My beauty discoveries: The very best sun cream you can buy for your face
My favourite season is here.
Strange, maybe, as I am born and raised in Norway, the land of mountains and skiing and postcard-perfect snowy landscapes – but without a doubt, my favourite season of them all is summer.
In fact, I would go as far as saying that I could happily live out the rest of my life only ever seeing temperatures over 25 c, bright sunny mornings and the air heavy with the scent of sun cream and coconut.
I am all about summer.
Which is why, perhaps, I am so obsessed with all things sun care. Having written about beauty and wellness for a decade, I have interviewed enough dermatologists and skincare experts to know just how important it is to protect our skin from the sun. The problem? Not all sun creams are created equal – by far.
I have often found it particularly hard to find sun cream for my face. Most of the time, I have noticed my skin feeling clogged up, too shiny or even breaking out after using some facial sun products. As well as that, many generic facial SPFs can make you look ill with their white undertone.
However, this all changed when I tested the new La Roche-Posay's Tinted SPF50+.
It is non-greasy, sweat-resistant and suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. As well as that, I love how it a touch of added colour, meaning you can skip any foundation or tinted moisturiser completely. All you need is this – and you are good to go.
Another really great facial sun cream I have discovered is the Sun Face Cream SPF 50 from Danish organic skincare brand Rudolph Care.
This rich, nourishing cream protects the delicate skin of the face against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays, and I love how it contains all-natural ingredients, including chamomile, which soothes and calms; cucumber extract, which firms and moisturizes the skin; wheat germ, which has a natural antioxidant effect; and concentrated apple extract, which effectively renews cell production, helping the skin to retain its resilience.