For me, the most important skincare products I have are SPFs and sunscreens, especially during the summer months. I like to make sure I have a high factor SPF for both my face and body so that I always feel protected when I’m out in the sun. As I have sensitive skin, finding an SPF or sunscreen that suits my skin is vital, and I’ve managed to find some new favourite products this year. I thought I’d share a round up of the SPFs and sunscreens I’ve been using this summer, all products which I’ll be continuing to use in the future!
I think finding an SPF that suits the skin on my face is so important, and I struggled for a while to find one that didn’t cause breakouts. Luckily, I tried the amazing Anthelios SPF50+ by La Roche Posay and it was exactly the product I needed. The SPF really is invisible as it’s described, as it absorbs straight into my skin without leaving a greasy feeling. The SPF50+ is just right for me as it protects my face whilst feeling like I’m not wearing sunscreen at all. It’s on the more expensive side, but I think it’s worth it for the quality of the fluid and the protection it gives. The SPF is ideal for putting under makeup too, as it makes a really nice primer – a great added bonus!
I’ve absolutely loved using this Nivea Sunscreen Mist this summer, it really does tick all the boxes when it comes to the ideal sunscreen. The mist sprays straight onto the skin and is non-greasy, so it almost immediately absorbs into my skin. It’s a transparent mist which I really like as it doesn’t leave white streaks on the skin or clothes like some sunscreens do. The SPF 30 protection is just right for day to day wear as long as I’m not out in the sun for too long.
Just like the Sunscreen Mist, the Protect & Refresh Sun Spray SPF 50 is non-greasy and instantly absorbs into my skin. The high factor is ideal for the hottest days and is effective at protecting skin from the sun. I really like the transparent consistency of the product too as it’s perfect for reapplying on the go without making a mess!
Even with lots of SPF and sunscreen on, skin can still feel irritated by the sun. I always like to have a good after sun just in case I need it, and I love the Moisture Nourishing Balm from Nivea. This is yet another non-greasy product that absorbs well into the skin and it doesn’t feel sticky either. The cooling effect it provides is lovely after being out in the sun and it leaves my skin feeling soft after use. The tub is really big too so I know it’ll last a long time, so this really is excellent value for money.
I’m really glad that I’ve found SPFs and sunscreens that have really worked well for me this year, as well as a good after sun that I can rely on! It’s so important to stay protected from the sun and having products that I love makes it a whole lot easier.
Products marked with a * are PR products sent to me by Nivea as I am part of the Nivea Family.