The SPF Edit

SPF has always been important. A person’s natural skin colour influences their risk of UV damage, melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer and can be classified on a scale – the Fitzpatrick skin type classification scale, which ranges from 1 (high risk) to 6 (low risk). It considers skin colour (i.e. pale white to black), and how the skin reacts to sunlight (i.e. whether it burns easily, or tans). Now as many of us are working from home or have the kids running around the garden trying to expend extra energy, I thought I would do a round up on some new releases and my favourites which help with blue light (this is device light from phones, tablets and laptops.). I have had to become slightly more outdoorsy with the closure of my gym. I am less inclined as a result to venture out without SPF as although the weather has been a bit erratic the UVA rays are always there.  I have also included some pharmacy favourites to help keep the whole family protected as according to the weather forecast, we are due some sun. Replication is usually essential with most SPF, as we sweat and swim.


Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence SPF 30 €59.00 This 100% blendable, 100% physical, invisible on all skin tones is superb. Say goodbye to the thick, white residue that physical sunscreens leave behind. Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defense SPF 30, a weightless, all-physical sunscreen that blends easily on all skin tones, helps defend against UVA/UVB and blue light, and soothes all skin types, including sensitive. It contains an ultra-sheer Zinc Oxide for Broad Spectrum/blue light protection. The science bit is their Bioactive Mushroom Complex, which helps soothe skin and reduce UV-induced redness and dryness.  The important antioxidant Green Tea to help fight free-radical skin damage. No chemical sunscreens, artificial colours and fragrances Certified cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan to fit more lifestyles. It is going to be a staple for me for summer.

Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Fluid Mattifying 50ML (available in SPF 30 and 50+): €18.50 Eucerin Sensitive Protect Sun Fluid Mattifying is an everyday sunscreen that protects and mattifies sensitive and oily skin. Unperfumed – and with an ultra-light, non-greasy texture that does not leave an oily shine on the skin and is a great base for makeup.

Eucerin Photoaging Control Sun Fluid 50ML (available in SPF 30 and 50): €23.00 Eucerin Photoaging Control Sun Fluid is an everyday facial sunscreen for all skin types. The anti-age sunscreen also includes Glycyrrhetinic Acid which supports skin’s own DNA repair mechanism. The formula is further enriched with short- and long-chained Hyaluronic Acid and visibly reduces wrinkles on the face and décolleté


For the body one of the best ones is the P20 Continuous spray is so handy €25.50. It’s easily absorbed and great for if you’re headed out for a walk or to the garden. It goes on invisible, so you must just wait a minute or two to get dressed. The P20 unique formula is non-greasy, non-oily and fragrance-free to provide the ultimate coverage, both in and out of the water, on and off the slopes for up to 10 hours a day! It is a transparent gel that is easy to apply and ensures an even coverage. A little goes a long way, making P20 more economical than other sun care products that need to be re-applied regularly during the day. It is also absorbed rapidly without any use of colourants. The experts at P20 advise adults and children alike to protect their skin all year round. Using P20 gives you the peace of mind that you are protected in all weather conditions so you can enjoy your leisure time, especially those who enjoy having a tan as well as those with skin sensitive to sun exposure.

Formulated for fair skin, Uriage BARIÉSUN DRY MIST SPF50+ is an ultra-light mist which provides very high protection against UVA and UVB rays and free radicals, and prevents the skin from drying out. With its continuous mist system, it is easy and quick to apply even on wet skin, and ideal for large areas. Its invisible texture is quickly absorbed and guarantees a dry, non-sticky finish.The refreshing effect of this product makes it particularly suitable for outdoor activities such as golfing or gardening.

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