If there’s one thing you should never skip in your skincare routine, it’s sunscreen. Sunblock, sun cream, whatever you call it, this is a product that you must wear on your face every single day, rain or shine! It can be hard to find a good sunscreen that suits everyone, so here are some options for the best sunscreens that every skin type can try.
This oil-free, lightweight sunscreen is perfect for all skin types and can even be used as a primer under makeup. Unlike many other face sunblocks, it is translucent so it leaves your skin with a silky finish and never looks chalky.
La Roche-Posay is a great brand to go to if you have sensitive skin. They have plenty of sunscreens to choose from under their Anthelios range. A good all-rounder choice is the XL fluid sunblock that comes in different finishes for dry to acne prone skin.
Missha is a Korean skincare brand that many people swear by. One of their most-loved products is their safe block sun milk, which comes in three different finishes. The soft finish one is super gentle and leaves your skin feeling velvety.
If you have sensitive, acne-prone skin, it’s good to opt for mineral sunscreen. Coola’s cucumber sunscreen is mineral based and also gives a cooling sensation that feels great on those hot summer days.
5. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream SPF 50
You might’ve heard about Elizabeth Arden’s famous eight hour cream, but did you know it comes in an SPF version too? This thick, luxurious cream boasts SPF 50 to keep you protected all day.
Shiseido is ahead of the game with this sunscreen that not only protects against UV light, but also defends your skin against pollution and environmental aggressors. This is a great choice if you live in a big city or areas with a lot of dirt and pollution.
For a no fuss sunscreen that you won’t mind using everyday, check out Kiehl’s. This sunscreen is lightweight and oil-free so it won’t irritate your skin.
Clinique is a brand that is well-known for catering to sensitive skin types. This is one of the best sunscreens for anyone who is sensitive to fragrance and wants something that doesn’t feel thick or greasy.
A lot of the time, people opt to skip sunblock because of the white cast it leaves. Glossier’s Invisible Shield sunscreen has more of a gel like texture that goes on completely clear, so you won’t have to worry about it messing with your skin tone or makeup.
If you find that your skin often reacts to the ingredients in SPF, this is the one for you. This is one of the best sunscreens because it is 100% mineral based and free from parabens and chemical ingredients so it won’t break you out or irritate your skin.
Bioderma is a French pharmacy favourite for a reason. Their photoderm range boasts sunscreens that are great for every skin type to try. They even offer everyday sunblock up to SPF 100, so check them out if you’re prone to burning.
This beautiful essence lotion not only protects you from harsh UV rays but also helps to brighten and even out your skin tone over continued use. It doesn’t hurt that the packaging is also super Instagrammable!
Here’s a natural sunscreen option brought to you from the folks at Aesop. This sunscreen is lightweight and leaves your skin with a matte finish — great for oily skin types.
It’s easy to see why this is Japan’s favourite sunscreen. This chemical sunscreen goes on completely clear and feels lightweight yet leaves your skin feeling super soft. It’s great for oily skin types as well and is especially great if you plan to do sports.
This is the priciest option on the list, but definitely worth investing in if you never want to forget your sunscreen. These sun drops can be added to your fave moisturiser or your foundation to make sure that you always have SPF on. These are great if you’re picky about texture and finish, as you get to choose the base of your sunscreen!
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