Sunscreen is defined as a material that shields the skin from the harmful effects of UV radiation from the sun by absorbing, reflecting, scattering, or otherwise deflecting UV photons, preventing them from reaching the deeper layers of the skin. The application of sunscreen on a daily basis is an important aspect of a comprehensive sun protection plan that helps prevent premature skin ageing caused by the sun's negative effects, such as wrinkles, sagging, and age spots. Sunscreen also reduces the risk of skin cancer and sunburn-like skin reactions produced by some medications, such as tetracyclines, sulfa medicines, and phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine.

In every person's skin care routine, using sunscreen is the most essential part. A broad-spectrum SPF of at least 30 is suggested, and it should be reapplied frequently every few hours for the most effective protection possible. As recommended by professional skin experts, a physical or mineral sunscreen should be applied as the final step in the daytime skincare process. Although SPF products are specifically made with certain protective elements, placing one on after moisturiser will aid in blocking out any harmful rays that would otherwise penetrate. Using other products on top of these sunscreens may dilute their effectiveness and cause it to become less helpful. Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, is applied before the moisturiser because it requires additional time to absorb into the skin after application.

1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen SPF 60

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen SPF 60 is an oil-free face and body lotion with SPF 60 protection and antioxidants that keeps skin feeling nourished and smooth. Dermatologists recommend this product as a helpful tool for preventing sun-induced skin damage, such as sunburn and possibly premature ageing. The moisturising milk nourishes skin and aids in the maintenance of a lightweight, smooth texture. It absorbs and dries rapidly, leaving a non-greasy finish and remaining water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. It is suitable for people with sensitive skin. Apply this sunscreen liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, and every 2 hours at the very least. When used as directed, this product may also help lower the risk of skin cancer caused by overexposure to sunlight. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen SPF 60 costs on average £29.92 GBP.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Sunscreen SPF 60

2. Priori Adaptive Skincare Tetra fx251 Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

Priori Adaptive Skincare Tetra fx251 Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 is a four-level sunscreen that adapts to any skin type and provides high levels of antioxidant power. It is mineral-based, water-resistant for 80 minutes, and has a broad spectrum of SPF 55 that makes the skin look fresh and does not clog pores. It has been formulated with a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen to defend skin from environmental factors that can be hazardous, such as free radicals, pollutants, and the destructive effects of UV radiation and high-energy visible blue light from common devices. To use this product, start by taking 1-2 pumps of product into the palms, pressing it into the face, neck, and décolleté before blending. Reapply as necessary throughout the day. Priori Adaptive Skincare Tetra fx251 Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 costs £76.85 on average.

Priori Adaptive Skincare Tetra fx251 Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

3. Dr. Brandt Skincare Liquid Sun Shield Daily Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

Dr. Brandt Skincare Liquid Sun Shield Daily Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is a non-nano zinc oxide-based formula that protects skin from UVA/UVB rays, infrared radiation, blue light from devices, and pollution. This lightweight SPF 50 sunscreen has an invisible finish on the skin and brightening agents that help even out skin tone for a more youthful look. It is best recommended by dermatologists because it offers safe and effective solutions for a wide range of needs. To use Dr. Brandt Skincare Liquid Sun Shield Daily Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, first shake the product, then apply it evenly to the face, neck, and décolleté as the last step of the skincare routine at least 15 minutes before going out in the sun. The average price for Dr. Brandt Skincare Liquid Sun Shield Daily Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is £52.58 GBP.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Liquid Sun Shield Daily Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

4. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench SPF 45 Hyaluronic Cloud Moisturizer

The Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench SPF 45 Hyaluronic Cloud Moisturiser is a water-resistant, broad-spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen with a moisturising 30 percent hyaluronic acid combination, a unique water break structure, and a translucent finish. It is suggested by skin professionals since it contains reef-safe sunscreen chemicals that protect the skin from ageing UVA/UVB rays. It is a non-greasy, cream-to-cover formulation that hydrates the skin for 72 hours. To use this product, shake it thoroughly before applying liberally to the face and neck for at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply at least every 2 hours. The average price for Dr. Brandt Skincare Liquid Sun Shield Daily Brightening Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 is £42.06 GBP.

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench SPF 45 Hyaluronic Cloud Moisturizer

5. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 protects the complexion of the skin by shielding it from damaging UVA and UVB rays. It is a fragrance-free sunscreen with a silky consistency that contains sodium hyaluronate to moisturise the skin while lactic acid refines the complexion to clear pores and minimise shine. The EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is also an oil-free base that helps to calm and protect sensitive skin from the discoloration and outbreaks associated with acne and rosacea. To use this product, apply liberally to the face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure.Then, reapply at least every 2 hours. The average price for EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 is £33.17 GBP.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

6. Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+

Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+ is a physical sunscreen with 100 percent mineral UVA/UVB filters and high antioxidant protection. The multi-defense formula protects against UV rays, pollution, and blue light while giving the skin an antioxidant boost of up to 200 percent. It is a broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen that is an oil-free and fragrance-free sunscreen that is suitable for all types of skin. The only problem with Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+ is that it's not clear if it's FDA-approved or if the brand follows FDA rules and regulations. Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defence Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+ should be shaken well before use. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply every 80 minutes or at least every 2 hours.  The average price of Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defence Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+ is £25.89 GBP.

Avène Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+

7. Glytone Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Glytone Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ protects, defends, and renews skin featuring sunscreen that contains active stress defense technology, a ellagic acid complex, niacinamide, and vitamin E to fight free radicals and prevent visible symptoms of premature ageing. It contains a lightweight mineral sunscreen formulation that is suitable for everyday use on all skin types, including sensitive and post-procedure skin. Apply this product on the face as the final step in the morning routine and 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply every 2 hours. The average price for Glytone Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ is £30.74 GBP.

Glytone Age Defense UV Mineral Sunscreen Serum Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

8. Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen

Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen is an ultra-sheer, clear sunscreen fluid that combines 100 percent mineral filters with artemia Salina, and a plankton extract that helps boost skin's natural defense against UV and heat-induced stress and provides broad spectrum protection for all skin types, including sensitive. It is a lightweight formula that provides water-resistant brow spectrum protection and a universal colour. Before application, the Skinceuticals Sheer The Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen is shaken well before use. Then, apply generously to the face, neck, and chest 15 minutes prior to sun exposure and before putting makeup on. Reapply sunscreen after 40 minutes of swimming, perspiring, shortly after towel drying, and at least every two hours. The average cost of Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen is £29.12 GBP.

Skinceuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 Sunscreen

9. Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a 100 percent mineral sunscreen that provides much more than UVA/UVB protection, screening against pollution and radiation and acting to prevent premature ageing. It is a non-greasy, fragrance-free sunscreen ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, that helps correct and level skin tone without leaving an ashy residue. This beautiful mixture has a bright finish that imparts a natural glow to the skin. Shake the Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 before use. Apply generously to the face, neck, and chest. After applying the daily moisturiser, apply a large amount of this serum for optimal effects. The average price of Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is £67.80.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50

10. Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50

Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 hydrates the skin and protects it from the early signs of ageing with its broad spectrum SPF 50 PA++++. It has an advanced UVA/UVB technology and pollution protection to help defend against UV rays, pollution, and free radicals. It has been tested by dermatologists to make sure it is safe to use and is good for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Furthermore, Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 has a texture that is oil-free, fragrance-free, colourant-free, paragon-free, mineral-oil-free, and ultra-lightweight. It offers a synergistic level of protection. Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 only needs to be applied once in the morning to protect against accidental sun exposure throughout the day. However, frequent reapplication is required when in the sun for a long time. The average price of a Kiehl's Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50 is £30.00 GBP.

Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily Defense SPF 50

11. Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defender SPF 30

Chanel UV Essential Multi-Protection Daily Defender SPF 30 is a latest era of multi-protection face sunscreen with smart and strong technology that responds to the intensity of exposure to strengthen skin's self-defense and barrier function. It also has a very fine and light texture that applies extremely easily to all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Apply Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defender SPF 30 to the entire face, neck, and décolleté as the final step of the daily skincare routine and before makeup. Then, reapply as needed throughout the day to guarantee skin protection. Chanel UV Essential Multi-Protection Daily Defender SPF 30 costs on average £46.00 GBP.

Chanel UV Essentiel Multi-Protection Daily Defender SPF 30

12. Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 is the most sophisticated protection solution, providing women with a high-tech, invisible screen that helps to block out skin-damaging UVA/UVB rays. It contains a lightweight, non-tinted, and oil-free composition that helps prevent skin against dark spots and future ageing. The Clarions UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 is a high-quality product that is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. To apply Clarins Uv Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50, gently shake the bottle and pour a dime-sized amount into the palm of one's hand. Warm and gently sweep over from the centre of the face outward and down the neck. Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50 costs an average of £36.40 GBP.

Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution SPF 50

13. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 is a sheer physical sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and helps in the prevention of free radical and oxidative damage while also delivering necessary hydration to the skin for a youthful appearance. It is free of essential oils, silicones, fragrance, chemical sunscreen, and animal cruelty that is safe to use for all types of skin including the most sensitive.  This one-of-a-kind formulation is great for daily usage because it leaves no white residue or greasiness. Use Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 every morning evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure on the face, neck, and backs of hands. Then, reapply the sunscreen at least every 2 hours. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 costs on average £29 GBP.

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30

14. Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30

Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30 is a weightless SPF 30 sunscreen that is designed with chamomile and sunflower sprout extracts to assist improve the appearance of skin brightness and texture. The Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30 is an oil-free base fortified with antioxidants that is great as a makeup primer; it leaves skin soft and even with no greasy or heavy after-feel. Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30 should be applied evenly to the face, neck, décolletage, and back of the hands. Reapply as needed, but no less than every 2-3 hours or after swimming or extreme perspiration. Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense SPF 30 costs on average £55 GBP.

Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Shield SPF 30

15. Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream

Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream is a high-performance sunscreen that goes beyond basic sun protection with cutting-edge innovation and unrivalled skincare formulation. It protects the skin from UV radiation and photoaging while also offering a deep moisturising therapy. The Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream is a lightweight, oil-free, non-greasy finish with almost invisible zinc oxide that protects the skin from damage while causing no discomfort. Apply Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream to the face, neck, and décolleté evenly before and during sun exposure. Reapply as needed, but no less frequently than every 2-3 hours. Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream costs an average of £46.11 GBP.

Clé de Peau Beauté UV Protective Cream

16. SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34

SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 is more than simply a sunscreen; it is a rejuvenating super screen that protects against UVA and UVB rays. The antioxidants in the SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 enable total protection and repair to fight against indications of ageing while strengthening skin against environmental stressors. Fine lines and wrinkles fade with time, and skin tone and texture improve. This sort of sunscreen is also fragrance-free and good for all skin types. Use SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every two hours to avoid lowering protection. The average price of SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34 is £56.62 GBP.

SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 34

17. COSMEDIX Peptide Rich Defense Moisturizer SPF 50

COSMEDIX Peptide Rich Defense Moisturiser SPF 50 is a lightweight, moisturising SPF 50 that contains age-defying peptides that help smooth the appearance of fine lines, protect skin against environmental stressors, and wrinkles to produce a more radiant, youthful-looking complexion. The COSMEDIX Peptide Rich Defense Moisturiser SPF 50 is dermatologically tested and is best recommended to those people with dry skin.  After preparing the skin with a daytime serum, use COSMEDIX Peptide Rich Defense Moisturizer SPF 50. Apply a quarter-sized application of the product to the face, neck, décolletage, and hands 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, at least every 2 hours, reapply. The average price of COSMEDIX Peptide Rich Defense Moisturiser SPF 50 is £50.96 GBP.

COSMEDIX Peptide Rich Defense Moisturizer SPF 50

18. Fenty Beauty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Fenty Beauty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is a refillable two-in-one moisturiser that is ultralight, oil-free, non-comedogenic, and invisible; it eliminates dark spots and works well with makeup. This product has been dermatologically examined and is appropriate for all skin types, including normal, dry, combination, and oily skin. To apply Fenty Beauty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen, take a tiny amount of cream and apply evenly to a clean, dry face. Then, for sun protection, reapply every 2 hours. The average price of Fenty Beauty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen is £30.74 GBP.

Fenty Beauty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

19. CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 was formulated by dermatologists to give broad-spectrum protection with 100% mineral sunscreen that reflects the sun's harmful UVA/UVB radiation. This product contains three vital ceramics that help maintain the skin's natural barrier and keep moisture in for a longer period of time. It has been allergy tested and is good for people with sensitive skin. To use  CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30, start by putting a tiny quantity on one palm and rubbing both hands together. Then, apply to one area of the face at a time and massage it in well. The formula should spread evenly without leaving a greasy residue. Then, apply CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply at least every 2 hours.  The average price of CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 is £30.74 GBP.

CeraVe Hydrating Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

20. PCA Skin Weightless Protection

PCA Skin Weightless Protection is a lightweight, fast-absorbing SPF 45 with caffeine to protect against free radical damage. It offers broad-spectrum UV protection with antioxidants and assists oily skin in removing excess oil from the face without leaving the skin dry and damaged. It is a reef-safe solution that skin experts recommend for all skin types to prevent premature ageing. The product contains only natural ingredients that are gentle on even the most delicate skin. To apply PCA Skin Weightless Protection, smooth a nickel-sized amount into cleansed skin and let it absorb for 20 minutes before daily exposure. After sun exposure, reapply and repeat every two hours as needed. The average price of PCA Skin Weightless Protection is £35.59 GBP.

PCA Skin Weightless Protection

21. EleVen by Venus Williams On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 30

EleVen by Venus Williams On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 is a semi-matte, non-chalky mineral sunscreen that blends into skin. It contains 25% zinc oxide and is the best sunscreen recommended by dermatologists for everyday use on all skin types and tones. This product is reef-safe because it does not contain UV filters, which can be hazardous to coral reefs when present in high concentrations in the water. EleVen by Venus Williams On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 should be shaken gently before use. Apply liberally to the face and neck 15 minutes before going out in the sun. Then, for maximum sun protection, reapply every 2 hours. The average price of EleVen by Venus Williams On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 is £33.97 GBP.

EleVen by Venus Williams On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 30

22. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

Face Moisturizing Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Sunscreen Lotion is a mineral-based product that provides broad-spectrum sun protection while also hydrating the skin for 24 hours. It is water and sweat resistant, oil-free, and non-comedogenic, which helps to keep pores clear. Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion's unique formula leaves skin feeling softer, smoother, and healthier-looking. Dermatologists recommend Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion as one of the top brands and is appropriate for all skin types. Apply Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion evenly onto the face 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. Then, reapply every at least 2 hours after swimming or sweating. The average price for Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion is £14.55 GBP.

Aveeno Protect + Hydrate Face Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion

23. Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops

Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops is an unique, light-textured SPF 50 sun serum that also functions as skincare and offers complete broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It is an active compound of Cassia Extract, Vitamin E, and Beta-Glucan that protects the skin from oxidative damage, while Purslane, a powerful anti ingredient, helps relax the skin and decreases visible indications of irritation. Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops are dermatologically tested, paragon and fragrance-free, and are suited for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops should be used freely 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied as needed. Limit midday sun exposure and reapply frequently to maintain sun protection as prescribed, especially after perspiring, swimming, or towel drying. The average price for Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops is £173.92 GBP.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Sun Drops

24. NEOSTRATA Skin Active Repair Matrix Support with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Repair Matrix Support with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen enhances skin texture and tone while making skin look tighter and healthier. It targets the skin's moisturising matrix to firm the skin and restore the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This face cream with retinol has UVA/UVB filters to protect the skin from daily sun exposure. Apply Apple NEOSTRATA Skin Active Repair Matrix Support with Broad Spectrum Sunscreen liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply the sunscreen at least every 2 hours. The average price for NEOSTRATA Skin Active Repair Matrix Support with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum is £59.86 GBP.

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Repair Matrix Support with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

25. First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 is a lightweight facial moisturiser with a delicate yet effective formulation that delivers physical and chemical sun protection from damaging UVA and UVB rays. It fights symptoms of ageing by evening out skin tone, soothing and hydrating the skin, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This product has undergone dermatological testing and is suited for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is free of gluten, nanoparticles, animal cruelty, and nuts. Apply a generous amount of First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 to the entire face once or twice daily. Reapply every 4 hours when in direct sunlight or if the face gets moist. The average price for First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30 is £32.36 GBP.

First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 Face Cream SPF 30

26. Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Clear Zinc

Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Clear Zinc is a moisturising sunscreen with a formula that protects the skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while also replenishing the skin with Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps to neutralise free radicals, which are the main cause of premature skin ageing. Dermatologists approved this non-comedogenic zinc, which creates a barrier on the skin and provides broad-spectrum sun protection. It is hypoallergenic, oil-free, gluten-free, PABA-free, and water resistant (80 minutes), best suited for all skin types. Sun Bum original SPF 50 Clear Zinc should be applied liberally to all areas of the face 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating for optimal benefits, and every 2 hours for maximum sun protection. The average price for Sun Bum original SPF 50 Clear Zinc is £8.08 GBP.

Sun Bum Original SPF 50 Clear Zinc

27. ZitSticka MegaShade Sunscreen Serum SPF 50

ZitSticka MegaShade Sunscreen Serum SPF 50 is an acne-prone skin-friendly broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen serum. A chemical-mineral combination that absorbs quickly, primes makeup, and does not clog pores while preventing dark spots from deepening, leaving skin with a dewy look and no white cast. It is dermatologically designed to be non-irritating for sensitive skin, and barrier-boosting ceramics help to prevent skin degradation, enhance plump suppleness, and stimulate youthful, bouncy skin. Apply Apple ZitSticka MegaShade Sunscreen Serum SPF 50 liberally to face and neck every 2 hours as the final step in the skincare routine before applying makeup. Then, reapply if there is excessive sweat or product wear. The average price for ZitSticka MegaShade Sunscreen Serum SPF 50 is £32.36 GBP.

ZitSticka MegaShade Sunscreen Serum SPF 50

28. Revision Skincare Intellishade Clear

Revision Skincare Intellishade Clear is an oil-free, lightweight 4-in-1 age-defying moisturiser with a broad spectrum SPF 50 that protects, brightens, corrects, and hydrates skin. This lotion hydrates the skin immediately with long-term results, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and  lowers free radical damage caused by environmental stresses. The Intellishade Clear from Revision Skincare is ideal for all skin types, especially combination and oily skin. Apply Revision Skincare Intellishade Clear evenly on to the face and neck as the last step of the morning skincare routine before applying makeup.   For maximum results, apply 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every 2 hours. The average price of Revision Skincare Intellishade Clear is £64.71 GBP.

Revision Skincare Intellishade Clear

29. Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 is a lightweight, all-physical broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against harmful UVA/UVB radiation on a daily basis. The composition contains antioxidants that protect against pollution-induced damage, chemicals that enhance skin moisture, and a natural tint that is suitable for all skin types. Apply Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 liberally before sun exposure, either alone or under makeup. Avoid using HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 on damaged or broken skin, and keep out of the eyes. The average price for Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36 is £44.49 GBP.

Skincare HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36

30. Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen SPF 30

Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 is a broad spectrum sunscreen that provides SPF 30 on a daily basis and protects the skin from the harmful effects of pollution and blue light. It contains a non-comedogenic formula with skincare-first ingredients like probiotic extracts, pineapple, and papaya, which is crucial for blocking pores, wearing oil-free, and leaving no white cast on the face. Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 is an encapsulated technology that, upon application, transforms into a beautiful skin, non-greasy gel texture and leaves a wonderful glow that works well under makeup or on its own. This brand has been dermatologically evaluated and is suitable for all skin types. To use Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen SPF 30, apply a sufficient and even layer of SPF 30 sunscreen to the face after moisturising each morning and reapply every 2 hours throughout the day. The average price for Tula Protect + Glow Daily SUnscreen SPF 30 is £29.24 GBP.

Tula Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen SPF 30

31. Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40

Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 is a lightweight, non-zinc oxide sunscreen that protects against the sun's harmful UV rays on a daily basis. It features a tinted composition that blends in translucent on most skin tones and is ideal for sensitive, acne-prone or oily skin, and combination skin. This product has been dermatologically verified for safety and is packed with natural components including winter cherry, coconut fruit, and blueberry extract to nourish and protect the skin from external aggressors. Apply Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 generously and evenly as part of daily skincare routine and 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply every 2 hours for the rest of the day. The average price for Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40 is £34.11 GBP.

Supergoop! Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion SPF 40

32. Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Zinc

Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Zinc is a fast-absorbing, lightweight emulsion that provides all-mineral broad spectrum sun protection. It aids in the prevention of obvious indications of actinic damage produced by UV rays, hence maintaining general skin health. It also includes a water-resistant effect that lasts up to 40 minutes, as well as antioxidants that help prevent future photo damage while also treating current damage. The Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Zinc has been dermatologically examined and is suitable for all skin types. To use Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Zinc, begin by gently shaking it, then apply the equivalent of 2 finger-lengths to the face and neck, or more if necessary, 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen after 40 minutes of sweating, swimming, or towel drying in the sun and at least every 2 hours for best results. The average price for Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Zinc is £43.86 GBP.

Isdin Eryfotona Actinica Zinc

33. TIZO 3 Mineral Sunscreen for face SPF 40

TIZO 3 Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF 40 is a translucent, tinted facial mineral sunscreen with a matte finish that provides cosmetically elegant sun protection. It is a one-of-a-kind SPF cream that glides on and stays dry without leaving an oily or greasy behind. This SPF product contains vitamins A, C, and E, which help protect the skin from UV rays and prevent visible signs of ageing. This cream helps to remove and prevent fine lines and wrinkles while also keeping the skin appearing youthful and attractive. TIZO 3 Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF 40 has been dermatologically tested and is suitable for all skin types. To use TIZO 3 Mineral Sunscreen for face SPF 40, apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then re-apply 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, or immediately after towel drying. For best results, limit time in the sun, especially 10 a.m to 2 p.m and reapply at least every 2 hours. The average price for TIZO 3 Mineral Sunscreen for face SPF 40 is £34.93 GBP.

TIZO 3 Mineral Sunscreen for face SPF 40

34. Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturising Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32

Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturising Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 is a mineral sunscreen that absorbs quickly and leaves skin moisturised and glowing. This brand is a reef-safe, non-nano zinc oxide product that is soothing on skin while delivering UVA/UVB and blue light protection. Kinship has Kinbiome plant-based probiotic that supports a robust skin barrier, and is used to create this sunscreen. The Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturising Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 has been clinically proven and is suited for all skin types, particularly blemish-prone skin. To use Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturising Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32, apply liberally to face at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply every 2 hours for best results. The average price for Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturising Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32 is £21.12 GBP.

Kinship Self Reflect Probiotic Moisturising Sunscreen Zinc Oxide SPF 32

35. Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 is a double moisturising lotion with a broad spectrum SPF 30 and a lightweight composition for comprehensive UVB/UVB radiation protection. It protects against UV damage, including premature ageing, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots. Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 dries totally transparent, leaving no white cast, and is ideal for usage before any outdoor activity or even under makeup. This sunscreen brand is water resistant, lasts up to 80 minutes, and is dermatologist recommended for melanated skin. To use Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30, apply it 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapply it after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating. Apply at least every 2 hours for the optimum sun protection. The average price for Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 is £18.99 GBP.

Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30

36. MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a silky, sumptuous lotion that seamlessly blends into all skin tones, providing the complexion with a smooth, filter-like finish. It contains potent antioxidants as well as skin-soothing nutrients such as vitamin C and E, green tea, cranberry fruit, and pomegranate extracts to give skin a youthful, healthy-looking glow. The MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a non-irritating and oil-free mineral sunscreen that is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, won't clog pores, is ideal for all skin types, and is gentle enough for acne/rosacea prone skin. MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 should be applied liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Then, reapply every 2 hours for the maximum sun protection. The average price for MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is £26.80 GBP.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 30

37. Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36

Innisfree Daily UV Defence Sunscreen SPF 36 is a chemical sunscreen with an SPF of 36 that absorbs UV radiation and prevents skin damage. It is a water-based solution that provides invisible, non-white cast sun protection as well as lightweight hydration to the skin. The lightweight mixture gives skin a healthy glow and soothes skin irritations. To apply Innisfree Daily UV Defence Sunscreen SPF 36, take a dime-sized amount and smooth it evenly across the face, gently patting for absorption. Then, for optimal effects, reapply every 2 hours. The average price for Innisfree Daily UV Defence Sunscreen SPF 36 is £12.18 GBP.

Innisfree Daily UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 36

38. Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30

Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 is a mineral sunscreen that acts as a UV blocker, primer, and colour corrector all in one. This sunscreen was designed to cover a wide spectrum of skin tones from olive to dark chocolate while leaving no white residue. This sunscreen minimises pores and moisturises the skin. It contains important elements that nourish the skin and is made with a reef-safe and water-resistant formula. The dermatologically approved Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 is ideal for all skin types and may be incorporated into any beauty regimen for healthily protected skin. Apply a pea-sized amount of Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 to clean hands and pat onto face and neck. This can be worn in addition to or instead of the normal moisturiser. The average price for Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30 is £23.56 GBP.

Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen SPF 30

39. Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 is an oil-free sunscreen developed with Helioplex for acne-prone skin. It offers great broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection without creating outbreaks. Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 is ideal for the face and body, with a water-light formulation that provides a weightless, matte finish that allows the skin to breathe. Furthermore, this sunscreen has been dermatologically tested and is created with a non-comedogenic formula to avoid clogging of the pores, is fragrance-free, and is a water-resistant sunscreen that lasts up to 80 minutes. Apply Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 generously and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure, then reapply after 80 minutes of swimming, sweating, or towel drying. Apply at least every 2 hours for optimal effects. The average price for Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55 is £12.99 GBP.

Neutrogena Clear Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 55

40. Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a baby and family-friendly daily solution with zinc oxide for UVA/UVB protection. It contains a lightweight, fast-absorbing, and moisturising composition that can alleviate the effects of irritating rays. This product was developed with the assistance of biologists, paediatricians, and dermatologists, and it has been extensively tested to assure that it is gentle and safe. All formulas are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and vegan, making them suited for all skin types, particularly those with sensitive skin. Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 should be applied generously 15 minutes before sun exposure. Apply for at least 2 hours every day for the maximum results. The average price for Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is £12.18 GBP.

Pipette Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

41. Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 is a water-gel product with SPF 35 that feels like a serum and protects against UV rays. Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35's translucent composition leaves no greasy residue or white cast. Its active microcapsules penetrate quickly into the skin and play an important role while applying makeup. Furthermore, the Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 works well to neutralise damaging free radicals and helps prevent sun damage and skin cancer. This sunscreen has been dermatologically approved for safety and is suited for all skin types. To use Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35, pump out enough sunscreen and apply all over the face 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. For maximum protection against sun, reapply every 2 hours. The average price for Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35 is £17.87 GBP.

Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35

What to Look For in a Face Sunscreen?

Listed below are the factors to consider when looking for the right sunscreen for the face. 

  • Choose the right SPF: Every sunscreen contains an SPF (sun protection factor) rating. The SPF indicates the level of protection the product provides against the sun's rays. A higher SPF does not necessarily indicate that the skin will be protected. Everyone should use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. For those with light complexion, SPF of 50 is recommended. For those who are exceptionally fair or have albinism, a higher SPF is recommended.
  • Look for broad-spectrum protection: In addition to purchasing a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, seek for a label that indicates broad spectrum protection. Broad-spectrum protection shields the skin from UVA and UVB rays and reduces the risk of tanning, sunburn, and skin cancer.
  • Choose the safe ingredients: Sunscreens are absorbed into the bloodstream.   Therefore, it is essential to select high-quality sunscreens that contain safe chemicals and maximise skin comfort. Oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate, and avobenzone are some compounds to avoid while searching for sunscreen. These components are potentially damaging to the skin and may lead to skin issues. Instead, look for mineral-based sunscreens, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, that provide physical barriers against the sun.
  • Choose sunscreen for your skin type: When selecting a sunscreen for the face, skin type plays a crucial role. Always seek the guidance of professionals in order to avoid skin problems caused by the incorrect products applied onto the face.

SPF Protection Rate

The SPF indicates how much UVB light a sunscreen can block. Sunscreens of SPF 15, 30, 50, and 100 block 93 percent, 97 percent, 98 percent, and 99 percent of UVB rays, respectively. Therefore, increasing the SPF does not double the protection provided by sunscreen. If the sunscreen is applied properly, the added advantage of a higher SPF is little. Dermatologists recommend applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 for all skin types, despite the fact that most people do not apply a sufficient amount. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 helps protect users from sunburn and reduce the damage caused by the sun's ultraviolet rays. However, certain skins are susceptible to burns and injury due to a skin disease. Light-skinned individuals should choose an SPF 50 sunscreen, while people with albinism should use products with a higher SPF.

The Best Formula for Skin Type

Protection from the sun is designed for the four most prevalent skin types: dry, oily, normal, and combination. Choosing the appropriate formula for a particular skin type can have a significant effect on the skin. Users with dry skin should choose a sunscreen that contains moisturising and skin-softening emollients, such as sodium hyaluronic acid and caprylic/capric triglyceride. Users with oily skin should seek for sunscreen products that are ultra-light, water-based, powderer lotions that dry matte. Users with regular skin types can pick from cream, spray, roll-on, and stick. However, consumers should choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen of higher quality. Lastly, those with combination skin should choose moisturising, non-greasy formulations. These sunscreens do not pill and serve as an excellent makeup base.

What It Contains

Sunscreen is a protective strategy against ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Therefore, when it comes to UVA protection, the ideal sunscreen should contain either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. The FDA proposed classifying both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as safe and effective. These two can make a significant difference, particularly for enhancing skin and protecting it from UV-induced damage.

UVA Protection

Sunscreens that pass the broad-spectrum test are able to demonstrate UVA protection. Therefore, according to the labelling rules, sunscreens labelled "Broad Spectrum SPF value" will indicate UVA and UVB protection. With terminology such as UVA, UVB, SPF, broad spectrum, etc., sunscreen labels might be tough to comprehend. This terminology gives essential information regarding the type and level of UV protection provided by sunscreen. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established a number of guidelines for sunscreen, including laws for permissible components and labelling language. This means that once a user understands sunscreen terms, regardless of the brand, it will be easy for them to select a sunscreen that provides UVA protection. UVA protection reduces sun-induced skin damage. In addition, it helps in the prevention of skin cancer, premature ageing, and Photodermoses.

What is the Importance of Using Sunscreen?

Highly qualified dermatologists and skin specialists emphasise the significance of sun protection and regular skin cancer screenings for all individuals. Sunscreen is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect the appearance and health of skin at any age. Regular use of sunscreen can prevent sunburn, skin cancer, and premature ageing.

Benefits of Using Sunscreens

How Often Should We Apply Face Sunscreen?

In general, sunscreen should be applied 15 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied every two hours, especially after swimming, perspiring, or prolonged exposure to the sun. Sun exposure without protection can lead to skin cancer and other skin disorders. However, remaining active and absorbing some vitamin D is not necessarily a bad thing, so long as sun exposure is limited and the skin is protected with an SPF. This will provide the greatest long-term protection against skin cancer and ageing.

When Should We Apply Face Sunscreen on our Skincare Routine?

As a general rule, sunscreen should be the final step of a skin care regimen. It is also essential to ensure that items applied to the face have been properly absorbed prior to applying sunscreen. Wait a few minutes after applying the final skincare product. Since sunscreens with SPF are specially made with protective components, applying one after moisturiser will assist in blocking the sun's harmful rays. Therefore, SPF should be used after moisturising.