination of cassia extract, vitamin E and beta-glucan to protect the skin from oxidative damage and reduce signs of irritation.
It also makes a perfect pairing to Dr Sturm’s brand-new Aloe Vera Gel. Made with 90 percent pure organic aloe leaf juice, this skin-soothing product is ideal for those who have overdone the sun exposure, instantly cooling sensitive areas with purslane, an anti-ageing superhero, and panthenol.
This non-nano coated, zinc oxide-based sunscreen from science-driven beauty brand Osmosis offers the effective, broad-spectrum sun protection that typically comes with an all-mineral sunscreen formula, without any of the unflattering downsides. Delivered in a decadent cream texture, this skin-softening SPF won’t clog pores and goes on like a dream, leaving skin happy and radiant.
Oily skin sufferers rejoice — this super-luxe, mattifying sunscreen from dermatologist-recommended skincare brand SkinCeuticals is the dream SPF you’ve been so desperately searching for. Made with sebum-banishing silica silicate, this non-greasy, invisible formula offers a broad-spectrum blend of mineral and chemical filters and dries down residue-free, blurring the skin with a primer-like finish.