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13 SPF Heroes You Need To Try

The days of traditional greasy and gloopy suncreams are behind us.
Gels, foams and featherlight textures - it's time to get acquainted with 2022's best SPF products.

BOBBI BROWN Intensive Skin Serum primer SPF 25 

The beauty gurus at Bobbi Brown are combining skincare and make-up with the brand’s latest range – cue the water-resistant Intensive Skin Serum primer, right on time for heatwave-proof products with a protective SPF 25 boost. Formulated with lychee, cordyceps, and mushroom extracts, this long-lasting base not only reduces fine lines but offers a gentle added glow – so your complexion appears fresher, even after enduring the Central Line.  £40.00 via

That’s So All In One Face Mousse SPF 50+

Don’t be fooled by its delicate texture – this mousse provides supreme SPF50+ protection for your face whilst safeguarding from oxidative stress and air pollution. Bursting with hydrating ingredients, this eco-friendly formula uses arginine (an amino acid found naturally in your skin) to help preserve your skin barrier along with Gold Filter Tech for an ethereal-esque dewy finish.
£30.00 via


Suitable for all skin types, this super sheer, 100% non-nano zinc sunscreen protects even the most sensitive skin like you’ve never seen. The lightweight, deeply hydrating lotion blends in fast, calms and cools the skin, whilst providing soft, dewy finish alongside.

Sheer, broad-spectrum SPF 30 protects, whilst also providing a deeply hydrating boost alongside. Easy to apply and a perfect handbag-friendly size, reapply throughout the day and wave goodbye to sun-stressed skin. £23.00 via

Transformulas®  Flawless Photoglow Daily Skin Radiance SPF 30

Comprising a plethora of peptides and protectors with anti-ageing and environmental preservation properties, this multi-talented meets multi-dimensional product will not only leave you with a Santorini-worthy sheen but also skin that feels revived, replenished and refreshed. Plus, its UVA and UVB filters give sheer, but maximum broad-spectrum protection. Facial, schmacial – this handy little product can provide a glow faster than you can say ‘me time’.  £61.00 via

Be3 SENSITIVE SKIN Sun Protection Progressive Spray SPF 50

When it comes to versatile SPF, this spray takes the crown - as it can be applied both under and over your makeup. Not only formulated with Be3 Progressive SPF (which means the level of protection for your skin increases with each application) this small but mighty product also acts as a mosquito guard and insect repellent, making it ideal for trail runners and other outdoors enthusiasts.  £20.00 via

Oskia Skincare Vitamin Body Milk SPF 30

Forget thick sunscreen smears – this beautifully lightweight and quickly absorbed oil mineral SPF 30 body oil delivers UVA & UVB protection without chemical sunscreens.

The soothing, natural, marine-friendly formula has a delicious coconut fragrance and provides a source of Pro-Vitamin D3 whilst boasting additional antioxidant, firming and calming properties. Plus, did we mention the chic bottle is made of 100% recycled plastic? 
£49.99 via

Athletia Skin Protection UV Gel SPF 30

We all know suncream, but how about UV protective gel? Ideal for girls on the go, this product has been designed with functionality in mind.

Use it underneath base make up for a clog-free feel or test its special supple structure on the rest of your ligaments to see its durability, even when under friction from clothes. £33.00 via

Bea Skincare Solar Defence SPF 50

If you struggle with sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, discolouration and visible signs of ageing, then make a beeline for Bea Skincare. This useful cream protects the skin against harmful UVA and UVB radiation whilst also reducing pre-existing photodamage. 

Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Plant Collagen, it rehydrates the skin and repairs damaged cells whilst Aloe Vera and Ginseng Extract provide an anti-inflammatory boost to sunburned and irritated skin. Even better, despite offering broad-spectrum protection, this formula is light enough to wear under makeup. From £30.00 via

Hada Labo Tokyo Face Sun Cream SPF 50

Created with three forms of hyaluronic acid for added anti-aging benefits, Hada Labo Tokyo’s water-resistant 50SPF face cream protects against sunburn and the signs of ageing on multiple fronts. 

Three different UV filters provide proven protection against both UVA and UVB via physical and chemical modes of action whilst five key anti-ageing ingredients aim to hydrate, nourish and replenish the skin alongside. Talk about here comes the sun. 

SUPERGOOP! Glowstick SPF 50 

We don’t know about you, but there’s nothing worse than applying greasy suncream on holiday, especially when it leaves many a mark on our favourite garments. Luckily for us, Supergoop! has crafted the Glowstick to solve the problem.

Not only is this travel-friendly dry oil suncream stick blended with SPF 50 – keeping you safe from even the strongest of rays – but it also hydrates the skin and leaves behind a dewy finish. Plus, apply freely in the knowledge that this little powerhouse is entirely cruelty-free too.  £22.00 via

Pharmaceris Emotopic - Dermo-Protective Mineral Cream SPF 50

If you're partial to turning a shade of lobster red when the clouds clear, then look no further. The powerful mineral cream can be applied to both face and body, offering SPF 50+ protection not only for adults but children and babies too.

Providing very high protection from solar radiation and designed to minimise skin irritation caused by exposure to environmental aggressors (sun, wind, sub-zero temperatures) this little tube is ideal for adventures on land or water this summer. £14.99 via

Embryolisse Liquid Foundation SPF20

Opt for the Embryolisse Liquid Foundation SPF20 and enjoy a comfortable, lightweight coverage with added SPF. This foundation avoids the risk of sinking into pores and fine lines, instead leaving a flawless-looking aesthetic. Deeply-hydrating, the foundation helps to lock in moisture for long-lasting softness, minimising the appearance of dry skin. Complete with an airy texture and a light-coverage finish, the foundation allows you to build and layer to suit the needs of your skin.

£26.00 via

Dr Elif Skin Mineral UV Sunscreen SPF 50

Powered by Zinc and Titanium Dioxide, this light Mineral UV Sunscreen will offer you broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, and wavelengths of visible light that contributes to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and, potentially, melasma. Made and formulated by a certified dermatologist, this product’s primary aim is to target your specific skin needs.

Unlike its chemical counterpart, this mineral sunscreen is very stable and does not degrade upon exposure to ultraviolet light, making it a better choice when you’re looking for maximum efficacy. Plus, being made from 100% mineral filters, it's kind to even the most sensitive of skin. £19.00 via

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