BEAUTY – Don’t burn baby burn
When the sun comes out so should the sunscreen, especially with the hotter we are experiencing. There are a wide range of products on the market, so we tried and tested the best just for you.
COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50
We love the scent of the COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream which is infused with Aloe leaf water and it provides long lasting UVA and UVB sun protection. This lovely, lightweight sun cream, this Cosrx sun cream doesn’t leave any white cast and absorbs fast into the skin. The addition of the aloe means it doesn’t dry out your skin either. Another Heart London Magazine favourite.
Available from Beauty Bay for £22.99
This Way Natural Body Sunscreen SPF 25
The This Way products are some of our favourite and the This Way Natural Body Sunscreen is no exception. The light cream sinks into your skin leaving a lovely exotic fresh mint scent. This wonderful product is infused with Aloe Vera Gel, Avocado Oil and Sweet Almond Oil. The tube is made of eco-certified plastic, so you can feel protected guilt fre.
Available from Away This Way for £18.40
The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sunscreen SPF 50
The Organic Pharmacy Cellular Protection Sunscreen provides immediate protection and it’s also safe for babies/children. It is clinically proved to increase the skin’s moisture and is suitable for the face and body. As with all the Organic Pharmacy’s products the cream smells divine and is filled with Aloe, Shea Butter, Zinc and Calendula. This is one of our family favourites.
Available from the Organic Pharmacy for £39.95
Riemann P20 (SPF 50)
The Riemann P20 is excellent for the whole family, as it provides high protection, is water resistant, quick drying and long lasting. You can enjoy the pool for longer, knowing you are safely protected. I like to apply it a couple of times a day when in the pool, but if you are out of water it lasts for 10 hours. After you spray you can feel a light later of this excellent product and it’s free from fragrance.
Available from Boots for £19.99 for 200ml
SOS SPF 50
The SOS SPF 50 smells fresh and has a handy pump so you can use exactly what you need. It rubs into the skin with ease and is not only protecting, its moisturising too. This sunscreen can be used on your face and body. It’s available from £5-£30 depending on the bottle size. The SOS is mineral based, and it provides a high level of UVA and UVB protection. We love that it is infused with antioxidants to help fight the effects of damaging free radicals. A great product for the whole family.
Available from SOS Serum from £5 – £30
Superdrug’s Solait Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 50
The Solait SPF 50 is available in a handy spray bottle and provides a high protection. The moisturising sun spray melts into your skin and leave it smelling divine. The Solait SPF 50 Moisturising Sun Lotion is specially formulated with a combination of broad spectrum sunscreens to help protect against UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. This wonderful cream is excellent value for money for only £4.99 and it’s perfect to use for the whole family!
Available from Superdrug for £4.99
Incognito Mineral Suncream Insect Repellent SPF 30
If you are going somewhere you know will be bugs then this innovative sun cream is a must have as it combines suncream and moisturiser with insect repellent. It is safe to use on children 6 months plus and will save you some room in your luggage, as you don’t need to fit in two products. The incognito suncream is packed full of natural and organic ingredients, the active ingredient is a high-grade plant-based PMD: the same anti-insect ingredient contained in incognito’s award-winning insect repellent spray.
Available at Incognito for £22.00
Childs Farm Sunscreen SPF 50
Childs Farm have a wonderful range of sunscreens for children, although they can actually be used for the whole family. All the products are waterproof which is perfect for water loving children and they are fragrance-free. The creams are available as a roll on, spray or in a tube. They Childs Farm Sunscreen protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping skin moisturised and hydrated.
Available from Childs Farm for £12.00
Skimono After Sun Beauty Mask
There is nothing better after a day in the hot sun that refreshing your face with a Skimono After Sun Beauty Mask. You simply peel of the cover and place the gel mask on your face. You can feel the delicate balance of Aloe Vera, Cucumber and Edelweiss combine to deliver an instant cooling sensation. It is perfect to refresh and hydrate your sun kissed skin. The deeply hydrating extracts keep skin feeling fresh, with antioxidants and vitamins work to repair any damage and alleviate dryness.
Available at Skimono Beauty for £15.00
This Way Aloe Vera After Sun Gel
The This Way Aloe Vera After Sun Gel is one of our favourite products. It has a lovely mint scent and you can feel your skin being hydrated as it sinks gently into your skin. The package is also sustainable so you can use this excellent product guilt free! The scent is a mix of mint, lavender, and citrus. It is made of natural sugars and biomimetic moisturizers to help naturally boost. We love the handy pump and will be sure to keep this after sun gel stocked up all summer long, it is a must for sun lovers.
Available from Away This Way for £22.50
Salcura Bioskin Dermaspray
The Salcura Bioskin Dermaspray is a fine liquid of the Spray sinks deep into the skin feeding it all it needs to repair strength and moisture after sun exposure. This easy to use spray helped repair my over exposed skin quickly and is non-greasy so it leaves your skin feeling great! It’s suitable for children over 1 and over, so great for family use.
Available at Hollandandbarrett.com for £16.99
Salcura Bioskin Zeoderm
The Salcura Bioskin Zeoderm is another fantastic product that can be used after sun. It helps rehydrate your skin and includes two powerhouse ingredients jojoba oil and linseed oil. The Bioskin Zeoderm can helps itchiness and soothe any irritation that may occur after spending too much time in the sun.
Available from Holland and Barratt for £16.99
UNDER MAKE UP/DAILY DEFENCE
Monat Sun Veil (SPF 30)
The Sun Veil mineral cream slides into your skin easily and smells divine. We found this lightweight cream is perfect for everyday use and great to use under make up. The handy pump allows you to just squirt as much as you need. The cream is a blend of mineral rich oxide sunscreen, it’s full of potent effective antioxitants and skin-restoring, hydrating ingredients. What’s not to love!
Available from Monat Global for £38.00
Kalme Day Defence (SPF 25)
The Kalme Day Defence is perfect for putting under makeup as it is fragrance free and reduced redness. A little goes a long way which make this product great value for money. It is also small enough to fit in your bag. It’s perfect for sensitive skin, moisturising and the perfect daily defence. The Kalme Day Defence is a naturally-active moisturising day cream with pure mineral SPF25.
Available from Kalme for £19.95
GRÜUM Skyda Daily Defence Lotion SPF 50
The GRÜUM Skyda Daily Defence Lotion is available in a handy purse sized bottle, so you can take it with you wherever you go. It is lightweight, provides high protection against harmful rays and has been infused with antioxidant vitamin E to protect against daily pollutants and free radicals. The cream has a light scent and feels great on the skin. This lightweight lotion is water resistant and suitable for all skin types.
Available from Beauty Bay for £9.00
GRÜUM Altruist Face Suncreen SPF 50
GRÜUM Altruist Face Suncreen SPF 50 is available in a handy bag size container with a flip lid. A water-resistant product with a high level of protection. The cream doesn’t leave a film and is easily absorbed into your skin. This sunscreen has is hypoallergenic and has been formulated for your face to safely protect your skin from those harmful rays and it is Fragrance-free.
Available from Beauty Bay for £5.00
Superdrug’s Solait 30 SPF Moisturising Lip Protection Balm
It’s easy when we are enjoying the sun to forget about our lips, but they need protection too. Superdrug’s Solait 30 SPF Moisturising Lip Protection Balm provides 30 SPF protection and leaves your lips feeling soft and luscious. This product is perfect for daily use and leave your lips with a lovely sheen. This lovely product has a coconut scent and is water resistant.
Available from Superdrug for £2.99
Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel
The fragrance free Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel is a light non-sticky gel for calming dry and inflamed skin around the eyes. Even if you don’t have dry skin around the eyes, we found it excellent for daily use to help keep the skin under your eyes fresh and is excellent to use after sun. Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel contains an extract of Cardiospermum Halicacabum, which is a natural phstosteroid taken from the common Sri Lankan vine.
Available from Hydrosil for £8.95
Cat, Heart London Magazine