No matter what the season or how much time is spent outdoors, protecting ourselves from harmful UV rays by applying SPF each day should be non-negotiable. Skipping your SPF could lead to skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, inflammation, fine lines, and — worst-case scenario — skin cancer. Therefore, finding a good sunscreen is a must and The Publicity Loft has curated the list of sun creams you need to help you protect your skin this summer.
So whether it’s your daily defence or your summer beach protection, it’s so important to keep your skin safe with a reliable SPF.
Skingredients Skin Shield Moisturising and Priming SPF 50 Pa+++ (Primary €57 / Refill €52)
Skin Shield SPF 50 PA+++ is a moisturising, non-comedogenic, mineral SPF that protects against both UVB and UVA rays, as well as infrared, pollution and the HEV (blue) light emitted by screens. Antioxidant niacinamide – vitamin B3 – and vitamin E help to defend the skin from free radical damage. This lightweight, non-greasy, skin-priming lotion is a heavyweight of daily skin protection, perfect for wearing alone or under makeup every single day. With a peachy universal tint, Skin Shield does not leave the white cast often associated with mineral sunscreens.
Ultraceuticals UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying (RRP €50.50)
Protect and mattify your skin every day with broad-spectrum sun protection combined with a boost of moisture. Ultraceutical’s best-selling non-whitening shine-free formula is fast-absorbing and lightweight.
This broad-spectrum SPF 30 daily moisturiser offers triple skin protection with a shine-free finish. This lightweight fast-absorbing formula protects the skin from harmful UVA & UVB rays to help prevent the signs of premature skin ageing. It delivers a vital blend of moisturising ingredients including Shea butter and Sodium Hyaluronate. Panthenol and nicotinamide support the skin’s lipid shield without clogging the pores or leaving an oily residue. When used daily as directed this skin anti-ageing must-have works to help prevent the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture and loss of firmness, leaving the skin looking more youthful and radiant. This broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30+ may assist in preventing solar keratosis, sunspots and reducing the risk of some skin cancers.
NUXE Delicious Face and Body Lotion High Protection SPF30 (150ml, €24.90)
This SPF 30 sun protection milk helps to protect your face and body from the sun’s rays and premature photoaging of the skin while enhancing your tan.
Its fluid, milky texture glides smoothly over your skin. Its evocative holiday scent with notes of sweet Orange, Tiare and Vanilla is an irresistible invitation to savour that summer feeling.
NUXE Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair (100ml, €16.90)
Arriving as an ultra-lightweight, non-greasy mist, the NUXE Sun Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair diffuses a fine veil to help protect hair from UVA/UVB rays, salt and chlorine.
A nourishing blend of jojoba oil, coconut oil and panthenol lend moisture with every spritz, seeking to enhance hair’s softness and vibrancy. Perfect for applying before and after swimming, the mist is infused with a holiday-inspired scent, combining notes of sweet orange, Tiare flower and vanilla to savour the summer feeling.
Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 (€55)
Smooth fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin, and prep for make-up application. Velvety formula with Soy Protein helps even out skin texture, creating a smoother surface. Pearl Powder and natural earth minerals provide a neutral tint for visible luminosity, radiance and more even skin tone. A potent peptide helps support skin firmness as Broad-Spectrum sunscreens help shield against sun damage triggered by UV light. Wear alone over your moisturiser, or after moisturiser application and before foundation, to help decrease the appearance of fine lines for a lasting make-up finish.
Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 (RRP €79)
Broad Spectrum moisturiser helps combat the appearance of skin ageing. Help minimise the appearance of skin ageing with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturiser with Broad Spectrum SPF50. Antioxidant White Tea, rich in polyphenols, and a unique polypeptide help improve the appearance of photoaged skin. Active sunscreens protect against UVA and UVB rays. Blends smoothly over skin for a perfect finish.
Nimue Tinted SPF 40 (RRP €45.50)
These days we are wearing a lot less makeup but it’s still nice to gussy up for that daily zoom call. Nimue’s Tinted SPF 40 will not only protect your face from harmful UVA and UVB rays but also from High Energy Visible Light from Smartphones, computer screens and blue light so you can look good and feel protected.
Nimue Sun-C Environmental Shield SPF 50 (RRP €60.00)
We may not be basking in the sunshine just yet but SPF is a massively important part of our everyday skin regime. The Sun-C Environmental Shield will protect the skin from free radicals and offer high protection against the key causes of premature ageing; UVA, UVB, Infrared and – the lesser-known pollutant – High Energy Visible Light from Smartphones, computer screens and blue light, which we are all using a little bit more at the moment.
IMAGE Prevention + Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser SPF50 (RRP €49.50)
This sheer daily moisturiser delivers SPF 50 broad-spectrum protection against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. The modernised formula with Digital Aging Defense helps to fight against the effects of blue light and environmental skin stressors that cause dryness, discoloration and other signs of aging. A specialised pea protein helps to defend against the elements that age our skin, indoors and out.
The lightweight formulation has you covered for indoors, outdoors or in high sun exposure. Thoughtfully formulated without the sunscreen actives octinoxate and oxybenzone, and free of parabens and artificial fragrances.
- High UVA/ SPF 50 UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen
- Contains plant-derived stem cells to extend the longevity of skin cells
P20 Face SPF 30 (RRP €26)
P20 Face SPF 30 is a non-greasy sunscreen specially formulated to offer a high level of sun protection to delicate facial skin. Suitable for all the family. Why you need it: Riemann P20 Seriously Reliable Suncare Face SPF 30 has photostable UVA and UVB filters that give you up to 10 hours of protection with just one application. The very water-resistant formula means it’s ideal for beach, pool or sports while the lightweight, non-greasy cream texture makes it perfect for use under makeup. Stable formulation protects for up to 10 hours Very water-resistant 5-star UVA protection Non-greasy, easy to apply & absorbs rapidly Suitable for the whole family Riemann P20 Face SPF 30 is easy to apply – the non-sticky formula spreads easily on the skin, with a moisturising, silky feel. P20 Face provides UVA protection that far exceeds EU recommendations and is rated 5 out of 5 stars, which helps protect against the visible signs of premature skin aging.
NEW P20 Sun Protection Sensitive Body SPF50+ 200ml (RRP €35)
The new Riemann P20 SPF50+ Sensitive sun cream is dermatologically tested for sensitive skin and gives you the protection you expect from Riemann P20 in a light cream formula that is pleasant to the touch and gentle on the skin. Vegan-friendly EcoSun Pass approved and Allergy Certified this fast-drying cream provides up to 10-hour protection, an EU very water-resistant rating and at least twice Europe’s required UVA protection.