5 OF The Best Face SPFs On The Market...

... Just like the highlighter to our cheeks or the primer to our foundation, the role of a moisturiser plays a key part in our routine....

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Just like the highlighter to our cheeks or the primer to our foundation, the role of a moisturiser plays a key part in our routine. Whilst oily, sensitive and combination skin types tend to know what works best for them when it comes to choosing a face cream, if there’s one thing we need to pay more attention to it’s finding the right SPF in time for the summer season.

As a rule, SPF is recognised to be something that should be applied to the face everyday throughout the year, yes that’s right everyday (even when the British weather has hit an all time low). Yet for many of us, the importance of SPF is still deemed to be an unnecessary factor. Everyone benefits from the radiant results of sun and anti ageing protection, even darker complexions who naturally have more melanin in their skin, which scientifically adds an extra layer of protection against the sun's UV rays. However be warned that this is only a small percentage of protection and an SPF is still required to maintain healthy skin.

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No matter your skin tone, here are 5 of my trustworthy SPF favourites which can be used with your regular moisturiser or as a replacement. FYI, these won’t leave your skin feeling chalky, sticky or reaching for your nearest face exfoliator.

In the past, higher sunscreen factors such as SPF 50 tend to be the culprits that are usually avoided and left on the shelf, due to their formulas often being thicker and less likely to be absorbed into the skin quickly. This is where Tom Ford’s Face Protect Broad Spectrum steps in to draw a line under the SPF 50 stigma. With a lightweight fast absorbing face cream that contains antioxidants and anti-irritants, this leaves the skin feeling protected yet comfortable with a healthy glow.
Tom Ford
Along with sun protection being a big MUST, the question of pollution is another issue which can take its toll on the skin if you live or work in a city. Clinique’s City Block Sheer SPF 25 helps to combat both of these concerns in an oil free formula, which is easily absorbed and won’t come between your makeup regime.
Clinique
Instantly recognised for their expertise in breakouts, sensitive skin and hyperpigmentation, La Roche Posay have created the ultimate SPF in the form of their Effaclar Duo SPF 30, which is a credit to the original Effaclar Duo masterpiece.


La Roche Posay
Origins Age Defense Eye Cream SPF 20 - £32
The eyes are one place we definitely want to protect when it comes to the question of premature ageing, and Origins’ Age Defense Eye Cream SPF 20 has got this down to a T. Infused with White Tea and Edelweiss, which are both rich in antioxidant properties, this eye cream helps to awaken tired eyes and protect them against environmental aggressors.
Nailing that goddess glow doesn’t have to consist of 101 products anymore, as The Body Shop are on hand to help you enhance your natural radiance with their Vitamin C Glow-Protect Lotion SPF 30. In the form of a 2-in-1 moisturiser and SPF, this lotion has a slightly thick consistency, however it also helps to mattify the skin and give your face a radiant glow overtime.


The Body Shop
Words By: Stephanie Orr

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