Words: Kathryn Lewsey

The sun is here and while we love lapping up those delicious rays, it’s important to protect your skin. Invest in one of these hard-working SPFs for your face to keep the signs of ageing at bay and prevent any burning.


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Skin + Me Daily Defence Oil-free Sunscreen SPF 50, £19.99, www.skinandme.com

Oil-free and light in texture, this is the perfect product for applying under make-up. It primes and protects skin, without leaving any white residue on the face.

Sensai Cellular Protective Face Cream SPF 30, £92, www.sensai-cosmetics.com

Perfect for your summer holiday, this water-resistant sunscreen uses white tea extract to help defend against oxidation and the signs of sun-ageing. Silky soft, it melts into skin, providing hydration and protection.


Avant Multi-Defense Ceramides Protecting Veil SPF50, £74, www.avant-skincare.com

Protect your skin and give it a healthy dose of hydration with multi-tasker. It’s packed with ceramdies, which plump your skin, while white tea extract is used to protect skin against cell-damage. Skin will be protected, smooth and glowing.


Evolve Organic Beauty Climate Defence Facial Cream SPF 30, £29, www.evolvebeauty.co.uk

A whole heap of ingredients can be found in this reef-friendly number. Prickly pear cactus is used to deeply hydrate and soothe skin, whereas hyaluronic acid is added to plump and nourish your complexion. Your skin will be protected and seriously nourished.


Ole Henriksen Banana Bright Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, £28, www.boots.com

This 100% mineral formula contains vitamin C – a key ingredient to protecting and correcting skin from pigmentation and dullness. Its SPF 30 will protect skin from UVA and UVB rays, all while keeping your skin smooth and youthful.


Dr PawPaw Your Gorgeous Skin SPF 50+ Day Cream, £17.99, www.superdrug.co.uk

This number is packed with skin-loving ingredients like papaya, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to give your complexion a gorgeous glow. It provides a nourishing hydration hit, as well as protecting skin against UVA and UVB rays.