Last year I dropped an ‘SPFs That Rock’ edit and it’s time to add some newly released sunscreens to that list. They’ve come a long way in recent times and are no longer the gloopy messes that we’d elicit out a groan each time our parents chased us down the beach with them in hand, with textures that left us with a white-veil and sand sticking to every single crevasse of our bodies. Today I’m talking exclusively facial formulas though and there’s something for everyone – budget and skin concern. I’ll crack on…
La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-Light SPF 50+ – £11 – from Escentual. Sensitive skins listen up. Non-perfumed, high protection and light feeling, the texture just melts into skin. It feels slightly tacky when first applied, but in seconds it dries down and you don’t even feel like it’s there. Can the L.R.P formulas get anymore barely there?
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Defence SPF 45 – £26 – from House of Fraser. A good all-rounder, like the other Clinique SPF’s I’ve tried it deposits itself with a hint of tint, though don’t get too excited as it blends away when you applying leaving just the tiniest amount of colour behind. But that’s ok, because the formula actually feels refreshing and kinda cooling when you massage it in. I’ve given this a good and proper road test by applying a tonne and still it never going heavy. Amazeballs. Yes I just said amazeballs.
Benefit Dream Screen SPF 45 – £25 – from Look Fantastic. Oily gals I’ve found your SPF match. One quick sweep just mops up the grease and leaves the complexion with a silky sensation. In fact, it’s all rather primer like. It reminds me a lot of the Chantecialle Ultra Sun Protection SPF 50, but just a third of the price. Mad, right?