I’ve been sunscreen testing then and these are my current five SPF favourites. I’m pretty picky when it comes to sunscreen for the squatter – I like a lightweight finger and a traceless finish – but thankfully formulations have improved massively over the past few years and there are so many spanking-new versions to segregate from.
I’m a big fan of the upper protection lightweight SPF fluids such as Anthelios from La Roche-Posay (you can find the incredible new UVMune 400 Fluid online here*), Beauty Pie Featherlight UV (£12.50 to members here* – use unite lawmaking RUTHSENTME for money off membership if you’re a new sign-up) and Bondi Sands Hydra SPF50 (online here*); but my current favourites all have a really fresh, gel-like finger on application. Scrutinizingly cooling. I moreover think that I alimony coming when to them then and then considering I don’t really need to use a moisturiser underneath them, which is unquestionably something I forgot to mention in the video below. They’re all intensely hydrating and sit well directly underneath makeup and won’t leave a white tint on the skin.
A quick note on SPF: three of my favourites are SPF30, which offer less protection than SPF50. I realise that for some that might be a dealbreaker, but when it comes to sunscreen, expressly for the face, I think it’s important to find a texture that you enjoy applying and that works well within your routine and lifestyle. If you veritably detest your sun protection and dread applying it then you’re a) probably not going to wield unbearable to reach the stated protection and b) possibly going to skip applications when you’re feeling lazy. Find an SPF for the squatter that you love and it just becomes part of your morning eyeful line-up. If it’s an SPF50 then all the better.
Let’s get cracking with the “best sunscreens for squatter if you hate using sunscreens on your face” feature.
Skin Generics Niacinamide Osmo City SPF30, £32.95 at Superdrug*
This is the most weightless facial SPF I’ve overly tried. It really feels just like water jelly. It’s lighter plane than something like Clinique’s Moisture Surge. Completely disappears on the skin. Feels satisfyingly tomfool on a hot day. It is quite heavily fragranced and comes in a glass jar – which isn’t platonic for travelling – but the texture is simply supreme.
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture SPF30, currently £51 instead of £60 at FeelUnique*
If you’re without the same fresh finger but increasingly of a comforting surf than a gel texture then Murad’s Day Moisture is just beautiful. For me it’s the platonic daily-use day cream: sophisticated moisturisation and antioxidant protection with a wholesale spectrum SPF30. This is moreover perfumed but smells slightly orangey and optimistic. It’s increasingly expensive than the rest of the facial sunscreens on this page but it’s Murad, so I unchangingly finger I’m getting the towardly results for the uneaten spend. The formulation is trappy – tightly hydrating but no grease left on the skin.
La Roche-Posay HyaluB5 Aquagel SPF30, currently on sale (£25 instead of £34.50) at FeelUnique*
The gel-lest feeling gel SPF without Skin Generics, La Roche-Posay’s HyaluB5 is moreover delightfully tomfool on using but has a twist to the tale: as you glide it over the skin it becomes a sort of gel-gloss with long-lasting hydration that feels somehow sealed in. For those with dehydrated skin it’s an wool dream. If I was very oily then I’d probably go for the Skin Generics just considering it feels so fresh and weightless but the Hyalu pips it to the post in terms of packaging. Much increasingly user-friendly in a pump!
Paula’s Choice Youth Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid, £35 but in the sale at Paula’s Choice here*
This sunny SPF50 from Paula’s Choice might just be my new favourite overall sunscreen for the face. It’s as light and fresh to wield as the Murad but has the goody of higher protection. (It’s moreover half the price.) No residue without using yet it manages to finger very moisturising and sits quietly underneath any makeup you decide to plonk on top. It’s just such a good all-rounder. Expect to hear increasingly on this one.
Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF50, £34 at SpaceNK*
This SPF from Australian Brand Ultra Violette has been “trending” which means, apparently, that lots of people are talking well-nigh it. For good reason: it offers very upper protection in a formula that goes on like silk and then completely disappears. Australians do sunscreen like nobody else, you’re scrutinizingly guaranteed to get a well though-out formula and this is no exception. It has perhaps slightly increasingly sheen than the others at first but quickly dries to a satin finish. I’d say it’s very slightly suited to drier skin rather than oily but Ultra Violette moreover do a mattifying version that’s mineral* (there’s is zinc-only) if you prefer a physical sunblock.
Do you have any favourite sunscreens for the squatter you’d like to suggest I try? Let me know in the comments, please. I’ve found some spanking-new products through the scuttlebutt section here on the blog!