With so many innovative formulas on the market, there is no longer any reason why you shouldn't be wearing sunscreen every day - yes, even when it's raining!
Long gone are the days of smearing on chalky, thick, strongly-scented creams. Today there are countless lightweight, skin-friendly sunscreens, the hardest part is deciding on just one.
To help you sort through the SPFs, the InStyle Australia team share the sun protectants they're using and why they love them.
Emily Taylor, Editor InStyle Australia
"My all-time favourite sunscreen is Rationale’s Beautiful Skin Superfluid. It’s the perfect mix of powerful sunscreen (SPF 50) and luminous skin tint plus hydration, minerals and botanicals. It evens skin tone, reduces redness and ensures that your complexion has high-level protection from the sun. At $85 it’s a big investment, but it lasts ages and nixes the need for other tinted moisturisers, BB creams or even foundation if you’re having a particularly good skin day. I apply it religiously after my moisturiser every single day – rain, hail or shine."
Lexi Henderson, Deputy Art Director InStyle Australia
"Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face is the only sunscreen I can use that doesn’t make me break-out, or feel like a hot, greasy mess."
Bettina Tyrrell, Beauty Editor InStyle Australia
"Mecca Cosmetica’s To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+ wears so seamlessly under make-up, it is easily one of my all-time favourite face sunscreens. With hyaluronic acid and vitamin E it’s super hydrating and gentle on sensitive skin (like mine!) yet it gives a grease-free matt finish. In addition, it’s formulated with a slight tint, so you won’t be left with a beaming white face. I also apply it to my neck and décolletage."
Arielle Tsoukatos, Senior Digital Beauty & Lifestyle Editor InStyle Australia
“I’ve been reaching for the new Sheer Defence sun protectant from Aussie brand Invisible Zinc. It’s a lightweight tinted formula perfect for those no make-up days when you still want some coverage. Free from chemical ingredients, this physical sunscreen is made with zinc oxide to offer maximum UV protection.”
Natalie Mell, Fashion News Editor InStyle Australia
"I find that most high SPF facial sunscreens sting my sensitive skin, but Dermalogica’s Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 feels great. It also absorbs super quickly, which makes it easy to apply my make-up on top in the morning."