Summer is upon us and as well as your swimming costume and a good book, an effective sun lotion is essential to your summer break.
But long gone are the days of thick and sticky SPFs that are more of a pain than a pleasure to apply, because thanks to innovative technology in the beauty industry, a clever plethora of creams are hitting the shelves.
From lotions that fight wrinkles and blemishes to creams that enhance your mood, FEMAIL rounds up the smart SPFs you should be packing in your case this season.
Thanks to innovative technology in the beauty industry, a clever plethora of creams are hitting the shelves; FEMAIL rounds up the ones to pack this summer
THE ONE THAT BOOSTS YOUR MOOD
Darphin Soleil Plaisir SPF50 for Face, £29, Feel Unique
This sun cream promises to help you enjoy your holiday even more thanks to its aromatherapy.
As well as helping prevent skin damage, lines, wrinkles and dark spots, makers claim that they have precisely blended precious Karanja oil and the olfactory note of orange and white blossom to boost your mood and lift spirits.
It also contains anti-ageing Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E, promising to leave skin smooth and youthfully glowing.
CREAM THAT TURBOCHARGES IN WATER
Shiseido Expert Sun Aging Protection Lotion 100ml SPF 30 and SPF 50+, £32
There's nothing worse than sweltering in the heat waiting for your cream to sink in when all you want to do is jump into a cool pool. Well, a new cream that turbocharges itself when it comes into contact with water promises to end your woes.
Water and perspiration have always weakened the effects of sunscreen but Shiseido’s scientists have created a formula that actually becomes more powerful when it comes into contact with water.
The SuperVeil 360 technology, as it's called, is responsible for creating a protective veil over skin that promises to fit the surface like a second skin to help prevent unintended burning, which can result from uneven sunscreen application.
The formula contains negative ions, which apparently bond powerfully with the positive ions found in minerals in water and perspiration to create a highly water-repellent layer.
Darphin Soleil Plaisir SPF50 for Face, £29, left, promises to help you enjoy your holiday even more thanks to its aromatherapy, which claims to boost your mood. Shiseido Expert Sun Aging Protection Lotion 100ml SPF 30 and SPF 50+, £32, right, becomes more powerful when it comes into contact with water
CREAMS THAT ENHANCES YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY
SUQQU Face Protector Brightup, £40
Highly-coveted among the makeup artist elite, SUQQU combines ancient Japanese rituals with innovation and each product promises to enhance skin’s natural beauty. The brand's new lotion follows suit.
Used alone, or under make-up, it claims to provide factor 50 SPF protection without a chalky white look. Thanks to its pearlescent formula and green tea and star fruit leaf extract, it illuminates skin leaving it with a healthy natural glow.
The barrier technology claims to prevent deep damage within the skin and also allows the moisturising skincare benefits to last all day.
Piz Buin Instant Glow Sun Illuminating Sun Spray SPF15 & 30, £16.99
Everybody wants to look their best on the beach and Piz Buin Instant Glow Skin Illuminating Sun Spray is your fast-track to glowing summer skin.
It can be sprayed at any angle to give all over protection and is infused with light reflecting pearls to instantly illuminate skin with a subtle shimmer that enhances your natural skin tone.
Balance Me's BB Natural Perfection SPF25, £26
Balance Me's new lotion has a nutrient enriched natural formula that promises to prime, moisturise, smooth, deeply hydrate and offer SPF protection.
The lightweight super silky cream claims it can be used to brighten the most sensitive of skins thanks to a blend of natural oils, which are rich in fatty acids, anti-oxidants and vitamins and a warming mica based tint, which promises to give skin a beautiful glow.
SUQQU Face Protector Brightup, £40, illuminates skin leaving it with a healthy natural glow. Piz Buin Instant Glow Sun Illuminating Sun Spray SPF15 & 30, £16.99, has light reflecting pearls to instantly illuminate skin with a subtle shimmer. Balance Me's BB Natural Perfection SPF25, £26, has a nutrient enriched natural formula, which promises to give skin a beautiful glow
LOTION TO BEAT ACNE
Paula’s Choice CLEAR Ultra-Light Daily Mattifying Fluid SPF 30+, £29
Using SPF every day is essential for acne prone skin (harmful rays only serve to worsen acne scarring). However, some formulas can leave skin greasy and pores clogged.
Paula’s Choice's new offering promises to address the issues of acne-prone skin while providing much-needed UV protection.
Setting to a lasting matte finish, the lotion claims to reduce the appearance of pores and keep excess shine in check thanks to the soothing, plant-based antioxidants, which work to fade red marks and stimulate collagen production.
THE ONE TO SUIT OILY SKIN
Benefit dream screen invisible silky-matte broad spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen for face, £20
There's nothing worse than looking and feeling greasy on the beach, especially if you already have oily skin.
Benefit's silky-matte sunscreen is ultra lightweight and claims to be 'truly invisible' on skin. It apparently absorbs instantly to help prevent skin from ageing by protecting against sun damage.
CREAM TO BEAT DARK SPOTS
Clinique's Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF45, £26
We know that damage from UV rays is one of the leading causes of hyperpigmentation. These harmful UVA rays irritate the skin, leading to the formation of dark spots, age spots and facial discolourations.
Clinique's formula helps to prevent dark spots for an even and radiant complexion, all whilst protecting your skin.
Benefit dream screen invisible silky-matte broad spectrum SPF 45 sunscreen for face, £20, right, is ultra lightweight and claims to be 'truly invisible' on skin, left, whilst Ultrasun has a two-year shelf life, centre, and Clinique's Even Better Dark Spot Defense SPF45, £26, right, helps beat dark spots
LOTION THAT COUNTERACTS PEELING
Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise, £4.50
As well as being a bargain buy, Boots' lotion provides your skin with the ultimate moisturisation - as well as high UVA protection - and has been specially formulated to keep skin looking smooth and soft.
The best part? The nourishing lotion helps to reduce dryness and prevent pesky peeling.
THE ONE WITH THE LONG SHELF LIFE
Ultrasun SPF 30, £20
Ultrasun products have a shelf life once opened of two years (compared with an average of 6-12 months for other sun creams) allowing for multi-use and 'cocktailing' different products for different body parts, home and away, making it long-lasting value for money.
THE DO-IT-ALL LOTION
Decleor Summer Oil SPF 30, £24
This oil - a multifunctional product that can be used to treat the hair and body - will be your beachside staple come summer.
It contains rose, geranium and chamomile, which works in unison with Aromessence Solaire to prohibit heat rash and sensitivity to the sun.
If that wasn't enough, it helps skin repair during the day to speed up the recovery process at nighttime.
Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise, £4.50, helps to reduce dryness and prevent peeling, left, Decleor Summer Oil SPF 30, £24, centre, is a multifunctional product that can be used to treat the hair and body
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