The Glass Guide to the best SPFs for Summer and beyond

ONE of the easiest and most effective anti-ageing and skincare treatment is to consistently wear a SPF cream on your face, as well as any skin that is exposed to the sun – even the parting in your hair and ear tops. This should be done each and every day, not just sunny ones. Nowadays, happily for us, there is a wide range for every skin type and concern; with technology improving rapidly we are really spoilt for choice. Ideally use one offering broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) coverage. So no excuse, really. An utter no-brainer.

Also bear in mind that a SPF of 50 doesn’t offer almost double the protection provided by a product with a 30 SPF. These absorb 97 per cent of UVB (the radiation which causes skin cancer, UVA gives you sun burn), whereas a 50 SPF product absorbs 98 per cent UVB. Yes, there is only a slim one per cent difference, so be aware. And you are advised by dermatologists to use a lot more product than you may imagine. Skincare and cancer expert Dr Marco Lens, the founder of Zelens, recommends that a generous teaspoon’s worth of product should be applied to the face before going into the sun and to top it up every two hours or so.

Here is the Glass guide to the best SPFs around now.

AESOP BODY PROTECTIVE BODY LOTION SPF50 150mlAesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50

http://www.aesop.com/au/gift/protective-body-lotion

 

Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50
This lightweight non-greasy broad-spectrum cream from the highly regarded Australian skincare company gives great protection and is rich in active ingredients including vitamin E.

Aesop Protective Body Lotion SPF50, (150ml), £27 is available from here

 

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 30+Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 30+

https://alpha-h.com/products/products/moisturisers/daily-essential-moisturiser-spf-30.aspx

 

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 30+
From the highly regarded Australian skincare company, this moisturiser with added SPF is ideal for all skin types and offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is water resistant for four hours.

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF 30+ (50 ml), £29 is available from here

La Roche-Posay Anti Sun Anthelios Invisible Anti-Shine Fresh Mist SPF50La Roche-Posay Anti Sun Anthelios Invisible Anti-Shine Fresh Mist SPF 50

https://www.laroche-posay.co.uk/anthelios-invisible-fresh-mist-spf-50

 

La Roche-Posay Anti Sun Anthelios Invisible Anti-Shine Fresh Mist SPF 50
A water-resistant very light fresh face mist which is quickly absorbed to a dry and invisible finish. This hypoallergenic spray is the latest from the dermatological French brand La Roche-Posay.

La Roche-Posay Anti Sun Anthelios Invisible Anti-Shine Fresh Mist SPF 50, (50ml), £14, is available from here

 

Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Day Moisturiser Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Day Moisturiser

http://drrussoskincare.com/spf-30-sun-protective-day-moisturiser/

 

Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Day Moisturiser
Part of the highly effective Sun Protective Skincare collection created by leading dermatologist Dr Russo who is renowned for his work in reversing the effects of sun damage, this SPF doubles up as a moisturiser too.

Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Day Moisturiser (50ml), £95, and is available here

 

Emma Hardie P&P SPF30 EDITEmma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF 30

http://www.emmahardie.com/product.php/51/2/protect_and_prime_spf30

Emma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF 30
A lightweight primer providing full spectrum protection lasting for eight hours, with ingredients such as Mongongo oil, oat extract and vitamin E, this versatile cream also has a “light diffusing formulation” which primes the skin and evens out the complexion.

Emma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF 30, (50ml) £47 and is available here

Natura Bissé Natura Bissé C+C Oil-Free MacroAntioxidant Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30

https://www.naturabisse.com/en/psproduct/156-cc-spf-30-oil-free-macroantioxidant-sun-protection

 

Natura Bissé C+C Oil-Free MacroAntioxidant Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Oil-free with a subtle citrus scent, this SPF cream from the Spanish luxury skincare brand is full of vitamins E and F. It is very easy to absorb and is also infused with collagen to improve skin elasticity.

Natura Bissé C+C Oil-Free MacroAntioxidant Sun Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 30, (30ml) £40 and is available here

OM Invisible Finish Primer SPF 40
OM Invisible Finish Primer SPF 40

http://www.omskincare.co.uk/product/invisible-finish-primer/

OM Invisible Finish Primer SPF 40
With full UVA and UVB protection, this multi-tasking cream can also be used as a primer, and it brightens and moisturises skin while protecting the face. It is based on natural ingredients such as red algae extract, peptide from Moringa seeds and various natural oils.

OM Invisible Finish Primer SPF 40, (30ml), £52.50 is available here

Shiseido WetForce SPORTS BB SPF 50+

Shiseido WetForce SPORTS BB SPF 50+

http://www.shiseido.com/sports-bb-broad-spectrum-spf-50-wetforce-9990000000148.html

Shiseido WetForce SPORTS BB SPF 50+
Combining a foundation with a high SPF, this BB cream is ideal for those who want to play sports outdoors while maintaining a fresh, natural, dewy complexion and protect their skin at the same time. It is available in three shades.

Shiseido WetForce SPORTS BB SPF 50+, (30ml), £32 is available here

Sisley Solaire Visage SPF 30 UVA Sisley Solaire Visage SPF 30 UVA

http://www.sisley-paris.com/en-GB/super-soin-solaire-visage-spf30-60ml-3473311682161.html

 

Sisley Solaire Visage SPF 30 UVA
This facial suncream offers full-spectrum protection and is luxurious, rich and nourishing, absorbed by the skin very easily, and delicately fragranced with marjoram and sage.

Sisley Solaire Visage SPF 30 UVA  (40ml), £109 and is available here

 

Susanna KaufmannFace_Broad_Spectrum_Protection_Sunscreen_webSusanne Kaufmann Facial Sun Cream SPF 30

https://www.susannekaufmann.com/product-details-383/product/face-broad-spectrum-protection-sunscreen-spf-30.html

 

Susanne Kaufmann Facial Sun Cream SPF 30
From the pioneering Austrian natural skincare expert Susanne Kaufmann, this face sun cream is chemical-free and made of the finest mineral and botanical ingredients. It offers longlasting waterproof protective as well.

Susanne Kaufmann Facial Sun Cream SPF 30 (100 ml), £75, and is available here

elens Body Defence Sunscreen SPF 30

Zelens Body Defence Sunscreen SPF 30

https://www.zelens.com/product.php?xProd=128&xSec=2

Zelens Body Defence Sunscreen SPF 30
A light body oil from celebrated and aforementioned dermatologist Dr Marko Lens, the Body Defence Sunscreen is easily absorbed and contains broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection as well as a range of antioxidants. This non-greasy silky lotion is a delight to wear.

Zelens Body Defence Sunscreen SPF 30 (125 ml), £55 and is available here

by Caroline Simpson