When it comes to skin damage and wrinkles, people are always quick to blame the sun…
You’ve probably heard it a hundred times, but putting an SPF face moisturiser on your skin every day before applying foundation (whether you’re inside or outside) is an absolute MUST DO when it comes to skin protection.
Summer has finally arrived in New Zealand, which means this rule most definitely should apply to everyone!
Sunblock is the No.1 preventer of skin damage and wrinkles – so if you want to keep your skin looking young and healthy, you need to make sunblock part of your daily makeup routine.
I’ve compiled a list of my top thirteen SPF moisturisers below. Check them out!
1. Innoxa Timeless Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Moisture Lotion SPF15 (RRP$39.95)
Innoxa Timeless Rejuvenating Anti Aging Moisture Lotion SPF15 is specifically formulated with REFORCYL, Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil, Green Tea Extract, Acai and Goji Berry Extract to provide nutrition and antioxidants to the skin.
Its anti aging formulation hydrates skin and helps to repair the signs of ageing, improvement in skin hydration, elasticity, wrinkles, firmness, smoothness, barrier strength and rejuvenation for a glowing complexion.
2. Aspect Gold Envirostat SPF50 (RRP$30.00)
This specially formulated sunscreen lotion with Vitamin E provides broad spectrum dry-touch protection. It’s free of fragrance and mineral oil, and is water resistant for 4 hours.
It’s also non-greasy/sticky and feels dry to touch!
3. Aspect Gold Hydra Shield SPF15 (RRP$86.00)
Just like the Envirostat SPF50, the Hydra Shield SPF15 is also a lightweight formula. It’s super hydrating and moisturising, with physical sun protecting benefits from the potent skin protecting antioxidants, skin hydrators and nourishing botanical oils.
4. Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector For Face SPF50 (RRP$55.00)
If you’re already a Kiehl’s lover, then I’d highly recommend trying this over summer. Their oil-free, ultra-lightweight sunscreen lotion for the face, with patented sun-filter technology provides uniform broad spectrum protection, while hydrating skin.
Its non-greasy formulation decreases the risk of skin cancer caused by the sun and also helps prevent sunburn. An effective antioxidant complex of Goji Berry, Einkorn Wheat and Vitamin E helps to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals.
5. Bondi Sands Sunscreen Oils SPF15 & SPF30 (RRP$19.99-$21.99)
If I had to be a brand snob, Bondi Sands would be my pick of the bunch when it comes to sunscreen/self tanners. This year, Australia’s number 1 tanning brand is expanding their award winning range with the launch of sunscreen oils.
An Australian first spray application, Bondi Sands’ new Sunscreen Oils are a fast dry formula with broad spectrum UVA & UVB protection and 2 hour water resistance.
6. Bodi Sands Sunscreen Lotions SPF30 & SPF50+ (RRP$21.99-$22.99)
This non-greasy spray on Sunscreen Lotion is available in SPF 30 and SPF 50+. With 4 hour water resistance enjoy the signature summer fragrance while staying protected from UVA and UVB rays.
7. Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30 (RRP$92.00)
If you’re a sufferer of oily skin and breakouts, then this baby is for you!
This new formula from Dermalogica can be used as a medicated, oil free treatment moisturiser that contains SPF30. It’s super lightweight and non-greasy so it’s perfect for wearing under a light foundation – you’ll love it.
8. O Cosmedics Mineral Pro Triple Defence Protection SPF30 (RRP$73.00)
O Cosmedics new Mineral Pro SPF 30+ is a clinical, sheer, lightweight formula which delivers triple defence protection. 20% natural zinc oxide provides true broad-spectrum protection, preventing skin damage, as well as assisting skin healing and reducing inflammation.
Like all O Cosmedics products, it’s free of nasty chemicals, gluten and animal testing and is also vegan friendly.
9. L’Oreal Paris UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF50+ (RRP$15.29)
This one is for all the water babies out there! L’Oreal’s new UV Perfect Aqua Essence SPF50+ is a non-greasy sunscreen in a light cream formula that can be absorbed by your skin as easily as water.
With 12 hours of non-stop defence from harmful UVA and UVB rays, it will work to protect your skin against dark spots and premature ageing. It’s also enriched with Adenosine and Micronized [HA] which helps fight signs of anti-ageing, so you stay looking fair and young.
10. Colourscience Sunforgettable Tint Du Soleil SPF30 (RRP$78.00)
If you’re looking for a SPF moisturiser and foundation in one, then look no further.
Introducing the Colourscience Sunforgettable Tint Du Soleil SPF30, a mineral based multitasking lightweight foundation that blends colour and sun-care into one supercharged product.
It’s antioxidant-rich formula gives sheer foundation coverage with ‘good for your skin’ ingredients. It also provides 40 minutes water resistance!
11. Clinique SPF50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid For Face (RRP$41.95)
This is the perfect size to keep in your handbag!
Clinique’s ultra-lightweight, 100% mineral sunscreen is incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skins. It’s gentle enough to use around the eye area, too. It contains an exclusive ‘invisible shield technology’ which forms a protective veil that’s virtually invisible on all skin tones. It’s also oil-free, so ideal for wearing underneath foundation.
12. Clinique SPF30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion For Body (RRP$44.00)
Just like the SPF50 For Face, this one is also a gentle, 100% mineral sunscreen that is incredibly comfortable, even for sensitive skins. It’s lightweight formula glides on easily, absorbs quickly for non-irritating broad spectrum defence.
13. Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying (RRP$$84.00)
This broad spectrum SPF 30 daily moisturiser (free of nano particles) offers triple skin protection with a shine free finish. It’s light-weight fast absorbing formula protects the skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays to help reduce the signs of premature skin ageing, and it delivers a vital blend of moisturising ingredients: Shea butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol and Nicotinamide to support the skin’s lipid barrier function without clogging the pores or leaving an oily residue.
When used daily as directed this skin anti-ageing must-have works to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and loss of firmness, leaving the skin looking more youthful and radiant. This broad spectrum sun cream SPF 30 may assist in preventing solar keratosis, sun spots and reducing the risk of some skin cancers.
I hope you found this post useful – let me know in the comments if I’ve missed your favourite sunscreen brand!
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