Sun spots, discoloration or even just plain old lobster, everyone now knows there's a nasty side to the sun we worship ! This week, in a desperate bid to avoid the burn, we at Independent Woman have been sampling the best SPFs.
Here are four of the best:
Nuxe Ecran Prodigieux
Sensitive skin being stalked by the sun should certainly seek solace in Nuxe Ecran Prodigieux. Rich in skin nourishing ingredients like coco, jasmine and vitamin E, the factor 30 UVA/UVB SPF gives anti-radical protection and works to neutralise the effects of polluting substances whenever they come into contact with the skin. Being perfectly practical in the sense that it's pocket sized, you'll also get proper protection on the go.
Available from selected department stores priced at €17.50
Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen
Mature skin will love Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen. The oil free formula is great for oilier skin types and the lightweight texture leaves skin smooth, soft and perfectly matte. Great under make-up Clarins silky solution is also packed with cantaloupe melon extract to keep the wrinkles at bay and a triple protection formula which means skin is shielded from both UVA, UVB, and free-radicals caused by pollution.
Available from selected department stores priced at €36
Lancome Genifique Soleil Skin Youth UV Protector SPF50
Water babies on the hunt for a higher factor may find what's needed in Lancomes Genifique Soleil. Using an advanced UVA-UVB filter system and anti-oxidant complex, the factor 50 formula helps protect the production of youth proteins and work toward leaving skin soft, subtle and perfectly protected. Less of the old bag and more of the beach bag, now who can resist that!
Available from selected department stores priced at €28.50
SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid by Creme De La Mer
Pampered skin seeking shade will adore the SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid by Creme De La Mer. Bursting with the brands trade mark seaweed ferment, the lotion creates a natural barrier on the skin locking in moisture and keeping skin hydrated no matter how high the temperature rises. Transparent, delightfully creamy and super light, the formula sinks in double-quick making this a perfect primer for make-up.
Priced at €90 and available from Brown Thomas