Top 5 Sunscreens

This article was first posted on Stylizen on 13th February 2014.

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Our Top 5 Sunscreen Picks For Summer

We’ve all experienced it during the hot summer months – that greasy, slimy feeling of being lathered up in heavy sunscreen. It’s obviously important to protect our skin, but does it have to be so unpleasant? The answer is no, it doesn’t. We’ve tried, tested, toiled and squirmed all summer to find you the top five sunscreens you’ll want in your beach bag now.

1. ASAP Moisturising Daily Defence SPF30+
As a protective, hydrating day cream, ASAP Moisturising Daily Defence ($36.75, from Facial Company) also assists in preventing signs of skin damage and premature ageing, with ingredients that help hydrate and replenish, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

2. Model Co Body Bronze Dry Touch SPF 50+
This pretty in pink tube provides sun defence AND a natural glow all in one! Extremely lightweight, it offers SPF50+ broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection and is suitable for all skin types. Rather than leaving a thick white residue as with many sunscreens, it acts as a moisturizing instant bronzer, meaning there’s no need to cook yourself in the sun. Model Co Body Bronze Dry Touch SPF 50+, $24.95, from Model Co.

3. SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defence SPF30
Great for daily use on all skin types, SkinCeuticals’ light texture means it’s great for wearing on its own or under makeup. Most importantly, it’s easily absorbed into the skin, leaving no white patches on your skin.SkinCeuticals Ultimate UV Defence SPF30, $54.38, from Adore Beauty.

4. Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector SPF 30+
Invisible Zinc’s high performance daily moisturiser goes on silky, light and comfortable on the skin. Offering a “three tier” defence against UV radiation and environmental pollutants, it’s a sunscreen that doesn’t feel like a sunscreen, but offers you maximum protection. Our tip? For optimum results, let it sink in to your skin for 5 minutes before applying make-up over the top. Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector SPF 30+, $29,75, from Adore Beauty.

5. Le Tan Coconut Lotion SPF 50+
Light, non greasy and moisturising, this sunscreen is 4 hours water resistant. Available in the highest SPF currently available, we love it for its deliciously tropical coconut scent. Le Tan Coconut Lotion SPF 50+, $10.39, from Priceline.