Wednesday 22 June 2022

Meet This Year's Best SPFs

There have been a crazy number of SPF launches this year, with new technologies and innovations making sunscreen selection harder than ever. As excessive choice can get a little overwhelming, I've shared my favourite SPF products of 2022, separating the brilliant from the beige...

Oskia | SPF30 Vitamin Body Milk

Oskia's SPF30 Vitamin Body Milk (£49 is a gorgeous lightweight body oil that delivers UVA & UVB protection to the whole body.

With a soothing natural formula that features nano-free zinc and titanium, this mineral sunscreen is packed with pro-vitamin D3, astaxanthin, malachite, and vitamin E to protect skin from all forms of environmental damage. Raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, blueberry and pomegranate seed oils work alongside carotenoids to protect, condition, nourish, and soothe the skin. Nutrient-rich winged kelp seaweed helps firm and plump, while echium helps reduce redness and irritation.

The SPF30 Vitamin Body Milk is marine-friendly and formulated with 98.8% natural or nature-derived ingredients. Its bottle is made of 100% recycled plastic (PCP) and is recyclable.

Supergoop! | (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF30

The new Supergoop! (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF30 (£28 provides an easy-to-use solution for on-the-go sunscreen applications and touch-ups. It is a tinted powder that offers all the skin-blurring, perfecting, and mattifying benefits of a finishing powder, whilst providing broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.

This 100% mineral sunscreen works by creating a physical block against UV rays, scattering and reflecting the sun’s rays in the process. Importantly, it uses non-nano particles which are unable to penetrate the skin, preventing that annoying white cast that some mineral SPFs can cause.

Supergoop! (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF30 is vegan, cruelty-free, and designed for use with all skin types.

Murad | Correct & Protect Broad Spectrum SPF45

Murad's new Correct & Protect Broad Spectrum SPF45 (£68 is a satin-smooth sunscreen serum that has been clinically proven to visibly correct discolouration and prevent future hyperpigmentation.

The Correct & Protect Broad Spectrum SPF45 utilises UV-responsive carotenoid technology - a blend of responsibly-sourced jojoba, squalene, and tomato, that work together to provide antioxidant protection and brighten and reduce visible discolouration. Beetroot extract is also included to stimulate vitamin D production and provide lasting hydration.

This 100% mineral SPF delivers 360-degree UVA and UVB defence and protects against blue light and pollution. It is easy to apply, quick to fully absorb, and leaves no white cast on the skin - in fact, it has been clinically tested on the full Fitzpatrick skin types scale from 1-6.

Hello Sunday | The Retouch One Face Mist SPF30

The Retouch One (£18 is the newest launch from SPF brand Hello Sunday. It is an SPF30 face mist that is infused with skincare-benefitting ingredients to boost skin health.

This lightweight translucent mist is suitable for all skin types - sensitive included. It is ideal for holidays and days out, as it delivers on-the-go protection from sun exposure and other environmental aggressors. It can be applied to naked skin, reapplied over existing sunscreen, or applied over makeup.

The Retouch One is formulated with carnosine, a dipeptide made from two amino acids that occur naturally in the body. In addition to protecting the skin from the sun's damaging rays, carnosine provides a defence against the ageing effects of infrared rays, pollution, and blue light.

Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF50

Glow Recipe's new Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF50 (£31 is a chemical and mineral SPF hybrid that enhances the skin whilst protecting it.

Designed for all skintones and skin types, this lightweight sunscreen has a non-greasy formula that applies sheer for a quick and blendable application that absorbs in seconds.

Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Sunscreen SPF50 is formulated with watermelon extract to hydrate, nourish, and visibly brighten the skin. Niacinamide is included to reduce hyperpigmentation, correct the look of dullness, and minimise the appearance of pores. Hyaluronic acid and aloe are also included to soothe and hydrate the skin, lock in moisture, and provide antioxidant-rich protection from environmental aggressors.

Medik8 | Advanced Day Ultimate Protect SPF50+

The Advanced Day Ultimate Protect SPF50+ (£59 from Medik8 is designed to be used throughout the year, as it delivers 360 degrees of environmental protection, shielding skin from blue light damage, pollution, Infrared (IR) rays, and glycation.

The multitasking day cream utilises advanced filters to protect skin from both UVA and UVB rays, defend it against environmental aggressors, helps prevent premature ageing, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is formulated with photolyase, a type of DNA repair enzyme derived from plankton extract, that helps support the skin’s natural defence mechanisms. Hyaluronic acid and light-activated DNA repair enzymes are included to strengthen, hydrate, brighten the skin.

Quick to absorb and non-greasy, the Advanced Day Ultimate Protect looks and feels invisible on the skin.

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