29 Sun care products we think you’ll love this Summer

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Summer is all but here and most of us have either booked or are planning some kind of vacation or staycation closer to home.  With that decision also comes the question of whether we are doing enough to protect our face and body from the sun.  However, it is important to remember that SPF creams are not just for summers — you should be using a daily SPF on your face all year round.  SPF creams can help prevent wrinkles, dark spots and pigmentation aswell as protect your skin from burning and more serious skin diseases like Cancer.

Thankfully, more than ever before, there are sun care products to suit every budget and skin concern. We tested a variety of products from makeup to moisturisers and haircare to aftersun and here’s our pick of 29 suncare products that we think you’ll love.

Heliocare 360° Oil-Free Gel £31.99

Best for Oily Skin

An ultra-light mattifying gel that melts into the skin with a dry-touch, matte finish. The perfect choice for oily, combination or spot prone skin – give your skin the best protection against the sun without breaking out. Fernblock® takes your sun protection to the next level. It’s a supercharged anti-oxidant that harnesses natural plant power to defend your skin from within – and it’s exclusive to Heliocare.

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Bursting with texture-smoothing shea butter and blue light, this multi-acting cream forms a thin, satiny veil of protection like no other.

This milky moisturiser provides continuous hydration in a 7-in-1 multi-protective/multi-use formulation: moisturizer, make-up base, after-shave cream, UVA-UVB protection, blue light and infrared ray protection, anti-pollution shield and skin aging prevention. Deliciously nourishing and lightweight, prep your skin for your make up routine with this must-try cream and stay barrier-boosted against harmful UV rays with added SPF.

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Glow Hub Defend Yourself SPF30 50ml £12

Meet your new BFF, defend yourself sunscreen, Glow Hub’s sun silk SPF 30! Broad spectrum protection to keep skin safe from sun, UVA (the rays that age you) + UVB (the ones that do the burning).
A  lightweight & silky SPF 30 face sunscreen. For broad spectrum protection from the sun, with no white cast & a dewy glow. Called sun silk for a reason, lightweight & silky, this serum like SPF gives skin a visible glow, sinking in  without clogging pores, feeling greasy or leaving a white cast on the skin.

Vitamin e, antioxidant_rich marigold + green tea give an extra layer of protection against environmental damage. A daily skin_care essential to shield skin from harmful rays, SPF protects skin from burning, helps prevent pigmentation & keeps your moisture barrier strong + skin healthy.

cruelty free & vegan | reef safe

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Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheer Hydrator £44

Clinique’s Moisture Surge Sheer Hydrator delivers long-lasting moisture. This featherlight cream is enhanced with SPF25 protection, it instantly refreshes and hydrates.

This cloud-like cream with Aloe Bioferment + HA Complex and Provitamin D penetrates deep into skin’s surface for all-day stabilizing hydration. It helps defend skin from environmental aggressors including UVA/UVB, pollutants, blue light, and irritants. Protecting your skin against UV rays has many benefits. UV exposure can: exacerbate existing dark spots and trigger new ones, speed up visible aging, interfere with skin’s natural turnover for more noticeable pores, and lead to irritation, which can leave skin looking tired.

The formula looks opaque going on and blends in sheer without leaving behind a white cast, residue, or stickiness. It leaves skin hydrated and glowing- not shiny and provides a smooth canvas for makeup application.

Suitable for all Skin Types and safe for sensitive skin.

Delph Sun Lotion SPF30 150ml £6.49

delph sun lotion
budget friendly

Delph sun care is the perfect choice for the whole family. Priced at under £8, Delph SPF30 and SPF50 (150ml,) has been accredited with a 4* rating (Diffy & Robson standard) and is dermatologically tested.  

Delph prides itself on its commitment to safety and efficacy, with the brand being fully tested according to medical standards, it is prescribed by the NHS for patients suffering from medical conditions and is used by the Ministry of Defence.  

What’s more the range is Vegan!

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Organic and Eco-friendly

Caprea’s Protective Moisturiser is a 2 in 1 moisturiser aimed to protect and hydrate your skin.

This lightweight cream has a blend of Monoi oil and Aloe vera which brings back vitality and hydration to your skin. SPF30 & Buriti oil protects against photo-damage and formation of wrinkles without clogging the pores.

We also love that it comes with a plantable outer sleeve!

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Olivanna Sun Defence Drops SPF 50 £56

reef friendly & supports coastal communities

This featherweight formula shields from sun exposure and hyperpigmentation with SPF 50, while its healing antioxidants help to reduce free radical damage and strengthen the skin barrier.

With soothing niacinamide and rosemary leaf extract to ease inflammation and redness caused by UV light.

Not only is it reef friendly, designed with protecting the planet in mind, but for every SPF order made online, Olivanna pledge to rescue 10 plastic bottles. Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our oceans and marine life. In partnership with Greenspark, they build ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities, creating positive economic opportunities for those who collect it.

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Face Junkie #3 Neroli Day Cream + Sunscreen 50ml £20.00

support Independant brands

#3 Neroli Day Cream + Sunscreen is the perfect finishing touch to your morning routine. Containing natural neroli oil, it helps to brighten and hydrate the skin while providing UVA/UVB protection with SPF20. Dragosine®: is a clinically proven peptide, which protects against DNA damage and premature ageing. This day cream leaves you with a glowing complexion, whilst protecting and hydrating.

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Supergoop! Play Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract £20

When her friend was diagnosed with skin cancer, Supergoop!’s founder, Holly Thaggard, embarked on her mission to learn everything she could learn about sun and the damage it causes – which led her to think about sunscreen and why we’re reluctant to wear it. Deterred by greasy textures, chalky finishes and dubious ingredients, Holly’s objective was clear – develop a range of broad-spectrum solutions that people will want to apply. Supergoop! was born and the multi-award winning range means there’s no longer any excuse not to follow Baz Luhrmann’s advice to “wear sunscreen”.

Completely invisible, water and sweat-resistant, lightweight, fast-absorbing and deliciously scented (phewf!), there’s nothing not to love about this breakthrough see-through formula. Enriched with skin nourishing extracts to optimise health and resilience, this gel-textured lotion applies seamlessly to protect and replenish your skin, top-to-toe. Laced with sunflower, rosemary and rice antioxidants to shield against the impact of pollution, this also deflects the skin-damaging effects of UVA, UVB and IRA rays, and is coral reef-safe (so it’s good for your skin, and the ocean).

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The INKEY List Polyglutamic Acid Dewy Sunscreen SPF30 50ml £14.99

A lightweight, non-pilling sunscreen with Polyglutamic Acid for a protected, primed, and dewy base.

THE most important step in your skincare routine, this lightweight, broad-spectrum SPF 30 offers UVA & UVB protection. It has been designed to work for all skin tones and blend seamlessly into the skin leaving an undetectable, dewy finish (97% said it looked invisible on their skin tone*). Loaded with skin-loving ingredients, the 8% Hydration Trio includes Polyglutamic Acid, Glycerin and Squalane, helping to lock in moisture and deliver an ultra-hydrating boost.

The non-greasy, non-pilling formula leaves skin smooth, dewy, and primed creating the perfect base when worn alone or applied under makeup. ​

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SOS SPF 50 SUN CREAM 50ml £17

SOS SPF 50 Sun Cream contains mineral based filters and uses an ultra-sheer form of Zinc Oxide for protection from UVA/UVB and blue light, plus contains antioxidant Vitamin E which is a natural anti-inflammatory that soothes and calms the skin. Soy Bean Stem Cell helps to reduce wrinkles and increase skin’s firmness, combine with Vitamin E to fight free radicals on the skin.

It’s non-sensitising, non-greasy & non-whitening so suitable for use on face & body and for all skin types including children.

 Fragrance-free & coral-reef safe.

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Bondi Sands Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ Fragrance Free 150ml £7.95

great for darker skin

Enjoy a sun-soaked day the Bondi Sands way with this SPF50+ sunscreen lotion. Providing UVA & UVB protection, this fragrance-free formula is fast absorbing and gentle on the skin. Developed to be water resistant for up to 4 hours so you can step in to the sun with confidence.

No white caste, so great for darker skin tones.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF50+ Sun Cream 50ml £25

Suncare with skin care efficacy is the name of the game in La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Age Correct SPF 50+ Sun Cream.

A plethora of dermatological actives are combined in this nourishing formula to plump, soothe and even out skin tone. Skin-restoring niacinamide works alongside hyaluronic acid to fight moisture loss and renew the surface of the skin to keep your complexion hydrated and plumped. Tackling pigmentation with the addition of PHE-resorcinol and LHA this truly is your hard-working hero SPF to keep sensitive and reactive skin protected and more youthful for longer.

Caudalie Vinosun Very High Protection Water SPF50 150ml £28

Quenching the thirst of dehydrated skin (and strands), the Very High Protection Water SPF50 forms a non-greasy shield against harmful UV rays from head to toe.

Boasting a half-water, half-oil bi-phase formula featuring polyphenols and nourishing vitamin E, this ocean-friendly emulsion absorbs quickly without a single trace, expect its light summer-inspired fragrance. Time to chase the sun!

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Thank You Farmer Sun Project Silky Calming Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++ £23

for k-beauty fans

Korea’s Thank You Farmer boasts super-natural, farm-grown ingredients to maintain skin’s health and help delay the cell-ageing process. Debuting the Sun Project Silky Calming Sun Stick – an easy-to-use, long-lasting roll-on ready to safeguard your skin – the brand is on-hand to assist with all your sun protection needs.

Perfect for all skin types and tones, this transparent formula is powered by a whole host of skin-soothing ingredients. Enriched with calamine and soothing centella asiatica extracts, it’s main aim is to not only protect from the sun’s harmful rays but to help reduce skin irritation and mitigate any inflammation. Designed to outlast sweat and humidity, the balm is also water-resistant so will stay put during outdoor adventures.

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EVY Technology Sunscreen Mousse SPF30 Kids £25

especially for kids

Cleverly distributing itself throughout the top layer of skin, the vegan and coral reef-friendly Sunscreen Mousse SPF30 Kids strengthens your natural protective barrier to safeguard skin from dehydration and irritants like wind, chemicals, heat or water. With consistent protection even after swimming or sweating, this do-it-all mousse can be used on lips, eyes, face or body, and doesn’t need to be constantly reapplied. Great for young children who want to play and swim under scorching rays, this is fuss-free sun protection at its finest.

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NUXE Sun Tanning Oil Face and Body SPF 30 (150ml) £23

Formulated with Nuxe’s patented filtering complex – this SPF30 contains three sunscreens and two esters, which have been rigorously selected for their proven effectiveness on all UV rays (think: short UVB + UVA + long UVA.) A botanical blend of rice and rosemary extracts is also used to offer cellular protection and ensure your skin maintains a more youthful-looking appearance.

This clean formula has been tested on algae and corals to ensure its non-toxic for marine life, and has a non-greasy texture that absorbs instantly and leaves a satin finish that enhances your tan. As for the scent? Nuxe has bottled the dreamy spirit of summer with tantalising notes of sweet orange, tiare flower and vanilla.

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Charlotte Tilbury Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer £40.00

The Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer hydrates for up to 24 hours and parries the sun’s harmful rays while giving a soft focus, filter-like glow that reduces the appearance of fine lines by 51%. A must for a flawless and poreless pre-make up canvas, this primer will enhance any skin type of any age or tone.

Completely fragrance-free, a proprietary CITYSTEM pollution defence matrix neutralises external aggressors; UVA and UVB filters combine to give SPF 50 protection and reduce the chance of sun damage; the brand’s COLLALIFT18 uses African mahogany tree extract to form a protective shield around your skin while boosting elasticity, smoothing the look of pores and evening tone; a blend of oils and peptides works to strengthen, nourish and condition the skin; and finally, hyaluronic acid pumps thirsty complexions with water to ensure your skin doesn’t overproduce oil. Airbush polymers also work to smooth and blur the look of fine lines and pores.

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Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm £8.99

Part lip balm, part lip gloss, Lanolips Tinted Balm SPF30 is a 3-in-1, multi-tasking treatment available in four hues to enhance your natural lip colour while also deeply hydrating and nourishing parched skin. Pick from ‘Rose’, a sheer pink tint that gives lips a healthy glow; ‘Rhubarb’, a sheer fruity tint that deepens your natural lip colour; ‘Perfect Nude’, a sheer universal nude and ‘Red Apple’, a sheer vivid red that brightens your natural lip colour. A multi-award-winning balm that also boasts a broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect lips from the sun’s damaging rays, this protects as it enhances their colour and hydrates.

The secret of this now-classic formula is the natural simplicity, anchored by the high lanolin content, drenching the lips in non-sticky hydration which lasts for hours. Lanolips packed in just the right amount of pigment to give you a super wearable tint which properly shows up – but doesn’t take over. Making them the first thing you’ll reach for every day. The fact they are a high gloss sheen is simply an added-bonus.

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Hello Sunday The One That's Got It All - Sun Primer SPF 50 £22.00

Committed to super-lightweight, invisible formulas – there’s nothing like a white cast to put you off your SPF – Hello Sunday believes in year-round sun protection that will feel like second nature in your skin care routine. Speaking of nature, each of the formulas are free from substances that are known to harm sea life, such as homosalate, octinoxate, benzophenone and oxybenzone, as well as being vegan and cruelty-free! Prep and protect your skin in one simple step with The One That’s Got It All – Sun Primer SPF 50: a broad-spectrum sunscreen slash primer that even defends against hyperpigmentation-inducing blue light.

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Oil-Free Matte SPF40 32ml £36.50

IT Cosmetics is the cult make up favourite developed with the help of leading plastic surgeons for clinically proven beauty solutions. An oil-free version of the ultimate beauty insiders secret (youll find it in the make up bags of all those in the know) this complexion correcting cream provides full and fabulous coverage and a perfect matte finish. Created to improve the appearance of your skins texture, camouflage imperfections and minimise the appearance of pores, this formula leaves skin supremely smooth and even. Enhanced with SPF 40 and a host of skin-nourishing benefits, this is a base acer if ever we saw one.

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COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF30 50ml £39.00

COOLA’s Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 Green Tea & Aloe is an ingenious innovation and the perfect year-round addition to your beauty regime. With a featherweight formula enriched with skin-nourishing plant extracts (including protective green tea and soothing aloe vera), this spray ‘fixes your face’ while providing invisible, broad spectrum UV protection.  Being  a specialist SPF brand, you can rest assured that the completely clear UV block will keep your complexion well protected.

With hydrating and skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, alongside cucumber and aloe extracts to soothe and refresh, this protective spritz grants a semi-matte veil between complexion and the elements, while minimising visibility of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. A filter for your face in every sense, this shield you from sun’s ageing UV rays and keeps your make up looking flawless from morning ‘til sundown. Green tea extract plus phoenix leaf, peony leaf and juniper berry stem cells offer antioxidant protection and also help to strengthen the skin’s natural barrier. Simply spritz it on and you’re good to go.

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Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil 100ml £24

Aveda boasts a renowned range of high performance and sustainably sourced, plant-powered products that are not only vegan and cruelty-free but feature eco-friendly, recyclable packaging too. No strangers to the effect that the sun can have on your strands, Aveda crafted a line of summer-ready formulas to shield and replenish your hair as you enjoy the warmer months.

Effortless to apply, this lightweight spray casts an undetectable screen over your strands to provide effective protection against sun exposure that often leads to damage and dryness. It’s crafted with UVA/UVB filters, derived from wintergreen and cinnamon bark oils, that help to prevent straw-like damage. A member of a three-part defence and recovery system, simply spritz the water-resistant formula over your lengths before you go out to keep them looking happy and healthy. As if we couldn’t love it anymore, it’s infused with Aveda’s own pure-fume™ aroma: an invigorating medley of certified organic neroli, ylang ylang, citrus and other pure flower and plant essences.

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Sun Bum Cool Down After Sun Lotion £17.99

We all like to prevent sunburns, but if you get one, this soothing Sun Bum Cool Down After Sun Lotion is a lifesaver.  After a long lazy day in the sun, your skin needs revitalization and hydration. Sun Bum’s ‘Cool Down’ Lotion is enriched with soothing Aloe and Vitamin E, providing an intense hydration to gently restore the skin’s natural moisture balance. The light, non-greasy formula is quickly absorbed, leaving the skin smooth and soft.

Cruelty Free and Vegan.

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Dr Jackson's Face & Eye Essence £60

Luxe pick

Award-winning face toner. A hydrating and toning gel for the face and eyes, to instantly bring a tired complexion back to life. Designed to be used after cleansing, this revitalising formula is packed with powerful and fragrant botanicals that work in synergy to combat puffy eyes and restore your skin to its optimal condition. Baobab seed oil provides vitamins and antioxidants that offer protection from environmental pollutants, Damask Rose flower water tones and restores, while aloe leaf juice and chamomile flower oil hydrate and calm.

Powered by plants the 05 Face and Eye Essence effectively firms, tightens and hydrates. This vegan-certified toner combines natural ingredients with cutting-edge science to deliver visible results, fast.

The perfect after sun care for the face and neck to calm the skin, reduce redness and draw out trapped heat. 

Suitable for all skin types and extra-gentle on the delicate skin around the eyes.

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Avene After-Sun Restorative Lotion 200ml £10

The Avene After-sun lotion has a milky texture that blends easily into the skin, leaving it feeling smoother and softer. It provides an instantly refreshing and cooling sensation. When applied, the lotion has a creamy scent, which creates a calming effect on both the skin and the senses.

Packed with Avene’s iconic Thermal Spring Water, known for its instant and intensive soothing benefits. It has a unique blend of postbiotic properties and minerals that balance the skin’s flora, purifying impurities and calming sensitivity. Plus, it’s rich in silica, which softens the skin. Antioxidants and jojoba oil are added to the formula to help restore the damaged and sensitised skin barrier.

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Subtle Energies- Shanti Body Lotion £55

holistic choice

Add luxury to your after sun routine with this ultra cooling body lotion that has the sensual oils of White Champa, Patchouli and Coriander Seed which together are known for their cell renewal, skin repair and antioxidant activity. It has a bitter sweet aroma with musky undertones providing a calming and sensual aroma for the senses.

This lotion is ideal for any post sun damage repair and cooling pitta conditions of the skin.

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Ultrasun After Sun For Very Sensitive Skin £19.50

great for sensitive skin

Ultrasun After Sun For Very Sensitive Skin is a cooling and moisturising after sun fluid for sensitive skin.

Fast absorbing, non-greasy, non-stickyliposomal after sun gel with Aqua-Rich (long-lasting skin hydration), glycerin and S.O.D. (activates the skin’s biological repair system). Moisturises and soothes for up to 24 hours, giving immediate cooling effect but also a long lasting action – ideal to prolong your tan after sun exposure.

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Delph After Sun Lotion 150ml £1.99

delph after sun

Priced at just £1.99 for 150ml, the Delph after-sun lotion is a great budget-friendly option. Specifically designed to provide deep hydration and comfort to the skin that has been exposed to the sun’s rays.  Its rich formula contains vitamin E and Aloe Vera, known for their anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.

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