Tried and tested: SPF products
The summer’s not over yet, which means we should still be slathering on the SPF when we’re sitting out catching a few rays. SPF products have come a long way from thick, gloopy creams, with lighter versions now on offer for our faces and scalp. We round up some of the latest products to hit the market, ensuring out skin stays safe in the sun.
Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 50 – 4/5
This face cream not only protects from the sun’s harmful rays, it also works to stop UV-induced hyperpigmentation occuring. It’s a medium weight formula, so not the lightest, but it sinks in fairly quickly. I leave it for about five minutes before putting moisturiser over the top, and this leaves the perfect base for make-up. I found it to be non-clogging, and it didn’t cause any break outs. Wearing a daily SPF of 50 on my face leaves me feeling I’m doing my best to protect my skin and stave off the signs of aging so I’ll definitely be continuing with this cream.
Coola Face SPF 30 Unscented Classic Sunscreen - 4/5
This sunscreen has everything I want in a daily SPF. Made with 70 per cent certified organic ingredients, this sunscreen truly has a non-greasy and light weight formula which I found to be fine with my sensitive skin and could be worn underneath make-up. Featuring evening primrose, acai and linseed oils, this product comes in a handbag appropriate tube, with handy pump dispenser. Make sure you shake well before using though, as the formula tends to separate.
Piz Buin Protect & Cool – 4.5/5
We’ve had creams, sprays and even mists, and now Piz Buin has launched a mousse SPF. With a name like Piz Buin you know you can not only trust the sun care, but also that it will be technologically advanced – and this hits both of those nails on the head. A little goes a long way with this mousse, and the cooling effect is welcome relief from sitting in the hot sun. I didn’t find it too sticky, which can often happen with sun lotion, so didn’t feel the need to wash my hands after. The only down side is that if you spray it on the floor or on the sink, you can’t scoop it up like you can a cream as the mousse instantly disintegrates. Because of this, I found it easier to spray into my hand and rub in.