Our Pick of
The Best SPFs
for Under Make-Up
You may have been put off by certain sunscreens as they can be too greasy, thick and some can even break you out, and, most frustratingly, it can make your makeup look uneven, patching and leaving an oily finish. But today’s sunscreens have new technology and formulas that feel lightweight on the skin, they can be matte and non-chalky, and they are completely untraceable under your make-up.
We know you already know this, but it wouldn't be right not to say that your skin deserves sun protection year-round, even when you're inside and not facing direct sunlight.
We picked the absolute best formulas to glide on *every* morning. These sunscreens can help to combat blemishes, hydrate and nourish the skin and best of all even make your foundation look incredibly smooth and natural over the top!
First and foremost, we cannot commence without a mention of our award-winning skin protecting Radiate Beauty Balm. Formulated with antioxidants and Argan Seed Oil, our skin-hydrating blend uses pioneering 'Knead' technology so it dries smoothly to look like a second skin. SPF15 protection is built-in, so you can wear instead of foundation or tinted moisturiser during the warmer months.
This vegan SPF moisturiser newcomer is already a firm favourite thanks to its naturally derived, gentle ingredients, recycled plastic packaging and anti-pollution formulation, which protects against blue light as well as UVA/UVB. The silicone-free moisturiser works to mattify as well as hydrate and contains non-nano naturally derived zinc oxide to protect from the sun. Passion fruit and rice extracts offer soothing powers too!
MIST AND GO
Perfect for gently misting over your face at any time of day, even over make-up, the formula here is light and non-sticky. Easy to use and the lightweight yet high protection formula keeps UVA and UVB rays at bay.
One for all the fitness devotees out there, Lancaster's quick-drying clear gel is both sweat and water resistant - ideal for those more intense workouts. The best bit? Its invisible formula means no white streaks whatever your skin tone.
MUST BE MATTE
If you prefer having a matte base, this Dermalogica oil-free option may be the one for you. Designed for combination to oily skin types, this helps prevent shine, regulate oil production and soothe inflammation without making you skin appear dull. We have a winner for oily and acne prone skin!
Blended with powerful antioxidants and vitamins for optimum defence, this silky textured lotion can be used on the face and body too. What makes it a staple is its long wear-ability and water-resistant formula - ideal for those who love to spend that extra ten minutes outside or in the water.