Safeguard Your Skin - Our Top 10 Moisturisers With SPF
If you’re only slathering your face with SPF protection when the sun’s shining, it’s not enough.
Dermatologists recommend wearing a broad spectrum sun protection moisturiser under your make-up all year round - summer and winter - to protect your skin from premature ageing. And with UV rays accounting for 80 per cent of skin ageing (including wrinkles) it makes sense to make sure that your next pot of moisturiser includes SPF.
Here’s our pick of Ten of the Best Moisturisers with SPF:LUSH MILLION DOLLAR MOISTURISER SPF 30, £32.50, https://uk.lush.com
This may seem a little pricey for a Lush product – but you won’t be disappointed. Made with Fair Trade honey and shea butter plus almond, sesame seeds and oatmeal, it’s packed with good-for-you nourishment that feeds your skin. With reflective pigments, it highlights skin subtly – and the smell of sweet tonka is divine.
RESTORED DAY CREAM, SPF20, £13.99, Superdrug
Boosting skin elasticity and hydration, this cream is also packed with Tetrapeptide – a serious anti-ager that’s said to boost collagen production. That means less lines, ladies.
AVEDA DAILY LIGHT GUARD DEFENSE FLUID, SPF 30,£34 www.aveda.co.uk
This mineral sunscreen uses zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect against the sun – but with categorically no chalky residue. It glides on sheer and invisible, and is packed with plant actives to strengthen skin and keep it young.
PHILOSOPHY ULTIMATE MIRACLE WORKER MULTI-REJUVENATING CREAM, SPF 25, £53, John Lewis
Conventional sunscreens offer protection from UV-A and UV-B rays. But research has revealed that Infrared-A (IR-A) rays make up a third of the sun’s damaging effects and can cause both short and long term skin damage. This gorgeous new cream from Philosophy offers protection from uva, uvb, infrared and visible light – so you are well and truly covered. And as with all philosophy products, it’s a treat to use.
L’OCCITANE IMMORTELLE DIVINE CREAM SPF20, £74, http://uk.loccitane.com/
I’ve long been a fan of the Immortelle collection – and this latest cream doesn’t disappoint. It’s a lighter texture than its
THIS WORKS IN TRANSIT SKIN DEFENCE SPF30, £29, Boots
Suitable for even sensitive skin, this multi-tasking moisturiser contains a blend of antioxidant plant oils to help maintain moisture levels in the skin. Quick to sink in, it’s a great staple for your summer skin arsenal.
NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES WILD ROSE MOISTURISING SPF30
Organic mineral sunscreen at its prettiest, this formula contains organic shea butter, beeswax and baobab oil to boost skin
OLAY REGENERIST 3 POINT DAY CREAM, SPF30, £29.99, Boots
Recognising that many women don’t wear daily SPF as it feels too ‘greasy’ or ‘obvious’ on the skin, Olay has been careful to minimise the amount of oily ingredients in this formula – and as a result, 94% of consumers who trialled it agreed that “it’s so super- lightweight that you really don’t notice it’s there” – so now there’s no excuse not to use SPF on a daily basis.
CLINIQUE SUPERDEFENSE SPF20, £39, Clinique counters nationwide.
This light and silky moisturiser is packed with antioxidant
And for those mornings when you’re in a mad rush and there’s only time for a quick layer of make-up and moisture in one – we love
SARAH CHAPMAN SKINESIS SKIN INSURANCE SPF 30, http://www.feelunique.com
With an intelligent adaptive tint plus smart light scattering powders, this gives skin a subtle glow – and it smells like ylang-ylang flowers. Lovely!
By Kim Jones