The Best Facial Sunscreens To Invest In

Protect your face with the best sun-repellents on the market
With summer finally around the corner it’s time to refresh your skincare routine, starting with an SPF facial sunscreen.
While it’s arguably the single-most important step in a skincare routine (especially throughout summer), not all facial sunscreens are created equally. From chalky residues to greasy textures, the wrong facial sunscreen can wreak havoc with skin.

Thanks to next-gen formulas, facial sunscreens can now protect from harmful UV rays while providing skin with an antioxidant-packed boost. To help you find the best sunscreen for your face, we compiled a list to of hard-working moisturisers, tints and creams that will go the distance.

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Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 15, $105 at Sephora

Lightweight and velvety, this cream works to treat, smooth and protect your skin. It is the perfect canvas for everyday beauty looks, with a mushroom peptide base and invisible SPF formula to tone any imperfections—a primer and facial sunscreen, all in one.


Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops SPF 50, $235.08 at Net-a-Porter

This German-made elixir is the sun-veil of our dreams. Sturm is the mastermind behind the vampire facial, so it’s no surprise that celebrities like Victoria Beckham covet this product. The light-textured sunscreen serum features an active complex of cassia extract, vitamin E and beta-glucan that creates a “liquid sun umbrella” for your skin and leaves it feeling soft and hydrated–a must-have addition to your handbag.


Ren Clean Skincare Clean Screen Mineral Mattifying SPF 30 Face Sunscreen, $67.37 at Net-a-Porter

Say hello to unclogged pores and silky smooth skin with this vegan, cruelty- and silicone-free facial sunscreen. The easily-absorbed formula is derived from natural ingredients that won’t clog your pores or irritate your skin and is lightweight enough to layer under foundation for the perfect primer.


Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 Tinted, $83-$143 at Organic Beauty Co.

The celebrity hair and skin genius has worked his magic yet again to create a barely-there tinted moisturiser and broad spectrum facial sunscreen that will become your go-to solution. Brightening minerals and herbal synergies transform and repair the skin and conceal blemishes in a light-as-air formula. It’s a yes from us!


Skin Juice Sun Juice Tinted Moisturising SPF 15 CC Cream, $49 from Onda Beauty

Superfoods for your skin? Say no more. This CC cream provides lightweight coverage and works to rejuvenate and boost that skin’s natural protection against the sun. We love the subtle sun-kissed look that this tint provides.


de Mamiel Exhale Daily Hydrating Nectar SPF 30, $175 at Onda Beauty

This illuminating serum offers a radiant sheen that nourishes, shields and boosts your complexion. The botanical complex is packed with antioxidants and hand-blended in the UK for a precision like no other.


Ella Baché Great SPF50+ FaceSaver Lotion, $45 at Ella Baché

Shea butter, vitamin E, green tea and antioxidant grape seed extracts combine in this lightweight facial sunscreen that works to deeply nourish your skin and provide a protective barrier against harmful rays. The pastel packaging makes this cream a fun and ‘grammable addition to your beach tote.

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