10 Best Sunscreens For Your Face 2022
Let's face it, we're about to get a lot more sun this summer – thanks to the end of COVID-19 lockdowns and the return of summer holidays. And with all this extra time in the sun, in the UK and abroad, you need to be protecting your face from sun damage. Remember sunscreen helps protect your skin from premature ageing, skin cancer and sunburn.
Here, we look at the best face sunscreens, lotions, creams and SPF skincare products for your skin’s needs.
1. Best Face Sunscreen For All Skin Types & Sensitive Skin
Mustela Very High Protection Sun Lotion for Face SPF50+ 40ml
Suitable for all skin types, including atopic-prone skin, Mustela's Very High Protection Sun Lotion for Face has the highest level of SPF protection. This sun lotion has been formulated for your face, is non-greasy and nicely moisturises to minimise dehydration from the sun.
2. Best Face Sunscreen For Skin Nourishing & Dry Skin
Vichy Capital Soleil UV-Age Daily SPF50+ Water Fluid 40ml
Ideal for daily wear and maximum sun protection, this face sunscreen is great for skin nourishing. Vichy Capital Soleil UV-Age Daily SPF50+ Water Fluid contains vitamin E and niacinamide for skin nourishment, along with UVA and UVB defending ingredients. If you have naturally dry skin or your face needs a boost, this is a great way to protect from further damage while being out and about.
3. Best Face Sunscreen For Acne & Spot-Prone Skin, Oily & Combination Skin
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream 50ml
If you are dealing with acne or have quite spot-prone skin, such as oily or combination skin, then you might be cautious about face sunscreens making your spots worse. La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF50+ Dry Touch Gel-Cream has a light but powerful formula which provides fast absorption and wide-spectrum sun protection, while minimising shine.
4. Best Face Sunscreen For Older Skin & To Combat Wrinkles
Esthederm Bronz Repair Sunkissed Moderate Face 50ml
An anti-wrinkle face cream and sunscreen in one, Esthederm's Bronz Repair Sunkissed Moderate Face feels like a silky moisturiser and has the benefits of a great face sunscreen. Get protection from UVA and UVB rays, decrease the risk of skin pigmentation and stimulate tanning, all in one super sunscreen.
5. Best Face Sunscreen For Gradual Tanning
Esthederm Adaptasun Sensitive Skin Face Cream Strong Sun 50ml
Esthederm Adaptasun Sensitive Skin Face Cream Strong Sun has been created to activate the melanin process, which helps to create a deep, long-lasting tan, while optimising cell protection and preventing photoaging to avoid skin damage. This makes it ideal for gaining a gradual tan.
6. Best Tinted Sunscreen For Your Face
Eucerin Sun Face Pigment Control Tinted SPF50+ 50ml
This is the tinted version of Eucerin's sun cream, offering maximum SPF protection plus colour pigments to even skin tone and avoid hyperpigmentation. This sun cream also helps to reduce dark spots and evens out skin tone.
7. Best Face Sunscreen For Exercising
Clarins Dry Touch Facial Sun Care SPF50+ 50ml
Got an active summer planned? You'll need an expert face sunscreen that protects you from sun damage, while also being sweat resistant. Clarins Dry Touch Facial Sun Care SPF50+ has UVA and UVB 50+ is water and sweat resistant and has a dry, matte finish.
8. Best Face Sunscreen For The Whole Family
Vichy Capital Soleil Face and Body Milk SPF30 300ml
Vichy Capital Soleil Face and Body Milk SPF30 provides a solid level of SPF protection and is paraben and fragrance free. It is great for the whole family, is easy to apply, is not sticky and doesn't leave white marks.
9. Best Mist Sunscreen For Your Face
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Anti-Shine Mist 75ml
If you find cream or lotion sunscreen application to be just too much of a bother, why not try a mist sunscreen for your face? La Roche-Posay Anthelios Invisible Anti-Shine Mist applies in a light but effective layer. It is quickly absorbed and can be reapplied in moments.
10. Best Moisturiser With SPF
Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Day Cream SPF30 50ml
For those who just want to get their SPF protection into a single step of their skincare routine, along with their facial moisturiser, we recommend Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Day Cream SPF30. It's UV protecting, anti-aging and hydrates skin beautifully.
By Panasha Desai, Pharmacist
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