SPF moisturisers are a must-have – simple. You may not be able to see their work every day, but they're worker much harder than you think, they are a much bigger deal than you think and now that the sun is trying very hard to peek around the clouds and fight the rain way, you may be starting to think about your sun cream, but ultraviolet rays can be damaging on even the cloudiest of days, so SPF protection is a year-round beauty bag essential.
At Face Matters we’re working on our own SPF but in the meantime, we urge you to use one in conjunction with the daily Face Matters regime. Building a base for your make-up is the first step to a great skin day, but also in anti-ageing. Choose either SPF30 or SPF50 to make sure the sun's rays aren't wreaking havoc with your skin cells. This will ensure you’re protected from the moment you step out the door, sun protection should be the top of your daily routine list. In addition, wear your sunglasses as much possible when outside, sun rays particularly like trying to make those deepen fine lines around your eye. In particular, if you do a lot of outdoor sport, running, cycling, walking….they are a necessity, a fabulous excuse to splurge on some flash new sunnies!
Here are 5 that caught our attention:
With a mood-boosting grapefruit scent that instantly lifts your spirits, this lightweight defense cream has a lovely spring feel. It works wonders on your skin with the likes of firming birch extract, nourishing soybean oil and skin-plumping Vitamin E weaving their magic. Glides on and absorbs quickly.
This photoactive sun veil from REN is a triple action micro-mineral sunscreen that delivers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, fights free radicals and harnesses beneficial light energy for a laser effect that gives the complexion a radiant, even toned appearance.
We love this brand and are never shy in sharing the skincare love when it comes to other great brands. Dermalogica is fast becoming one of the 'it' brands in skincare. It is a little pricier than other SPFs on the market, but the Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF Moisturiser is trusted by the experts. Those rays will struggle to fight through the SPF 30 barrier.
An oil free sunscreen, is light enough to wear under any daily moisturiser or make-up, and strong enough to protect from UV damage and other environmental aggressors that can cause pre-mature ageing. Ole Henriksen's NEW heat and light activated Solar Active Complex™ is designed to help strengthen the skin's barrier and stimulate it’s natural repair function to help heal pre-existing damage, while increasing the skins resistance to damage.
If you have sensitive skin this could be the one for you. The Skinceuticals UV Mineral Defense Cream will create a mattifying, lightweight coverage on your skin without aggravating the surface. And with a whopping SPF50, this cream features broad-spectrum protection with effective mineral filters.