If you’re having a hard time figuring out which SPF is best for your unique skin, let us suggest something: first, shop by your Skin Mood™. By figuring out where your skin is at right now (and taking into account the environmental, emotional and health factors affecting it at the present moment), it’s much easier to land on the best product choices for you. So let us help. First, book in for a Skin Check In session and in only 25 minutes, a Lionne Skin Mentor will help you identify your Skin Mood™. Then, check below for our very simple guide to finding the best SPF for you. Your future face will thank you.
FOR DEHYDRATED SKIN
Skin dehydration is when the skin lacks moisture, or water, and can be caused by all manner of factors, including a weak or vulnerable skin barrier. In this case, look for a formula that includes humectants like hyaluronic acid. La Roche-Posay’s Hyalu B5 SPF 30 could be a good option!
Experiencing a bout of acne? No problem. You just need an oil-free formula that’s also non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t cause congestion. Sorry to mention the brand again (it’s that good, okay?), but we love La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ Sun Cream for this kind of skin.
FOR DRY SKIN
For dry skin, look for a formula that feels just like your regular moisturiser, just with plenty of added protection. Dr David Jack All Day Long is a safe bet, offering incredible protection against UVA/UVB, pollution and blue light.
FOR RED & SENSITIVE SKIN
If your skin is already irritated, you don’t want to add any other potential irritants to the mix, which is why a fragrance-free option is your best bet. We like Ultra Violette’s Clean Screen SPF 30 Fragrance Free Weightless Gel Skinscreen.
FOR CONGESTED SKIN
Dr Sam’s Flawless Daily Sunscreen offers the full spectrum protection you need, but in a way that calms (rather than exacerbates) congested skin.
SPF itself will help ward off extra bouts of hyperpigmentation, but if you want to do something about the sun spots that have already appeared, try an SPF that contains vitamin C, a known skin-brightener and antioxidant. You’ll find it in Murad’s City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA++++.
FOR AGEING SKIN
Just the very act of applying sunscreen will be beneficial to mature skin, helping to ward off any premature ageing caused by sun damage. You might also want something that’s brightening, and helps with sun spots, so try Skinceuticals Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF 50.
FOR DULL SKIN
It’s easy to add extra glow to dull skin with SPF, as long as you select the right formula. For this job, we love Ultra Violette’s Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Serum Skinscreen.
FOR OILY SKIN
We get it. If you have oily skin, the idea of slathering on sunscreen leaves you with visions of an oil-slicked forehead and sliding makeup. But it needn’t be that way. For this, we like Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 30. It’s slightly mattifying, totally non-greasy and won’t clog pores.
Need help building a full routine? Then try a full Holistic Skin Session with one of our pro Skin Mentors.