The summer is finally here and as I write this I am looking out at a sunny day I wanted to reiterate the importance of SPF. There are so many amazing ones on the market at the moment with brands constantly innovating and creating. Here are some of my favourites, both new and existing.
Dry Skin: Skinformulas Day Cream SPF50 (€35)
A luxurious, non-comedogenic daily moisturiser infused with pure lavender essential oil which is instantly absorbed for a lightweight, satin-like finish. Enriched with antioxidants, this broad-spectrum SPF shields the skin from harmful UVA/UVB and Blue Light exposure to protect and improve skin’s firmness, elasticity and luminosity. Deeply hydrating with powerful moisturising properties to preserve the skin’s natural protective layer with zero alcohol. Iit is a super option for all year round protection and looks lovely under make up .
Oily Skin; Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying (RRP €50.50)
Protect and mattify your skin every day with broad spectrum sun protection combined with a boost of moisture. Ultraceuticals best-selling non-whitening shine-free formula is fast absorbing and lightweight. This broad-spectrum SPF 30 daily moisturiser offers triple skin protection with a shine free finish. This light-weight fast absorbing formula protects the skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays to help prevent the signs of premature skin ageing. It delivers a vital blend of moisturising ingredients including Shea butter and Sodium Hyaluronate. Panthenol and nicotinamide support the skin’s lipid shield without clogging the pores or leaving an oily residue. This broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30+ may assist in preventing solar keratosis and sun spots..
For kids:PP20 Kids SPF50+ 100ml (€24)
Triple Protection Sunscreen is a gentle sun cream specially developed for children’s sun sensitive skin. It provides category leading protection for up to 10 hours and water resistance up to 3 hours. This gentle sunscreen contains no added fragrance, is Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and allergy-certified and provides 4-star UVA protection. Being SPF50+ means that it provides the highest UVB protection against burning. P20 Kids is also free from added fragrance and colourants.
For Sensitive and atopic skin :NEW P20 Cream for Sensitive Skin SPF30 100ml ( €23.00)
A sun cream specifically for sensitive skin, this new addition to the P20 range is fragrance free, contains hand selected hypoallergenic ingredients and offers triple protection while being extremely gentle on the skin. P20 is known for its long-lasting protection and category-leading water resistance, combined with high UVA and UVB protection and the new sunscreen for Sensitive Skin is no different! Delicate skin is often more sensitive to UV light and as such the sunscreen formula is extremely important as product irritation can make skin even more vulnerable to sun and in turn sun damage.
Gel texture :Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Sun Crème Gel 150ML (available in SPF 50): €23.40 Eucerin Sun Allergy Protect Sun Crème Gel is formulated with a powerful combination of antioxidants, including Licorice Extract and Alpha-Glucosyl-Rutin, supporting the skin’s protection system against UVA induced free radicals and sun allergies. The non-greasy, water resistant, cream-gel formulation is free from emulsifiers, perfumes and preservatives. I love how easily this one is absorbed and it won’t interfere with your self-tan.
Lips: NIVEA SUN Protect Caring Lip Balm, RRP: €3.49 The innovative formula of the NIVEA SUN lip balm, enriched with Vitamin E and sun flower extracts, provides effective UV protection from the effects of the sun and provides long lasting moisture, leaving your lips feeling smooth and well protected. It keeps your lips hydrated all year round but is an essential for a sun holiday.
After Sun NIVEA SUN After Sun Moisture Nourishing Balm, RRP: €9.99 NIVEA After Sun Moisture Nourishing Balm cools and revitalises the skin after sun exposure and instantly relieves signs of sun-stressed skin. The nourishing and soothing formula with organic Aloe Vera, Hyaluron and Vitamin E provides 48h moisture and prevents peeling, helping to regenerate and restore the skin’s moisture loss.