Meet The New Wave Of SPFs Shaking Up The Sunscreen Game

By now we know the importance of slapping on a good broad spectrum SPF every day; not just from a sun safety perspective, but from an aesthetic one. Wearing sunscreen daily is the number one anti-ageing skincare step you can take (yes, even more important than those expensive serums!), making it essential to find one you love.

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As a result of the increased awareness around wearing sunscreen, a new wave of SPFs has emerged. Not only do they provide protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays, the sunscreens of today do it in style; sheer, sleek, and white cast free. There’s a chic new sunscreen for every skin type, as well as every conceivable situation. From a sunscreen specifically designed for acne-prone skin to one that you can spray over for your makeup, here are the 9 SPFs changing the sunscreen game.

1. The one that… doubles as a primer: Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+

A multitasking sunscreen, the Ultra Violette Supreme Screen contains vitamin C from kakadu plum, as well as anti-ageing peptide dragosine plus. A hydrating formula with a matte finish, Supreme Screen works as a primer or even moisturiser, providing an ideal base for makeup.

2. The one that… goes over your makeup: Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist

Designed to be worn over makeup, Naked Sundays SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist is the sunscreen solution we’ve been waiting for! Easy to use and hands free (no beauty blender required), SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist can simply be sprayed over makeup throughout the day (we recommend reapplying every two hours). Made with kakadu plum and hyaluronic acid, it refreshes skin and provides an effortless glow. 

3. The one that… is made for acne-prone skin: tbh Skincare Skin Shady SPF 50+

A lightweight, oil-free, fragrance-free formula, tbh Skincare Skin Shady is specifically designed with acne-prone skin in mind. Containing glycerin and vitamin E, Skin Shady provides broad-spectrum sun protection and offers hydration without breaking out skin. Plus, it sinks into skin seamlessly, without leaving behind a white cast.

4. The one that… gives you a dewy glow: Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+

A super lightweight formula with a serum-like texture, Ultra Violette Queen Screen SPF50+ is ideal for those who enjoy a luminous glow. Alone or under makeup, it provides skin with that enviable dewy look and sinks in without pilling. Plus, it comes with Ultra Violette’s signature skincare benefits in the form of kakadu plum and dragosine plus.

sunbutter zinc oxide sunscreen

5. The one that… is made for the beach: SunButter SPF50 Water Resistant Sunscreen

Water resistant for up to four hours, SunButter SPF50 Water Resistant Sunscreen is a physical formula made with soothing zinc oxide. Reef safe, moisturising, and suitable for even the most sensitive skin types, it’s the ideal beach day essential. 

grown alchemist hydrating sunscreen

6. The one that… hydrates while it protects: Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen SPF30

A sheer, lightweight mineral formula, Grown Alchemist Natural Hydrating Sunscreen provides broad spectrum sun protection with zinc oxide, while omega-rich rosehip oil firms the skin and a tri-hyaluron complex provides hydration with low and medium-weight hyaluronic acid. 

everyday humans resting beach face sunscreen

7. The one that… is barely there: Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face SPF30

Another key formula in the suncare is skincare group, Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face uses antioxidant-rich green tea and hyaluronic acid to protect skin from free radical and provide a plump, dewy glow while guarding against harmful UV rays. It sinks in swiftly and sits well on its own or under makeup. 

ultra violette lip balm spf sunscreen

8. The one that… goes on your lips: Ultra Violette Sheen Screen SPF50 Hydrating Lip Balm

Yes, your lips need sun protection too. Perfect for those who prefer glossy lips over a matte finish, Ultra Violette Sheen Screen SPF50 Hydrating Lip Balm is a non-sticky formula that provides SPF50 sun protection while lanolin, shea butter, and cacao seed butter keep lips soft and slightly glossy. 

9. The one that… is loaded with antioxidants: Emma Lewisham Skin Shield Daily Face Antioxidant SPF30

For a multitasking formula that tackles signs of ageing like wrinkles, sun spots, dehydration, and sagginess while providing sun protection, the Emma Lewisham Skin Shield is the way to go. Its zinc oxide formula protects against UVA and UVB rays, while antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids restore moisture levels, provide protection from the elements, and promote a more radiant complexion. 

Words by Arabella Johnson