Facial SPF Recommendations
*This post contains PR Samples* plus affiliated codes and links
I have a love hate relationship with SPFs. Being oily and medium skin toned I faced for years two big problems. Firstly a white casting left from residue of SPF making me look washed out and ill, secondly pore clogging causing breakouts. This was such a nightmare for me even on holiday I would have serious breakouts, that it put me off and for ages I gave up, didn’t wear any! (I know so bad I could smack my own bottom).
I have since joining the skincare community through my blogging journey come to learn that SPF is the most important part of your skincare routine, all year round! Not just when its scorching hot outside. When there is daylight there are sun rays which cause premature ageing and skin cancer. So always protect your face.
I am bringing this Facial SPF Recommendations post to you now in the summer though as right now the suns at its most powerful and can cause burning as well as ageing and skin cancer so it’s more important than ever to protect your face as you would your body.
Here are some Londors approved and recommended SPFS that do not leave white cast or cause breakouts and work particularly well if you are oily like me to, though they are all suitable for all skin types.
Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence SPF 30 * – This one goes on white so you can see exactly where you have applied it then it dries clear. Its quite thick and a little goes a long way for coverage.
RRP £49.00 50ml available at LOOKFANTASTIC, Harrods, Dermaologica
Dermalogica Oil Free Matte *– A matte shine eliminating moisturiser with SPF30 built in, getting two skincare steps in one saving you money and time.
RRP £45.00 50ml Available from Dermalogica & Next
Garnier Sensitive Advance Face SPF50 – A spray on high protection sun cream that goes on like a mist. I especially love this one as you can apply over makeup with out ruining it. Its also great if you are fair or have sensitive skin as it gives maximum protection and also good for kiddies who hate sun cream. I put this on my daughter when shes not in water as its “scream free” if you are a parent you will understand this luxury. Non greasy.
RRP £6.00 75ml Available from Amazon, Boots Superdrug & Feelunique
Murad City Skin Age Defense SPF50 *– Another High protection sunscreen which is perfect especially for fair skin. This one is quite a splurge money wise but it is very good! Not only does it protect your skin from the sun it also has a dose of vitamin C to brighten the skin and help fight against pollution preventing breakouts. This is also the only mineral sunscreen I have managed to use that doesn’t cause any problems with my skin and its peach tint prevents and white casting. The lightweight milk formula is also so comfortable you don’t realise you are wearing any sunscreen. There is no stickiness at all.
RRP £60.00 50ml Available at LOOKFANTASTIC, Cult Beauty, Murad & Space NK
Evy Daily UV Face Mousse with SPF 30 – This unusual mousse formula takes some getting used to but once you work out the right amount for your face it’s a dream. It absorbs into the skin beautifully leaving no white cast or stickiness. Also enriched with Vitamins, Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen giving plump hydrated skin that looks radiant. Really beautiful!
RRP £25.00 75ml Available at Evy.uk.com, Apothaka.com & Space NK
La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+ - Maximum protection and a beautiful light weight milk fluid. Available in tinted or invisible finish. Its so light and airy you barely know you are wearing anything! Seriously like naked! A best selling product that protects the skin and hydrates with an infusion of thermal spring water plus the formula is sweat, sand and water resistant. It’s a good one for your face and the whole families to!
RRP £18.00 50ml available at LOOKFANTASTIC, BOOTS, Superdrug & Feelunique
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF25 *– A popular moisturiser formulated for normal/ dry skin with a built in SPF25. Fragrance free and oh s very gentle this is a great moisturiser that saves you money and time. Also although it is low protection it’s a good ne if you are darker skinned and don’t need high protection or if you are only going to be out a short while. A lovely lightweight formula that absorbs into the skin beautifully.
RRP £13.00 52ml – Enjoy 20% off at LOOKFANTASTIC CODE LFTFNICOLAL – also available at Asos & Feelunique
That’s it for this years SPF recommendations. I hope there is one here for you.
June 7, 2021