9 Of The Best Facial SPF Formulas To Keep You Protected This Summer
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As summer rolls around yet again, it’s time to take stock of your SPF wardrobe. Particularly in Australia, where UV is at an all-time high, being vigilant with sunscreen application is not only important for preserving youthful skin but also for preventing skin cancers and illness. Take it from us: SPF is the single most important ingredient in an effective skincare routine.
And because no one is going to be consistent with application if they hate the formula they’ve chosen, finding the right one for you is vital. So, whether you’re an oily-skin lady who is looking for a lightweight sunscreen to mattify and protect or a dry-skin girl who just wants all the hydration all of the time, we have rounded up our top nine SPF formulas to keep your skin happy, protected and hydrated.
Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Brightening Sun Serum
A skincare and sun care hybrid, the Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face SPF50+ Brightening Sun Serum is an ultra lightweight and brightening serum sunscreen. With broad spectrum SPF50+ protection as well as three per cent niacinamide to smooth the appearance of fine lines, boost radiance and hydrate, this serum veils the skin with protection and a radiant glow.
Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist
With hyaluronic acid, watermelon extract and kakadu plum, the Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist will keep your skin hydrated and protected with easeful application. Vitamin C is also a big player in the formula, keeping your skin protected from external aggressors and irritants for a complexion that is resilient and smooth.
Go-To Nifty Fifty
For our acne-prone besties, the Go-To Nifty Fifty sunscreen is a great formula for you. Loaded with antioxidants and the latest generation of SPF filters, this hydrating sunscreen will protect the skin from oxidative stress and improve radiance while providing broad spectrum protection against the harshness of the sun.
Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Serum Skinscreen
A silky sunscreen for the girls who can’t stand stickiness, the Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+ Luminising Serum Skinscreen is heavy on the protection and glow and lightweight on the skin. A milky, melt-into-your-skin formula that also acts as the perfect base for makeup, this broad-spectrum sunscreen is perfect for normal to dry skin.
Airyday Golden Glow Dreamscreen SPF 50+
Sunscreen plus blue light protection? Yes please! The Airyday Golden Glow Dreamscreen SPF 50+ contains vegan collagen, niacinamide and vitamins C, E and F to nourish the skin while providing protection against UVA and UVB rays. Suitable for all skin types and able to be used under makeup or by itself, this is a beauty routine must-have.
La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen
A cult-favourite sunscreen, the La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen is a lightweight daily facial sunscreen made for sensitive skin providing high UVA/UVB protection while delivering an invisible finish. Suitable for normal to combination skin, this invisible fluid is non-greasy and non-comedogenic.
Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Melan 130 Pigment Control
If you’re after a tinted sunscreen, the Mesoestetic Mesoprotech Melan 130 Pigment Control is a great option. With high photoprotection, it regulates the melanin synthesis by providing a preventative anti-spot action. It is also water-resistant which makes it perfect for long days at the beach.
Alpha-H Dawn To Dusk SPF50+ Serum with Niacinamide
Filled with skin-loving ingredients and offering broad spectrum protection, the Alpha-H Dawn To Dusk SPF50+ Serum with Niacinamide is a great sunscreen serum. With niacinamide, vitamin E and aloe vera, this formula will also leave the skin looking smooth and luminous while you wear.
Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF 50+
Using only non-nano mineral sunscreen filters, the Medik8 Physical Sunscreen SPF50+ both absorbs and reflects damaging UV rays to protect the skin. The advanced formula glides over the skin, quickly absorbing to leave a lightweight protective veil over the complexion.
Outside Beauty & Skincare SPF 50+ Face Mist
For when you need to top up that SPF and keep your skin protected sitting poolside, the Outside Beauty & Skincare SPF 50+ Face Mist is perfect. The formula also has Kakadu plum, vitamin E and raspberry seed oil to keep the complexion calmed, refreshed and nourished.