At this point, we collectively agree that SPF is and should always be a part of our skincare routines. The sun emits harmful UV rays that penetrate deep into the skin and damage the cells. As such, it’s our duty to find ways to help bounce off these UV rays, so we have good skin for days.
Thankfully, many skincare brands are now upping the ante and reinventing how we apply SPF. Here are the coolest SPF products that you need to add to your beauty stash, stat!
Putting on sunscreen before leaving the house is important, indeed – but you also have to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours. This 100% mineral powder sunscreen by the Doctors from SW1 Clinic makes reapplication fuss-free, especially on busy days! It perfectly fits in your bags and comes with a brush for fast and easy application. Packed with SPF 30, it also gives your skin a mattifying effect, so bye-bye, oily skin!
SPF in makeup is great, and we’d hate to rain on your parade, but it’s not good enough. As such, it’s crucial to apply sunscreen before layering your base. But to double up your SPF game, why not go for a setting spray with a layer of protection? Made by the sun protection expert brand Supergoop!, this SPF mist gets a lot done with every spritz. You can set your makeup, soothe your skin, and reapply sunscreen since it contains SPF 40. It provides a matte finish with a subtle blend of aromatic rosemary and mint, perfect for a midday pick-me-up.
Achieving the perfect pout involves protecting your lips from the harmful UV rays of the sun. The perfect product to do so? This lip balm from Revolution, which includes SPF 30! The multi-action formula moisturises the lips while it provides UV protection. It has a nourishing cocktail of coconut, castor, and sunflower oils for long-lasting hydration to create the appearance of silky-smooth lips. Lastly, it’s topped with a rich and creamy mix of shea and cocoa butter.
Your scalp and hair are just as prone to UV-induced damage as the rest of your body, so you should also protect them. This protective hair spray provides an invisible film to protect hair from UV rays for up to 16 hours. It can also help minimise damage, dryness, and colour loss, especially after staying in the sun for too long. Its unique formula contains green tea extract, certified organic flower seed oil, and vitamin E. Plus, there’s organic shea butter, coconut, and palm oils in the mix, which helps to condition your hair.
Believe it or not, your hands also show the first signs of ageing. And with constant sun exposure, those wrinkly hands may show up sooner than you thought. Fortunately, this SPF-infused hand cream can help keep your hands smooth and protected all day. It’s an everyday hand cream enriched with pure Pomegranate to strengthen your natural defences against environmental ageing. Pomegranate is a potent antioxidant that helps fight ageing and restore brilliance in your skin.