Sunscreen: 3 of the Best

Saturday, July 19th 2014 0

Zelens, Sisley and Elizabeth Arden

In the midst of a hot, sunny summer, finding a great sunscreen is a must. But long gone are the thick, bright-white sunscreens which take all day to absorb and leave you feeling oily and pimply. Here's my pick of the products that will protect you and at the same time slot effortlessly into your beauty regime, no white-streaks in sight...

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defence for Face SPF 50, £22.10
I’m very, very fair naturally and so when it comes to SPF I need to go as high as possible. Unlike most SPF 50 sunscreens, this one from Elizabeth Arden is just like all of their other skincare: light, but impossibly nourishing. I love using this under my make-up because it has that classic Arden scent to it, a fresh, powdery fragrance, and I don’t need to worry about burning all day. A tiny amount goes a long way and my skin feels hydrated as well as protected all day. A total winner.

Elizabeth Arden SPF

Zelens Daily Defence Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, £55
You can see my full review of the Zelens Daily Defence by clicking here, but truly I must come back to it. What I love about this is that it is everything that other sunscreens are not; light, non-sticky, quick to absorb and heaven forbid it doesn’t break you out either. If you’re searching for something to use every day, I can’t recommend it enough. This is my pick of the three.

Daily Defence

Sisley Sunleya G.E. SPF 30, £158
If you like a nourishing, hydrating formula, you’re going to love this Sisley sunscreen. Aside from the distinct scent (which I can’t make up my mind about), it provides a rich protection and leaves my skin plump and glowing. What is quite unique about this is that the finish is fairly matte, meaning that it sits well under make-up and importantly doesn’t leave you looking oily if you wear it alone.

Sunleya Sisley

Whatever you’re using, please don’t forget to use an SPF every single day. In 10 years your skin will be thanking you for it; this is the ultimate step to take when it comes to anti-ageing. And if you’re finding that your sunscreen has a tendency to break you out, chances are you just aren’t removing it properly. Always double cleanse if you’ve used a sunscreen and you’ll find it much easier on your skin moving forward.

What’s your favourite sunscreen?

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