SPF moisturiser application

HELP PROTECT YOUR SKIN EVERY DAY

Come rain or shine, it’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun every day – that means using a dedicated SPF product. But the cool kids also know how to use clever, multifunctional products that contain an SPF in addition to their sun cream, helping to protect the skin while also tackling other beauty and skincare concerns. Read on to find out more.

Come rain or shine, it’s crucial to protect your skin from the sun every day – that means using a dedicated SPF product. But the cool kids also know how to use clever, multifunctional products that contain an SPF in addition to their sun cream, helping to protect the skin while also tackling other beauty and skincare concerns. Read on to find out more.

Model holding Vitamin E SPF30 moisturiser

Why is SPF important?

We all love the feeling of the sun on our skin, but unfortunately there are damaging rays hiding in that golden light.

Sunlight includes both UVA and UVB rays. The effects of UVB are well known to anyone who’s ever experienced sunburn: that red, tight, stinging burn from too much time out of the shade on a hot day. But UVA rays are much more subtle, and they shine through even on cool, cloudy days. As long as it’s light, UVA rays are present. Even when it’s snowing. Even – shockingly – through glass, so being inside is no protection if you have big windows.

It’s this frequent exposure to UVA rays that causes damage to the dermis – that’s the thickest layer of your skin – causing sun damage such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and even skin cancer.

Because of this, it’s essential to use sunscreen and include a moisturiser with SPF in your skincare every day.

WHICH MOISTURISER WITH SPF IS BEST FOR MY SKIN TYPE?

Vitamin E Moisture-protect Emulsion SPF 30 PA+++

For Oily Skin

This lightweight dream cream hails from our cult classic Vitamin E range and provides your skin with up to 24 hours of hydration. Not only that, but it carries an SPF 30, meaning you can feel that bit more protected.

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For Dry Skin

Add an extra dash of SPF while also getting that lit-from-within glow we associate with our Vitamin C range. Infused with camu camu berries, our Vitamin C Glow Protect Lotion SPF30 will help you moisturise and enhance radiance for summery skin.

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WHICH MOISTURISER WITH SPF IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++

Triple Protection

Our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ is a triple threat: it can sing, it can dance, it can act… Not really, but it can provide 24-hour moisturisation, help to protect against environmental stressors AND carries an SPF 50 PA++++.

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Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF30 PA++

On-the-go

Lightweight and easy to apply, our Skin Defence Multi-Protection Face Mist SPF30 PA++ is the perfect pop-in-your-handbag product for applications throughout the day.

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Model applying SPF moisturiser

What does SPF actually mean?

The SPF number on a product, or ‘Sun Protection Factor’, tells you the strength of protection that product gives you. It’s important to note that you need to choose a broad spectrum SPF, which means it helps to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays.

When added to moisturiser, an SPF can help give you an added boost, but shouldn’t be considered a substitute for a dedicated SPF product. We all need a belt and braces approach where the sun is concerned.

SUMMERTIME HYDRATION

To keep our skin happy and healthy-looking through the summer, there are some really good habits we can all get into.

Mango body yogurt application

Dry Skin

When it’s hot outside and you need a little something for dry skin, few things are as nice as a generous dollop of a cooling, hydrating Body Yogurt.

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Aloe Multi-Use Soothing Gel

Skin soothing

If your skin is a little sensitive and you want something pampering, help soothe all over with our ultra-hydrating Aloe Multi-Use Soothing Gel.

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Face mists

Face mists

There’s nothing quite like the fresh, zingy feeling a quick, fine spray of face mist can give. For an instant, hydrating pick-me-up there really isn’t anything better.

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EXTRA PROTECTION

It’s not just sun protection products that can keep your skin safe. These four tips will help too…

Model wearing a hat in the sun

1. Leave your hat on

Whether you’re in the city or at the seaside, a hat can provide that extra bit of shelter for your face. It’ll also help keep your scalp safe.

Model in the shade

2. Find shade

Sun-seekers, it’s OK to give in to shade every once in a while. Make sure to give your skin a little break with a nice shady spot.

Model holding loose clothing

3. Wear loose-fitting clothes

Your clothes can help protect your skin. A loose fit is preferable, as with tight clothing the material is stretched, so the level of protection may be reduced.

Woman sat by a window

4. Be wary of windows

While glass blocks UVB rays pretty well, UVA rays still get through. Whether you’re at home, in the car or on a plane – don’t forget your SPF!

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