It’s 2021 and we’re all savvy with our SPF.
As well as protecting our skin from cancer, it also stops the ageing effects of UVA and UVB, and it’s never been easier to incorporate sunscreen into our daily routines; whether that’s a high enough factor added into moisturiser or in our make-up.
Many of us still aren’t using enough though, with new research conducted by Aussie suncare and tanning brand Bondi Sands finding that only one in six Brits are actually using SPF in their daily skincare routine.
Sarah Carr, facialist and Liz Earle lifestyle ambassador, explained to us the importance of making sure you don’t skip SPF.
“We are exposed to so many skin-damaging factors throughout the day - UVA, UVB, pollution, and blue light. That’s why it’s so important to protect your skin using an SPF daily, not just when it is sunny and your outside,” she said. ”Your SPF creates a shield which is then removed with your cleanser, meaning all the harmful factors we are exposed to are removed ready for your night-time routine.”
We’ve rounded up some of the latest releases, plus some old favourites, to bring you the very best in skin-saving SPF.
Liz Earle Environmental Defence Cream
“Environmental Defence Cream SPF25 should be the final step in your daytime skincare routine – after cleansing, toning and moisturising,” Sarah advised. “If you’re applying make-up, this should also be used as a base for the skin as a first step to protect and prime, ready for foundation.”
Bondi Sands Fragrance-Free SPF50+ Face
Another brilliant base for make-up, this product provides protection all day long, without leaving any white ghosting on the skin. It’s also completely Oxybenzone and Octinoxate free, meaning Bondi Sands have designed formulations that work to protect coral reefs from coral bleaching, so you can get your bronze on, whilst helping protect the environment.
Brush On Block SPF30.
Why rub when you can brush? Quick, efficient, and, most importantly, effective, this nifty little brush is just what you need this season. The portable, refillable mineral sunscreen powder offers broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays, with fuss-free, precise application and no skin irritation.
Hawaiian Tropic's Mineral Skin Nourishing Facial Milk SPF30
Designed to soothe even the most sensitive of skin types, Hawaiian Tropic's new ultra-light, milky mineral SPF is non-comedogenic and super gentle on skin that's prone to acne, eczema, rosacea, and heat rash. It contains 100 per cent mineral actives that protect skin from UVA and UVB rays without chemical filters or parabens. And it uses reef-friendly formulas too.