We may be getting better at integrating facial SPF into our daily routines, but spritzing sunscreen onto our bodies is definitely something that gets saved for the short sunny period right in the middle of the year. Whether you’re jetting off somewhere fab, choosing a staycation or just praying that you can pop down the park and catch some rays, you’ll need products that will help you stay safe. Protecting your skin doesn’t have to be troublesome, time consuming, sticky or complicated, thanks to a huge array of innovative products that are landing on the shelves of our local Boots. From buildable sunscreens, tinted protection, facial mists and oil based after suns, there’s definitely something to excite you this summer. I’ve chosen six of my favourites to share with you, and will definitely be packing these up with me when I jet off on holiday – if I don’t use them up before then!
Vichy Ideal Soleil Invisible Hydrating Mist (£18.00)
undeniably discrete and efficient sun protection spray, this contains
no alcohol but is brimming with glycerin for optimal moisturisation all
day long. It also contains emollient agents and Vichy Thermal Spa Water
to leave skin refreshed, hydrated and protected simultaneously. The
hydrating spray dries in seconds, leaving an invisible finish on the
skin, meaning it’s an absolute pleasure (rather than a chore) to apply.
That’so Pure Sun All In One (£18.95)
incredibly innovative buildable dry sun oil provides either SPF20,
SPF30 or SPF50 depending how much product you apply to the skin. All you
need do is wait a little between applications, ensuring you’re safe to
step out in the sun for longer. What’s even better is that the formula
also includes ingredients to stimulate melanin production as well as a
tanning activator, to ensure you get a golden glow with minimal sun
exposure. This is the future of sun protection.
Bioderma Moisturising Anti-UV Mist (£9.00)
Somewhat of a game-changer, this lightweight mist is the first of its
kind to land in the UK. A rehydrating mist that will prevent skin-ageing
and shield the skin from harmful UV rays, it provides an instant dose
of freshness to the skin. Enriched with a patented complex which
stimulates the skin to rehydrate itself continuously, the invisible mist
also contains a sunscreen patent which reinforces the skin’s own
defense mechanisms. All you need is four spritzes across the face to
boost skin and ensure protection throughout the day – making it easy to
top up when you’re out and about without having to remove makeup. I
would advise that this isn’t worn alone though; take it with you on day trips as a top-up and definitely don’t apply it when on the beach.
Piz Buin Protect & Cool Refreshing Sun Mousse (£9.00)
you hate the feeling of applying creamy, runny lotion over your hot and
sweaty skin, then you’ll be pleased to know this is a cooling and
refreshing alternative. When spritzed onto skin the bottle delivers a
light and cooling foam that absorbs effortlessly, leaving skin feeling
fresh. The slightly crackling sound and bubbling texture makes applying
sun protection fun – so definitely one for the kids too! Free from
alcohol, the hydrating formulation is instantly absorbing, non-greasy,
non-sticky and doesn’t leave white marks.
Vichy Ideal Soleil In Shower After Sun Oil (£13.00)
suns are often overlooked, but they’re actually an incredibly important
addition to your summer suncare routine. When sat in the sun skin can
become dehydrated and damaged, so an after sun can inject an essential
amount of moisture and goodness while preventing peeling. If you’re not
keen on lathering a cream all over your body, then try this lightweight
in-shower oil which works super fast even on wet skin. Either apply the
oil direct onto dry skin, or massage into exposed areas while you’re
washing in the shower; skin is left smooth without any greasy texture.
Vita Liberata Phenomenal Marula Self Tan Oil With SPF50 (£39.00)
the world’s first self tan dry oil with added SPF50 sun protection.
This beautifully packaged dry tanning oil contains certified organic
ingredients condition and nourish the skin, offering a skincare regime
while tanning and protecting. East African Marula Oil provides superior
anti-aging and hydrating benefits (it’s four times more hydrating than
Argan Oil and contains four times more Vitamin C than oranges,) as well
as Tahitian Monoi Oil for healing, skin repair and additional moisture
locking. It glides over skin to offer a beautifully bronzed result,
while offering high performance sun protection simultaneously, meaning
you’ll never have to go to the beach looking pasty pale again.
Have you tried any of these picks? Which one excites you the most?
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