Finding That Perfect Sunscreen For Your Skin Type

Just like remembering to water your thirsty plants that your alway forget about, SPF is a big part of your daily routine that you’ll regret not doing, before it probably going to be too late.

Whilst SPF is definitely something you should be using on a regular (and by that i mean daily!), the quest for finding the perfect skin-protecting naturally crops up during the warmer months of the year.

It doesn’t matter the skin type, there is generally similar concern when selecting your heatwave or golden hour essentials – Will it cause my skin to break out?, Will it be heavy on my skin?, Will it cause my make-up to be patchy?And with the childhood experiences or being smothered head to toe in thick and sticky sun cream, but thankfully large variety of lightweight, matte, hydrating and invisible sunscreens are on the market to take the stress our of sun care! 

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Are you dealing with dry or flaky skin? Thankfully an SPF moisturiser can help to quench your thirsty complexion. There is a fine line between non-greasy and hydrating, but brands like Olay and Elizabeth Arden have nailed, having the perfect ingredients – vitamin C, Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid being the key components, to both nourish and also protecting your skin too. 

Another thing to consider is if your looking for moisturiser to minimise irritation  opt for formula’s free of fragrance – alcohol and essential oils being the biggest cause for making skin drier and redder. More mature complexions can reap many benefits when using hydrating sunscreen, this makes it a fail pick for anyone looking to slow the sign of aging.

Darphin Intral Environmental Lightweight Shield SPF 50 30ml


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Hydrating Facial SPF30 Sun Cream

Childs Farm SPF 50+ Sun Cream

Pai Skincare British Summer Time Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30


La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Ultra-Light Fluid



Do you find yourself powdering constantly as well as going through setting spray like it’s about to go out of fashion, the thought of applying anything heavy to your skin can be enough to scare you away from using any form of sunscreen for good. But that doesn’t have to be this way! There are many budget-friendly and boujie brands out of the market now catering for us shiny gals and guys, which can be perfect to wear on it own and under make-up. Tip: look out for products that contain ingredients such as; Zinc, Caffeine, Seaweed and anything that boasts sebum controlling benefits.

Avène Cleanance Sunscreen Very High Protection Tinted Spf50+


Paula’s Choice Calm Mineral Moisturiser SPF 30

Ren Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Mattifying Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum

Clinique Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face SPF 50 

Murad Oil and Pore Control Mattifier Spf 45 Pa ++++ 

Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30

Heliocare 360° Gel Oil Free Spf 50

Acne Prone 

Adding a new SPF product into your daily skin routine, might feel like it’s not worth the bother but with the right formula, you skin will amplify the benefits of your current skincare routine and not hinder them. 

Brands like Neutrogena and EltaMD, have really changed the game with bring the best skincare and sun protection together, meaning now you would have to compromise one for the other, even when dealing with problem skin. Blemish-prone ingredients such as Vitamin C and E, Aloe Rose Water and Niacinamide are ones to look out for, and anything else that says that is fast-absorbing and texture redefining is prefect too.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+] SPF30

CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 52ml

Paula’s Choice Clear Moisturiser SPF30

Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50

Dermalogica Oil Free Matte SPF30

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear SPF 60

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF50

Cetaphil Suncreen SPF 30


People with a ‘normal’ skin complexion probably have the largest variety of skincare products, but there’s still a few helpful tip and hints when i come to finding the right formula for you. Non-greasy and lightweight are still the top two words that are worth looking out for, as any skincare product that you’ll be adding to you routine that claims to not disrupt the rest of skincare is definitely one to watch. 

With not having to target any particular skin complaint, normal complexion mean that you have a wide range of sunscreen to choose that fit the bill! But with that being said, UVA/UVB protection is still a big must, this helps to ensure your skin is protected from discolouration,plus daily aggressors such as pollution. 

Nivea SUN Protect & Refresh Cooling Sun Spray SPF 30

Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF30

Caudalie Milky Sun Spray SPF50


Garnier Ambre Solaire Dry Mist Sun Cream Spray 50+

Heliocare Advanced Spray SPF 50 

La Roche Posay Anthelios Invisible Face Mist SPF50

Ultrasun Transparent Sports Gel SPF30

Dark Skin Toners

Whatever your ethnicity, SPF is essential for everyone! And with that in mind, choosing a product that designed to work best on black skin tones might just be the key to finding the product right for you.

Lancaster Sun Beauty Velvet Milk SPF30

The Rituals of Karma SPF 50

FREZYDERM Sun Screen Velvet Face SPF 30

The Body Shop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF50

Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF30

Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector SPF 30 

Ultrasun Face Anti-pigmentation SPF50+ 50ml 

Coola Classic Face Sunscreen SPF30 

For The Body

And lastly, protecting sensitive areas that rarely visible (i’m talking about shoulders, ankles and stomach) is still important when getting your dose of vitamin D in the sun. Mists are an easy and great options for all over coverage, as it removes the fuss from application as well as the refreshing feeling amongst the stickiness which comes with 25 degrees +..

Planning on dipping into a pool or simply know that you’ll be sweating like a pig, either way water-resistant is alway a plus!

The Rituals of Karma SPF 50

The Rituals of Karma SPF 50

Vichy Capital Soleil Beach Protect Spray SPF50

Bioderma Photoderm Max Mist SPF 50+

La Roche-Posay ANTHELIOS XL velvety milk SPF50+

Hawaiian Tropic SPF50 Silk Hydration Lotion

Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Protective Hydrating Body Milk SPF 30

SETT Surf – mineral, broad spectrum sunscreen. SPF 30.

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