We all know how important it is to wear sunscreen when we’re on our jollies. We slather on max-strength SPF on the beach, but do we shield ourselves properly from the sun every day? If, like most people, you don’t give sun protection much thought when you’re in Blighty, can we suggest you get at least a little protection from your makeup this summer? Here are our top five SPF-packed buys – and long may the warm weather last!
Superdrug Vitamin E Moisturising Cream SPF15
Moisturising is arguably the most important step in your skincare routine, start by using a hydrator with a hit of sun protection. This purse-friendly pick is enriched with vitamin E (a game-changing glow-getter) and provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. A no-brainer.
e.l.f. Beauty Shield Skin Shielding Primer SPF50
Primer will help give you the perfect smooth, photo-ready face for those summer selfies. But what if you could pick one that packed a sun-shielding punch, too? This glides on, smoothing and perfecting your skin as it goes, and also contains SPF50 and antioxidants to protect skin from the sun and the environment. Winner, winner.
Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Foundation SPF20
Want flawless skin? Who doesn’t? Not only does this foundation correct and perfect – that’ll be its light-diffusing pigments – it also contains SPF20 to help keep your skin protected from the sun.
Bourjois 123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream SPF15
Most of us want to swap our full-coverage foundations for something a little lighter in the summer. Enter the summer dream – a CC cream. This one from Bourjois contains SPF15 for a smooth, even coverage with a little shot of sun protection. Oh, and if you have freckles, it’ll let them shine through. Bonus!
Revlon Photoready Concealer SPF20
This one is for hardcore party animals! It’s perfect for hiding dark undereye circles and concealing blemishes and other imperfections. Added SPF on the highpoints of your face will help prevent sunburn, so use it to highlight as well as hide. Sorted!