We’ve all grown up hearing the popular “slip slop slap” message. Despite knowing this, I’m sure we’ve also all shrugged off well-meaning “put sunscreen on!” messages. Yes, you’re even supposed to put sunscreen on when it’s cloudy and raining.
Sometimes, it’s laziness, and other times it is the fact that some sunblocks are HORRIBLE. It’s a contentious statement; but if you haven’t had thick, white sunscreen slathered all over you (to the point where it doesn’t rub in), you are one of the few lucky ones. Choosing a sunscreen is hard work—but we’ve done all that for you! Just as there are many different skin types (and the abundance of skincare products to match!), there are also a bunch of different kinds of sunblock options.
Whether you’re looking for a sunscreen for sensitive skin or a daily use moisturising sunblock—look no further. It is a challenge finding skin protection that won’t leave your skin with a white tint or incredibly oily.
We’ve compiled a few of our favourite high SPF sunblock choices that will leave your skin feeling protected, hydrated and beautiful.
La Rochue-Posay 50+
Popularity for La Rouchue-Posay 50+ sunscreen is on an upward trend. It has become a go-to for many beach-bound influencers; and, we can see why. It is small, compact and easy on the face. It is perfect for everyday wear. Given its ultra-light, non-greasy formula, it is easy on the skin. It doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any sun protection at all; but, not to worry, it’ll last all day. It is super light and a must-have for both holidays, and daily use.
La Rochue-Posy is definitely our pick for the summer. It is available from most good chemists.
If you’re looking for something a little more specialised; don’t worry, there is a sunscreen for you. Scroll down to discover a few more of our favourites.
Actinica SUN Protection 50+
This nifty little sunblock combats signs of aging as well as providing SPF 50+ sun protection. Although this sunscreen feels heavier when you’re applying it, it absorbs into the skin quickly and evenly. It is also water resistant for four hours (but don’t forget to reapply after swimming!). This SPF 50 sunscreen boasts many beneficial skin ingredients, making it a multi-purpose top choice!
In A Good Light Face Tint with SPF 30 by Mecca Cosmetica
If you’re looking for something a little fancier, look no further than Mecca Cosmetica’s own “In A Good Light” Face Tint with SPF 30. The super cute bottle aside, the sunscreen itself is super light and non-oily on the face. It also has the added bonus of being a tinted moisturiser. There are three different shades currently; for pale to darker skin tones. This little bottle is a great addition to your daily no-make-up-but-still-sun-smart routine.
Dermaviduals Suncream SPF 30
The Dermaviduals Suncream is a clinically based sunscreen which can only be purchased from specific beauty salons. Given its clinical formula, it has been heavily tested to comply with some of Europe’s tough regulations. It contains properties that are good for your skin—especially if you have sensitive skin. It has a matte finish but doesn’t dry your skin out. It’s hydrating and glides easily onto the face.
But whichever sunblock you choose; don’t forget to reapply every few hours, especially after swimming and even when it’s cloudy. Sunscreen prevents long term skin damage, and also stops you from looking like a tomato in the short term; it’s a win-win, really!