This one is all about protecting your skin in the sun… I shared my favourites and asked for your recommendations and so many of you had great advice, so I was asked to write them up and I have. Here are the top ten, I’ll clarify which ones are my recommendations!
Ultra Sun came up top in the recommendations (and one I love myself) I love their glimmer sunscreen on my body to add a little bit of sparkle and it provides great protection in a range of SPF levels. It retails at between £20 and £30 a bottle.
Coming in at £3/£4 a bottle this isn’t a sunscreen I haven’t tried, but so many of you recommended it, not only for the price but because it’s got a 5 start UVA rating to boot and comes handy miniature sizes too. Aldi’s Sunscreen
Lancaster appear to do a range of products, those to combat aging, for kids, oil free, BB sunscreens, softener, tan maximisers etc all with a strong SPF. The products are upwards of £10 per bottle but worth taking a look at if you have sensitive skin.
4. Piz Buin
Piz Buin do a range of products, I’ve always used it given how reasonable it is to buy (usually under £10 per bottle) and they do a range of options, from tan accelerators, to creams designed for those with allergies and long lasting. You can also pick it up in B&M pretty cheap!
This is definitely on my to-try list! It’s £38 a bottle and comes highly recommended by you. For my face I really need an ultra-light and whilst I love the Beauty Pie (and the price) the SPF25 isn’t enough for the summer months. It’s non-comedogenic (which if you’ve got oily skin is always what you want to look out for!) and an SPF50.
If you’re a Beauty Pie member, this little beauty is £7.40 (if not it’s £35) and it is wort every penny. A beautifully light, non-fragranced SPF ideal for every day wear. It also has hyaluronic acid and liquorice extract which helps keep your skin soft too. This is one of my must haves in your skincare kit!
Another one I haven’t tried, but so many of you recommended this, and having a bottle near by if you suffer with “prickly heat”. At £6 a bottle, with high SPF factors and available in most supermarkets it feels sensible to give it a shot.
Another ultra-light SPF meaning nice for the face and this one is a little more on the conservative side than the Kiehls sunscreen. This is £12.40 a bottle, again is non-comodogenic, paraben and perfume free.
I have acne prone, oily skin that is highly sensitive to well, most things! But I am a firm believer in the power on Clinique. I have used their anti-blemish range and it has worked miracles on my skin. £22 a bottle this oil-free beauty is great if you have sensitive skin.
10. Aloe Vera Gel
OK, this last one isn’t a sun-screen but aloe vera is a miracle product for burns, if you’re caught out in the sun it will help add moisture and repair your skin. So keeping a small bottle with you on holidays is a winner. The Holika Holika is my favourite and you can get a miniature bottle for £4!