Ask any dermatologist what’s their non-negotiable skincare rule and you can bet that it is always wear SPF. While it’s second nature to reach for your sunscreen when you’re on holiday or out in the sun, your skin is under attack from harmful light and radiation rays all year round – even when you’re inside. Just as you choose your skincare based on your skin type, your sun cream can offer much more than protection if it’s matched to your skin’s needs.
As sunscreens are more often than not formulated for the body, they can clog your pores and cause your skin to breakout when applied to your face. Non-comedogenic and oil-free formulas work best for your face. If your skin is sensitive, you’ll also want to look for fragrance-free on the label of your next purchase.
Here are our favourite lighter formulas that are designed specifically with your complexion in mind and are suitable for all skin types, including mature and sensitive skin.
THE BEST SUNCARE FOR YOUR FACE
This formula is enriched with aloe vera and botanical sesame oils and helps nourish and hydrate your skin for up to 24 hours. It can help to make dry and dehydrated skin feel instantly refreshed and comforted while protecting from damaging UV rays with its SPF 30 protection. It’s also super-lightweight, so it doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy on your skin or clog pores and provides an invisible finish.
For added daily protection and hydration, this sun cream for the face is enriched with aloe vera, sesame and macadamia oils and nourishes and moisturises skin. The formula with UVA and UVB filters also provides SPF 50+ protection when applied properly – at least 15 minutes before sun exposure and every two hours after that.
THE BEST SUNCARE FOR YOUR BODY
If you’re looking for fast-absorbing and refreshing protection, this non-sticky oil provides an instant cooling effect of -2°C and SPF 30 protection, when applied 15 minutes before you go into the sun. In addition to UVA and UVB filters, it’s also enriched with sesame, argan and coconut oils and hydrates your skin for up to eight hours. Decléor studies found that 96% agree skin looks more luminous, 92% agree skin feels more hydrated and 87% agree skin feels more nourished when Bi-Phase Oil is applied.
This gel-cream formula with UVA and UVB filters absorbs and spreads quickly and easily. Enriched with aloe vera and botanical sesame oils, it nourishes and hydrates your skin all day while providing SPF 50+ protection when applied 15 minutes before sun exposure and topped up every two hours.