It’s no longer a mystery that the answer to keeping your skin in prime condition is to apply sunblock to your face daily, a minimum of SPF30 but ideally SPF50. The problem seems to be that most people are not only applying sunblock on their face, they want a range of other products also, including the all-important moisturiser, so with that thought firmly in your mind, we would like to provide you with the perfect solution – ‘Your Guide To Face Moisturisers With SPF.’
It’s worth noting that there has been a growing awareness of the importance of sun protection for overall skin health in recent years. The skincare industry has tried to develop the integration of moisturisers with SPF with improved textures and formulations that address some of the concerns mentioned earlier. Additionally, educational campaigns and advancements in cosmetic science are helping to dispel misconceptions and promote the benefits of sun protection.
Another fallacy stuck in people’s minds is that sunblock is only to be applied when you are on holiday; wrong, it isn’t! Even if you go for a short walk, wash the car, in the garden, or, more importantly, on a cloudy day, you need sun protection applied to the delicate facial skin. You should wear an SPF daily to keep your skin looking good for as long as possible.
Sunscreen is the one “anti-ageing” product everyone should use; it has been proven to prevent premature aging and improve wrinkles, pigmentation, and texture.
You can forget the heavy sun creams that leave you looking ghostly or piling when applying make-up over them. The new waves of SPF moisturisers are lightweight, non-sticky, and super hydrating. A few of them even make you look more radiant! Apply every morning as the last step of your skincare and before make-up for your best skin ever.
Here, we give you some of our firm favourites to make your morning skincare ritual go smoothly.
Resist Anti-Ageing Skin Restoring Moisturiser SPF 50
This effective multi-tasking moisturiser contains SPF 50 to protect skin from signs of premature ageing and sun damage. At the same time, shea butter leaves skin soft and hydrated. The anti-ageing formula contains tone-improving ingredients such as niacinamide and liquorice for more even-toned and younger-looking skin.
The silky feel formula effortlessly absorbs into the face with a lightweight, dewy feel. It’s invisible after just a few seconds yet leaves your skin feeling full and hydrated all day. With Avobenzone as the sun protection agent, niacinamide is added to help reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, and shea butter soothes and hydrates dry and dull-looking skin. Our tester loves this find for long days spent out in the sun, but thanks to the shea butter, it’s best for those with dry to normal skin, not oily or combination.
- Protects From Sun Damage
- Promotes Radiant-Looking Skin
- Hydrates Dry SkinNormal skin, Dry skin
- Anti-Ageing, Brown spots, Very dry skin
How To Apply:
Applying this should be the last step in your morning skincare routine. Allow a little time to dry before applying your make-up.
What are the key ingredients?
Great moisturiser exceeded expectations; it is excellent under make-up and mixed with other skincare products. The moisturiser is rich, creamy, and easy to apply, with no drag on the skin; the 50SPF does not leave a ghostly sheen.
Ultra Violette Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF50+
About Ultra Violette:
The new-generation SPF specialist, Ultra Violette, is on a quest to make UV protection the most enticing step in your beauty routine. The Aussie-made SKINSCREEN™ formulas combine skincare and sun protection, infused with complexion-loving ingredients that won’t disrupt your make-up.
Equal parts skincare and sunscreen, the brand’s Aussie-made SKINSCREEN™ is designed to slot into your daily ritual – you can use it on its own or layered with your serums, moisturiser, and foundation for an extra veil of hydration.
Boasting a softening, satin-cream texture, Supreme Screen is a moisturiser, primer, and SPF in one – enriched with antioxidant-rich Kakadu plum and Dragosine Plus to shield your skin from infrared, visible light, and blue light. Delivering broad-spectrum SPF 50+ protection with a fresh, clean scent, it’s more of a reason to never miss out on sunscreen again.
Moisturiser, Very-Good-Sun-Protection, and Primer. Supreme is our all-rounder, a hydrating, high SPF formula with a clean scent, perfect for normal to dry skin or anyone who doesn’t know which SPF suits them.
HOW TO USE:
Apply as the final step in your skincare routine, right after or instead of your moisturiser, and before your make-up. We recommend a minimum of five pumps to cover your face and ears (remember those! Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Wear a hat, protective clothing, and sunglasses when outdoors and exposed to the sun. Reapply frequently.
Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating SKINSCREEN™ is a powerful chemical sunscreen that acts as an all-rounder for normal to dry complexions or anyone unsure which SPF is right for them.
ISDIN Fusion Water MAGIC SPF 50
Ultralight external water-phased facial sunscreen for daily use that melts into the skin without greasy residue.
Protect your skin with Fusion Water MAGIC SPF 50 face sunscreen. Its ultra-light texture absorbs instantly, so your skin will quickly enjoy high UVA and UVB light protection.
Promotes the repair of accumulated sun damage at a cellular level and reverts the visible signs of skin ageing to leave you with a clearer, healthier complexion. The product also provides Intense Hydration without leaving any visible marks. This light, hypoallergenic sun cream stays on even during outdoor sports.
- Ensures a high level of protection from UVA and UVB light
- Absorbs immediately,
- It offers intense hydration and moisture
- has an ultra-light texture that absorbs instantly
- It does not leave visible marks on the skin
- Ideal for outdoor activities
- Non-comedogenic doesn’t clog pores
- With a minimal risk of allergic reactions
- SPF 50 – ensures a high level of protection from harmful UVA and UVB light
- Hyaluronic acid – leaves skin intensely hydrated
How to apply:
Apply a generous amount of the ISDIN Fusion Water SPF 50 sunscreen to dry or wet skin 30 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours and every time after swimming, sweating, or drying yourself with a towel. Use a sufficient amount of the product, and your SPF will be higher.
This sunscreen absorbs quickly with minimal residue on my skin and is very comfortable to wear.
It is a therapeutic sunscreen with a DNA repair enzyme that has been demonstrated in clinical trials to reverse skin aging, including precancerous growths called actinic keratoses.
CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF30
Say yes to this sun-care essential, the CeraVe AM Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF30 with Ceramides, for Normal to Dry Skin. Enriched with SPF30. Gentle and non-comedogenic, the lotion comes with a blend of ceramides, niacinamide, and hyaluronic acid to help replenish skin moisture.
Its lightweight texture absorbs quickly into the skin with a non-greasy finish and offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA/UVB rays. Its MVE Technology helps restore the skin’s barrier function and lock in moisture for up to 24 hours, resulting in a happier, healthier skin complexion. A skincare staple!
- Suitable for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types
- Developed with dermatologists
- MVE Technology
How To Use:
- After cleansing, apply to the face.
- This product is for daily UVB/UVA ray protection. So, ensure this is applied every morning and reapply sun cream throughout the day to protect against sun damage.
- Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.
This moisturiser takes a bit of effort to blend into the skin as it has a slightly thicker consistency and a bright white colour from the SPF, but once it’s blended in, it absorbs well. Leave to dry and apply your make-up, and you’re good to go!