Okay….so we all know that we should be protecting our skin with spf daily….yes daily…all seasons and all weathers. But if we’re really honest not many of us do…do we? It’s ok, you can own up….it’s just you and me. Now, full disclosure I’ve only just made the jump to wearing spf pretty much daily and that’s because spfs are much slicker and sleeker than ever before: there are some really skin enhancing formulas available.

So here goes, I guarantee that you’ll find a formula here that will compliment your skin…whether you want a matte, satin, luminous or highlight effect.

Oh and most importantly, all of these work for all skin tones!


First up is Supergoop Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 – This has a delightful texture that leaves your skin with a subtle sheen plus it’s waterproof! Combining skin nourishing sunflower extract, rosemary and rice extracts – it works to protect your skin from dehydration thanks to its moisturising properties! All of that plus its SPF50, perfectly translucent and smells lovely and fresh.

Next is Supergoop Glow Stick SPF 50 – This is an extremely portable and easy to use SPF stick – perfect for sun protection on the go, especially for your face, neck, and shoulders! The finish is kind of moist and dewy, so you can actually use it as …well a glow stick.

Ingredients include sunflower seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil and Buriti oil.

Lastly is Supergoop Glow Screen SPF 30 – If you love to shimmer and shine then you’ll love this! This has a subtle shimmer and looks great, providing long-lasting radiance plus protection….you can use it as a makeup primer too! This includes hyaluronic acid, ferulic acid and cacao seed extract.

Check out the Supergoop range on their website

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen 

This SPF is something special… it’s a combination of mineral and chemical SPF without a white cast…fab! Love the added benefits of niacinamide and the fact it’s factor 50… a lovely pocket-sized SPF for on the go. You’ll be glowing!

Buy the sunscreen from Cult Beauty

Caudalie Very High Protection Lightweight Cream SPF50

This has a light almost milk like texture and an almost matte finish. True to Caudalie form this utilises grape antioxidants and the Vinosun range is designed to be kind to our oceans!

Fragrance: very light

Finish: matte

Buy Caudalie’s SPF from Look Fantastic

Alpha H Daily Essential Moisturiser SPF50

This is a lightweight moisturiser….well it’s not just a moisturiser, it’s actually a 3 in 1: moisturiser, primer and SPF 50! This has a satin matte finish and leaves your skin feeling nicely moisturised and supple. Apart from being a 3 in 1 it’s also got vitamins B5 and vitamin E which is an antioxidant. This works well with other skincare products like serums & face oils. This is also compatible with makeup.

Fragrance: none

Finish: satin

Buy the SPF from Cult Beauty

Claudia Fallah Daily Protection Moisturiser SPF50

This is a lightweight moisturiser designed for all skin types but especially sensitive or stressed skin. This has antioxidant vitamin E and leaves your skin moisturised.

Fragrance: light

Finish: satin

Buy the Claudia Fallah SPF from Claudia Fallah

Eucerin Dry touch sun gel cream oil control SPF 50

This lightweight gel cream is oil free and feels really good on the skin.  It has Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports the skin’s own cell repair mechanism. Sebum-regulating Oil Control technology with L-Carnitine and absorbing micro-particles give the skin an immediate dry touch finish and a long-lasting anti-shine effect of up to eight hours.” suitable for most sensitive skins. You can find out more about this SPF here.


Finish: matte

Buy the SPF from Boots


Medik8 Advanced Day Total Protect Spf 30 Age Defying moisturiser

Like all of these, this is lightweight and easily absorbed.

Powered by a nourishing blend of antioxidants, the formula includes Moringa Extract to shield the skin from environmental pollutants, and Theobroma Cocoa Seed Extract to protect the skin from harmful blue light that comes from our phones and computer screens. Finally, Carnosine is a powerful peptide that repairs collagen in skin, plumping the surface to prevent the formation of wrinkles.

Buy this SPF from Medik8

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