Beauty: A Face-Friendly Sunscreen Roundup

We know it doesn’t feel like it, but spring has officially sprung and although practicing sun safety is important year-round, it’s usually during the warmer months that it becomes front-of-mind. So, it’s time to ditch the chalky, thick formulas you’re used to in favour of these products, which are so good you’ll forget you’re even wearing sun protection.

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+

This highly pigmented CC cream covers everything, it won’t crease or crack and it will leave you with a healthy looking glow. Developed with leading plastic surgeons, it protects against both UVA and UVB rays, is reinforced by anti-aging properties and is clinically shown to improve skin texture, brightness and hydration. Basically, it’s the holy grail of beauty products.  

Nars Smooth & Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen

Lightweight and oil-free, this advanced primer boasts Invisible Defense Technology to deliver broad spectrum sunscreen protection without leaving a greasy residue, while a Skin Smoothing Complex blurs the look of imperfections and helps prolong the wear of makeup.

Tribe Protect Me! SPF Moisturiser

If you suffer from sensitive skin or rosacea, this is the sunscreen for you. The lightweight, non-greasy formula is enriched with lemon myrtle and red raspberry seed oil to soothe and hydrate, while zinc oxide provides mineral based sun protection. It’s also completely natural, vegan and cruelty-free. 

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Clear Skin Dry Sunscreen

Designed for oily, combination and acneic skin types, this dry-touch formula sets to a matte, weightless finish that doesn’t irritate skin or clog pores. The anti-shine complex absorbs excess oil throughout the day helping to prevent midday shine, even in hot, humid weather. 


Supergoop! City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30

This lightweight, silky formula delivers moisture, defends against UV, pollution, environmental damage, and is power-packed with antioxidant protection from vitamins E and B5. Built for year-round use, it’s the must-do last step in your skincare routine and layers well under makeup.

About the Author

Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.