The 7 Best SPFs You Can Wear Every Day

A daily broad-spectrum SPF may be the last step in your skin routine, but it is undoubtedly the most important. Thankfully, these seven formulas sit well under makeup and make your skin look good, says SUZANNE SCOTT


Ultra Violette Queen Screen Luminizing Sunscreen Serum SPF50+

It’s generally accepted that Australian sunscreens are superior, as their formulas are held to stricter standards. This daily SPF from Ultra Violette is outstanding – it feels like a serum and applies like any other skincare product. It’s silky, blends in well and is a pleasure to apply.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF50

Everything about this lightweight SPF from Dr. Barbara Sturm just makes sense. If you want maximum SPF50 protection, apply a full pipette to your skin after putting on your serum and moisturizer. Alternatively, you can mix a few drops into your usual moisturizer or liquid foundation (it’s compatible with most), which will give you less protection but will allow you to adapt your existing favorites.

Sisley Tinted Sun Care Stick SPF50+

This high-factor Sisley sun protection is tinted, giving your skin a glamorous bronzed, sun-kissed glow with a velvety finish. The stick application is hugely underrated, and it’s one of the things we love most about this formula; it’s so easy to reapply on the move. The only drawback is that it’s only available in the one shade – a mid-tone honey shade, which is ideal for anyone with a medium skin tone, or fair skin with a tan.

La Mer The Broad Spectrum SPF50 UV Protecting Fluid

Fans of La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Lotion will love this SPF. The texture is very similar and it’s just as hydrating. Unless your skin is very dry, you can use this SPF straight after your serum and without moisturizer.

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF30

This Supergoop! SPF feels like luxury skincare that just happens to offer high UVA and UVB protection. It’s sweat- and water-resistant, so it’s an excellent option if you’re exercising outdoors, and it gives skin a beautifully soft glow when worn on its own.

Soleil Toujours Mineral Ally Daily Face Defense SPF50

Soleil Toujours has undergone a bit of a makeover, and this daily SPF is the ultimate skincare/sun-protection hybrid. Silicone-free, it sits beautifully under makeup without overloading skin or blocking pores.

Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30

For those who prefer a mineral-based sunscreen, try Grown Alchemist’s broad-spectrum SPF, which has been formulated with zinc oxide. Unlike some other mineral sunscreens, this one doesn’t feel thick and occlusive; instead, it’s remarkably light in texture.


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