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The Best SPFs for Your Skin Type

The Best SPFs for Your Skin Type
Holly James
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Now that spring is in full swing and we're eagerly awaiting hot girl summer, we've been focusing a lot on the importance of SPF (sun protection factor). Though you (hopefully) are already taking expert advice and using an SPF 365 days of the year, whether that be in your favorite moisturizer or in your makeup, in the hotter months we all need to up our game. This means a higher factor SPF for added protection and reapplying during prolonged sun exposure to make sure you are fully protected from the stronger UVA and UVB rays that contribute to skin damage and aging.

For many, this means adding in an extra product to their beauty routine or switching existing products out to make sure you're getting that added protection, which can be daunting when you're skin is settled with it's usual product line up and you don't know how it will react to this new addition. Fortunately, we have done our research and read the reviews for you to pick out the best SPFs for your skin type. Whether you're worried about breakouts, excess oil, sensitivity or not meeting your moisture needs, we have the best Sun protection product to keep your skin cool, calm and cared for.

The best SPFs for normal skin

Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense Aqua UV Gel SPF 50 with 8 Anti-Oxidants

Shield your complexion from environmental aggressors with the Estee Lauder Perfectionist Pro Multi-Defense Aqua UV Gel SPF 50 with 8 Anti-Oxidants. Lightweight yet incredibly potent, the gel is ideal for layering with other products in your skincare routine or wearing underneath makeup. Containing Tiger Lily Extract, the formula shields against UVA/UVB rays to fight against sun damage, helping to maintain normal levels of elastin for a suppler feel.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 50ml

This clinically proven formulation blends a powerful combination of ingredients, including Padina Pavonica and Ginkgo Biloba, shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 14 days*. With hydration increased, elasticity and suppleness appear improved and the skin looks firm and toned.

The best SPFs for sensitive skin

Balance Me Natural Protection Daily Moisturizer SPF 25 40ml

Shield your complexion with Balance Me's Natural Protection Daily Moisturiser SPF 25; a lightweight, anti-aging cream that works to protect and hydrate skin without greasy residue.

Emma Hardie Protect and Prime Moisturiser SPF 30 50ml

Perfect and protect your skin with the Emma Hardie Protect and Prime Moisturiser SPF30, a dual-action formula that paves the way for flawless makeup application while protecting against premature aging.

The best SPFs for dry skin

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Formulated for aging skin, this high factor 50 SPF is a medium-weight moisturizer that intensely hydrates to prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. The formula contains a blend of antioxidants that work to protect the skin from free radicals that can dry it out, leaving it feeling soft, smooth and supple.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defense For Face Spf 50

Blended with their revolutionary eight-hour formula, this Sun Defense Cream by Elizabeth Arden shields the skin from sun damage whilst providing hydration deep into the skins layers. The Cream is lightweight and oil free, meaning moisture without the worry of clogged pores or any greasy residue.

The best SPFs for combination and oily skin

REN Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral SPF30

Specially created to combat sun-induced shine, REN Clean Skincare's Clean Screen Mineral SPF offers broad spectrum UVA / UVB and blue light defence. Ultra quick absorption and a non-sticky, matte finish means this formula acts as a perfect protective base underneath your makeup, whilst helping to keep excess oils at bay - leaving your skin feeling fresh and smooth all day long!

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Holly James
Writer and expert
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.