You all know by now that applying a sunscreen every morning is the only guaranteed way to maintain healthier, younger looking skin for the long-term, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the same formula forever. This new drop of intelligent SPFs has arrived just in time for Spring – when the weather usually gets a little sunnier – so why not upgrade your current sunscreen for one of these new season releases…
Hydropeptide Solar Defense Non-Tinted – link
Skin damage isn’t just caused by UV rays; infrared radiation is equally damaging for your skin’s collagen and elastin stores. This new sunscreen from Hydropeptide contains both mineral filters and antioxidants, to provide the skin with complete protection against all types of external damage. Hyaluronic Acid and Cucumber Extract maintain a calm and hydrated complexion during periods of intense sun exposure while added Galanga Root prevents shine and the growth of blemish-causing bacteria, leaving the skin with a comfortable matte finish that provides a smooth base for make-up.
Elizabeth Arden PRO Triple Protection Factor Face and Body SPF30 – link
If you are jetting off on a short break to somewhere sunny this Spring, a sunscreen that can be used all over is a clever space-saver. This new release from Elizabeth Arden PRO builds on the existing technology of their best-selling Triple Action Protector SPF50, which protects skin cells and DNA from damage while adding a subtle hint of tone-correcting colour, by providing enough conditioning ingredients to satiate dry skin on the body but in a light texture so it won’t weigh down delicate facial skin.
Avène Very High Protection Cleanance SPF50+ – link
Finding a sunscreen that doesn’t irritate or clog up acne-prone skin is tricky, but Avène might have come up with the solution. This lightweight fluid contains the standard blend of antioxidants and UV filters alongside active ingredient Monolaurin, which reduces bacteria growth on the surface of the skin, and Thermal Spring Water to soothe blemish-induced inflammation. It feels almost undetectable on the skin, even when you start to get a little sweaty, and is water-resistant so you don’t have to keep constantly reapplying layers to the skin during the day.
Phytomer White Lumination Complexion Recovery Moisturising Cream SPF15 – link
Skin that is prone to pigment irregularities requires a particular type of sunscreen. One that protects against damage is a given, but it also needs to have the extra benefit of tone-correcting properties to help limit the development of dark spots in the future. This hydrating cream contains Sea Lily Extract and Vitamin C to address discolouration and the production of melanin beneath the surface, so the skin gradually becomes more even in tone and stays that way. Use it to prevent liver spots too by applying to the back of your hands every morning.
Pevonia Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30 – link
This sunscreen is one for all the family. It manages to feel silky smooth without becoming greasy and uses both chemical and physical UV filters to provide multi-layer protection against the damaging effects of the sun. Proven skin-soothers like Aloe Vera and Vitamin E ensure inflammation and dryness don’t become too much of a problem, and the versatile texture means it can be used on both the face and body. The quirky shaped packaging appeals to kids too, so they are less likely to run away when the time comes to reapply.
Ultrasun SPF50+ Tinted – link
Not everyone likes the idea of going bare-faced at the beach but wearing a full-face of make-up while you bask in the sun’s rays isn’t practical, so Ultrasun have taken their standard, award-winning facial sunscreen and added a generous dose of colour pigments, to give make-up lovers the best of both worlds. It provides complete protection against damage while providing sheer, natural coverage that evens out tone, covers minor pimples and generally makes your complexion look a little healthier. As for everyday use, it makes a great primer to use under foundation.
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